Tuesday, October 8, 2013
5 very pink events in DFW for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Stay abreast of what's happening.
We love boobies! Save the tatas! The very important Breast Cancer Awareness Month has become a platform for breast-related puns that seem to minimize the seriousness of this effort. According to the Susan G. Komen Foundation -- the Dallas-based group that has become the nation's best-known charity for breast cancer -- nearly 40,000 breast cancer-related deaths are expected in 2013 in the United States. The disease affects our mothers, grandmothers, sisters and even brothers.
With the massive efforts to give money to breast cancer research, Komen has nearly taken ownership of the color pink, which shows up especially strongly in October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You'll see National Football League players wearing pink shoes and gloves. You'll see the pink ribbon on cereal boxes. On "Cook for the Cure" KitchenAid appliances like mixers and blenders. On bags of chips.
Several businesses and charities in Dallas-Fort Worth are doing pink fundraisers in honor of the fight against breast cancer. We've rounded up 5 efforts, and please let us know of others in the comments section:
Order the Boobie Burger: You'll have to order it by name, unfortunately: The "Boobie Burger" is $8.99 at all Twisted Root Burger locations (Deep Ellum, SMU, Richardson, Roanoke, Fairview, Plano, Arlington, Bedford and Carrollton) until October 31. The Breast Burger is a beef patty topped with pepper jack, chipotle ranch, and "two strategically placed scoops of guacamole," according to a press release. Twisted Root is donating 10 percent of Boobie Burger sales to the Susan G. Komen foundation.
Sing the blues: Two music-related events take place in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month: A concert called Blues Against Breast Cancer brings Smokin’ Joe Kubek to Poor David's Pub in Dallas on Saturday, October 12. On the same day, Kenny Traylor, Zac Harmon and more perform at Babb Bros. BBQ and Blues in the Trinity Groves complex in West Dallas.
Drink beer, raise money: Deep Ellum Brewing Company has put pink tops on its canned beer to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month in its "Cans for Cans" campaign. The company pledged $1 from each six-pack to Bradie James’ Foundation 56, a cancer charity named for the former Dallas Cowboys football player who started it in honor of his mother who died of breast cancer.
Get checked out: This month isn't just for remembering breast cancer survivors and giving money; it's also about teaching women to care for themselves and encouraging early detection. Texas Regional Medical Center at Sunnyvale is offering $99 mammograms in October. Appointments are required.
Race for the Cure: The mother of all breast cancer events is Saturday, October 19, when thousands of people will meet up in NorthPark Center's parking lot for the 1K and 5K fun runs. Find details on how to participate here. Susan G. Komen also coordinates The 3-Day, a 60-mile trek over three days that raises money for breast cancer research. The event in DFW is November 1-3.Follow @sblaskovich