Here are local events and shopping opportunities taking place this month to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month:
Trek Breast Cancer Awareness Rides: Family event to raise awareness for breast cancer prevention, screening, treatment and to help fund a cure. Proceeds to benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. $30 per person or $25 per person for family of four, up to maximum family cost of $100. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 12. Macomb Bike & Fitness, 28411 Schoenherr Road, Warren, (586) 756-5400; macombbike.com. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sun., Oct. 13: Rochester Bike Shop, 426 S. Main, (248) 652-6376; rochesterbikeshop.com.
Blue Goes Pink — Lawrence Technological University Homecoming Run/Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness: 4-mile run through the Lawrence Tech campus and the Southfield City Centre, running solo or with your pet. Or choose a 1-mile relaxing pet walk on campus. Proceeds benefit breast cancer research. 8 a.m. Oct. 12. 21000 W. 10 Mile, Southfield. ltu.edu/homecoming/events.
Plie for Pink: Equilibrium will offer five free Xtend Barre classes throughout the day on Oct. 16 in exchange for a donation made to Shades of Pink. In addition, if you wear pink or a tutu, the studio will donate $10 to Shades of Pink on your behalf. Donation-only class: 10:15 a.m. Donations-welcome classes: 9:15 a.m., 12:15, 5:15 and 6:15 p.m. Equilibrium Pilates & Barre Studio, 6405 Telegraph, Bloomfield Hills, (248) 723-6500; equilibriumstudio.com.
Practice For A Purpose Yoga: Breast cancer awareness fundraiser to benefit The Pink Fund. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 20. $25 online; $30 door. Birmingham Community House, 380 S. Bates St. Information: Kacee Must at Kacee@citizenyogastudio.com and Jacquie Ciavaglia at email@example.com.
Pink & Black Breast Cancer Awareness Ball: . 6-9 p.m. Oct. 26. $15 singles; $25 couples age 18 and older. Admission includes all-you-can-eat soul-food buffet, ballroom dancing, giveaways and award presentation. Attire semi-formal (not limited to pink/black colors). DRMM, 3606 E. Forest, Detroit. Contact Karismaministries@gmail.com or (248) 875-0250.
Hats and High Tea for Breast Cancer Awareness: University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Ann Arbor Chapter of The Links Inc. are celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month over afternoon tea. Wear your latest fashionable hat, and sip on a variety of teas from around the world. High-tea attire requested. Free admission. Limited seating; reservations encouraged. This event was made possible in part by the generosity of the Mid-Michigan affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. 2-4:30 p.m. Oct. 27. Kensington Court Hotel, 610 Hilton, Ann Arbor. eventbrite.com.
Jewelry, Cars and a Cause! — Lingenfelter Car Collection Breast Cancer Open House 2013: The private collection will open its doors to the public. Special guests: Harley Davidson, Impulse Clothing Boutique and Lolly Ella. Fashion shows at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. followed by entertainment by the Sanctuary Blues Band. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. . Free admission; donations taken at the door for Shades of Pink Foundation. Lingenfelter Collection, 7819 Lochlin, Brighton, (248) 486-5342; lingenfeltercollection.com.
PinkTober Party: A spa spectacular of pink, pampering and breast cancer awareness. 50 percent of proceeds and sales from the event will benefit Sister & Sister free mammogram, a charitable foundation through McClaren. Enjoy spa services, pink bellinis, pink-inspired finger foods, healthy hors d’oeuvrs and desserts. Attendees will receive a free bag of swag that includes skin-care products, complimentary and health care services. Afternoon party: 2-5 p.m.; Evening party: 6-9 p.m. Oct. 17. $10-$50. Youthful Image Health and Wellness, 3676 Clarkston, Suite A, Clarkston, (248) 693-0101.
Lolly Ella Jewelry Supports Shades of Pink Foundation: Purchase a Rose Quartz Bracelet ($15); 100 percent of proceeds will be donated. Shoppers may also choose to make a donation and have a “ribbon” displayed in the store announcing their support of the Foundation. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, through Oct. 31. West Bloomfield Plaza, 6706 Orchard Lake, (248) 851-3325; lollyella.com.
Kohl’s Cares Tek Gear collection: 100 percent of the profit of each piece of the collection (available for $5, $10 and $15) will be donated to support the fight against breast cancer. Available through Nov. 3 at Kohls.com. For information on the Kohl’s Cares Breast Cancer Cause Merchandise program, visit Kohls.com/Cares.
(Carson’s and Elder-Beerman) Charge Against Breast Cancer Pink Shops 2013: Featuring more than 20 items from the women’s, cosmetics and home departments where purchase will support the cause. Items include the Bon-Ton Pink tumbler ($10), two pink Woodwick candles, a Jasmine Rose plush robe, Coach signature fragrance and Columbia fleece with the Breast Cancer pink ribbon logo. as well as T-shirts from Bon-Ton’s exclusive private labels Relativity and Ruff Hewn.
Crane & Canopy’s new Lavender Eye Pillow to benefit Susan G. Komen: Purchase the special edition Pink Dotted Lavender Eye Pillow ($12) in two different shades of pink. Fifty percent of proceeds to benefit Susan G. Komen. craneandcanopy.com.
MitoQ new anti-aging serum supports the National Breast Cancer Foundation: The company will donate 15 percent of proceeds. The serum ($119) can be ordered at (866) 469-5309 or at MitoQ.com.
Streekers and TouchBack BrowMarker partners with the National Breast Cancer Coalition: Proceeds from the sale of Streekers in Pink ($11.95), available at Ulta or online at Streekers.com, and TouchBack BrowMarker in Blonde ($19.95), available at TouchBackBrow.com, will be donated.