Here's to the Cure! 11 Best Ways to Support Breast Cancer Research This October in NYC

15,000 New Yorkers are diagnosed with breast cancer every year and 1 in 8 women in the United States will be diagnosed in their life time.

In 2016, more than ever, we know it's important for women (and men) to educate themselves about screening, treatment, and support.

This October, during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, NYC is home to some amazing fundraisers, all intent on providing community and raising money for the cure.

All of these events are going to be a blast―especially October 20th when we team up with our friends at HOOCH and the Susan G. Komen Foundation to kick cancer's ass. 

Thursday night, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., we're heading down to the Hotel Chantelle on the Lower East Side for a happy hour of cocktails, good eats, and raffles with sick prizes. 

It's not a free event, but 100% of the proceeds will go to Komen Greater NYC, so get your tickets here

Drink specials will also include two free cocktails for HOOCH users, and if you're not a member (only $10/month), use the code "komen," and you'll get your first month for $1―which will also be donated. 

Celebrate all the survivors and the women we've lost this month by helping these guys reach their common goal to stop breast cancer, and know that your money will be going towards the best institutions that are committed to education and research.

1. Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser at BWW (October 19th)


From 11 a.m. until midnight, if you dine (or order takeout!) at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Brooklyn (632 Gateway Drive), they'll be donating 10% of your bill to Sisters With Purpose, INC when you present them with a PRINTED OUT copy of their event flyer.


The proceeds will be going to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and their parent organization, American Cancer Society. Best excuse for hot wings you're ever gonna get, guys!

Register and print out the flyer here.

2. Brunch & Blowouts For Breast Cancer Research (October 23rd)


Join the folks at Michael Anthony Hair Lounge for $20 Blowouts, pink hair extensions, a complimentary continental brunch, mimosas, and a photobooth.

Their profits will be donated to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. 

The glamming starts at 11 a.m. You can find Michael Anthony Hair Lounge at 4030 E. Tremont Avenue in the Bronx.

3. F*CK CANCER Brunch (October 23rd)


Skip town for a while and help Wood & Fire stick it to cancer. There goal is to raise $25,000 for the Susan Coleman foundation and St. Jude's Children's Hospital at this brunch, that will run from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

They'll be hosting a King Saladeen painting auction, along with $100 raffles– you can win two tickets for "Hamilton," a night at The Boro Hotel for two, and dinner for 4 at the restaurant. There will also be music provided by DJ Serg & Eric the Sax Beast.

Wood & Fire is just up the Saw Mill River Parkway at 59 Marble Avenue in Pleasantville. Don't forget to make a reservation-- but be forewarned, tables are just about sold out!

4. HOOCH x spoiledNYC: Paint the Town Pink (October 20th)


We are proud to partner with HOOCH and Komen Greater NYC for a night of cocktails, apps, music, and some dope raffles– score restaurant vouchers, Beats headphones, Barry's Bootcamp classes, theater tix, and more!

For HOOCH members, there will be drink specials, apps, and two FREE cocktails. If you're still not a member of HOOCH, you can join today for $1, that will be donated, with the code "komen." 

We'll be at Hotel Chantelle at 92 Ludlow Street– the party runs from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.

100% of the proceeds from tickets and raffles will be donated to Komen Greater NYC, grab your tickets here (it's $20 now, $30 at the door). 

5. Barefaced LIC-ers; A Night Out to Raise Money for Breast Cancer Research (October 20th)


Join Woodbines Craft Kitchen for a celebration of beauty in all its forms in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. They encourage you to come "as you feel comfortable" whether you want to rock a contour or #nomakeup.

There will be a selection of craft beers and whiskies available, along with free appetizers but they will be contributing $1 for every food or drink item sold to breast cancer research benefiting Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. 100% of their raffle proceeds will be donated.

Woodbines is at 47-10 Vernon Boulevard in LIC, and the event runs from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. Register to attend here.

6. Pink and Pampering (October 26th)


Do you have any idea how terrible the subway makes your skin? Seriously, pampering is important. Head upstate for the day to join the salon Bare Skin & Laser for a night of cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, as well as free service demos, free consultations, gift bags, raffles and more. 

A portion of their proceeds will be donated to The Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation in loving memory of Jillian Giardullo.

Bare Skin & Laser is located at 201 Marble Avenue in Pleasantville. RSVP by October 22nd at 914.747.9600.

7. Painting With a Purpose: A Breast Cancer Awareness Painting Party (October 20th)


Head to this quirky consignment shop for an inspiring evening of artistic expression for the cause organized by the Labyrinth Arts Collective, INC. 100% of the night's proceeds will go to The United Cancer Foundation.

The Labyrinth Arts Collective, INC. represents many genres of art such as visual, spoken word, and dance. Their goal is to achieve 501(c) non profit status to qualify for funding via grants in the future to provide their communities with permanent and long running arts programs.

Painting starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m.– of course, they encourage all to wear something pink! The hosts are Monkey Girlz Treasures at 565 Manor Road on Staten Island.

They invite artists of all skill levels to join. The $20 fee includes supplies, instruction, and some tasty, pink refreshments. Everyone will be guided by an experienced artist to create a painting for you to take home. Purchase tickets here.

8. Dance 4 The Cure - Fitness Classes For Breast Cancer Survivors (October 22nd)


Sister With Purpose, INC. is partnering with Fit4Dance NYC to present a free fitness class for breast cancer survivors.

The class begins at 5:30 at the Fit4Dance Studio at 154 Utica Avenue in Brooklyn. There is limited space and it's first-come, first-serve.

Register here.

9. Zumba Pink Party IV (October 22nd)


Break out all the pink Lululemon you have for this fun Zumba party. Besides the dancing, there will be snacks, beverages, and raffles for some amazing prizes. Of course, all the proceeds will go to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, A Part of the American Cancer Association.

The "Pink Raffle" works like this, the more tickets you buy, the more chances you have to win– but most importantly, the more they'll be raising for the cure.

So lace up your kicks and head to Adelante Studios at 25 West 31st Street; they'll be at the 3rd Floor Studio 6/7. Dance it out from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Don't forget to purchase a ticket here.

10. Think Pink Part 2 (SHOP, SIP, & SEE) (October 22nd)

During their two year celebration of the Shop, Sip, and See event, BKGIRLSNIGHTOUT will be honoring breast cancer survivors in their mission to spread awareness about early detection.


Hosted at the Sheraton Hotel at 228 Duffield Street in Brooklyn, they'll have an assortment of vendors selling makeup, jewelry, accessories, unique gifts, clothing, skin care products, and many more. There will also be Full makeup raffles hourly.

Get your tickets here.

11. BTTF Cocktail Party (October 26th)


The Breast Treatment Task Force is hosting a private cocktail party to support their mission to provide free screening, diagnostics, and treatment for patients without health insurance in New York City at Proskauer Rose LLP at 11 Times Square (27th Floor).

There will be an open bar and hors d'oeuvres, as well as an award presentation at 7:20. Dress is cocktail attire. 

You can purchase tickets here, the cocktail party begins at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 8:30 p.m. If you can't attend, you can still donate to them through their online campaign.

[Feature Image Courtesy StillBlondeAfterAllTheseYears] 

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