By the time you finish reading this blog post, someone in the United States will have received a new breast cancer diagnosis. It happens every two minutes. One in eight women (and some men) will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a great time to refocus on awareness, fundraising, and self-screenings along with continuing efforts all year long.

Here are a few ways you can help. Donate to support the cause, give time or funds to families batting breast cancer or to deserving organizations, participate in fundraising events and be proactive in your own health.

Scare for a Cure | Manor, Texas | Thru October 28 | Tickets HERE

This interactive event is recommended for ages 13 and up, takes about an hour to go through, and will leave you SPOOKED! SCARE for a CURE is a 100% volunteer organization in Central Texas that creates interactive haunted adventures while mentoring youth to raise money for Breast Cancer Resource Center and other local charities.

Bubbles & Bourbon Brunch Affair | Austin Infiniti

Dine at Z’ Tejas | Avery Ranch & Kyle | All October

For the entire month of October, when you purchase cheesecake, ZTejas Southwest Grill will donate a portion to the Breast Cancer Resource Center, a local non-profit dedicated to helping those impacted by breast cancer overcome barriers that may impact their access to complete treatment.

Kendra Scott | Shop for Good | These select styles

Show your support and shop select styles that fund breast cancer research and awareness

Pretty Girls that Roc the Mic | November 4 | Huston-Tillotson University

The purpose of “Pretty Girls that Rock the Mic” is to share information about breast cancer awareness and early detection, inform the community about available resources, raise funds for a breast cancer center/foundation, while showcasing some of Texas’ most talented female artists from diverse genres of music.

Rudy’s Pink Cup for a Cause | ATX & Round Rock | All October

Rudy’s “Country Store” and Bar-B-Q continues their annual Pink “Cup for a Cause” campaign with a brand-new cup. The newly designed 32-ounce cup is only available during the month of October, but in addition to being available in-store, guests can participate through Rudy’s online ordering system, which includes curbside pickup and delivery.

Since launching the first Cup for A Cause campaign in October 2012, Rudy’s has raised over $2.5 million for breast cancer, military charities, and hurricane relief. Over the next month, they hope to increase the amount raised by asking guests to donate $1 to their breast cancer charity partners. Guests who donate in-store will receive a coupon for a free large drink to be used on their next visit.

Cakes for a Cure | Kerby Lane | All October

All proceeds from Cakes for a Cure t-shirts and strawberry lemonade pancakes benefit BCRC

More than Pink Walk | Barton Creek Square | October 29

Register as a team or individual to walk for a cause! Susan G Komen’s annual walk “for those who are suffering. For those we have lost. Together we will fight back against breast cancer.” Full list of activities here.

Austin ISD Police | Pink Patch Project | All Month

The Pink Patch Project is an innovative public awareness campaign designed to bring attention to the fight against breast cancer and to support breast cancer organizations in combating this devasting disease. Austin ISD Police Department officers will be authorized to wear a special PINK version of the Department’s unique shoulder patch on duty from October 1st through October 31st each year. During that time, and only during that time while supplies last, our pink patch will be made available for “purchase” by donating to the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Texas. 100% of the sales from our pink patch will go to BCRC.

Truluck’s Downtown | Raise a Glass for Good | All October

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we’re proud to partner with J. Lohr Wines once again to bring you pairings with a purpose. Join us for a bottle of J. Lohr’s delicious Carol’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, expertly paired with the ocean’s finest seafood, and we’ll donate $20 per bottle to National Breast Cancer Foundation breast cancer education and early detection programs, and $10 per bottle when ordered to-go. It’s a simple way to give hope to those in need, and a perfect reason to get together with loved ones. Your table is waiting

Frontyard Brewing Pink Drinks Support Month | All Month

Frontyard Brewing is back again this year to share its support for Breast Cancer Resource Center in an effort to help raise awareness during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During the month of October, they will be donating a portion of proceeds from Pink Drinks: Prickly Pear Palome and Passion Fruit Pilsner, and from their “Keep Fighting” Tees to BCRC. You can share your support by purchasing these items on your next visit to Frontyard Brewing!


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