Jacksonville, FL Breast Cancer Awareness Month Events
“Pink” Parties, during October, Bellezza Salon, Shoppes at Ponte Vedra, Florida A1A, Ponte Vedra Beach. Includes pink champagne, light hors d’oeuvres, a make-up refresher, dry styling and pink feather or hair extensions. $25, all proceeds to go toward Baptist Beaches Hospital and Mayo Clinic breast cancer research. (904) 280-4247 or bellezzasalonandboutique.com.
Free haircuts and styles to breast cancer survivors, by appointment during October, JC Penney salons. For each free cut and style, $1 will go to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. For locations and appointments, go to jcpenney.com and click on JCP Salon, under store services.
THURSDAY (Oct. 11th)
Pink Ribbon Golf Classic, shotgun start, 8:30 a.m., Ponte Vedra Inn and Club. Includes a light breakfast, the tournament, awards luncheon and gifts. All proceeds to benefit Baptist Beaches Hospitals and Mayo Clinic breast cancer research. $100 a player, $75 cocktail party. (904) 997-3015 or pinkribbonjax.org.
Public Forum on “What Everyone Should Know About Breast Health,” 5:30-9 p.m., Omni Jacksonville Hotel, 245 W. Water St. Includes a panel of experts with the latest information on breast cancer. Reserve by Monday. (904) 244-6069.
FRIDAY (Oct. 12th)
Public Forum on Breast and Prostate Cancer Awareness, 6-8:30 p.m., Scan Design Jacksonville, 8206 Philips Highway, Suite 17. Features a wine and cheese reception, guest presenters pathologist Shahla Masood and urologist Ali Kasraeian and a question/answer period. Free. (904) 244-4387 or 731-7877.
Upbeat Pink: A Musical Tribute to Breast Cancer Survivorship, 7:30 p.m., University of North Florida’s Lazzara Performance Hall. Theme is “A Night on Broadway” featuring the UNF Wind Symphony and UNF Chorale Ensembles with songs from Broadway musicals by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Rodgers & Hammerstein. Free. (904) 953-0707.
Give Cancer the Boot benefit concert, 7:30 p.m., Savannah Civic Center, Liberty and Montgomery streets, Savannah, Ga. Features Chase Rick and Old Southern Moonshine Revival. $15. (912) 651-6556.
Think Pink in October Motorcycle Ride to benefit breast cancer patients, registration, 8-9:30 a.m.; ride, 9:45 a.m; Adamec Harley-Davidson, 8909 Baymeadows Road. Ride is police-escorted. Helmets recommended. Registration, (904) 493-1931 or thinkpinkinoctober.com.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K, presented by the American Cancer Society, 9 a.m., Best Bet of Orange Park, 455 Park Ave.; Treaty Oak Park, 1123 Prudential Drive. Participants are encouraged to “Put On Your Pink Bra.” (800) 227-2345 or putonyourpinkbra.com.
TUESDAY (Oct. 16th)
Candid Conversations About Breast Cancer, 6-7 p.m., Mary Virginia Terry Cancer Center, 2 Shircliff Way; park free on second floor of DePaul garage. Group meets the third Tuesday of each month. (904) 308-5490.
WEDNESDAY (Oct. 17th)
Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day, 6 p.m., Mary Virginia Terry Cancer Center, St. Vincent’s Medical Center, 2 Shircliff Way. Plastic surgeon Michael Fallucco will provide education and former patients will share their experiences. (904) 262-3372
“Hope Squared,” as part of San Marco Square Goes Pink for Breast Cancer to benefit the Donna Foundation, Oct. 19-20, San Marco Square. Merchants with pink balloon decorations donate a percentage of their sales. (904) 645-6200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Susan G. Komen North Florida Race for the Cure, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Metropolitan Park. Includes a 5K and a 2K run/walk. Registration, komennorthflorida.org.
Breast Cancer Survivors Breakfast and Art Show, 8:30-11 a.m., Balis Community Center, 1513 Lasalle St. Includes music, dance, songs and poetry featuring local artists and entertainers. $20, in advance only. (904) 228-5672 or jaacafestival.com.
Victory in Pink, 6-9 p.m., St. Johns Town Center, between Pottery Barn Kids and Ted’s Montana Grill. Includes fashion shows and education, makeovers, face painting, live entertainment for adults and kids, massages and free food samples. Mobile Mammography Unit will be on site 10 a.m.-6 p.m., call for an appointment. (904) 308-5490.
Breast Cancer Presentation, noon, St. Vincent’s Southside, 4201 Belfort Road, auditorium, A, B and C. Includes a speaker on a multidisciplinary approach to screening and diagnosing breast cancer. Reservations, (904) 308-6155.
Breast Cancer Treatment and Recover, noon-1 p.m., Jewish Family and Community Services, 6261 Dupont Station Court E. Speakers are radiologist oncologist Scot Ackerman, therapist Dawn Sweeten and breast cancer survivor Donna Deegan with an interactive discussion. Free, reservations required. (904) 394-5782.