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Celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and if you’re like many, you’re wondering what you can do to help raise both awareness for the disease and the funds to fight it.

There are so many great ways to get involved with the cause, but we’ve rounded up three of our favorite ideas here. Get inspired and get involved however you can!

Community Walk or Run

Make a big statement to raise funds for the fight against breast cancer by organizing a group to partake in a walk, run or another similar activity. While there are groups and organizations who host annual walks of their own, you can plan one in your own community by following a few basic guidelines.

Ask around and compile a list of participants who are interested in partaking in the walk or run. Encourage them to raise money based off of certain parameters - if you opt to host a walk-a-thon, have donators give a certain dollar amount for every quarter of a mile the participant will walk.

What’s great about fundraisers like this is the statement they make throughout the community and how everyone, no matter their age, can get involved. Order t-shirts with a custom design for participants and have everyone wear one when the day of the fundraiser arrives. People who aren’t participating are likely to get interested in the sea of walkers or runners and partake in the fundraiser as well as learn more about the cause.

Pink Bake Sale

At Celebrations, we’re big fans of crafty sweets and there’s no better time to get creative in the kitchen than when there’s a great cause to rally behind. No matter how talented you think you are, whip up a sweet treat to sell at a bake sale – just make sure it’s pink!

Our semi-homemade pink lemonade cupcakes are a great go-to and have proven time and again they sell quick! Best of all, you don’t need to be a professional baker to create these soft pink-hued desserts.

Another pink dessert that’ll sell like wildfire and rake in the funds? Our pink grapefruit cookies . They’re a sandwich full of sweet, citrus flavors that will delight any buyer and score lots of funds for the cause.

Poker Party for a Cause

Another great way to spend a night-out or in with friends is to host a pink poker party. There are no losers at this poker party, but rather one big winner in the form of a donation basket full of funds to fight breast cancer.

Go as big or small, formal or as informal as you’d like with your party just make sure you let everyone know what they’re playing for. Though you really just need a poker table, cards, poker chips and good-hearted players for the cause, consider serving a signature pink cocktail or passing out pink poker chips to remind players why they’re playing this big game.

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Jennifer Geddes
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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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