PARK SLOPE – In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, the Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID and the Park Slope branch of the American Cancer Society are teaming up to raise awareness and funds for the disease.
Local businesses are currently accepting donations in official American Cancer Society donation cans displayed at their shops. Participating businesses include:
Bagel World – 339 5th Avenue (at 4th Street)
Blitz Facial Bar – 184 5th Avenue (between Degraw & Sackett Street)
Good Wine – 327 5th Avenue (between 3rd & 4th Street)
Ground Floor Gallery – 343 5th Street (at 5th Avenue)
Lykke– 233 5th Avenue (between President & Carroll Street)
Michael Hair Salon – 433 9th Street (between 6th & 7th Avenue)
Nunu Chocolates – 179 5th Avenue (between Lincoln & Berkeley Place)
Pink Olive – 167 5th Avenue (between Lincoln & Berkeley Place)
Sky Ice – 63 5th Avenue (at St. Marks Avenue)
Bagel World will also sell special pink bagels for two consecutive weekends—October 13-14 and October 20-21.
Pink ribbons, the international symbol of breast cancer awareness, are available for a $3 donation at the Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID HQ at 343 5th Street. The BID is hoping to raise $1,000 for the American Cancer Society. They’ve raised $330 so far. Please help them out if you can.
All of the above culminates in the 16th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk taking place on Sunday, October 21 at MCU Park in Coney Island. You can sign up to walk with the Pink Slope Fifth Avenue BID team here.
The annual walk unites communities while raising money to fight breast cancer and save lives. The event kicks off at 10am (check-in begins at 8am) under the Parachute Jump with the entire route traveling along the boardwalk. There will be activities for walkers at the MCU Stadium parking lot and the closing ceremony will be held on Stillwell Avenue.
Learn about Brooklyn’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at the American Cancer Society website and go to parkslopefifthavenuebid.com for more on the BID’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month campaign.