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3 Must-Attend Breast Cancer Awareness Events

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breast-cancer-awareness-events-2Show support for breast cancer by attending one of these events!

October is breast cancer awareness month and seemingly the biggest month where pink makes a splash. Breast cancer affects so many. And, while the fight against breast cancer can be a hard and unfair journey, those looking to support breast cancer awareness have hope. There are a wide variety of breast cancer awareness events, allowing anyone almost anywhere to participate in the fight against breast cancer. Breast cancer awareness events can be a great way to get everyone out there and show support to spread awareness and raise funds.

We’ve complied some of the biggest events for breast cancer awareness (but definitely not all) during the month of October and beyond.

1. Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

The Avon walk is quite possibly the largest breast cancer walk supporting breast cancer awareness. It’s definitely one of the most well-known breast cancer walks and happens in cities all around the country. The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer occurs from September-June, expanding beyond just October. It’s a long walk, though, lasting two days and is as long as 39 miles.

However, the distance doesn’t stop many of the participants from coming back to this breast cancer walk each year. Avon has special training for those who think they might have trouble with the long walk. It’s always a huge event, showing the cities what a sea of pink looks like. At the end, there’s a touching Closing Ceremony that is always sure to be a tear-jerker. Some of the cities involved in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer include Chicago, New York and Houston.

2. Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

No article about breast cancer awareness events could be complete without mentioning Susan G. Komen. The Komen breast cancer organization has made strides over the years in breast cancer. The breast cancer Race for the Cure is one of the biggest 5k run/fitness walks in the world. It happens in countries all over the world and has had over one million participants every year since 2005.

As one of the biggest breast cancer charities in the world, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure often takes cities by storm throughout the entire year. The race started in 1983 and has grown to be arguably the most famous breast cancer walk in the country. 75% of the funds earned go to local organizations that involve breast cancer education and screenings.

3. Dirty Girl Mud Run

For those looking for breast cancer awareness events that are a little out of the box, look no further than the Dirty Girl Mud Run. It happens in several cities around the country in September, October and November. It’s a 5k run that a little different than most marathons.

The Dirty Girl Mud Run includes 11 military-inspired obstacles designed to get participants sweaty. The names of the obstacles include PMS (Pretty Muddy Stuff) and H2OMG. This race can be intense, but is designed for all ages and skill levels. You can join the Dirty Girl Mud Run as an individual or in a team. A portion of registration fees are donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The Dirty Girl Mud Run is a more unconventional way to support breast cancer awareness month, but it attracts quite the audience.