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Think Pink: Here's Where to Shop and Dine in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness

The leaves may be turning brown, but in October, the rest of the world is covered in pink.

There are survivors.

And then, according to The Pink Fund, there are surThrivors.

SurThrivor is a term coined by The Pink Fund describing "a breast cancer survivor who thrives in her recovery, while making a difference in the lives of other cancer patients."

To recognize surThrivors, The Pink Fund has launched a jewelry line, available locally at  on Third Street.

The sterling silver jewelry line has a hammered look to symbolize the battles the wearer has endured and a highly polished finish to represent her shining spirit. 

The bracelet costs $80, and the tag necklace costs $55. Twenty-five percent of each purchase goes directly to The Pink Fund. Both are available at Talulah Belle.

The Pink Fund provides short-term financial aid through direct bill payment on behalf of women and men in active breast cancer treatment who have lost all or part of their income as a result of their treatment protocol. The most frequent need is for coverage of mortgage/rent, utilities, insurance policies and automobile loans.

Panera Gets Pink

is celebrating the 10th anniversary if its Pink Ribbon bagel. 

A portion of each ribbon-shaped, cherry-filled bagel sale goes to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. Since 2001, the pink ribbon bagel sales have raised more than $1 million to fight breast cancer.

The pink ribbon bagel was the brainchild of Sue Stees, a franchise co-owner and breast cancer survivor. It is now sold in all 1,400 Panera Bread locations, including Rochester's three. A pink ribbon bagel costs $1.29.

Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. 

Pink Pizza

For the third year, is serving its pizza in pink boxes and donating a portion of each purchase to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. 

Hungry Howie's hopes to raise $230,000 this year toward breast cancer research. Both of Rochester's Hungry Howie locations are participating.

The National Breast Cancer Foundation's mission is to save lives by increasing awareness of breast cancer through education and by providing mammograms for those in need. The NBCF accomplishes this mission through various initiatives. The foundation's programs provide women help for today and hope for tomorrow.

More Pink Around Town

  • Simply the Best $10 Boutique: From head (knit hat) to toes (socks) and everything in between (night shirt, gloves, watches, sunglasses and reading glasses), has everything you need with a pink ribbon motif. And, as the store name implies, all items cost $10 each.
  • Catching Fireflies: describes itself as "whimsical goodies that'll brighten your day" and that certainly applies to its pink ribbon selection. From pink sorbet body soap called "Boob Lube" ($14.95) to flying wish paper ($10.95), if you're looking for a unique gift, Catching Fireflies has it. Check out the photo gallery for more ideas.

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