Florida Weekly–Breast Cancer Awareness Month Calendar of Events

September 26, 2013

Oct. 9
8th Annual Pink Ribbon Luncheon — “New Choices, New Hope,” with Dr. Louise Morrell, medical director of the Lynn Cancer Institute; Aileen Pruitt, former oral and IV chemo recipient; Michele Donahue, passionate Komen advocate; Andrea Wesley, breast cancer survivor. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 9, Woodfield Country Club, 3650 Club Place, Boca Raton. Tickets: $135; info at komenflorida.org.

Nights at Niedland — It’s a pinktastic party! Visit Jupiter Medical Center’s two locations during two nights. Appetizers & Pink Champagne • Breast Health Information • Boutique Shopping • Health Risk Assessments • Healthy Stations with Interactive Demonstrations • KOOL 105.5 Guest Appearance by Mo & Sally • Makeup & Skin Care Demos with Samples • Meet & Greet with Physicians • Raffle Prizes & Pink Giveaways • Spa Services • Tours • Wine & Chocolate. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. the Margaret W. Niedland Breast Center, 1025 Military Trail, Suite 200, Jupiter For a second event on Thursday, Oct. 24, 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m., visit Niedland Breast Screening Center, 11310 Legacy Place, Suite 110, Palm Beach Gardens. Registration is required for the events, call 263-2628.

Oct. 10
Taste of CityPlace — Food and cocktail tastings at 21 CityPlace restaurants, 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Oct. 10 at City- Place, West Palm Beach. Presented by Midtown Imaging and Good Samaritan Medical Center’s The Comprehensive Breast Center. Wear pink to support breast cancer awareness. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Tickets: $20 advance, $25 day of event; available at CityPlace Guest Services or at cityplace.com/info. tastcityplace.

Girls’ Night Out — Tastings of Florida wines, sidewalk sales, goody bags, ladies event T-shirts, artist and jewelry vendors, plus live music from the Chase Stites Band, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Oct. 10, downtown Lake Worth. A portion of proceeds will benefit Komen South Florida.

Oct. 12
Turn Up for Pink — This event will provide awareness to the community about early detection for breast cancer. Mammography screenings will be provided. Donations for Komen South Florida will be accepted. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 12, MCI Technology, 3650 Shawnee Ave., West Palm Beach.

Oct. 14
Letty Cottin Pogrebin — The author of “How to be a Friend to a Friend Who’s Sick” and co-founder of Ms. Magazine, will kick off the 19th Annual Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches Book Festival at 7 p.m. Oct. 14. The event, held during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is in partnership with Jupiter Medical Center. It will be held at the new JCC, 5221 Hood Road, Palm Beach Gardens. For more information about the book festival, including the signature book luncheon, contact Lisa Blumberg at 712- 5209 or LisaB@jcconline.com. Register for the events online at jcconline.com. Featured books are available for purchase at JCConline/books.

Oct. 16 – Oct. 20
Key To The Cure Shopping Event — Join Saks Fifth Avenue in Palm Beach Gardens for its annual Key to the Cure Event. Two percent of purchases from the Charity Shopping Weekend, Oct. 16 to Oct. 20, will be donated to the Kristin Hoke Breast Health Program at Jupiter Medical Center, as well as 100 percent of the local proceeds from each limited edition T-shirt ($35) sold. For more information or to purchase tickets, see www.jmcfoundation.org or call 263-5728.

Key To The Cure Private Cocktail Reception — Oct. 16, 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Saks Fifth Avenue, Gardens Mall, 3101 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, $40 per entry ticket, $75 per couple entry.

Oct. 19
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Palm Beach — Join Jupiter Medical Center at the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, a noncompetitive fund raising walk, and help us continue to save lives and create a world with less breast cancer and more birthdays. For more information or to register for a team, visit www.jupiterbreastcare.com/events or www.facebook.com/jupitermedical.

Saturday, Oct. 19, at 9 a.m. Meyer Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach

Oct. 26
The 2nd Annual Every Boob Counts 5K Race/Walk — 7:30 a.m.- 11 a.m. Oct. 26, John Prince Park, 4759 S. Congress Ave., Lake Worth. Event promises to be a fun and spirited. Medals for all finishers. Run or walk on this certified course in honor or memory of someone who has been affected by breast cancer. Proceeds to Komen SouthFlorida to increase breast cancer awareness, promote the importance of early detection and provide support and resources to those in our local community.

Featuring Accuchip Timing; First 850 registered runners/walkers guaranteed a T-shirt and medal. Visit everyboobcounts.com.

8th Annual Golf for the Cure — King Point’s Golf for the Cure event will be a shotgun — best ball tournament. It’s 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 26, King’s Point, 7000 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. For more information, visit kingspointdelray.com/komencontact.html.

Oct. 30
Brake for Breakfast with Jupiter Medical Center — Join KOOL 105.5 and Jupiter Medical Center’s Comprehensive Breast Care Program for Brake for Breakfast. Make a quick pit-stop on your way to work at our women’s health fair. Drive through for information on women’s breast health screenings including mammography, breast self-exams, the latest breast cancer technology, and more.

Pick up a complimentary goody bag and insulated lunch bag filled with breakfast items. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 6:30 a.m.-9 a.m. Jupiter Medical Center’s Urgent Care Center, 5430 Military Trail (Abacoa Shopping Center on the corner of Military Trail & Donald Ross Road in Jupiter) To register, call 263-2628. ¦

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