Breast Cancer Awareness in South Florida

Holy Cross Hospital

The Fort Lauderdale hospital offers several events and a special, including the following.

  • The hospital offers a special for women without health insurance: $100 screening mammograms and $150 bone density screenings. Info: Oct. 1-Nov. 30, Holy Cross Hospital; 954.202.0277
  • Board-certified surgical oncologist Jessica Burgers hosts a Facebook Live session on surgical options in breast cancer management. Info: facebook.com/holycrossfl
  • The hospital also offers a free series on the topic “Partners in Breast Health: Prayer, Praise & Power.” The presentation unveils Holy Cross Health’s future programming and features a panel of Holy Cross breast navigator and community partners and liaison. A patient will also discuss her experience with Holy Cross Health and the Partners in Breast Health Program, which provides underserved women in Broward County with breast health education, health assessments and mammograms. Info: Oct. 6, 4-5 p.m.; RSVP for the link by emailing [email protected]. Call 954.229.8562.


Doris Italian Market & Bakery

All through October, the local specialty supermarket’s South Florida locations will change its homemade black and white cookies to pink and white. For each cookie sold, $1 will be donated to the American Cancer Society. The promotion is a continuation of Doris Italian Market and Bakery’s commitment to the American Cancer Society with thousands of dollars raised over the years.

Info: [email protected] or call 954.572.5269


Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Since 2008, the Hollywood attraction again hosts Pinktober in benefit of the American Cancer Society: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Visitors can support Pinktober by using #PINKTOBER on social media after posing at one of several Pinktober photo opps at the resort’s Oculus and purchase limited-edition Pinktober face masks and pink ribbon lapel pins af the Rock Shop.

Pinktober-themed pastries from award-winning pastry chef Ross Evans will be available at Constant Grind, including strawberry cheesecake bon bon with strawberry jam, cheesecake ganache and graham cracker crunch and a guava berry cupcake with vanilla citrus chiffon and strawberry compote, topped with guava icing. One dollar from each sale will support the American Cancer Society.

Plus, the Guitar Hotel will be lit in pink every night from 10 p.m. to midnight.

Info: seminolehardrockhollywood.com


Pink Car Parade

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Broward County hosts a socially distanced parade, during which a caravan of survivors in decorated vehicles is welcomed by American Cancer Society staff and members of the local Zeta Tau Alpha chapter. Safety guidelines will be followed.

Info: Oct. 24, 8 a.m., Hugh Taylor Birch State Park; makingstrideswalk.org/browardfl


Making Strides Neighborhood Walk

In lieu of annual walks, Strides is encouraging participants to dress up in fun pink attire to take the walk to their neighborhoods. Striders will continue the Making Strides tradition in their local communities and neighborhoods with small socially distanced teams. The teams will be recognized with prizes for the best creative outfit and for the best location.

Info: Oct. 24; makingstrideswalk.org/browardfl


Mobile Mammogram

Coconut Creek-based BRCAStrong partners with Florida Mobile Mammography to offer accessible and safe mammograms, offsetting the decrease in mammograms during the pandemic. Appointments are 15 minutes and follow safety guidelines. Pre-register online or call for information.

Info: Oct. 24, Brixmor Coconut Creek Plaza, 4801 Coconut Creek Parkway; floridamobilemammography.com; 1.877.318.1349


“Not My Daughter … Find a Cure Now!” Virtual Telethon

The annual Coral Springs/Parkland event goes virtual in benefit of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, The PAP Corps Champions for Cancer Research, and other organizations. “Quaranqueens” will call donors during the livestreamed event, which features entertainment and guest speakers.

Info: Oct. 26, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; notmydaughter.org

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