Get Involved: October Cancer Fundraising Events
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which inspires a variety of educational and fundraising events. From foot races to cookouts—all benefitting cancer research—there’s something for everyone.
September 30 – Sistah Strut: Walk, run or stroll at Legion Field to raise awareness for breast cancer. Registration is $35 per person in advance and $15 for children under 12.
October 7 – BCRFA Cahabaque: The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama hosts a semi-annual cook-off at Cahaba Brewing Company that features live music, craft beer, and all-you-can-eat barbecue samples from teams of professional and hobbyist grillers. General admission tickets are $15 in advance.
October 12 – Forge’s Haute Pink: Benefiting Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center, this event features ten breast cancer survivors, and one breast cancer co-survivor, who will walk the runway modeling fashion created by Birmingham fashion designers. Tickets are available online.
October 14 – Breast Cancer Awareness Network Colors of Cancer 5k: The annual fun run begins at 9 a.m. in Adamsville, AL. Registration online is $35 and ends October 7.
October 17 – Sheroes Wear Pink: Celebrate breast cancer survivors with a press conference held by the city of Birmingham, with a special appearance from our own Erica Stringer-Reasor, MD. The event will be held on the second floor of Birmingham City Hall from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
October 19 – Light the Night: Gather in Railroad Park at 5:30 p.m. to celebrate and commemorate blood cancer patients. Proceeds go toward research, advocacy and support for blood cancer treatment.
October 21 – Pink Power Triple Negative Breast Cancer Tour: The Sisters Network Inc.’s tour aims to bring awareness to triple negative breast cancer. The tour passes through Montgomery and will host an event at the Embassy Suites.
October 22 – Pink Up the Pace 5K and Fun Run: With a 5K race, a 1-mile fun run for kids, refreshments and field activities, this event has something for the whole family. Registration is $35 for adults and $25 for children under 12.
October 29 – Homewood Witches Ride: Beginning at 2 p.m., join festive witches on their two-and-a-half-mile bike ride as they throw candy to onlookers and celebrate cancer survivors. Registration to ride a bike in the event is $40.