There are countless reasons to celebrate the beginning of Fall; leaves changing colors, bundling up in cute scarves, and all things pumpkin spice flavored. One of the most important reasons of all, though, is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM). The entire month of October is dedicated to sharing information and promoting awareness of the disease that about 1 in 8 women in the United States will experience at some point in their life.
Fundraising for research into its prevention and treatment, among other things, is a key component of the month-long effort. Companies large and small show their support of NBCAM by offering promotions or hosting events and contributing part or all of the profits to the cause.
Local businesses in North Hills are “Thinking Pink” and showing their support in a number of ways.
Pure Barre, located in the Lassiter District of North Hills, is giving back through the sale of their special edition pink sticky socks. 100% of the profits from the sale of the socks will be donated to Bright Pink, a non-profit organization focused on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women.
On October 19, Apricot Lane is donating 10% of every sale in the Triangle area to the Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast Affiliate Foundation.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer unites nearly 300 communities across the country in the battle against breast cancer. Each walk raises money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease. Making Strides of Raleigh is hosting a 5K walk this Saturday, October 5, from 9:00am to 12:00pm in the North Hills Mall.
Stop by Chick-fil-A North Hills from 11:00am to 2:00pm on October 5 and mention you are supporting the American Cancer Society – they will donate 10% of sales back to the Society.