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Support breast cancer research by attending these local activities

Posted on Oct. 14, 2012 at 1:00 a.m.

Truth Staff

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

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

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 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