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Breast Cancer Awareness: talk, walk, shop for a cure

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

From walking the High Line to a "Party in Pink Zumbathon," there's plenty of ways to support the cause and have fun at the same time.

Help paint the town pink with these NYC activities.

George Washington Bridge and One World Trade glow pink

The spire of One World Trade and the
Photo Credit: Charles Boyle via Flickr

The spire of One World Trade and the necklace lights of the George Washington Bridge will both glow pink Tuesday in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The world's busiest bridge and will continue to be lit pink each evening until the end of October. --JASON SHALTIEL

Bloomingdale's Pink Campaign (Oct. 3)

Workout for the cause! Hit up any Bloomingdale's
Photo Credit: Bloomingdale's via Facebook

Workout for the cause! Hit up any Bloomingdale's location to join a pre-store opening yoga class and take home a branded yoga mat and gift bag just for stopping by. All of the proceeds will go to support breast cancer awareness.

(Oct. 3, 8:30 a.m., $10, various Bloomingdale's locations, eventbrite.com)

Walk The High Line For The Cure (Oct. 3)

Take in the beautiful weather while walking the
Photo Credit: Marley White

Take in the beautiful weather while walking the High Line in support of breast cancer research. All donations will be contributed to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. After walking for a cure, join other supporters for a Saturday brunch!

(Oct. 3, 9 - 11 a.m., tickets from $15, The High Line Gansevoort Street Entrance (89 Gansevoort St), 92y.org)

The Inspired Word: PinkSpeak (Oct. 4)

Get ready for a night full of poetry
Photo Credit: PinkSpeak via Facebook

Get ready for a night full of poetry and music presented by The Inspired Word. The fifth annual event is dedicated to the memory of poet/author Pamilla DeLeon-Lewis, who performed at the first PinkSpeak and died in 2012.All proceeds will go to The Pink Daisy Project.

(Oct. 4, 7-11 p.m., tickets from $10, Parkside Lounge, 317 East Houston Street. eventbrite.com)

Armour Beauty & IT'S FOR ME NYC: Oh Cancer, Up Yours! (Oct. 8)

Hang out at Wild Project for a night
Photo Credit: Solters & Roskin

Hang out at Wild Project for a night of shopping, beauty and rock 'n' roll for the launch of Armour Beauty's special edition breast cancer awareness lip gloss, Gilda, which is named after "Saturday Night Live" actress and comedian Gilda Radner. All of the proceeds will benefit cancer support and go to Gilda's Club NYC.

(Oct. 8, 6 - 9 p.m., $45, Wild Project, 195 East 3rd St), eventbrite.com)

Party in Pink Zumbathon

Get ready to sweat! Everyone is invited to
Photo Credit: Zumba Fitness

Get ready to sweat! Everyone is invited to get their dance on at the Party in Pink Zumbathon, from which 75 percent of the ticket sales will be donated to breast cancer prevention research. If you're up for the challenge, watch the choreography video on youtube and get to ready to party, Zumba-style.

(All month-long, for locations and times, visit zumba.com)

Avon 39: The Walk To End Cancer (Oct. 17-18)

Well into its 13th year, the two-day, 39.3-mile
Photo Credit: AVON

Well into its 13th year, the two-day, 39.3-mile walk will have participants start from Randall's Island and continue alongside Central Park and other locations in Midtown.

A conversation on breast cancer with Drs. Susan Love and Larry Norton (Oct. 21)

Stop by the 92Y for a talk with
Photo Credit: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Stop by the 92Y for a talk with pioneers in breast cancer research, Drs. Susan Love and Larry Norton, on "risk factors, prevention, detection and treatment of breast cancer." Following the lecture, Dr. Love will sign copies of her book, "Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book, Sixth Edition."

(Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m., tickets from $32, 92Y, 1395 Lexington Ave., 92y.org)

Fashion Night Out/Think Pink Party (Oct. 18)

The Fashion Night Out/Think Pink Party invites everyone

The Fashion Night Out/Think Pink Party invites everyone to "Swap, Sip, and Shop." Attendees are encouraged to bring a friend and at least 10 items of gently worn clothing (no shoes, accessories or underwear, please!) to swap with other vendors, sip on some cocktails and party. (Oct. 18, 4 - 8 p.m., $11.54, Bushwick Party Hall (1122 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn), eventbrite.com)

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