October is not only the time of pumpkin patches, warm & rich colors, and spiced beverages; but also a time to bring awareness to Breast Cancer! Aside the backdrop of Halloween 'boo'-tiques and storefronts, candy and jack-o-lanterns, and festive decorations is the color PINK! Numerous retailers and restaurants are offering pink items for you to don and menu deals for the month of October to highlight and benefit breast cancer charities. Aside from wearing pink and purchasing pink merchandise, you can show your support by joining in on a walk, run, or bike event benefiting breast cancer research, patients, and survivors. Here are a few events coming up in or around the OC area:

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k

Segerstrom Center for the Arts Founders Hall
600 Town Center Dr, Costa Mesa

Sunday, Oct 6 2013 7:00 AM

Phone (877) 740-9255

No Fee, More Details Here

Making Strides is your chance to join the American Cancer Society and thousands of people in your community to change the course of breast cancer forever. Come walk with us. There is no registration fee and everyone is welcome. Donations are accepted.Donations accepted

Trek Breast Cancer Awareness Ride

JAX BICYCLE CENTER

3000 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90808

Phone:(562) 421-4646  

Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM (PDT)

Price $30; Family registration (4): $25

Buy Tickets Here

Join the FIGHT against BREAST CANCER with Jax Bicycle Center by participating in the 8th annual Trek "Breast Cancer Awareness Ride" Saturday, October 12th!

Ride to raise awareness for breast cancer prevention, screening, treatment and to help fund a cure.

  • Fun-Family/ Beginner 15 Mile Ride
  • Intermediate/ Advanced 35 Mile Ride (Rest Stop/ SAG Support at Turn Around, Jax Bicycle Center - Huntington Beach)
  • Prizes! Prizes! Prizes! Trek has partnered with some great companies to provide awesome door prizes along with a Sweepstakes to win a Trek Lexa!
  • Goodie bags for all pre-registered riders!
  • BBQ Lunch provided by Jax Bicycle Center following the Ride!


Two Wheels One Planet

420 E 17th St
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Phone (949) 646-7717

Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (PDT)

Price $30; Family registration (4): $25

Buy Tickets Here

Please join us Saturday, October 12, for our 8th Annual Ride as we ride to raise awareness for breast cancer prevention, screening, treatment and to help fund a cure.

  • Fun-Family ride for all ages and abilities around Newport Back Bay on the San Diego Trail!
  • Prizes! Prizes! Prizes! We have partnered with some great companies to provide awesome door prizes along with a Sweepstakes to win a Trek Lexa !
  • Goodie bags for all pre-registered riders
  • Marked route and on-route support
  • Refreshments

The Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure in Newport Beach passed, but you can still get involved and partiicpate in other events!

Check out events happening in Irvine for this month HERE!

Happy October!

Amanda

 *Images via event websites