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Where to Support Breast Cancer Research This October

With roughly one in eight women being diagnosed with breast cancer, it’s a cause that’s near and dear to many.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and stores, restaurants, bars, and businesses around town are giving back in their own way. Check out events and ongoing donation pledges going on our community:

Zumbathon: Fight Against Breast & Ovarian Cancer
Sept. 29 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Who says you can only support breast cancer awareness in October? Get started early with a Zumbathon lead by local Zumba instructor raising money for FORCE. Tickets are $20. Life Time Athletic, 1499 Yamato Road, Boca Raton;

Whiskey Dinner VI: Women & Whiskey
Oct. 3 from 7 to 10 p.m.
The last of the restaurant’s Whiskey Dinner series, Batch is partnering with Jim Beam to host a dinner, raffle, and giveaway contest. Tickets will benefit the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation. Batch Gastropub, 14813 Lyons Road, Delray Beach; 561/877-0000;

Barrel of Monks and Tap 42 Against Breast Cancer
Oct. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Celebrate the launch of Witty in Pink during a special happy hour social, with $1 of each pint going to the Diagnostic Centers of America. The pledge will continue through the rest of the month, and half of keg sales will also be donated. Tap 42, 5050 Town Center Circle, Boca Raton; 561/235-5819;

Oct. 8 from Noon to 3 p.m.
Boca Boca Raton Regional Hospital will be bringing its MammoVan to Mizner Park for early breast cancer detection services and breast health education. Schedule your appointment at 561-955-4700 or

Kendra Gives Back Party
Oct. 9 from 5 to 8 p.m.
Head to Kendra Scott at Mizner Park to shop ‘til you drop—and 20 percent of purchases will go to Boca Raton Regional Hospital. 411 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432; 561/430-2520;

Making Strides of South Palm Beach
Oct. 14 at 8:30 a.m.
Join the community for a walk to raise money for breast cancer research and programming to help patients and their families. Walk benefits the American Cancer Society. FAU, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton; website

Sip & Shop 
Oct. 18 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Enjoy a day of shopping, drinks, and bites at Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harbourside. One Hundred percent of all proceeds from ticket sales at this shopping event goes to Komen South Florida. Get tickets here122 Soundings Ave, Jupiter; 561/273-6600

Ladies in the Industry Breast Cancer Charity Luncheon
Oct. 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Women in real estate are hosting their inaugural charity luncheon, including speakers Kristin Anderson Stampini, Bonnie Heatzig, Kynse Leigh, Dina Goldentayer, and Senada Adzem. Tickets are $20 and benefit the Go Pink Challenge at Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Royal Palm Polo, 2703 NW 71st Blvd., Boca Raton; website

Sip and Shop
Oct. 19 from 1 to 7 p.m.
Check out J. McLaughlin’s new Fall collection, shop and enjoy pink champagne—15 percent of all purchases benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. J. McLaughlin, 426 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 561/430-5281;

District Fit
Oct. 19 to 21
After its success earlier this year, the fitness festival is returning for three days of nutrition, fitness, and more. Plus, activities will be themed around breast cancer awareness with proceeds benefiting the Real Men Wear Pink campaign and the American Cancer Society. CityPlace Square, 700 S. Rosemary Ave. in West Palm Beach and Hilton West Palm Beach, 600 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach;

Harbourside Goes Pink
Oct. 25
Restaurants and shops will be offering discounts and specials to fundraise for Komen South Florida. Harbourside Place, 200 North US Highway 1; 561/935-9533;

Downtown Goes Pink
Oct. 25
Downtown Delray Beach will be transformed into a swath of pink, with stores participating in fundraising, food and drink specials, live music, and more. Downtown Delray Beach, website

Ongoing through October

Avocado Grill: Order The Pink Melon and $2 will be donated to Susan G. Komen South Florida. 125 Datura St., West Palm Beach and 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave #4105, Palm Beach Gardens;

Bluemercury: With every purchase of a Bobbi Brown duo lipstick or Glam Glow sheet mask, proceeds will go to breast cancer research. 414 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 561/544-0700;

The Dubliner: $2 from each purchase of The Pink Leona ($12) will benefit Boca Raton Regional Hospital. 435 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 561/620-2540;

Gramercy Salon: Looking for a fun, temporary change to your hair? Make a donation to Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s breast cancer programming and you can get your hair temporarily dyed pink. 444 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 561/600-9594;

Kapow!: Buy a London Rose ($12), and $2 will go to Boca Raton Regional Hospital. 431 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 561/347-7322;

The Locale: During the month of October, the restaurant is donating $2 of each La Reina De Mis Sueños ($14) cocktails to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. 499 S. Federal Highway, Boca Raton; 561/325-8000;

localgreens: It’s pink, but it’s not a drink! $1 from each pink lemonade popsicle ($3) will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. 1841 S. Federal Highway #400, Delray Beach; 561/ 808-8880;

Max’s Grille: Enjoy the restaurant’s Cosmo for the Cure ($12) and $2 will be donated to Boca Raton Regional Hospital. 404 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 561/368-0080;

Mizner Park: All coins thrown into the fountain at the shopping plaza will be donated to Boca Raton Regional Hospital. 327 Plaza Real, Boca Raton

Ouzo Bay: For each pink Mastiha Mojito ($10) sold in October, $2 will be going to Boca Raton Regional Hospital’s cancer programs. 201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 561/757-0082;

Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Beach Resort & Spa: Indulge in the 80-minute Rejuvenate at Si ($165) and 10 percent of proceeds will be donated to the Jupiter Medical Center. The treatment includes your choice of a full-body Swedish Massage or a Classic Signature Facial, and facial massage. 3800 N. Ocean Drive, Riviera Beach; 561/340-1755; website

Rack’s Downtown Eatery & Tavern: Sip on a Paradise Found ($12) and $2 will be donated to the Boca Raton Regional Hospital. 402 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 561/395-1662;

Saiko-i Sushi Lounge & Hibachi and Yakitori Sake House: Both restaurants have pledged to donate $2 from each pink Five Star Cocktail ($12) to the Morgan Pressel Foundation. Saiko-i, 5970 SW 18th St. Suite E4, Boca Raton; Yakitori Sake House,  271 SE Mizner Blvd, Boca Raton

Steiger Facial Plastic Surgery: Breast Cancer Awareness Month just so happens to coincide with Spa & Wellness Month, and Dr. Steiger wants to treat breast cancer survivors. His Deep Cleansing Rose Facial normally retails for $99, but for survivors the price is only $75. Plus, Steiger and all other participating businesses are donating a portion of proceeds to the Palm Beach County chapter of the American Cancer Society. 1001 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton; 561/499-9339;

Sugarboo & Co: The store has a special “I Believe in Pink” line and 15 percent of purchases will be made to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. 347 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 561/465-2407;

Talbots: The clothing brand partnered with five female artists to create limited-edition silk scarves ($79.50), with 20 percent of proceeds benefiting the National Breast Cancer Foundation. They’re on sale now through Oct. 31. Town Center at Boca Raton, 6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton; 561/347-1000;

Tanzy: For every purchase of the Norma Jean ($13) cocktail, $2 will be donated to Boca Raton Regional Hospital. 301 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 561/922-6699;

Taverna Opa: $2 from every pink Cosmo ($7) wll be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. 270 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; 561-303-3602;

Town Center Mall: Donate $10 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation and you’ll get a 15 or 25 percent off coupon to use at participating stores (including J. Crew, Kate Spade, Tommy Bahama and Williams-Sonoma). 6000 Glades Road, Boca Raton; 561/368-6001; website

Christiana Lilly
Christiana Lilly
Christiana Lilly is the editor in chief of at Boca magazine, where she enjoys putting a spotlight on the Boca Raton and Palm Beach County community through both print and digital. Previously, she was the company's web editor. An award-winning journalist, she is the past president of the Society of Professional Journalists Florida chapter and a proud graduate of the University of Florida.

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