New Jersey Breast Cancer Awareness Events Through October 10 2015

Oct 1 – 31

Robin McKenna’s Window Genie of Princeton  will offer free cleanings at the homes of families battling breast cancer in the Princeton area. For more information or to refer a family, email Robin McKenna at or call 609-917-4338.

Chevy’s Fresh Mex
1150 S. Stiles St., Linden 908-862-9800
365 Route 3 East, Clifton 973-777-6277
Chevy’s Fresh Mex will donate a portion of proceeds from sales of its “Pink Drinks” during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month to the Red Bank-based Beauty Foundation for Cancer Care.

Breast Health for Life — The Pink Crusade: Mall at Short Hills Grand Court, Short Hills
1200 Morris Turnpike
Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center and The Mall at Short Hills are on The Pink Crusade. Visit more than 60 partner stores to receive valuable health tips throughout the month of October. Stop by Guest Services to be entered into a drawing to win a $250 Mall at Short Hills Gift Card. Dedicate a pink ribbon for our Pink Ribbon Garden by registering on the iPad in Grand Court.

Drink Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness: Quaker Steak & Lube
1036 Cedar Bridge Ave., Brick
1304 Route 22, Phillipsburg
561 Route 1, Edison
The Lube will donate a portion of proceeds from sales of its “Pink Drinks” to the Beauty Foundation for Cancer Care, whose goal is to help inspire courage, strength and confidence that is needed to fight cancer, during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Oct. 6

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Kickoff: Somerset Historic Courthouse Steps and Lawn, East Main Street, Somerset
12 Noon, Admission: Free
Somerset County Freeholder Deputy Director Patricia L. Walsh will join Zufall Health in Somerville (formerly Women’s Health & Counseling Center), and the Regional Chronic Disease Coalition of Somerset and Morris Counties (RCDC) in kicking off the 12th annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held in the lobby of the Somerset County Administration Building at 20 Grove St., across the street. The public is invited to attend and to join in wearing pink clothing or accessories. Refreshments will follow the ceremony. RVSP by Oct. 5 by calling Lucille Y-Talbot at 908-203-6077 or emailing ytalbot @

Oct. 8

Girls’ Night Out: Hunterdon Women’s Imaging Center, Flemington
31 North Office Center, 121 Route 31, Suite 1100 (2nd Floor)
6 to 8PM, Admission: Free
Chat with experts on women’s health, imaging, nutrition, care giving and more.  Tours will be available of the Hunterdon Women’s Imaging Center and the opportunity to meet the staff.  Enjoy manicures and hand massages, courtesy of the Hunterdon County Polytech Career and Technical School.  Blood pressure checks and other health screening information will be available, as well as, refreshments catered by Metropolitan Seafood, free give-a-ways and door prizes will be available.

The Role of Genetics in Breast Cancer: Summit Medical Group, Berkeley Heights
1 Diamond Hill Road
7PM Admission: Free
Keynote opening by Amber Marchese, star of “Real Housewives of New Jersey” and two-time breast cancer survivor. A woman or man who inherits the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene is at risk of developing breast and other cancers. Join us for a discussion about genetic tests to identify BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations in people with a family history of cancer. Registration is required. Call 908-277-8889 or sign up online at

Oct. 9

Death By Improv Benefit for Breast Cancer Research Foundation: Sayreville Main Street Theatre Company, Parlin
3018 Bordentown Ave.
8 p.m. Admission: $5
Central Jersey’s leading improve comedy troupe will be holding their fourth annual breast cancer benefit show. All proceeds will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Oct. 10

Pink Ribbon Gala: The Cornucopia, St. Charles Vessel, Perth Amboy
401 Riverview Drive
Admission: $100 (tax deductible)
6:30 – 11:30 PM
The Perth Amboy/Pink Ribbon Run is sponsoring its first gala. Dress is formal — Pink or Black only. Dinner and dancing is included. The event honors Mary’s Place by the Sea, which provides a comfortable place for women to rest during their cancer treatment and receive innovative services.  Contact Raquel at 732-586-2799 or mail your check payable to Celebrate Perth Amboy – Pink Ribbon Run, P.O. Box 1905, Perth Amboy, NJ 08862.

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