October marks National Breast Cancer Awareness Month — an internationally recognized health campaign to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure.
There are plenty of Las Vegas-based organizations and businesses honoring joining the fight against breast cancer, which affects about 1 in 8 women across the country and close to 10,000 people annually in Nevada alone according to the CDC.
Check out our list of local charitable events, as well as local businesses and organizations giving back to our community with donations, resources, and more this October.
Location: Craig Ranch Regional Park
628 W. Craig Rd, North Las Vegas, NV 89032
When: Oct. 16, 8 AM -12 PM
In support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the Angels of Las Vegas are hosting its second annual 5K Run and Walk to bring awareness to health and wellness. All proceeds are going toward Angels of Las Vegas helping children and adults going through cancer and life-threatening illnesses.
Location: Red Rock Resort
10973 W Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89135
When: Oct. 24, 7 AM
The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a charitable walk geared toward breast cancer awareness, with over 79 percent of its funds from the event going toward research and other resources.
Individuals and teams wishing to participate will walk a designated three-mile loop that begins and ends in the northwest parking lot of Red Rock Resort, at the corner of Charleston and the 215. The walk is open to runners, walkers, strollers, and wheelchairs along the designated paved route, and will sponsor businesses and organizations on-site with resources and more.
In-person registration begins at 7 AM and the walk kicks off at 8:30 AM. You can also register and read more about the event here.
Location: Cashman Field
850 Las Vegas Blvd N, Las Vegas, NV 89101
When: Oct. 16, 2 PM
The Las Vegas Lights Football Club is teaming up with the Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada for their Breast Cancer Awareness Match on October 16. Patients and survivors can purchase tickets to the game at 50 percent off. To redeem this offer visit this link and enter the following promo code: KICKCANCER.
The Lights will be playing the Phoenix Rising Football Club.
Businesses Giving Back
Las Vegas-based Allegiant Airlines will donate a portion of proceeds from the sale of pink in-flight refreshments to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Drinks for purchase include Minute Maid Pink Lemonade, Sutter Home Pink Moscato wine and The Finnish Cranberry Long Drink depending on their availability.
As part of its Pinktober program, the Hard Rock Cafe is offering three limited-edition burgers on its menu, including a mushroom and bourbon onion, Ultimate Pub burger, and bacon and bleu cheese burger. A percentage from each burger sale will go toward Breast Cancer Awareness & Research Charity Partners, through the Hard Rock Heals Foundation to support Pinktober.
All Terrible Herbst gas stations are donating 50 cents of every 30oz medium fountain drink purchase toward breast cancer research, treatment, education, and community health programs in partnership with the Susan G. Komen Nevada organization.
Resources and Support
Location: Martin Luther King Senior Center
2420 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Building B North Las Vegas, NV 89032
When: Oct. 15, 8 AM – 4 PM
Join friends and neighbors to celebrate National Mammography Day at Anthem’s Mammo-Rama Extravaganza. The event includes a DJ, free food, free vision exams, free feminine products, self-breast exam demonstrations, COVID testing, and COVID and flu vaccinations. Oh yes, and MAMMOGRAMS! Call ahead to sign up for a free mammogram on the Nevada Health Centers Mammovan: 1-877-581-6266, option 1.
The event runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Senior Center in North Las Vegas. The Mammovan does close for lunch. Masks are required.
Location: Multiple Locations
Sunrise Health System Hospitals are offering $75, 3D digital screening mammograms for patients 40 and over without health insurance. This special program is available through October 31, and no doctor’s order is required for screening mammograms. If you have insurance, check with your provider as the service may be fully covered.
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
When: Oct. 20, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
This interactive Zoom event is open to those recently diagnosed with breast cancer and survivors and will focus on personal experiences and individual journeys. Attendees can ask questions of other survivors and offer tips and solutions that helped you and may help someone else.
More information including how to register can be found here.
Are you a business or organization joining the fight against breast cancer this month? If so, please send any information regarding your event or donation drive to our editor Jacob Lasky at email@example.com, or contact us through VegasNews.com.
Please note that included events may be subject to change. It’s recommended to check with event organizers in advance for any COVID-19 restrictions.