Pink is popping up everywhere as October has been Breast Cancer Awareness Month since 1985. One can show their support in endless ways, too, far beyond traditional fundraising walks. Treating yourself to a spa day, cycling, golfing, shopping and dining are more options to give. Here’s a look at charity initiatives along Florida’s east coast.
Tee Off Fore Breast Cancer Golf Tournament
Florida Breast Cancer Foundation hosts many events around the state including Tee Off Fore Breast Cancer Golf Tournament at the Wellington National Golf Club on October 16 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The charity outing also features lunch, awards and fun contests for holes in one, putting and longest drive. All proceeds benefit FBCF.
The equestrian world’s winter capital, the bucolic village of Wellington abuts the Florida Everglades in Palm Beach County. Local life revolves around the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, home of the Winter Equestrian Festival, and the International Polo Club Palm Beach. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
Lake Worth | Royal Palm Beach
A Witches Ride
Sub your broom for a bike during A Witches Ride through the Spanish moss-draped streets of RiverTown on October 28. Belles and Beaus of the River nonprofit hosts the Halloween-themed fundraiser and candy toss for breast cancer research and Feeding NE Florida. Witch wear is strongly encouraged for the 18 and up ride.
Jacksonville, the largest city geographically in the contiguous U.S., boasts an incredible variety of green spaces and beaches, as well as prime waterfront from the Atlantic Ocean to St. Johns River with its iconic bridges. The city’s vast network of neighborhoods and islands further invites nonstop adventure. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
Pamper yourself and help others at the same time. Among spas offering charitable promotions, the five-star Acqualina Resort’s Acqualina Spa donates a portion of treatment proceeds to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Choose from its Detoxifying Body Wrap, Nourishing Body Wrap and signature Orange Blossom scrub and massage and receive a special ESPA gift too.
Located on a sandy stretch north of Miami Beach, Sunny Isles Beach is lined with sky-high luxury towers touting brand partnerships from Porsche to Armani. The city celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2022. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
Sunny Isles Beach
More Than Pink Walk
More Than Pink walks are taking place across the nation for Susan G. Komen. This year’s Miami/Fort Lauderdale fundraiser with partner University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center on October 8 relocates to Amelia Earhart Park. Registration for the 2.3-mile walk opens at 7 a.m. Further support through Komen’s Downtowns Goes Pink initiative.
Known as the gateway to Latin America, the dynamic city of Miami is constantly evolving with the influx of new residents, visitors, businesses and brands from all over the world. There’s always something new and exciting to try, whether a starchitect-designed space, museum exhibit or hot restaurant. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
Upper East Side | Brickell | Wynwood-Midtown
Fort Lauderdale, the Venice of America, is a boater’s and beachgoer’s paradise. But it’s also home to a burgeoning art scene that spills over into art-centric neighborhoods and annual events. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following links.
Victoria Park | Fort Lauderdale Beach | Las Olas
Go Pink Luncheon 2022
The Boca Raton Regional Hospital Foundation hosts its 18th annual Go Pink Luncheon at the Boca Raton on October 21. Raffle prizes include a dance with keynote speaker and Emmy-winning “Dancing with the Stars” judge Derek Hough. J. McLaughlin and Kendra Scott’s Sip & Shops at Mizner Park (October 8 and 9, respectively) also benefit BRRHF.
Perhaps most famous for its destination mall and namesake luxury resort, Boca Raton also delights snowbirds and locals alike for its arts, entertainment venues and proximity to down-home Delray Beach. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
Making Strides Walks
American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer organizes fundraising walks nationwide as well. Check out its website for an event near you, such as Indian River County’s festival and 5K at Riverside Park on October 15 and Brevard County’s nearly 4K presented by Health First Cancer Institute at the Avenue Viera on October 22.
Vero Beach has blossomed beyond the beach and golf course. Its vibrant lifestyle beckons with fitness, family-friendly events, hip breweries and more. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
From its humble agricultural roots, Viera has grown into an upscale master-planned community under the strong vision of developer the Viera Company. It’s a popular home base for families and businesses alike, and visitors also come for its USSSA Space Coast Complex and the open-air Avenue Viera shopping center.