Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Paradise-Style
Deliver a posh punch when you support the fight against breast cancer with these local events and stylish products.
It’s that time of year again, when the community comes together to raise awareness and funds for those stricken with breast cancer. Below are a handful of local events to consider participating in this month, and beyond.
Sip & Shop Sundays, October 2
Every Sunday throughout the month of October, a Bloody Mary Bar will be placed in the pavilion at Waterside Shops, serving Bloody Marys and mimosas to shoppers. All proceeds from the bar will benefit Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support Inc.
Naples Princess Sunset Dinner Cruise, October 8
Enjoy a night of dinner and dancing, live entertainment, and even hermit crab races, all to benefit Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida. Tickets are $125; seating is limited.
Seminole Casino Charity Slot Tournament, October 16
Test your luck at this charity tournament at Seminole Casino Hotel in Immokalee, which benefits Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida. A $10 donation gets you unlimited play on the slot machines during each three-minute round.
Making Strides of Naples, October 22
Gather your friends and loved ones and sign up for this 5K walk to support the American Cancer Society. The noncompetitive walk will be followed by entertainment for the entire family.
Bark for Life of Naples, November 13
Bring your best canine friend for this fun walk, starting at the event lawn at Mercato, benefiting the American Cancer Society. Following the walk will be contests, games, and a luminaria ceremony—and treats for your pooch.
If shopping is more your style, browse our gallery of pink-themed products you can purchase to show your support this month below.
: Alex and Ani’s Spiral Sun Charm ($38
), features a spiral as a reminder to go with the flow with this inspirational bangle. Nordstrom
, Naples (239-325-6100
*20 percent of the purchase price goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation
: With room for your iPhone, credit cards, and favorite lip gloss, this Tory Burch zippered wallet ($235
) in embossed blush pink leather is destined to be a breakout star for daily excursions. Tory Burch
, Naples (239-598-0243
) *20 percent of sales benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation
: Hit your stride with these fashionable kicks from New Balance ($155
). The Pink Ribbon 990v3 is much more than just a pretty face with mesh inserts for breathability, a stability-enhancing midsole, and cushioning designed to promote a healthy gait. New Balance
, Naples (239-596-8788
) *5 percent of sales benefit Susan G. Komen
: Drop this Jade Yoga mat ($75
) like it’s haute at your next yoga class. At nearly a quarter of an inch thick, the Harmony mat touts cushion and traction with sustainably made natural rubber (from rubber trees). Naples Yoga Center
, Naples (239-592-4809
) *$5 from the sale of each mat goes to Living Beyond Breast Cancer
: Stay cool with the S’well
bikini pink bottle ($35 for 17-oz. bottle
), made of nonleaching, nontoxic 18/8 stainless steel to keep drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12. *20 percent of the purchase price of bottles sold in October benefits the Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Belle of the Balls
: Serve up an ace with Wilson Hope tennis balls (12 cans for $35
), featuring all-court functionality and a pretty-in-pink hue. Tennis R Us
, Bonita Springs (239-221-7147
) *1 percent of sales from the entire Wilson Hope collection goes to Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Scents and Sensibility
: Jane Iredale aromatherapy hydration sprays ($30
), urge you to stop and Smell the Roses or swoon for Lemongrass Love. Organic Skincare & Bodyworx
, Naples (239-514-4494
) *100 percent of sales profits go to Living Beyond Breast Cancer
: Condition your luxurious locks with Keratin Complex
's limited edition "HOPE" Travel Valet, which includes the Smoothing Therapy Keratin Color Care Shampoo and Conditioner ($17
). *20 percent of sales benefits Think Pink Rocks
throughout the month of October
: This mint-flavored lip balm from La Mer ($60
), available in limited-edition packaging this month, features La Mer’s nutrient-rich Miracle Broth to renew the lip area and its patented Lip Lipid Complex to strengthen lips’ moisture barrier. Saks Fifth Avenue
, Naples (239-592-5900
) *$10 of sales go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation