October is breast cancer awareness month. Whether it’s walking, lunching or shopping, you can do your part to stop this disease that, according to the American Cancer Society, will affect 1 in 8 women in their lifetime.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Sunday, October 2
Snohomish County Courthouse Plaza
300 Rockefeller Avenue
Everett, WA 98201

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Together we can make strides against breast cancer! Join in a non-competitive 5k walk that raises awareness about breast cancer and vital funds for research and patient services Snohomish County.

Pinktober’s Happy Hour for Hope
Wednesday, October 5
Hard Rock Cafe
116 Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Celebrate survivors and champion for breast cancer awareness! Live musical performance by Ghosts I’ve Met at 6:00pm. The $5 suggested donation goes directly to American Cancer Society and gets you a raffle ticket for your chance to win REVERB festival tickets and so much more! Partners for the evening are Hard Rock Cafe Seattle, American Cancer Society and Nology.

Thursday, October 6
6:00pm – 8:00pm
SIFF Cinema
321 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109

It’s a celebration of films created for, by and about women. The night will begin with free appetizers and wine, live music from Holly Newsom and entertainment including a photo booth, live painting from local artists & much more! The night will commence with a Q&A session with film maker Shideh Faramund- director and main actress of A Relunctant Bride. All this for $25 ($15 for students) and 100% of tickets sales benefit the Breast Cancer Fund as well as the local non-profit Reel Grrls.

Breast Cancer Awareness Tennis Mixer
Friday, October 7
Columbia Athletic Clubs-Silver Lake
505 128th Street SE
Everett, WA 98208
425.745.1617 x2242

It’s the first annual fundraiser to support the Mobile Mammography Van run by Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA). 100% of funds raised will be utilized to support early detection of breast cancer through outreach efforts. The mixer will involve the women of the club, mothers, daughters, grandmothers and aunts. Enter as a team to play against other families.

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Sunday, October 9
Downtown Bellevue Park
10201 NE 4th St
Bellevue, WA 98004

The King County Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a non-competitive 5k walk that will wind through downtown Bellevue on Sunday, October 9th, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Since 1993, nearly 7 million walkers across the United States have raised more than $400 million to help fight breast cancer through Making Strides events. The funds raised go toward research, education, advocacy and patient service programs. They will also benefit the Breast and Cervical Health Program in Washington State to provide mammograms and screenings for uninsured women.

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Lunch for the Cure
Thursday, October 13
11:00am to 1:30pm
Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center
1500 Broadway
Tacoma, WA 98402

It’s the 10th Anniversary lunch, a benefit event to raise funds for the cure of breast cancer. The luncheon’s featured Speaker is Delilah – Acclaimed American Radio Personality. Go to the website for more information and to register.

Beats for Boobs
Wednesday, October 19
The Crocodile
2200 2nd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance is proud to announce the second annual Beats for Boobs event in Seattle! The event will bring the very best in art, fashion, food & music to the iconic Belltown music venue, The Crocodile! SCCA is grateful to be one of the local beneficiaries of this fabulous event.

Derby Salon’s 5th Annual Beautify For Breast Cancer
Friday, Oct 21
Wine World Warehouse
400 NE 45th St.
Seattle, WA 98105

The event will start at 6pm at Wine World on 45th in the Wallingford neighborhood. The silent auction will end at 8:00pm (you don’t have to be present to win) and a fabulous hair show starts at 7:00pm. Please bring your friends and family for appetizers, drinks and entertainment to help us raise money for a great cause and celebrate the life of a Derby Salon friend and co-worker.

Premium Outlets Pink Event
October 1-31
Seattle Premium Outlets
10600 Quil Ceda Blvd.
Tulalip, WA 98271

Seattle Premium Outlets and Susan G. Komen for the Cure are teaming up to support breast cancer awareness, research, and treatment programs in our community. During the month of October, visit the on-site Information Center to donate $10 to support the cause and receive 25% off one item from select stores including Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Cole Haan, DKNY, Kenneth Cole, Nautica, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and more. Donations will be accepted on-site only via cash or credit, with all proceeds benefitting Komen Puget Sound. Representatives from Komen Puget Sound will also be on-site on select weekends to answer questions regarding breast health and the organization’s efforts.

Stay for the Cure Package
Inn at the Market
86 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101

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Planning an overnight in downtown Seattle? During October, 10% of all proceeds for the “Stay for the Cure” Package will be donated to the American Cancer Society for breast cancer research and patient services. Package Includes: Guest room rate, valet parking, a bottle of Rosé delivered to your guest room, and a “Think Pink” gift certificate valued at $25 for use at Fini or Watson Kennedy, located in The Inn at the Market’s courtyard. Valid for stays October 1 – 31, 2011.