Calendar of Breast Cancer Awareness Events in Las Olas 2019
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the community of Las Olas is coming together to spread awareness as well as benefit research and treatment initiatives that will go to help local patients, survivors, and their families.
About 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer in their lifetime, and 268,600 new cases are estimated to be diagnosed in 2019.1 This disease is a pervasive problem affecting our community. Chances are you know someone who’s had it or has a family member who’s had it. This October, you can do your part to support those affected by the disease by participating in breast cancer awareness events on Las Olas.
Several breast cancer awareness charity events are scheduled to happen throughout the month and are open to everyone. If you are looking to have a fun time mingling with your friends, family, and neighbors while contributing to a good cause, consider attending one of these local breast cancer events.
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Oct. 1 – PINKTOBER Kick-Off
Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Las Olas was made possible by the collaboration between The Las Olas Association, the American Cancer Society Real Men Wear Pink Campaign, and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Broward County. Officially named PINKTOBER, kick-off events were held at the Riverside Hotel’s two restaurants.
Boathouse offered food and drink specials with a $10 Double Melon craft cocktail and Watermelon Pink Shrimp Ceviche being the stars. A $9 “Pink Man” Lemonade Martini and Roasted Pink Shrimp Beet Risotto were the specials offered at Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille. Specials will continue until the end of the month!
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Businesses along the boulevard put up pink flags and decorations. The Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue brought in a pink firetruck and local car dealers brought a few pink exotic cars. Plenty of association members, “Real Men Wear Pink” community leaders, and guests attended the kick-off event.
Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 – Warrior Wednesdays Happy Hour
To honor cancer warriors and survivors, restaurants that are members of the Las Olas Association will be holding Happy Hours every Wednesday of the month. Some will start as early as 3:00 p.m. and go on until 7:00 p.m. or even 9:00 p.m. Survivors can get free drinks or other deals at these breast cancer awareness charity events.
Other attendees can enjoy happy hour prices on cocktails and appetizers knowing that part of the proceeds will go toward supporting the Real Men Wear Pink of Broward campaign which raises funds for the American Cancer Society. In fact, each venue will be partnered with “Real Men Wear Pink” contestants.
To learn more about where and when these Wednesday Warrior Happy Hours will be happening, check out the events list here. The following restaurants and bars will be participating:
- B Square Burgers & Booze
- Piazza Italia
- Royal Pig Pub
- Boathouse at Riverside
- Wild Sea Oyster Bar & Grille
- Tuscan Prime
- Del Frisco’s Grille
- La Bonne Crepe
- Sky Thai Sushi
- Bo’s Pub at the Balcony
Oct. 26 – Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
All breast cancer awareness events this October will accumulate to the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Broward Walk. Presented by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, the walk will benefit the American Cancer Society and support its continuing efforts to save lives from breast cancer. Starting at 8:30 a.m. (with a 7 a.m. check-in) in Huizenga Plaza, all participants should register online prior to the event to ensure an easy check-in.
Early birds will enjoy an opening ceremony, while survivors and their caregivers can hang out in a special area reserved just for them. Wear as much pink as you can and walk together to support a good cause and celebrate the warriors and survivors in your community!
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