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Think Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness in the Wrentham Area

From galas to walks to shopping, here's how you can participate, pledge support and donate to the cause in the Wrentham area and the rest of the Commonwealth.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and whether you love to shop, attend events, walk or run, there are tons of different ways to support the cause.

Check out the list below of opportunities to go pink around Wrentham and beyond:

The Wrentham Village Premium Outlets are teaming with Susan G. Komen for the Cure to support breast cancer awareness, outreach, research, and treatment programs in its local community.

During the month of October, shoppers can visit the on-site Information Center to donate $10 to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure and then enjoy a rewarding day of shopping at the on-site Premium Outlets Pink Event. For each donation of $10 or more, shoppers will receive a special savings card filled with “25 percent off one single item” offers from Barneys New York Outlet, Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store, David Yurman, Elie Tahari, Joe’s Jeans, KateSpade New York, Lucky Brand, Polo Ralph Lauren, Ted Baker London, Tommy Hilfiger, Williams-Sonoma Outlet and more.

Donations will be accepted on-site only via cash or credit, with all contributions benefiting the Greater Boston Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Elsewhere, the third annual Party in Pink Zumbathon will be held in Dedham on Oct. 13.  One hundred percent of the proceeds raised from this event will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door, which grants you automatic entry into raffles. 

Addicted to Zumba? Join other Zumba enthusiasts at the Party in Pink Zumbathon in Brookline and enjoy a workout while making your donation.

There are even more ways to spread breast cancer awareness this month by supporting national organizations that are fighting for a cure.

Research centers like Susan G. Komen for the Cure are selling pink ribbon merchandise and it’s a twofer — retail therapy and donating to a cause that affects millions.

You can also support breast cancer research by affixing a special stamp to your mail. The U.S. Postal Service has been selling a stamp commemorating breast cancer awareness for the past 15 years. The agency has raised $75 million so far for research programs at the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense.

The American Cancer Society’s annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk is organized nationwide and so far more than 8 million people have walked for this cause and raised about $460 million.

And you can join people from four continents in a Race for the Cure event organized by Susan G. Komen For The Cure, or an Avon Walk For Breast Cancer event organized by the Avon Foundation for Women.

TELL US: Is there a special event you participate in to support breast cancer research? Share your stories and thoughts with us by adding them to the comments sections of this article. Also, be sure to add photos of you and your friends supporting the cause to the photo gallery above.

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