, Salem, MA

October 19, 2012

Breast cancer awareness events and fundraisers

The Salem News

---- — 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

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

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

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

Rows of pink pumpkins are available to purchase at Marini Farm, marking National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A percentage of every pink pumpkin sold will go to the Pink Pumpkin Patch Foundation for cancer cure. Marini Farm is at 259 Linebrook Road, Ipswich. For more information, call 978-356-0430 or visit

A breast cancer awareness fundraiser for Tina McCarthy, a breast cancer survivor raising money for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Peabody Elks, 40 Oak St. The event will feature raffles, a cash bar, manicures, costume jewelry for sale and other vendors.

A charity yard sale to mark breast cancer awareness will take place Sunday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (rain date Sunday, Oct. 28) at 7 Longwood Ave., Peabody. One hundred percent of all money collected will be donated to breast cancer awareness, and all unsold items will be donated to The Salvation Army. Donated items to sell are still being accepted. To donate items, email to arrange for pickup or drop-off.

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

North Shore Technical High School is focusing its Spirit Week activities along with its Homecoming games and breakfast on breast cancer awareness again this year. This week, students from all classes are competing with spirit activities, including Pride Walls, Teacher-Student Costume Contests and other activities that will culminate in a Bulldog Pride Assembly on Friday afternoon. Saturday morning, the athletic and culinary departments will host a breakfast from 8 to 10:30 a.m.; the $5 ticket will be donated to breast cancer research. In addition, there will be a powder puff flag football game between the junior and senior girls followed by an alumni flag football game between North Shore Tech’s varsity team and alumni who played for North Shore Tech. At 1:30 p.m., the Homecoming Game will match up North Shore Tech Bulldogs against Mystic Valley. Proceeds from these events will also be donated in support of breast cancer awareness.


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