Roundup: Breast Cancer Awareness Events

Check out our list of upcoming Boston events celebrating National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Breast cancer ribbon image via shutterstock.

Breast cancer ribbon image via shutterstock.

October is breast cancer awareness month and Boston (along with the rest of the country) is turning pink. Awareness events and fundraisers are happening all month long throughout the city. Check out our roundup of special happenings below and tell us what we missed in the comments.

The Handle Bar “Pedal in Pink” Spin Classes 

A local indoor cycling studio in Southie, the Handle Bar, is holding special “Pedal in Pink” spin classes this month. Cyclists wear their best pink workout gear, step into a pink room and break a sweat for breast cancer research. Half of all class fees and 20 percent of all retail merchandise—special pink shirts are available for purchase at the studio—will be donated to the Ellie Fund.

Wednesday, 10/ 2, 10/9, 10/16, and 10/23 at 7 p.m. at the Handle Bar at 141 Dorchester Avenue, Boston. 617-451-1270.

Howl at the Moon’s “Drink Pink” Month 

Raise your pink glass to breast cancer survivors! Howl at the Moon, located in the Financial District, is launching their Drink Pink campaign this month to raise money for breast cancer. Purchase a 24 oz vibrantly colored Pink Paradise cocktail, and a portion of the proceeds go to the Open Arms Foundation. Howl will also be selling “Howl at the Boobies” T-shirts and will donate 100 percent of those sales to the Open Arms Foundation. Drink up!

Every night at Howl at the Moon at 184 High Street, Boston. 617-292-4695. 

Anna Jaques Hospital “Pamper You Pink!”

Head out to Anna Jaques Hospital to get that mammogram you’ve been putting off and be pampered while you do it. While this event might not sounds nearly as fun as the others, it’s important, ladies, and you’ll get the royal treatment this time!  The hospital is offering massages, refreshments, and complimentary chocolates as you get your mammogram for one weekend this month. So if you’ve never had a mammogram or have procrastinated making the appointment for three years or more, Anna Jaques is here to help. With chocolate!

10/17 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and 10/19 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Anna Jaques Hospital at 25 Highland Avenue, Newburyport. 10/18 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Amesbury Health Center at 24 Morril Place, Amesbury. More information can be found online. 

3rd Annual Superheroes Party

Pull on your superhero cape, grab your superhero kids and head to Linden Square in Wellesley for the third annual Superhero party. There will be Halloween crafts, airbrush tattoos, gift bags, and fun activities for the whole family. Admission is $10 in advance and all proceeds will go to the Ellie Fund.

10/19 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at First Commons Bank and 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Linden Square Courtyard, 180 Linden Street, Wellesley. More information and ticket prices are available online.

Halloween For Hope

After the kids have had their superhero party, grab your own Halloween costume and a few of your friends and head out The Place for a grow-up Halloween party to benefit the Ellie Fund. With complimentary drink tickets, air brush tattoos, costume contests, and proceeds going to breast cancer research, there’s no reason not to go!

10/26 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at The Place, Boston at 2 Broad Street. More information and ticket prices are available online. 

“Pink” Restaurant Desserts

What better way to donate to a cause than by enjoying decadent desserts? Two Boston area restaurants, Stega Prime and ROX Cafe, will be serving special pink desserts all month long. Whether you choose Stega Prime and their sweet rasberry semifreddo, or ROX Cafe and their Pink Raspberry Panna Cotta, a portion of the proceeds from your meal will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Massachusetts fund. Choose one or both and indulge your sweet tooth for breast cancer research.

All month at Stega Prime at 100 Sylvan Road, Woburn, 781-993-3333; and ROX Cafe at 27 Lincoln Street, Newton, 617-916-0239.