Display of Strength: Several Mid-South Area Events Return in Fight Against Breast Cancer


Star Staff Reports

In 2020 several area events related to the awareness and funding for fighting breast cancer were canceled. 

A few traditional happenings went virtual. COVID-19 had a large impact on a terrible disease that has been affecting many for decades. But the progress made in the fight against breast cancer continues and is picking up steam this October with the return of a few events in 2021. 

With COVID-19 and the delta variant still present in our society, organizers of events in the Mid-South area are proceeding with caution to keep event-goers safe. 

Before coronavirus took over the consciences of American and world-wide health, cancer dominated its share of headlines. 

One in 3 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime according to the American Cancer Society. 

The American Cancer Society started “Making Strides Against Breast as a walk to unite communities in the fight against this deadly disease. Today, Making Strides is the largest network of breast cancer events in the nation – and we do more than just walk. 

“We raise money to help the American Cancer Society fund groundbreaking breast cancer research and provide patient services like free rides to chemo, free places to stay near treatment, and a live 24/7 cancer helpline. But we can’t do any of this without the help of people like you.”

The Making Strides movement raises lifesaving funds that support breast cancer patients, survivors, thrivers, and caregivers through every step of the journey. 

“We’ve enhanced digital offerings available to anyone across the nation, including one-on-one breast cancer patient support services and the use of video chat to safely connect patients, caregivers, and family members with valuable services and resources through our website, in addition to a 24/7 helpline.”

Visit https://secure.info-komen.org for an opportunity to donate and find out more information on Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. 

Below are some of the area events scheduled to take place throughout October in the Mid-South area. 

*October 16 (Saturday)

Breast Cancer Awareness

6-8 p.m. at 623 Woodlawn Street in Memphis

*October 16 (Saturday)


6 p.m. at AutoZone Park, 200 Union Avenue in Memphis

*October 16 (Saturday)

KQE “Save the Boobies” 5K Walk

1-10 p.m. at 3965 S Germantown Road in Memphis

*October 17 (Sunday)

Pynk Bra-La-La Save The Boobies Sip & Shop

4–8 p.m. at Aspire Event Center, 2757 S Mendenhall Road No. 3 in Memphis

*October 17 (Sunday)

Making Strides of Memphis

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, 335 S Hollywood Street in Memphis

*October 19-20 (Tuesday and Wednesday)

Tennessee • Memphis- Community Breast Ultrasound…

At Thermography Center of Memphis, 5668 S Rex Road Suite 101 in Memphis

*October 22-24 (Friday-Sunday)

Breast Cancer Awareness

in Byhalia, Miss.

*October 24 (Sunday)

Pause Pop Up Shop

5–8 p.m. at 2777 Colony Park Dr in Memphis

*October 30 (Saturday)

The Third Annual Pretty Me Pink Expo

1-4 p.m. at Harriet Performing Arts Center, 2788 Lamar Avenue in Memphis