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Think Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Events in Belleville Area

From galas to walks to shopping, here's how you can participate, pledge support and donate to the cause locally and beyond.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and whether you love to shop, attend events, walk or run, there are tons of different ways to support the cause. Check out the list below of opportunities to go pink in Belleville and beyond:

Pig Roast BBQ For the Cure 
When: 
Saturday, Oct. 6, 3pm
Where: 
Stirling Elks Lodge, 1138 Valley Road, Sterling.
Pricing:
 $25 at the door

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 
When: 
Sunday, Oct. 28, 9am 
Where: 
New Jersey Convention & Expo Center at Raritan Center, 97 Sunfield Avenue, Edison

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 
When:
 Sunday, Oct. 21, 8am
Where: 
Lincoln Park, Lincoln Park & West Side Ave, Jersey City

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
When: 
Sunday, Oct. 21, 8 am
Where: 
Military Park, Park Place Newark

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
When: 
Sunday, Oct. 21, 8am
Where: 
Mack-Cali Business Campus, 1 Campus Dr., Parsippany

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
When: 
Sunday, Oct. 21, 9am
Where: 
The NEW Overpeck County Park, 199 Challenger Road, Ridgefield

Salons For A Cure Walk
When: 
Sunday, Oct. 21, 10 am
Where: 
Verona Park, Verona

Paint The Mall Pink 
When: 
Kickoff Oct. 6, 11 am, extends through the month
Where: 
Menlo Park Mall, 55 Parsonage Road, Edison 

Brunch for Breast Cancer Awareness
When: 
Sunday, Oct. 28, 10am
Where: 
W Hotel, 225 River St. Hoboken
Cost:
 $50

2012 TREK Breast Cancer Awareness Ride
When: 
Saturday, Oct. 12 at 10 am 
Where: 
Ridegwood Cycle, 35 North Broad Street, Ridgewood

Paterson Mustangs Breast Cancer Awareness Walk
When:
 Saturday, Oct. 6, 7am to 5pm
Where: 
155 Market St., Paterson

Party In Pink
When: 
Saturday, Oct. 13, 2 to 5 pm
Where: 
Just Dance, 321 Changebridge Road, Pine Brook 

Go Pink! 5K Run/Walk
When: 
Sunday, Oct. 14, 9:30 am to 4 pm
Where: 
Glen Avenue & Brookside Drive, Millburn

Second Annual Hope to Heal Dinner
When: 
Friday, Oct. 26 7:30 to 11:30 pm
Where: 
Encore Event Center, Freehold, NJ

New York City for the 2012 Avon Walk for Breast Cancer
When: 
Sunday, Oct. 20 to Monday, Oct. 21
Where: 
The two-day 39 mile walk spans Manhattan neighborhoods Chelsea, Greenwich, and Soho, across into Brooklyn before crossing back to Manhattan and spending the night at Randall's Island before returning to Hudson River Park's Pier 84 on Sunday.

Other ways you can help support the cure: 

  • Susan G. Komen Tie A Ribbon Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign throughout October. Volunteers can eight-foot hot pink ribbons throughout your community as a special way to honor and remember loved ones affected by breast cancer.
  • On Oct. 12, dine with Esposito's in Matawan and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to the Karen Mullen Breast Cancer Foundation, a 501(c)3 charity that funds research, as part of the annual, nationwide Slice of Hope fundraiser.
  •  Panera Bread is selling Pink Ribbon bagels throughout the month of October, with 10 cents of every bagel being donanted to the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. On Oct. 10, 100-percent of ribbon bagel sales will be donated. 
  • D'Bella Salon, located on Matawan Road in the Townsquare Shopping Center, is offering hair cuts for $20 for both ladies and gents on Sunday, Oct. 14. All of the money raised during the event, which will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. 
  • On Oct. 2, Keyport's 32 West Salon will have free donuts and coffee in the morning and wine and cheese in the afternoon. Come by and get for a $10 PINK Hair Extension or a $1 Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelet. All of the proceeds will be donated to the cause. 32 West is open from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will offer hair extensions and bracelets throughout the month. Find them on Facebook here.

Is there a special event you participate in to support breast cancer research? Share your stories and thoughts with us by adding them to the comments sections of this article. Also, be sure to add photos of you and your friends supporting the cause to the photo gallery above.

Jeanne K. Van Steen October 11, 2012 at 06:40 PM
We are celebrating Breast Cancer Survivors right in our own backyard! Please join us as we celebrate our 10th Annual Nutley Thriving Survivors Brunch, Sunday, October 28, 2012, 9:00AM - 11:00 AM at Nanina's In the Park, 540 Mill Street, Belleville, NJ. A special 10th Anniversary Program is planned. Pat Battle, a breast cancer survivor, will be speaking. Please join us if you, or someone you know, has been affected by breast cancer. Brunch is free of charge to breast cancer survivors who live or work in Nutley and one guest. Additional guests and supporters are warmly welcomed at $30.00 per person. For more information or if you would like to reserve a table please contact Michele Fleitell at 973-667-6768 or NutleyThrivers@gmail.com. Reservations can be made by sending checks payable to: Nutley Thriving Survivors Inc., 149 Chestnut Street, Nutley, NJ 07110.
Jeanne K. Van Steen October 11, 2012 at 06:48 PM
Nutley Thriving Survivors have been around for ten years helping and supporting those undergoing treatment and their families. The group is mostly made up of Breast Cancer Survivors and families or friends of women affected by breast cancer that are no longer with us. We thrive by helping others survive.

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