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From oyster roasts to yoga classes, here's how to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Charleston

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Now that October has officially begun, it's Breast Cancer Awareness Month — which means there will be events going on in Charleston all month long. Whether it's a walk/run or fundraising event check out how you can support and spread awareness.

Are you hosting an event that we should include? Send all the details to connelly@charlestoncitypaper.com.

For the entire month of October, Croghan's Jewel Box will be selling their Shining Star Goldbug for $95. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the Roper St. Francis Breast Cancer Program.

Throughout October fitness studio The Works will be raising money for Share Our Suzy, a local nonprofit that raises money and resources to assist and support breast cancer patients. Donate throughout the month or for two special workout classes (minimum $50 donation) on Oct. 26 at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. All donations will be matched by local law firm, Yarborough Applegate.


Cell biology researcher Dr. Sundar Balasubramanian provides yogic breathing for cancer survivors and patients undergoing treatment; he teaches classes at the Hope Lodge and as part of the Survivors Fit Club at MUSC's Wellness Center. You can learn more about his offerings online at pranascience.com.



On Thursdays this October Sol Southwest Kitchen & Tequila Bar in Mt. Pleasant and Summerville bring back "Breast Friends Thursdays," a weekly benefit with proceeds going to Share Our Suzy. Each Thurs. through Oct. 24 enjoy live music from female musicians, complimentary wine and liquor tastings, and food and drink specials.

Join Making Strides of Charleston for the kickoff of Real Men Wear Pink/Pinktoberfest at Edmund's Oast Brewing Co. on Thurs. Oct. 3 at 5:30 p.m. Jon Rogers, Carl Ritchie, Dixon Woodward, and Reggie Burgess will be raising funds for breast cancer support all month long.

The Tri-County Cancer Survivor's Oyster Roast will be held on Sun. Oct. 6 from 1-4 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of all-you-can-eat oysters, chili, hot dogs, beer and wine, silent auctions, raffles, and entertainment by Souldonor. Tickets are $30 and benefit Cancer Survivors in Tri-County.

John O'Hurley will be hosting A Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Film Event on Sat. Oct. 12 at 5 and 6 p.m. Enjoy a double documentary feature of Marathons For Mom and Love Always, Mom showcasing two powerful stories surrounding metastatic breast cancer. Tickets are $10 and will benefit Racing for MBC and The Cyan Gray Hope Foundation.

On Sun. Oct. 13 at 3 p.m., the Swain Department of Nursing at the Citadel will host their Beach Bash and Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Walk. Proceeds will benefit spreading awareness of the need for metastatic breast cancer research funding. Not only will you be helping a great cause, but you can enjoy food and live music after the walk. Tickets are $40 and come with a Beach Bash T-shirt.

The S.C. Promise Tea will be held on Sun. Oct. 13 from 2-5 p.m. Dr. Paula D. Bos will be the guest speaker for the event with complimentary refreshments from Kaminsky's and Starbucks, as well as a silent auction to benefit the Affiliate's Mission. Tickets are $25 and will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and those who make an additional $25 donation will receive a token of appreciation.

On Sat. Oct. 19 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., the Mt. Pleasant Towne Center will host the Pink Promenade Catwalk & Cocktails event. Tickets are $25 to benefit the Roper St. Francis Breast Cancer Program which earns you two champagne cocktails, brunch bites courtesy of Burtons Grill, and an a cappella performance by CK Chance while cancer survivors model the latest fashions.

On Thurs. Oct. 24, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Handcraft Kitchen and Cocktails hosts a breast cancer awareness fundraiser, serving a signature 'pink drink,' with 100 percent of proceeds benefitting the American Cancer Society. Ten percent from the proceeds of all other drinks sold will also be donated.

The Embracing U Foundation hosts their annual survivor candlelight gala on Sat. Oct. 26 at the Charleston Area Convention Center at 7 p.m. You can buy tickets ($75) online now.

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is hosting Making Strides in Charleston on Sun. Oct. 27 at 2:30 p.m. This walk will benefit the American Cancer Society, and for every $500 you raise online from now until Oct. 4, Coldwell Banker will put an extra $100 in your personal fundraising account.

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