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October 19, 2012

Breast cancer awareness events and fundraisers

The Danvers Get in Shape for Women is supporting the second annual Lynda J. Talbot Memorial 5K Run/Walk by manning a water stop during the race, which takes 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. The Danvers Get in Shape for Women is also donating $100 to the fund for every new client that joins in October. Register in advance or on the day of the event. Same-day registration starts at 7 a.m. For more information, visit www.racewire.com/talbot.

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 www.lorraineroy.com.

Barbells for Boobs, a nationwide fundraising event to benefit Mammograms in Action and breast cancer awareness, has been rescheduled to Saturday, Nov. 17, at Be Fit Health and Wellness, 128 Park St., Building B, Beverly. 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 www.beverlypersonaltrainer.com.

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 curransflowers.com or call 978-774-1446. Curran Bros. is at 15 Park St., Danvers.

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