Daniel Island Paints the Town Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

October 3, 2016

Across the nation this month, communities are rallying to show their support for those affected by breast cancer and the research and preventative initiatives that are working towards a cure. It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and on Daniel Island that means the Race for the Cure is coming to town. Here’s how you can get involved:

Pink-ify Daniel Island
If you live or work on Daniel Island, consider getting into the spirit by decorating your home or business in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month. The Komen Lowcountry Race for the Cure and The Daniel Island News are teaming up to sponsor a new decorating contest this year to prepare the island for the Race for the Cure on October 15. Island businesses and residents are invited to decorate their front porches or store fronts to support both runners and survivors.

Judges will be looking for decorations that demonstrate “wow factor,” inspirational power and visual appeal. You’re encouraged to be creative – use paint, tennis balls, tennis shoes, or any medium that conveys a message of support. Then submit two pictures of your completed decorations to race@komenlowcountry.org with the phrase “Pink-ify DI” in the subject line no later than 5 pm on October 12 (be sure to include the address of your home or business). The judging will take place after 5 pm on October 12. The winners will be announced onstage on Race day, and prizes will be awarded.

Register for the Komen Lowcountry Race for a Cure
For 14 years, Daniel Island has been the home of the Komen Lowcountry Race for the Cure, welcoming more than 7,000 participants each year who come out with full hearts and determination to show their support for finding a cure. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, October 15.

If you’re in Charleston and want to participate in the Race, head over to the Komen Lowcountry Race for the Cure website to register now. The registration fee is $35. Then come to the Family Circle Tennis Center on Daniel Island on October 15  at 7 am for the event, and make plans to stay afterwards to take in the inspiring survivor celebrations.

Tie One On
This family-friendly event at the Family Circle Tennis Center is the pre-race celebration, scheduled for Thursday, October 13 from 5-8 pm. Bring a chair or blanket and hang around for an evening of fun and celebration, including food trucks, live music from “No Quick Fix,” children’s activities, a candle lighting ceremony in honor of survivors and an auction and raffle. You can also pick up your race registration packet at the Tie One On event.

Make A Donation
If you’re not inclined to run or walk the race – or can’t make it to town this year – consider making a donation to a Race for the Cure team. There are currently more than a dozen teams representing individuals, companies and healthcare providers who have organized to raise funding in conjunction with the event. You can click here to pick a team to support, or elect to make a general contribution to the Race for the Cure on this site.

Whatever you do, make a point to show your support in some way for breast cancer survivors and those fighting for a cure this month during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.