Its October and there’s something more important going on than Halloween. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and during the month you’ll see lots of pink around Birmingham, reminding people there is hope for a good diagnosis, thanks to dedicated research teams around the world, and right here in our own backyard.
One of those research organizations is the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama (BCRFA) at the University of Alabama Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Center – a 15- minute drive from The Retreat at Mountain Brook. If you’ve seen a specialty license tag on a car, truck or motorcycle from Alabama, with a big pink ribbon, that person has spent an extra $50, of which proceeds go to fund BCRFA research.
If you’re looking for something to do, and want to take advantage of specials and events celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness month, here’s some people, places, and things, you might want on your radar
Nothing like BBQ in the south – and some of the best can be found at Full Moon BBQ at its Southside location. Wed., Oct. 3 from 10 am until 5 pm. 25% of all purchases will go directly to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation at UAB. Just a 15-min drive from The Retreat at Mountain Brook. Directions
Also on the BBQ scene….
The UAB Hospital Auxiliary Angel Squad is selling $10 Jim ‘N Nick’s gift cards. In exchange, Jim ‘N Nick’s has pledged to give 50 percent of these gift card sales back to the Angels. To buy gift cards, please contact the Angel Squad at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 205-801-8266. The Trussville Jim N Nicks Directions will be the closest to The Retreat at Mountain Brook, once you have your card from Urban Angels Squad.
What’s BBQ without beer?
All month long, stop by Cahaba Brewing Company and support BCRFA by ordering a pink beer or purchasing a CBC tee with a pink BCRFA logo! Cahaba Brewing will have a Belgium Cherry beer specially brewed for October, and a limited quantity of special edition pink and navy Cahaba Brewing t-shirts. Event Details
Real Men Wear Pink Campaign
Read about Dr. Jeff Dugas, one of two dozen men in the Birmingham area participating in this year’s Real Men Wear Pink campaign. Participants wear something pink throughout October and commit to raising at least $2,500. At the conclusion of the campaign, the top fundraiser will be recognized and named Pink Man of the Year.
And if golf is your thing, you might want to check out Calera Goes Pink golf tournament at the
at the Timberline Golf Club benefitting BCRFA.
Hop on I-459 for a quick trip to the Summit and support the cause and take advantage of these great deals. Directions
Brighton – limited edition bracelets support the cause
Power of Pink
September 30 – October 31
Hand Treatments for a Cause!
October 1 – October 31
Enjoy an evening of “private shopping” at Belk at the Summit to support breast cancer research. Belk is offering exclusive discounts for private shoppers for this special fundraising event.
- 20% off All Regular Priced Purchases Store Wide*
- Catering by Kathy G. & Co.
- Live Entertainment
- Complimentary Beverages and more and more…
Here’s how it all started.
In December of 1995, the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center introduced two people who had a shared experience with breast cancer. Dolly O’Neal, an 18-month breast cancer survivor, was one of those people. The other was Bruce Sokol, whose wife D. D. was undergoing breast cancer treatment at the time. Both shared a fervent desire to do something to fight this disease.
The following year, they founded the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama, and have since raised over $5.8 million to fund research for a cure. Its Mission: “To help find a cure for breast cancer by funding promising Breast Cancer Research and to raise community awareness and funding for that research.”