It’s time to start wearing pink because October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. It is estimated that a total of 226,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be found in women this year alone. According to the Komen Foundation, Maryland has the fifth-highest death rate attributed to breast cancer in the country. Check out these ideas in and around Chevy Chase to show your support of finding a cure for breast cancer.
Shop Around Chevy Chase to Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
You don’t have to drive far from your Chevy Chase home to get involved. Here are a few easy, affordable ways to raise breast cancer awareness in your neighborhood:
Light Maryland Pink – To show your solidarity for this Komen campaign, buy a pink mood light from any Lowe’s before the end of the month. Lowe’s will donate proceeds from the sale of pink light bulbs to the Komen Foundation.
Coffee for the Cure – If you need that cup of coffee before you start the day, why not get it at Caribou? Located in Bethesda and Silver Spring, Caribou Coffee will be donating “Amy’s Blend” to local charities as well as the Montgomery County General Hospital’s oncology unit.
Purchase Pink Ribbon Products – You don’t even have to leave home for this one. Simply go to this website for a complete catalog of pink ribbon items to raise money for funding the cure.
Breast Cancer Resources Near Chevy Chase, MD
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with breast cancer, you don’t have to face the illness alone. Hope Connections for Cancer Support located in Bethesda meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. The Suburban Hospital in Bethesda has a support group that meets on the second Monday of the month starting at 7 p.m. Starting November 10, The Suburban Hospital will be holding a Living With Breast Cancer Symposium. Be sure to call (301.896.3939) ahead to reserve a space.
How are you planning to support Breast Cancer Awareness month? As always, feel free to share with us!