East End Plans Events in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and there are a host of events on the East End planned to honor survivors and to raise money for battling breast cancer.

Southampton kicked off its month of awareness with a pink tree lighting in the village. The tree in front of the Chamber of Commerce will remain pink throughout the month.

Panera Bread will also participate in a month-long awareness campaign with its Pink Ribbon Bagel Benefit. Buy your pink ribbon bagel at Panera in Hampton Bays or Bridgehampton and 25 percent of the sale will benefit local breast cancer awareness organizations, including the Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Southampton Hospital.

On October 5, join the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center and the Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Southampton Hospital and Lucia’s Angels at the Real Men Wear Pink Cocktail Party at the Maidstone Club Tennis House. The evening will benefit breast cancer awareness on the East End. Tickets are $100 per person. For more information, contact Barbara Borsack at bborsack@verizon.net.

The Hampton Bays Library will also host a Breast Cancer Awareness Month Series, where guest speakers will talk about various ways of coping with the disease. Visit southamptonhospital.org for additional details on lecture topics.

The Shelter Island 5K Run/Walk at Crescent Beach on October 19 at 11 a.m. will benefit the Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Southampton Hospital. For more information and to sign up, call 631-774-9499, or visit shelterislandrun.com.

Macy’s in Hampton Bays will offer free makeovers for breast cancer survivors on October 29. Call 631-728-5500 to book your appointment with your preferred counter.

Just after the month closes out, Gurney’s in Montauk will host Girl’s Night Out. Held on November 8 from 7 to 10 p.m., the event will feature an evening of complimentary wine and cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and spa pampering. Proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Coalition for Women’s Cancers at Southampton Hospital.

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