Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2020

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Activities

10/3 11:30am – 1:00pm Breast Cancer Awareness 365 Butterfly Event

The BCA 365 Butterfly Event will support, celebrate, and honor Champions and the 1ofUs Organization which provides financial help to women undergoing cancer treatment.  Speakers are The 1 of Us Organization (Our 2020 Fundraising Recipient),  Brandee McCoy (Survivor Champion & a 1 of Us recipient of services), Stacey Haywood, (Two-time Survivor Champion & Courageous Encourager), Kearston Ingraham, Duke Cancer Institute, (Resource for Cancer Patients during Pandemic).  Registration link


10/5 7:00pm Alpha Kappa Alpha Breast Cancer Event

Speakers at the event are Dr. Ndidi Azikiwe (Medical Doctor at Wake Medical) and Dr. Barbara Pullen Smith (Public Health). Registration may already be closed but if you want to attend, send e-mail to and provide your name, e-mail address, and telephone number.


10/8 6:30pm – 7:45pm Women’s Health Awareness Virtual Series: Breast Cancer 101

The next Women’s Health Awareness event will be on October 8th.  The topic is “Self-Advocacy Starts with You: Breast Cancer 101” with breast surgeons from DCI and  Wake Forest as speakers.  For more information about this event including how to register, see this page.


10/10 Susan G. Komen Gala + other events in October

Komen NC Triangle has Breast Cancer Action month during October.  Some of the events include an October 10th 7:00pm virtual gala for metastatic breast cancer research, Shop for the Cure, and MBC Impact Series.  For more information on these and other events in the Triangle area, see this page.


10/16 9:00am – 11:00am American Cancer Society Breast Health Equity Summit

The American Cancer Society is having its first North Carolina Breast Health Equity Summit.

There will be expert speakers and panelists who will address health equity issues, ACS partner projects, and breast cancer research in North Carolina.  This event will stream on Facebook.   

RSVP on this page.  There is no cost to attend the event if you use promo code acsfriend 


10/18 Noon American Cancer Society Making Strides + other events in October

Making Strides NC is having various activities all month long.  The national, live, virtual event will be on October 18th at Noon via Facebook, YouTube, or at

Last year, TFL had a booth at the Making Strides event.  Since the event is virtual this year, to provide visibility for Tennis for Life, a TFL team was created.  If desired, you and anyone you know are welcome to join the Making Strides of the Triangle Tennis for Life team.

ComMotion is hosting Making Strides on the Dance Floor – Teams edition.  Join with friends, family members, or colleagues to have an online dance party.  For more information and to register, see this page.


The references on this page are provided for information only.  They do not necessarily represent an endorsement by Tennis for Life.