We All Wear The Ribbon

Everyone knows someone who’s had it. There are about 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States, according to the American Cancer Society. In homage to these women, we wear the pale pink ribbon. To raise funds for a cure, you can show support at a variety of Breast Cancer Awareness month events throughout October.

The second annual Shades of Pink event takes place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Grove Isle Resort and Spa (4 Grove Island Dr., Coconut Grove). There’ll be live painting by Kiki Valdez, flame throwers, and a fashion show to support the Florida Breast Cancer Coalition Research Foundation. Tickets cost $25 to $35, visit www.shadesofpink07.eventbrite.com.

Keep it local on Wednesday night (the 24th) at the Paradise Hard Rock Casino (One Paradise Way, Hollywood), when celebrity survivors (like CBS 4’s Laurie Stein) host the mega-party Pink in Paradise. Rosy-hued cocktail concoctions will flow and scrumptious appetizers from the casino’s restaurants will be devoured during this inspirational, celebrational, gathering. Adding a fashionable flair to the night’s events, the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale will be on the catwalk showing off their students’ hottest, girliest, and likely pinkest creations. Tickets cost $35 to $45. Buy ´em in advance or at the door, either way proceeds go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Women’s Way of United Way Broward. Call 954-730-7730, ext. 133.

Athletes should save their strength for Saturday October 20, when the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure begins at 7:30 a.m. at Bayfront Park (301 Biscayne Blvd., Miami). Call 305-666-7223, or visit www.komenmiaftl.org.
Thu., Oct. 18, 2007

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