Breast Cancer Events in Cincinnati
As the second-most common cancer for women (behind skin cancer), breast cancer is a threat to our mothers, aunts, sisters, grandmothers and girlfriends. According to The American Cancer Society, more than 192,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and about 41,000 will die. However, the mortality rate could decrease by 30 percent if all women 50 and older had a mammogram each year. This kind of education is crucial in fighting against breast cancer, and the Komen Greater Cincinnati organization certainly plays its part in hosting multiple, fun-filled events each year around October, or Breast Cancer Awareness Month, to further aid in research and information.
Here’s a rundown of the major breast cancer events happening at the end of September and October in Cincinnati. All proceeds go to the Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research. Unless noted in the information below, to sign up for any of the events, visit the Komen Greater Cincinnati site and click on “Events.”
Pink Ribbon Classic Golf Outing
What: This 18-hole scramble/shamble golf tournament also features a raffle, lunch buffet, beverages on the course, a chance to “buy” a pro golfer, a $1,000 hole-in-one challenge, other skill challenges and a silent auction. Registration is $200 per individual and $800 per foursome. You can submit your individual entry and be paired by the Heritage Club professional staff or form your own team. Pink golf attire is encouraged – for the men too.
Where: Heritage Club, 6690 Heritage Club Dr., Mason, OH 45040
When: 11 a.m. Sept. 19
Greater Cincinnati Race for the Cure
What: More than 19,000 are expected to attend this day of various races, fundraising, breast cancer education and honoring survivors. The day begins with an expo and continues with a competitive 5k run, 5k walk/run, 2k family walk/run and fun run on an open field. At 10:45 a.m., “A Celebration of Hope” survivor and awards ceremony reminds everyone what the event is all about.
Where: Great American Ball Park, 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
When: 7 a.m. Sept.24
Pink and Chrome Ride for the Cure
What: The third annual Pink and Chrome Ride for the Cure is a motorcycle pledge ride for breast cancer awareness, support and research. Each participant collects pledges to win prizes, rides the ride and then can enjoy an after-party. A $15 donation per participant scores you a goody bag and event bandana.
Where: Thomas Cloud Park, 4707 Brandt Pike, Dayton, OH 45424
When: 11 a.m. Oct.1
Crop for the Cure
What: Work alongside fellow scrapbook-makers at Crop for the Cure, where you’ll learn new solutions and techniques to make set your scrapbook apart from the rest. Lunch and dinner will be provided, along with door prizes, raffles, games, goody bags, free massages and a “Croptail” hour for $7 per cocktail. Four to five scrapbooking vendors will be on-site, and 10 percent of their proceeds will go toward breast cancer research and education. Attendees are encouraged to contribute a 12×12 scrapbook layout of someone they would like to celebrate or remember for the event’s Album of Hope.
Where: St. Timothy’s Church, 10272 US Highway 42, Union, KY 41091
When: Oct. 1
Pink Ribbon Luncheon
What: Entering its 10th year, the Pink Ribbon Luncheon brings together about 1,400 women from the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area to lunch and learn about breast cancer prevention. This year, best-selling author, film director, screenwriter and journalist Nora Ephron (“Sleepless in Seattle,” “When Harry Met Sally” and “Julie and Julia”) is the guest speaker. At 10 a.m., the event’s silent auction opens.
Where: Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202
When: Silent auction starts at 10 a.m. and luncheon starts at noon Oct. 6
Function Conjunction Ladies Fair
What: Shopping, health, nutrition, pampering, financial planning, fitness and breast cancer education meet at the Function Conjunction Ladies Fair, a showcase of products and services just for women and families. Attend for just $3, of which $1 will go to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation in Greater Cincinnati. Exhibitor booths are still available as well.
Where: Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, Cincinnati, OH 45246
When: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Oct. 22-23