Patrice Lestrange Mack
Communications Director, American Cancer Society
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Breast Cancer Awareness Month Events in the Hudson Valley
Supporting American Cancer Society
(September 17, 2019) -- October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and there are a number of promotions and activities going on in the Hudson Valley that support the American Cancer Society and the fight against breast cancer.
October 4th – Drink
Angry Orchard Night supporting Real Men Wear Pink
4:00pm – 8:00 pm
Do your part for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by raising a glass of cider at Walden Savings Bank's ‘Real Men Wear Pink’ fundraiser. Wearing pink will get you $1 off cider drafts and 10% off all merchandise. Every guest is welcome to a complimentary tasting flight. Hang out around the fire pit and take in the fall foliage. Contests, raffles and live music! Availale for guests 21 and over.
For more information:
October 4-7- Shop
Use the power of your purchases to support Making Strides of the Hudson Valley at Lord & Taylor Charity Days. A $5 ticket purchased in store will enable shoppers a 30% discount on most all purchases in-store from 10/4-7. Palisades Center Mall 1825 Palisades Center Dr, West Nyack, NY 10994. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
October 11th – Moonlight Golf
Give a swing at glow in the dark golf to benefit Real Men Wear Pink on Friday night, October 11, in Montgomery. $100 gets you dinner, golf cart, 2 glow-in-the-dark golf balls, glow necklaces, 9 holes of glow golf (scramble format) and the most fun you can have on the course after sundown. Registration and dinner beginning at 5:30pm, shotgun start 7:00 PM, awards and raffles after golf. Stony Ford Golf Course, 211 Route 416, Montgomery, NY 12549. Contact Mike Snyder at 845-346-6473 or email@example.com
October 12th –Dine and Dance
K104 Diva’s Birthday Celebration
Get your pink on and party with K104’s Diva at a Real Men Wear Pink party at Double O Grill in Wappingers. $35 gets you entrance, 4 course meal and a night of fun. Cash bar. All proceeds support American Cancer Society. To reserve or for more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, October 13th – Dance and Boot Camp
If fitness is your thing, join the boot camp or the pink dance party at Newburgh Armory’s Pink Zumbathon to support HV Zumba Superstars team for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Prizes, music, fun for all ages. 2:00-5:00 pm at 321 South William Street, Newburgh. Contact Maritza 845-913-6085 for more information. Purchase tickets at paypal.me/ZumbaPink
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - Walk or Volunteer
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation. The noncompetitive, inspirational event raises awareness and funds to end breast cancer and provide hope to ensure no one faces breast cancer alone. There is no charge but the public is encouraged to register in advance online.
Woodbury Commons Premium Outlets
Start time: 7:30 am check in, 9:00am walk start
To walk, visit' www.makingstrideswalk.org/hudsonvalley'
To volunteer, email: HudsonvalleyNYstrides@cancer.org
Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY
Start time: 8:00 am check in : 9:30 a.m. Walk start
To walk, visit' www.makingstrideswalk.org/westchester'
To volunteer, email: WestchesterNYstrides@cancer.org
Dollars raised by volunteers, Real Men Wear Pink candidates, Making Strides teams and local organizations help the American Cancer Society fund innovative breast cancer research; provide education and guidance to help people reduce their risk; and offer comprehensive patient support to those who need it most. In 2018, ACS staff helped guide more than 34,000 cancer patients through every step of their journey as they moved through the health care system, including helping with insurance problems, referring them to ACS and other local services, assisting caregivers and addressing obstacles to care. “Because of the determination of our supporters, the American Cancer Society is there for people in every community affected by breast cancer, whether they’re currently dealing with a diagnosis, may face one in the future, or will avoid it altogether because of education and risk reduction,” he said.
Dollars raised help the American Cancer Society fund innovative breast cancer research; provide education and guidance to help people reduce their risk; and offer comprehensive patient support to those who need it most. This year, 17,490 women in New York will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 2,460 residents will succumb to the disease.
About The American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 1.5 million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. From breakthrough research, to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact, the Society is the only organization attacking cancer from every angle. For more information go to' www.cancer.org.'
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