Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Top Ways To Get Your Family Involved In Denver

October 5, 2012 12:00 PM

Men for the Cure (credit: CBS)

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is a time set aside to raise awareness and funds to support charities and research organizations around the country and to help those that have been affected by breast cancer. According to the World Cancer Report, in 2008 breast cancer accounted for nearly 13.7 percent of cancer deaths in women. Although better research has brought the number down, it is still a very real and very scary threat to all women around the world. This October, take part in one of the many different events and raise money to help end breast cancer once and for all.

Champagne & Diamonds
Embassy Suites Hotel
1420 Stout St.
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 669-3133

Date: October 20, 2012

If a 5K walk isn’t your thing, then try a very fancy dinner. Sense of Security is a nonprofit that provides help with financial hardship for breast cancer patients in treatment. So far, it has provided more than 1.4 million dollars to helping over 850 Colorado breast cancer patients. The Champagne and Diamonds event is Sense of Security’s premier gala to help raise money for the organization. There will be cocktails, dinner, a live and silent auction, dancing and even a giveaway of a beautiful diamond piece. It is a fun and entertaining way to help raise money for this much-needed organization.

Related: Breast Cancer Prevention

Pink Tie Affair
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
Plaza Ballroom
1515 Court Place
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 840-5550 ext 221

Date: October 27, 2012

The Susan G. Komen organization is a well-known breast cancer charity that hosts many different events to help raise money for breast cancer research. The Pink Tie Affair is another fun and classy event that will benefit the organization. The evening will feature dinner, cocktails, a silent auction, dancing and casino games. You won’t want to miss out.

Race for the Cure
Pepsi Center
1000 Chopper Circle
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 744-2088

Date: October 7, 2012

The biggest and most popular event for breast cancer research is the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The 5K race is celebrating its 20th anniversary and this year’s race promises to be bigger and better than ever. Every year, more than 50,000 people flock to downtown Denver to be a part of this spectacular event. There are many different walks and runs so that every age and ability can participate. There will be 5K Inspiration Runs, Competitive Runs and a Celebration Walk for walkers and joggers. Plus there is also a one-mile Family Fun Walk. You must be registered to participate in the event, so get to the website and sign up quickly to take part in this tremendous day.

Sleep In for the Cure

Date: October 7, 2012

Want to be involved in the Race for the Cure event but running is just not your thing? Sleep In for the Cure is the easiest way to help support the Susan G. Komen foundation. Simply sign up and sleep in. This is the perfect way to support the race if you just can’t make it out to the event or if you aren’t able to take part. All participants will also receive T-shirts as part of their registration.

men for the cure Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Top Ways To Get Your Family Involved In Denver

Men for the Cure (credit: CBS)

Men for the Cure 2012
XJet World Hangar
8201 Interport Blvd.
Englewood, CO 80112
(720) 848-7772

Date: October 16, 2012

Men can get in the spirit of supporting this cause as well. The Men for the Cure event has been taking place for 12 years and has brought nearly 1.2 million dollars to fund breast cancer research at the University of Colorado Hospital. The event is always a big star-studded affair with many notable business and sports leaders from around Colorado. The 2012 event features Craig “The Walrus” Stadler, the 1982 Masters Champion and professional golf legend. In addition to the dinner and program, there will be cocktails and a silent auction. Plus, you can purchase a raffle ticket for $200 and have a chance to win a 2013 Mercedez-Benz CL550 Coupe.

Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at