, Salem, MA

October 12, 2012

Breast cancer awareness events and fundraisers

The Salem News

---- — A Party in Pink Zumbathon, hosted by local Zumba instructor Kerri Kelley, will take place Sunday, Oct. 14, at Boston North Fitness, 30 Prince St., Danvers, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. The event features a 90-minute Zumba class, informational booths and raffle prizes donated by local businesses. The cost is $20, payable in advance or at the door, with proceeds going to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Doors open at noon. For more information, visit and click on the “Party in Pink” tab, or visit the KK Fit For Life page on Facebook.

Barbells for Boobs, a nationwide fundraising event to benefit Mammograms in Action and breast cancer awareness, will take place at Be Fit Health and Wellness, 128 Park St., Building B, Beverly, at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. The event is open to all North Shore residents of any fitness level, but will be capped at 50 participants. A $25 donation is requested. For more information, visit

The second annual Lynda J. Talbot Memorial 5K Run/Walk will take place Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Danvers YMCA, 34 Pickering St., at 9 a.m. The run/walk honors Lynda Talbot, a Danvers resident for more than 60 years who died in August 2010 after a 23-year battle with breast cancer. Proceeds of the $30 registration fee ($20 for children under 18) go toward the Lynda J. Talbot Memorial Scholarship and to breast cancer research. Register in advance or on the day of the event. Same-day registration starts at 7 a.m. For more information, visit

Zumba instructor Danielle Roberts will host a Party in Pink Zumbathon at Roller World, Route 1, Saugus, Sunday, Oct. 28. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; Zumbathon takes place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Event features a 90-minute Zumba class and raffles. Participants encouraged to wear pink. Party in Pink themed Zumba workout attire will also be for sale. Cost is $15 in advance, $20 at the door, with proceeds going to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. For more information, visit

Lorraine Roy Design Collections and Friends present Illusions, a magical fashion event to help make breast cancer disappear, Thursday, Nov. 1, at 6 p.m. at the Danversport Yacht Club. The event benefits the breast oncology program at MGH North Shore Cancer Center. Tickets are $75. For more information, call 978-774-0825 or visit

Beverly Cleaners is going pink. Throughout the month of October, the shop uses pink hangers and sells pink bracelets, with proceeds going toward breast cancer awareness. Beverly Cleaners is at 61 Elliott St., Beverly.

Curran Bros. Florist and Greenhouse will donate $5 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation for every Currans Charity Cyclamen sold. The plant’s wooden container features a pink ribbon on its sides and doubles as a photo cube that can hold up to four photos. For more information, visit or call 978-774-1446. Curran Bros. is at 15 Park St., Danvers.

Hair Crafters of Ipswich hosts Streak for the Cure throughout the month of October. For $20, stylists will “streak” your hair pink, with 100 percent of the proceeds going directly to breast cancer research. Appointments are recommended but not necessary. Hair Crafters is at 26 Central St., Ipswich, and is open six days a week. For more information, call 978-356-2776 or visit

Donate $1 to Making Strides Against Breast Cancer at Plum Consignment throughout the month of October and receive 10 percent off any one item during the month of November. Plum Consignment is at 156 Cabot St., Beverly. For more information, call 978-853-6623 or visit


Have an event or fundraiser to add to this list? Contact Cheryl Lecesse at or 978-338-2664.