Sunday, September 20, 2009

Get Out in October for Breast Cancer!

Think Pink Events
Plan a night out with the girls, spend a morning doing yoga, have a family fun day on the Charles, get a sitter for a date night…all to benefit breast cancer!

VOLUNTEER: Volunteers Needed for the American Cancer Society’s 17th Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer ® Walk. Fri., Oct. 3 and Sat., Oct. 4. Help the day before the walk to prepare snack bags for walkers, as well as help set up the event. On Sun., Oct. 4 volunteers are needed to help set up and clean up, cheer on walkers, and act as route monitors. 800-ACS-2345,

WALK: The American Cancer Society’s 17th Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer at the DCR Hatch Shell on the Charles River Esplanade, Boston. Sat., Oct. 4. Registration and rolling start for this 5-mile walk is 8 -10 a.m. This is the nation’s oldest and largest one-day walk, raising nearly $40 million since 1993. 800-227-2345,

SHOP: Four Massachusetts Lord & Taylor stores (Braintree, Boston, Burlington and Natick) will hold a Lord & Taylor Benefit Bash on Tues., Oct. 6. Tickets are $5 each and must be purchased in advance. Each $5 ticket is worth 20% off the first item, including Ugg boots, and 15% off remaining purchases made that day including cosmetics and fragrances. Use your Lord & Taylor charge account and an additional 10% will be applied (or open a new account for another 15% off). Each $5 ticket benefits breast cancer organizations across the state including the Ellie Fund ( and Hope in Bloom, a non-profit organization that plants gardens free of charge at the homes of women and men in Massachusetts undergoing treatment for breast cancer. To order tickets, send a self-addressed stamped envelope and a $5 payment for each ticket to: Hope In Bloom, Inc., 202 Bussey St., Dedham, MA 02026. Visit

BOOK SIGNING PARTY AND SHOP: “You Can Do This!” Book Signing Parties with Author/Breast Cancer Survivor Kelley Tuthill from WCVB-TV5 on Sat., Oct. 17. Lyn Evans Potpourri Designs,Washington St., Hanover and Wed., Oct. 28, 8 Church St., Wellesley. Meet Kelley, enjoy yummy treats and take home an autographed copy of her book "You Can Do This! Surviving Breast Cancer without Losing your Sanity or your Style." Admission is free. Have fun shopping while helping The Ellie Fund fight breast cancer. 10% of all clothing purchases and 80% of all book purchases will be donated to the Ellie Fund's Care for the Caregiver program which provides transportation to medical appointments, childcare, housekeeping and meals free of charge for hundreds of women and families fighting breast cancer in MA. For more details, visit

YOGA: Hope in Bloom’s Strike a Pose on Sun., Oct. 18, 9 – 11 a.m. Jen Sundeen of The Durga Yoga Studio in Harvard will lead a two-hour vinyasa flow class at Fruitlands Museum for students of all levels. The practice will conclude with fresh juices, smoothies and vegetarian tapas. Consider spending the rest of the day at the museum, hiking one of the beautiful trails or picking apples at a nearby orchard. $30 per person. Advance registration and payment required. Checks should be made payable to Hope in Bloom and mailed to 202 Bussey St., Dedham, MA 02026. For more information, visit or

NIGHT AT THE RITZ: Art beCAUSE Breast Cancer Foundation 7th Annual Gala and Celebration of Life at the Ritz Carlton in Boston. Thurs., Oct. 8. Includes a silent auction, music, dinner, dessert and complimentary wine, beer and specialty martinis. A special and inspiring collection of portraits of breast cancer survivors will be unveiled. Visit

Art beCAUSE is also planning a Nov. 1st 5K in Worcester, a Nov. 8th Theatre Opening at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA, and a Nov. 15th brunch at Selections in Framingham. Details to come at

GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT: The Ellie Fund for Breast Cancer’s Women in Comedy at the Hard Rock CafĂ© in Boston on Thurs., Oct. 15. Also on Fri., Oct. 30 at Memorial Hall in Plymouth. 6 p.m. Cocktail Reception, 7 p.m. Showtime. Join Emcee Susan Wornick of WCVB-TV5 for a hilarious evening featuring live performances by Boston's funniest comediennes plus great food, drinks, gift bags and more to benefit The Ellie Fund! Boston show: $30 in advance, $40 at the door (if available). Plymouth: $20 - $40 depending on seat location plus a $30 VIP Champagne Reception with the Stars (Susan Wornick and all the Comediennes). 781-449-0100,

SHOP: Thirty Petals Supports the Ellie Fund. Thirty Petals Boutique, Belmont Center, Belmont. Sat., Oct. 17, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Get a mini-wardrobe consult with Susan Kanoff, enter a raffle, receive a free gift with purchase today. Thirty Petals will be donating 20% of its sales to the Ellie Fund, a non –profit organization that improves the lives of women in Massachusetts as they fight breast cancer. 617-489-2334,

MAKE-UP TIPS: Skincare During Treatment at Images Oncology Boutique. Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Yawkey Center for Outpatient, 9th Fl., Suite 9B, 55 Fruit St., Boston. Thurs., Oct. 29, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Learn make-up tips from David Nicholas International and receive free samples of My Girl's Radiation Cream with tips to soothe and heal skin during and beyond treatment. Light luncheon and refreshments served. 617-726-3211.

WALK: Tread for a Cause, Oct. 1 – 31st, at fitness clubs and YMCA’s across Massachusetts and the country to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). Walk on any pink CYBEX 750T treadmill throughout the month of October 2009, and CYBEX will donate funds for every mile logged. The pink treads, manufactured in Medway, MA, are currently at Super Fitness in Watertown, MA, Super Fitness in Quincy, MA and YYMCA/South Shore in Hanover, MA. Also visit Bodyscapes in Brookline and Southborough. For the month of October, Bodyscapes is donating $1 for every mile clocked on the pink treadmill to The Ellie Fund (and 5 cents for every mile thereafter for the entire year!). Anyone can come to the gym and enjoy a workout on the pink treadmill at Bodyscapes - you don't have to be a member! Bodyscapes is holding a fun Pink Treadmill Kick Off Party on October 1, 8 a.m. - Noon at its Southboro location and 5-8 p.m. at its Brookline location. The Brookline Kick Off will include lots of local celebrities and yummy treats. Admission is open to everyone and is free! if your gym has a commercial pink tread, or to inquire about getting one in your facilitly, visit:

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