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Think Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Events in Alpharetta and Milton

From galas to walks to shopping, here's how you can participate, pledge support and donate to the cause in Alpharetta, Milton and Georgia

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 in Alpharetta and Milton and beyond:

You just missed the Young Survival Coalition's Tour de Pink, held Saturday, Sept. 29. Today sponsors will get the chane to network and play golf with 30 of the top technology company executives on the Alpharetta Athletic Club East Course in "Agile on the Green." Net proceeds for the event will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure – Greater Atlanta Affiliate and 75 percent of these dollars will benefit the 10-county metro Atlanta area with low-cost and no cost mammograms.

RBM of Atlanta North spends the whole month donating money to Susan. G. Komen for the Cure Greater Atlanta through the sale of cars. The auto dealership on McFarland Road will doante 100 percent of the proceeds of sales of pink-themed cars and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of all Mercedes Benz and Smart cars during October.

In addition to these Alpharetta and Milton events, Georgia residents will be participating in the Pink Ribbons program in Atlanta, GA, is organizing its annual fashion show and luncheon. The event is a great way to discover what’s in style this season and to raise money for breast cancer awareness. This event also features a fashion show where breast cancer survivors strut down the runway. Team Angels Foundation, based in Michigan, hosts a yearly dinner and fashion show to help spread the message that breast cancer can affect both men and women.

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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