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October 19, 2012

Breast cancer awareness events and fundraisers


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

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