Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you're probably aware October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You've probably seen more pink products than you can count and been part of (or at least witnessed) several walks or runs.
Besides the usual fundraisers, there are several groups that are getting creative in their ways to raise money for breast cancer. Below are some brilliant event ideas that will inspire you to increase awareness all year long.
This traveling film festival showcases short films by, for and about women that travels to over 150 cities throughout the year. Not only do these event benefit the Breast Cancer Fund, but they also raise funds for their local non-profits. You can either attend an event or host one! Get details at lunafest.org
Pass the Plate
Cook up donations with this easy fundraiser. Just buy a plate, make a delicious recipe, and pass it along to a friend. That friend can then register the plate online. Each time someone registers the plate, Kitchen-Aid will make a $5 donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Get Crafty for a Cure
From decorating bras to quilting pink blankets, it's easy to showcase your artistic talents while raising money for breast cancer research. A New Mexico ski city gallery even hosts Paint for Peaks, which features a snowboard art auction to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Roll for Research
Forget walking or jogging! Several groups have taken fund-raising up a notch with roller derbys. With team names like Bra-Barians and Hard Knockers, it's no wonder several of these fundraisers sold out, one event even had 1,000 people!
Bike for a Cure
Are you not really a girly girl? Get out your Harley and ride for the cure! Bikers Against Breast Cancer hosts rides events around the country to raise money for people who are affected by breast cancer.
Tell us: How are you supporting breast cancer awareness this month?
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