October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the Elkhart County and St. Joseph County area will have several events marking the occasion. Here is a round-up of upcoming events that will benefit breast cancer research, treatment and support.
What: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk
Where: Howard Park, East Jefferson Blvd., South Bend
When: 9:30 a.m. Oct. 27
Proceeds: American Cancer Society
Information: 257-9789 or MakingStridesWalk.org/SouthBendIN.
What: Blood drive at the South Bend Medical Foundation
Details: South Bend Medical Foundation will donate $10 for each unit of blood collected to help support cancer services
Where: 530 N. Lafayette Blvd., South Bend
When: A celebration will be held 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 18. Blood donations will be taken throughout the month of October.
Proceeds: RiverBend Cancer Services of St. Joseph County, Susan G. Komen For the Cure Foundation, United Cancer Services of Elkhart County or Cancer Services of Grant County
Information: To register call 234-1157 or go to www.givebloodnow.com
What: The Retreat’s 5th annual Decorated Bra Event
Where: 1135 Professional Drive, Goshen
When: Throughout the month of October people will be able to vote for their favorite design in person or at www.GoshenBraContest.org. The Retreat requests a minimum contribution of $1 per vote.
Proceeds: HeartString Sisters, a program that gives free mammograms for eligible local women
Information: 364-4000 or iuhealth.org/goshen/womens-health