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During the month of October, Indianapolis residents are exposed to a city-wide “Pink Out.” The canal is dyed pink on October 7th, patrons walk the streets in pink gear, wear pink ribbons, and there seem to be endless opportunities to support breast cancer organizations by buying the next pink thing.

Komen Central Indiana is fortunate to have local and national partners that understand why Komen is the leader in the breast cancer space, and why supporting the work we do is the most valuable and impactful way to fight breast cancer. Donations to Komen Central Indiana save the lives of women we know and love within the place we call home. Beyond our community, donations fund groundbreaking research that will improve the way breast cancers are treated in the future. Komen dollars have touched every major advancement in breast cancer research for the last 30 years, totaling more than $920 million. In 2016 alone, Komen invested nearly $33 million in breast cancer research.

The color pink is everywhere in October. But we at Komen Central Indiana encourage you to be More Than Pink™. By choosing to support Komen, you ensure your donations truly make a difference in the fight against breast cancer – locally, nationally and beyond.

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Simon Property Groups will be “pinking out” their guest services centers in all eight Simon malls in Komen Central Indiana’s 41-county service area during the month of October. When you visit the Greenwood Park Mall, College Mall, Edinburgh Premium Outlets, Castleton Square, Circle Center Mall, The Fashion Mall at Keystone, Tippecanoe Mall, or Hamilton Town Center, customers will have the opportunity to support local and global breast cancer research while shopping your favorite brands.

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Von Maur, Macy’s, and Dillards are participating in the Wacoal Fit for the Cure program to raise awareness for the Susan G. Komen mission, educate shoppers, and to empower women to take action against breast cancer. Women are invited to get a complimentary professional bra fitting by a Wacoal’s Fit consultant. For every woman professionally fitted, Wacoal will donate $2 to Susan G. Komen! For every Wacoal lingerie piece sold on the day of the event, Wacoal will donate an additional $2 per piece.

  • 09/27/2016 – Dillards, Richmond
  • 10/6/2016 -Von Maur, Greenwood Park
  • 10/7/2016– Von Maur, Castleton Square
  • 10/28/2016 – Macy’s, Castleton Square, begins at 11 am 
  • TBD – Macy’s, Greenwood Park

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Teaming up for their fifth consecutive year, Susan G. Komen and the WWE will be raising awareness and funds to help fight breast cancer. As a More Than Pink™ launch partner, WWE is joining Komen in taking a bold stance to help drive our mission forward. For each WWE & Komen branded product sold from Oct. 3 – Oct. 31, WWE will donate 20% of the retail sales price to Komen. Learn more: www.komen.org/wwe

Local Fundraisers

Subway Cookie for a Cure – Subway restaurants throughout Central Indiana will donate 25 cents per cookie sold in October to Susan G. Komen Central Indiana.

White Castle Pink Ribbon Sale – Go to one of 17 participating White Castle locations and receive a pink ribbon for your donation to Susan G. Komen Central Indiana throughout October!

More Than Pink Tailgate – Komen Central Indiana has linked up with Gate Ten this year and is their featured charity for the October 9th Colts game! Gate Ten is located on West McCarty Street, right across from Lucas Oil Stadium. We will have volunteers selling pink ribbons for breast cancer awareness, a “Spin to Win” with prizes including t-shirts and gift cards, and a chance to win other great prizes! All donations will be used to further Komen’s mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures. Gate Ten has also agreed to donate 10% of all food sales from the October 9th event to Komen Central Indiana.

Brighton Collectibles Power of Pink Bracelet – Power of Pink bracelets will be sold September 29 – October 31 and $10 will be contributed to Susan G. Komen Central Indiana for each purchase. Additionally, Brighton Collectibles will donate $10 for each leather product sold during the specified time frame.

Mimi Blue Meatballs’ Exotic Ferrari Show – Oct. 1, 11 am – 2 pm. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Mimi Blue Meatballs (Carmel location) is supporting Komen Central Indiana by donating 10 percent of food sales from 11 am – 2 pm on Saturday, October 1. Show your support and enjoy a tasty meal!

JP Parker Flowers – Komen Central Indiana will receive $5 from every Proud in Pink flower arrangement sold during October.

Winslow Evening of Elegance – Oct. 8, 10 am – 4 pm. Winslow Facial Plastic Surgery is supporting Komen Central Indiana by hosting an Evening of Elegance that will include a silent auction, pampering and more!

Contact Carley O’Connor if you have a partnership idea. As you’ll see the possibilities are endless but the result of each partnership is the same – raising life-saving funds to help women battling breast cancer in our community!