Traditional autumn colors may be red and gold, orange and black, but don’t be surprised to see spring pink in stores during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center’s Pink Day on Friday, September 30 will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Vermont, Harbor City. Public is invited.
On Saturday, October 1, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society hosts the Light the Night Walk at Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood, beginning at 5 p.m. with food and music; the remembrance ceremony at 6 p.m. and two-mile Walk/stroll, open to all ages, at 7 p.m. with participants carrying illuminated balloons that literally, light the night, representing lives affected by blood cancers. Contact Lydia Matz at 310-329-2609.
The ever-popular 9th Annual Girls Night Out major fundraiser for the Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach, is on October 4, 5 and 6 from 5:30 p.m. at The Comedy & Magic Club, 1018 Hermosa Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. For information and reservations, call 310-376-3550.
As a mother of three, multiple cancer survivor first diagnosed in 1997 and a fan of the Club at which Jay Leno performed regularly, Anne Marie Quillin came up with the idea of a “ladies only” night at that venue to raise awareness and to foster camaraderie and support for patients, survivors and their families. Her idea of a night’s entertainment became two due to the sold-out attendances during the first six years. For the past three years, Girls Night Out has become a one-of-a-kind, three-night fundraiser which includes dinner, a show with world-class comedians, and both silent and live auctions.
“If not for the hard work and dedication of the staff of the CSC-RB, we could not sustain this event for three consecutive nights,” Quillin explains. “Life is about connecting to each other, We’ve all been given the cancer experience, sharing it with others so they will not feel alone. It’s like telling a blind man what blue is like. It doesn’t matter whether you can describe it, what matters is that the other person can feel that you understand and care.”
Providence Little Company of Mary Foundation’s 10th Annual Women’s Wellness Conference, The Power of Pink, will be held on Friday, October 7, at the Torrance Marriott, 3635 Fashion Way, Torrance, CA 90503. Author Sara Ban Breathnach is the opening speaker and Vicki Lawrence is the keynoter at this full-day conference which includes continental breakfast, educational sessions, luncheon, boutique and an opportunity drawing. For information contact Leslie Chung 310-303-5346 or www.plcmfoundation.orgfor online registration.
Pamper “ME” Day on Sunday, October 9 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Aveda Vicara Salon in Del Amo Mall, 3525 Carson Street, Ste. 176, Torrance provides free services to breast cancer survivors including hair cut/coloring, makeup, mini facial and more. Reply to Evelyn Calip by September 30 at 310-530-6402 or [email protected]