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Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraising Events in Hudson County

by Jordan and Joelle Hernandez
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Since its inception in 1985, breast cancer awareness month {running from October 1-31st} has ignited conversations around this deadly disease, empowered women living with or having survived breast cancer, has encouraged millions to check in on their own health, and has honored the lives we have lost. According to Cancer.Net, over 40,000 women die of breast cancer each year with some of those deaths being preventable from early detection. For this reason, among others, we help to ‘paint the world pink’ during October and raise awareness always for this disease. Here in Hudson County, there are plenty of ways to show support through events, activities, and donations. We have rounded up several ways you can get involved. Many local businesses do their part every year to shine a light on breast cancer and donate proceeds to charities. Read on to discover local Breast Cancer Awareness fundraising events.

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Luna Cocktail for Breast Cancer Awareness

All October {279 Grove Street, Jersey City}

Drinking for a cause, that is exactly what visitors of Luna in Jersey City can do. Since COVID-19 has struck, breast cancer screenings have been down 90%. Because of this Luna is doing its part to remind everyone of the importance of early detection. 10% of all proceeds from the drink will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research. To view this drink and the rest of the menu, check out Luna’s site.

JaneDo’s Breast Friend October Challenge

All October {720 Monroe Street, Hoboken & 160 Newark Avenue, Jersey City}

The best way to beat anything is with a partner. JaneDo is gathering ‘breast’ friends in our area to build awareness for this disease through exercise. Join in this challenge of 50 classes together with a friend or a designated partner from JaneDo. Both you and your friend must be registered for each class for it to count toward the total of 50 classes. Prizes will be given to pairs who complete the challenge. For all things JaneDo and more information on this challenge, click here.

Little Hoboken

All October {702 Clinton Street, Hoboken}

Just like most events this year, Little Hoboken has shifted its annual breast cancer awareness walk into a completely unique fundraiser. While they have ways to contribute to their fundraiser all month long, a virtual silent auction will be held on October 26th. Details are TBD but will be posted on their social channels soon—follow @littlehoboken on Instagram. Additionally, they have teamed with several local businesses to encourage spending in the community as well as donating to a worthy cause. Sales of select items from the following businesses will help raise proceeds for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Jersey City:

  • The Black Rail: 15% of pumpkin latte sales.
  • Blo It Out Lounge: 50% of their pink clip in hair extension sales will be donated
  • the Co. will donate 5% of the sales of Cozz Coffee (Dog Dayz pink), The Therapist Rose Garden Candle, Annahmol Wool Scarf, and Ricardo Roig’s Encore Stony Pony Paintings (Ricardo Roig will donate an additional 5% for the paintings sold, making it a total of 10% donated).
  • The Green Room: A portion of their sales of all pre-rolls in the month of October go to our team! (Plus, they’re in a super cute pink tube!)
  • Hudson Coffee Co. will donate proceeds from Cakes By Charnelle’s cake jars and cake pops.
  • Love Amarie will donate 15% percent of all sales from this beautiful Hoboken ornament, this Hoboken tote, and this matte black HOB tumbler.
  • Modcup Coffee will match anyone who donates 50¢ for a special pink coffee lid.
  • Roig Collection will be hosting a pop-up shop at Little Hoboken. 25% of all painting sales will be donated. Follow our social media for date and time!
  • Little Hoboken will have new camouflage women’s lightweight hoodies and unisex camouflage baseball hats with hot pink “201” on each and will donate 20% of the sales for each of these all month long to the team.

Little Hoboken will have a donation jar in store as well for those who want to make donations in person. As if these businesses aren’t generous enough, Choc O Pain Bakery and Café will be matching 10% of all donations up to $10,000. Visit their blog to learn more about the various ways Little Hoboken is raising funds and awareness for breast cancer. 

Read More: The Flow Initiative: Hoboken Girl Hosts Local Period Product Drive Oct 10-30th

Hudson Regional Hospital Breast Cancer Awareness Event

October 18th, 9:00-1:00PM {55 Meadowlands Parkway, Secaucus}

This year is all about health overall which is why the Hudson Regional Hospital is not only educating on breast cancer at their upcoming event but on additional health topics as well. Join in for this hybrid event featuring breast cancer physicians and survivors speaking about raising awareness and other health concerns affecting the community. They will also be holding breast cancer screenings. The option to tune into the panelists virtually via Hudson Regional Hospital’s Facebook Live is available. All breast cancer screenings will be done in person at the hospital. Visit their Eventbrite page to RSVP to this event or schedule an example time.

Jersey City Breast Cancer Awareness Month Blood Drive

October 20th, 1:30-7:30PM {372 9th Street, Jersey City}

The Hamilton Park Neighborhood Association and DVORA have joined forces to raise awareness for breast cancer while also gathering blood donations. For those interested in donating, please remember to bring a photo ID and eat a meal before donating. Signs up to donate are now open. To learn about the event, how to register, and COVID protocol, please check out the flyer here.

Balance or Bust

October 24th, 2-4:30PM {540 39th Street, Union City}

The Lady of Countenance is pushing us all to dig into our creative side while raising awareness for breast cancer. In partnership with Keevee Ceramics, participants will mold an upper-body vessel that will make the perfect holder for trinkets, plants, or cups while engaging in conversation on work/life balance. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served and masks are required. Follow here to purchase your $10 ticket. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the American Cancer Society in honor of the founder’s mother Iris. Please be mindful that seats are limited.  

Dance for the Cure!

October 24, 5PM – 7PM

The Hoboken Library, partnering with the Hoboken Housing Authority, will use the corner of Mama Johnson Field near the Learning Center for a Breast Cancer Awareness Month program. Instead of a Walk for the Cure, it will be Dance for the Cure. They will have a choreographer on-site teaching kid-friendly choreography to children, teens, and adults, and they will be promoting good health and exercising the entire event. There will be ribbon decorating for children, testimonials of breast cancer survivors, and even relatives of people who have lost people to breast cancer.

Making Strides of Jersey City

October 25th, 8:30AM {West Side Avenue, Jersey City}

Join the American Cancer Society in raising awareness for breast cancer by walking with the community. This event is open to cancer survivors, caregivers, women, and men of all ages who are passionate about finding a cure and saving lives. Registration for the event is required for participants of all ages. To find out more about what to expect on the day of the walk and to register, follow the event page here.


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