Support breast cancer awareness in Birmingham—events, resources + more


breast cancer research foundation
Here’s how you can get involved. (Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama (BCRFA) / Facebook)

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but it’s important to support breast cancer awareness in Birmingham year-round with fundraising events, resources for survivors and more. Keep reading for resources for breast cancer awareness in Birmingham, brought to you by our friends who are experts in in staying healthy, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama.

How YOU can help raise funds and awareness for breast cancer this month

Birmingham, Pink Up the Pace, Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama
You can have fun while raising breast cancer awareness in Birmingham. (Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama (BCRFA) / Facebook)

1. J. McLaughlin “Think Pink” Sip & Shop 

On October 20, J. McLaughlin will donate 15% of all sales from their location at The Summit to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama. Patrons will also enjoy complimentary sparkling water, Prosecco and light bites while they shop.

2. Pink Up The Pace 5K

Join the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama for the 5th annual Pink Up the Pace 5K and 1-Mile Dolly Dash Fun Run presented by Vulcan Materials Company! Pink Up The Pace features a 5K and 1-mile fun run open to runners and walkers of all ages. After the event, stick around for refreshments, beer and wine for adults and field activities including face painting, a petting zoo and an inflatable obstacle course.

3. Alabama’s Breast Cancer Research Tag

Want to support research while letting your community know that you’re passionate about the fight against breast cancer? The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama’s “Breast Cancer Research” specialty license plate is perfect for you.

Available for cars, trucks, motorcycles and boats, this tag is a great way to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research in our state – 100% of funds received go to local research! 

Breast cancer screenings—what they are and where you can get one

Camellia Imaging
Get your screenings done! (Camellia Women’s Imaging)

The goal of screening exams for early breast cancer detection is to find cancers before they start to cause symptoms—this can help find cancer at its early stage. When abnormal tissue or cancer is found early, it may be easier to treat.

Brookwood Baptist

St. Vincent’s Birmingham Bruno Cancer Center

Camellia Women’s Imaging

UAB Medicine Breast Health Center

Breast Cancer Survivor Resources

Forge BCSC
Gardening is one of the many ways Forge brings breast cancer survivors together. (Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center)

Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center

Forge Breast Cancer Survivor Center helps survivors create their own survivorship plan, match with a peer who has “been there, too,” find free professional mental health counseling and transportation resources to get to medical appointments, connect with a support group and so much more.

Callie Puryear
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