Looking for ways to support breast cancer awareness?
In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2022, some brands and establishments are spearheading events around the metro not just to raise awareness and educate other people about the disease, but also to lend a helping hand to breast cancer patients and survivors in need.
Here are some events lined up this October where you could be one with the community and express your support for the cause.
Araneta City’s free breast check-up, forum, and more
Araneta City goes pink for BCAM 2022. The "City of Firsts" has a breast cancer awareness event running until Oct. 20 on-site and online, with interesting activities divided into three: Screen, Support, and Educate.
Simultaneous events will take place in Farmers Plaza and Ali Mall. The former will treat everyone to a free haircut as well as a fun ballroom class, while the latter will offer a free dance fitness class and a chance to pledge a kit to their partner foundation. Both malls will conduct a free breast check-up and hold a program centered on educating people with facts about breast cancer.
Those who can't go out but want to support the cause may opt to take part in an online contest from Oct. 16-20 and a virtual forum on breast cancer awareness on Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. via Facebook live.
The Medical City’s 'Share A Hair' program
Your hair could go a long way!
The Medical City announced its two-day "Share A Hair" program, which will take place at The Medical City Foyer, Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City.
The initiative is aimed at helping cancer patients gain their crowning glory back through hair donations that will be accumulated at the event.
From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., some volunteer haircutters will be waiting to accommodate and assist you at the venue. In case you already have your hair cut and collected, you may send it over to their address: Breast Center, 6F The Medical City, Ortigas Ave., Pasig City, 1800 Metro Manila.
It's important to note that TMC is only accepting those with a 12-inch minimum hair length. Individuals with straight, wavy, rebonded, relaxed, or even colored hair are allowed to take part in the program. Those with permed, curly, with highlights, or ombre-colored hair aren't eligible to donate.
Avon’s 'Normal For Me' events
Avon has been very vocal and consistent in raising awareness of breast cancer. In its 30th year of breast cancer promise, the brand has announced several events ias part of its "Normal For Me" campaign.
Together with Electric Studio, Avon will hold three fundraising spin classes in every branch of Electric Studio this October: Oct. 19 (Bonifacio Global City, 4:30 p.m.), Oct. 26 (Alabang, 4:00 p.m.), and Oct. 29 (Podium, 1:30 p.m.).
There's also the Pink It Up dance party on Oct. 22—a benefit self-check Zumba class in partnership with Live Love Party at the North Fountain of SM by The Bay. For a minimum of P50 donation, you can dance and support breast cancer patients by signing up for the event.
Avon has also partnered with Foodpanda to distribute donations and discount vouchers that will benefit their chosen foundation. Proceeds from these fundraising events will be donated to the Philippine Cancer Society.
Zynchronized Concepts’ 'TENk You!'
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For its 10th year on the run, Zynchronized Concepts, together with its beneficiary ICanServe Foundation PH, will launch a zumba party on Oct. 29, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. With only P10 in hand, you can get a ticket to participate, enjoy, and support the promotion of breast cancer awareness.
There will be two venues for this event. The Manila leg is set to take place at the Ayala Malls, Manila Bay, while the Quezon City leg will be held at the Quezon City Memorial Circle.