Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2014 New Jersey Events

Thanks: NJTV News, American Cancer Society,

Rutgers Cancer Institute/Panera Bread Pink Ribbon Bagel™

Supporting breast cancer efforts at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey in New Brunswick can be as simple as picking up a tasty treat at your local Panera Bread® bakery-cafe during the month of October.
Shaped in the form of the pink ribbon, the Pink Ribbon Bagel features cherry chips, dried cherries and cranberries, vanilla, honey, and brown sugar, and is baked fresh each morning by Panera’s bakers at each participating bakery-cafe.
For every Pink Ribbon Bagel sold in the participating Panera Bread locations in northern and central New Jersey (, 10 cents will support breast cancer research and patient education programs at the Cancer Institute.

  • Route 1 South, North Brunswick
  • Route 1 South, Edison
  • Woodbridge Center Drive, Woodbridge
  • US Highway 9, Old Bridge
  • Route 18, East Brunswick
  • Parsonage Road, Edison
  • Centennial Avenue, Piscataway
  • Route 22 East, Watchung
  • Route 22, Raritan Borough
  • Mountain View Boulevard, Basking Ridge/Bernards Township
Summit, New Jersey October 15:

Breast Cancer Education, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Carol G. Simon Cancer Center lobby, Overlook Medical Center. Free. Contact Sandy Wrigley, RN, breast nurse navigator, 908-522-6210.

Preparing for Breast Cancer Surgery Education Class, 4 to 5 p.m. Overlook Medical Center, Oncology Conference room, 5th floor, 99 Beauvoir Ave. For patients having mastectomy or lumpectomy surgery at Overlook Medical Center.  Free. Contact Sandy Wrigley, breast nurse navigator, 908-522-6210.

Breast Health Education table, 5 to 7 p.m. Summit YMCA, 67 Maple St. Contact Raul Cadavid, 908-522-2844.

Breast Cancer Symposium 2014, 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 15, the Islami Auditorium at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, 94 Old Short Hills Road. “The Positive Power of Humor — Going Beyond Surviving to Thriving,” A light dinner will be provided and free parking will be available in the main visitors’ lot. Free; registration requested. Call The Cancer Program Registration Line at 973-322-2671.

Garwood: “Breast Health & Screenings: Why You Should Have a Yearly Mammogram,” 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16, Trinitas Regional Medical Center, The Westwood, 438 North Ave. Buffet. $10 at the door. To register, call 908-994-8939.
Linden: 2nd Annual Dig Pink event, Oct. 16, Linden High School Gym. 121 W St Georges Ave. Hosted by the Linden High School girls volleyball program.
Match: Lady Tigers vs. Kent Place. The junior varsity match begins at 4 p.m. followed by a brief breast cancer awareness ceremony. The varsity match begins at approximately 5:30 p.m. Food, music, pink costume contest. Free admission; donations welcome. All proceeds will be donated to the Side-Out Foundation to help support breast cancer research and services for breast cancer patients and their families. Phone: 908-486-5432.
Berlin: Saturday, October 18th
South Jersey Breast Cancer Coalition Pink Porches Walk, West Broad Street
The walk and porches that are painted pink remember those who have fallen to breast cancer, and honor those who are currently fighting the illness.

American Breast Cancer Society
“Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” Walks
Sunday, October 19

Registration 8-8:30 AM, Walks Begin 10AM
Making Strides of Ocean City
5th Street and Boardwalk
Making Strides of Jersey City
Lincoln Park (West Side Avenue Entrance)
Making Strides of Newark
Military Park (Broad Street)
Making Strides of Parsippany
Mack-Cali Business Campus, 1 Campus Dr.
Making Strides of Point Pleasant Beach
Ocean & Arnold Avenues
Making Strides of Ridgefield Park
The New Overpeck Park, 199 Challenger Rd.

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