October is an incredibly colorful month around Indy. The leaves are all changing colors, showing hues of green, yellow, red, and everything between. When it isn’t raining, the sky seems more deep blue in October than any other month. All the Halloween decorations inject orange and black into the equation. And then, of course, there’s the color pink.
You’ll see plenty of pink this month (just look at the picture we have for this post) because Breast Cancer Awareness Month is in October. You can make a donation any day of the year to Susan G. Komen, The National Breast Cancer Foundation, the American Cancer Society, and so many others. This month, however, the opportunities to support the fight against breast cancer pop up everywhere. Here’s our pink list for the month so far (we’ll update this post with more as we hear about them, so leave us a comment if we’re missing some):
Bill Estes Chevrolet: Test drive any Chevy vehicle this month and they’ll donate $10—or take delivery of any new Chevy and they’ll contribute $100—to the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.
Cheeseburger in Paradise – There’s no cancer in paradise, but there are some pink drinks. During the month of October, any signature pink drink you order means a portion of the proceeds being donated to Keep A Breast Foundation to join their prevention efforts. These pink drinks include the Pink Flamingo Margarita, Surfer Spray, South Beach Mojito, Strawberry Shake, and Island Paradise.
Don Pablo’s – Don Pablo went a little loco and dyed the water in his fountains pink for the month. If you dine with the Don during October, any coins you throw in the restaurant fountains will be donated to help find a cure. Also, a portion of both Strawberry Margarita and Paloma drink sales this month will be donated.
Dine for the Cure with five more local restaurants – There is a coupon available for a group of local participating restaurants through Susan G. Komen Central Indiana. If you visit Nickel Plate Bar and Grill, The Elbow Room, Broad Ripple Tavern, Binkley’s Kitchen and Bar, or Meridian Restaurant and Bar, print off this coupon and present it to your server any and every Tuesday in October. If you do, 15% of your bill will be donated to fight breast cancer.
PF Chang’s – Who says the fight against breast cancer revolves just around drinks? For every spicy tuna or California sushi roll purchased at PF Chang’s, they will donate $1 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. You might also notice some of the horse statues at PF Chang’s have been painted pink. If you take a selfie with one of them, post it on social media, and tag it with #paintpfchangspink between now and October 31, that’s another $1 donation.
Perfekt Fit in Zionsville – Heck, who says it has to be a restaurant? If you sign up for a spin class at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays in October or 9:15 a.m. Sundays this month at Perfekt Fit, your entry fee goes toward breast cancer research. These 60-minute spin classes are led by Komen Ambassador Michele Cohen, and they cost $17 per class. You can raise money to fight this terrible disease while boosting your own health with exercise.
Making Strides Walk – Finally, White River State Park is holding a walk to benefit the American Cancer Society on Saturday October 25. This is one of many such walks, as more than 300 communities nationwide have held these events to raise money. The one we’re referencing is a non-competitive 5K starting at 9:00 a.m. on the 25th. The walk begins at Celebration Plaza in White River State Park, which is located at 801 W. Washington Street. Grab your favorite pink athletic shirt and get ready to take some steps against cancer. If you can’t make it that day but still want to help, check out the Making Strides website and consider making a donation.