Many people in Houston, Texas, will go pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. And in the Memorial District, you can find ways to help breast cancer patients and survivors throughout the year.
The 2021 Susan G. Komen Hope Car Parade through CITYCENTRE is set for 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 18. This event is an excellent way to honor breast cancer survivors and support people currently in a battle with the disease. Afterward, visit the Plaza to see the memorial wall and flags that represent loved ones lost to breast cancer. This event is for survivors, family, friends, and supporters, and it is a safe, physically distanced way to share hope for people who have metastatic breast cancer. Decorate your vehicle in pink and add inspirational messages to encourage others.
The Hope Car Parade is a great way to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month early. Then, in October, attend events like the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure to raise funds for cancer research. It returns to Houston as an in-person event this year on October 2 in downtown Houston. The Susan G. Komen Greater Houston funds more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit. The organization has invested more than $1.1 billion in research. More than 10,100 people reach out for help from the organization each week, and it serves more than 250 counties in Texas.
In October, many businesses and organizations that call the Memorial District home will add unique opportunities that support breast cancer awareness causes. Follow us on social media to see occasional updates from companies like Kendra Scott, Burn Boot Camp, State Fare, Three Brothers Bakery, Vera Bradley, and Brighton Collectibles, which have donated to organizations that do important work for cancer research.
Moreover, keep an eye out for Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center’s blood drives in the Memorial District at places like Memorial City Mall and CITYCENTRE. Blood donations are important for breast cancer patients who need blood transfusions in recovery, so participating in one of these events is a great way to support patients.