Think Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Events in Holly Springs and Hickory Flat

From galas to walks to shopping, here's how you can participate, pledge support and donate to the cause in Holly Springs, Hickory Flat and Georgia.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and whether you love to shop, attend events, walk or run, there are tons of different ways to support the cause. Check out the list below of opportunities to go pink in Alpharetta and Milton and beyond:

It's not too far to go to test drive a car, so check out RBM of Atlanta North. They will spend the whole month donating money to Susan. G. Komen for the Cure Greater Atlanta through the sale of cars. The auto dealership on McFarland Road will doante 100 percent of the proceeds of sales of pink-themed cars and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of all Mercedes Benz and Smart cars during October.

The "Miss Pink" Breast Cancer Awareness Natural Beauty Pageant will be held on Oct. 27 at Liberty Hill United Methodist Church at 10 a.m. Contestants will participate in honor of, in support for, or in memory of a friend or family member, many of whom will be allowed on stage.

Contestants will be raising money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. There will be a special prize for the contestant that raises the most money!

Free-Flite Bicycles will be hosting the 2012 Trek Women Breast Cancer Awareness Ride at its Marietta location on Oct. 13 at 10 a.m. all money raised goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Futher afield, North Georgia Premium Outlets in Dawsonville will team up with Susan G. Komen For The Cure to support breast cancer awareness, research and treatment programs. Customers of the outlet mall can visit the Information Center on-site and donate $10 towards the cause. In return, customers will receive 25 percent off one item in select stores.

In addition to these events, Georgia residents will be participating in the Pink Ribbons program in Atlanta, GA, is organizing its annual fashion show and luncheon. The event is a great way to discover what’s in style this season and to raise money for breast cancer awareness. This event also features a fashion show where breast cancer survivors strut down the runway. Team Angels Foundation, based in Michigan, hosts a yearly dinner and fashion show to help spread the message that breast cancer can affect both men and women.

There are even more ways to spread breast cancer awareness this month by supporting national organizations that are fighting for a cure.

Research centers like Susan G. Komen for the Cure are selling pink ribbon merchandise and it’s a twofer — retail therapy and donating to a cause that affects millions.

You can also support breast cancer research by affixing a special stamp to your mail. The U.S. Postal Service has been selling a stamp commemorating breast cancer awareness for the past 15 years. The agency has raised $75 million so far for research programs at the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense.

The American Cancer Society’s annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk is organized nationwide and so far more than 8 million people have walked for this cause and raised about $460 million.

And you can join people from four continents in a Race for the Cure event organized by Susan G. Komen For The Cure, or an Avon Walk For Breast Cancer event organized by the Avon Foundation for Women.

TELL US: Is there a special event you participate in to support breast cancer research? Share your stories and thoughts with us by adding them to the comments sections of this article. Also, be sure to add photos of you and your friends supporting the cause to the photo gallery above.


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