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Think Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness Events in Los Angeles

From galas to walks to shopping, here's how you can participate, pledge support and donate to the cause in Los Angeles.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and whether you love to shop, attend events, walk or run, there are tons of different ways to support the cause. Check out the list below of opportunities to go pink in Los Angeles and beyond:

Stop Cancer 5/10K Run/Walk
Sunday, Oct 7, 6:30 a.m. 
Woodley Park, Van Nuys 

Beats For Boobs
Wednesday, Oct 10, 7 p.m. 
Avalon Hollywood, Los Angeles 

Get Pretty in Pink with Bloomingdale's!
Thursday, Oct 11, 5 p.m. 
Bloomingdale's, Los Angeles 

Win $5000 in Cosmetic Surgery at MyStudio Hollywood
Friday, Oct 12, 10 p.m. 
MyStudio, Los Angeles  

Cooking After Breast Cancer
Saturday, Oct 13, 11 a.m. 
Chefs, Inc., Los Angeles 

In The Kitchen with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Saturday, Oct 13, 2 p.m. 
Bloomingdale's Century City Shopping Center, Los Angeles 

Lauren Conrad Hosts the 2nd Annual Designs for the Cure Gala
Saturday, Oct 13, 6 p.m.
Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles, Los Angeles 

Paint the Town Pink in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness!
Saturday, Oct 13, 4 p.m 
Bloomingdale's, Los Angeles 

12TH Annual Les Girls Cabaret
Monday, Oct 15, 7 p.m.
Avalon Hollywood, Los Angeles 

Community of Friends Auxiliary Luncheon
Thursday, Oct 25, 10:30 a.m. 
Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles 

There are even more ways to spread breast cancer awareness this month by supporting national organizations that are fighting for a cure.

Research centers like Susan G. Komen for the Cure are selling pink ribbon merchandise and it’s a twofer — retail therapy and donating to a cause that affects millions.

You can also support breast cancer research by affixing a special stamp to your mail. The U.S. Postal Service has been selling a stamp commemorating breast cancer awareness for the past 15 years. The agency has raised $75 million so far for research programs at the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense.

The American Cancer Society’s annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk is organized nationwide and so far more than 8 million people have walked for this cause and raised about $460 million.

And you can join people from four continents in a Race for the Cure event organized by Susan G. Komen For The Cure, or an Avon Walk For Breast Cancer event organized by the Avon Foundation for Women.

TELL US: Is there a special event you participate in to support breast cancer research? Share your stories and thoughts with us by adding them to the comments sections of this article. Also, be sure to add photos of you and your friends supporting the cause to the photo gallery above.

-- Information from LA.com contributed to this report.

Edwardo Moreno October 09, 2012 at 04:45 PM
Greetings! Im hosting my 1st Annual Pink Carpet Event in Hollywood on Saturday Oct 20th for the www.shaysharpespinkwishes.org Foundation that grants wishes to terminally ill breast cancer patients. Event is minimum $25 donation and all proceeds go to raising funds for the wish!

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