Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Miami

 

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a spate of Miami businesses are joining in the good fight. Here's a comprehensive guide of local events and happenings.

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Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to be illluminated in Passionate Pink and Showered with Pink Fireworks and Community Support During “PINKTOBER Rocks” Kick-Off in Honor of Breast Cancer on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 5:30 p.m. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel 7 Casino, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood.

Pink Ribbon Project on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. at Cafeina. Join 10 influencers as their portraits are unveiled at the Second Annual Pink Ribbon Project. $20 per person and all proceeds to benefit Susan G. Komen Foundation. Cafeina, 297 NW 23 Street, Wynwood.

VIPink on Thursday, Oct.4 at 7 p.m. at Shelborne South Beach. Bright Pink presents VIPink. The annual event takes place across eight cities in the US. Guest are invited to a private evening featuring Chambord cocktails, One Hope Wines and an exclusive taste of Vesper's new menu alog with Sweet and Tipsy cocktail infused cupcakes. Tickets to the event can be purchased at BrightPink.org and proceeds go to the organization which offers early detection programs for young women. Shelborne, 1801 Collins Avenue.

Miami Fashion Bloggers Unite in a photo campaign to raise money for breast cancer to be on exhibit during Art Walk on Saturday, Oct. 13. The photos of all 26 fashion bloggers will be on exhibit from 7 to 11 p.m. at  Wynwood Squat (wynwoodsquat.com) — a free, giant pop up which features 40 plus designers, artists, and entrepreneurs with monthly rotating art and video installations, live music and DJ, specialty cocktails and bites.

Quaff your way to a cure at Wet Willie's. The frozen drinks spot will host the Second Annual Koozies for Boobies Breast Cancer Awareness Party on Saturday, October 13 from 8 p.m. until closing at the Wet Willie’s location at 760 Ocean Drive on South Beach. This event is free and open to the public.

The Miami Seaquarium will go pink this October as it welcomes its guests with the opportunity to make a $5 contribution to Susan G. Komen for the Cure and save 50 percent on general admission. The offer starts October 1 and runs until October 31. To participate, guests may visit www.miamiseaquarium.com for a donation form.

Spin for a cure! Flywheel Sports is proud to partner with Bright Pink, the only national non-profit focusing on prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer for young women, while offering support for high-risk individuals. Flywheel will be selling custom pink Pure Karma T-shirts ($52) at all studios nationwide with over 50 percent of the proceeds going directly to the charitable organization. Additionally, FlyBarre, Flywheel’s total body sculpting class, will be supporting the initiative by replacing it’s black resistance bands with pink ones made by ZoN, a Bright Pink partner. Proceeds from Flywheel’s purchase of pink ZoN products support Bright Pink’s mission of empowering women to be proactive and take control of their breast and ovarian health. Flywheel Sports, 1919 Purdy Avenue, Miami Beach; (305) 763-8227.

Blink pink! Tön Vangard has joined forces with Xtreme Lashes to participate in the Blink Pink campaign with all proceeds donating to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation during the entire month of October. Minimum donation to have the Blink Pink treatment is $25. Tön Vangard, 4242 N Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale; (954) 440-0493.

Nom nom nom to a cure! Chefs for a Cure Dinner, hosted by Chef Paula DaSilva at 1500° at Eden Roc Renaissance will be held at 1500° on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $80 each, or $150 for a pair and can be purchased online here. Proceeds will benefit the American Association for Cancer Research. Chefs for a Cure will welcome renowned chefs from Yardbird, The Dutch Miami, 3030 Ocean, and many other fantastic local restaurants!

Walk the pink carpet on Thursday, October 18 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the All Dolled Up event at The Wine Vault. Funds raised to benefit BCA. Tickets at door are $25 (includes swag bag, complimentary drink, sweets and treats.) Purchase tickets here.

Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach is honoring National Breast Cancer Awareness month with its “Pink Power” treatment at Acqualina Spa by ESPA, which includes a 50-minute ESPA Swedish Massage and an ESPA Pink Hair and Scalp Mud massage. For every “Pink Power” treatment purchased in the month of October, Acqualina will donate $10 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Acqualina Resort & Spa, 17875 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles; (855) 750-2740.

The Changing Room is offering Pink Highlights ($5 for one, $10 for 3) during the month of October. Proceeds go toward the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The Changing Room, 15931 Biscayne Blvd., North Miami Beach; (305) 944-8821.

South Florida-based Taylor Owen Beautiful is donating 20 percent of proceeds to Breast Cancer Research from each The One Serum and Cream ($325) during the month of October. Shop for a cure! www.taylorowenandco.com

Toscana Divino is partnering with Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Research Center to offer a specialized menu with 20 percent of the proceeds directly benefiting the organization. A delicious taste of pink goes a long way in October! Toscana Divino, 900 South Miami Ave.

ULTA Beauty’s annual Cut-A-Thon takes place on Sunday, October 14th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m and benefits the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. For a minimum suggested donation of $10 supporters will receive a cut, shampoo and style by ULTA Beauty’s professionally-trained stylists. One hundred percent of Cut-A-Thon proceeds will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Love that! ULTA, 337 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach; (305) 538-7316.

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