September 20, 2011

‘Go Pink’ events highlight Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October

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Local fundraising efforts will recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

This October, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama and stores and restaurants at The Summit, will host ‘Go Pink’ events during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Proceeds benefit the University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center.

BCRFA_logo_NEWBreast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer death in women.

The BCRF have contributed nearly $3 million towards sustaining research grants, and recruiting and retaining world-renowned researchers at the Cancer Center.

Upcoming activities:

Oct. 2 Family Day at The Summit will include activities in Saks Plaza, 2 to 5 p.m.

Oct. 8 – Revvin’ 4 Research – The Dixie Divas Riding Club will host its annual event with 600 bikers riding for breast cancer research, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Heart of Dixie-Harley Davidson, 333 North Cahaba Valley Parkway in Pelham. More information is available at

Oct. 16 – Belk Private Shopping Event – An after-hours storewide shopping event with discounts, door prizes, food, music and drawings, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $25. More information is available at

Oct. 17-21 – Restaurant Week at The Summit – A percentage of sales from participating restaurants will benefit the BCRF.

Oct. 25 – Gus Mayer Pink Runway/ Fashion Show with Christian Siriano – The “Project Runway” winner will showcase his spring 2012 collection, 6 to 8 p.m. in Gus Mayer. Reserved seated tickets are $100 and limited; standing-room-only tickets are $50. More information is available at

Oct. 31 – Trick or Treat for the PINK – Children are invited to trick-or-treat at participating stores.

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