Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Las Vegas

Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Las Vegas

Published On October 3, 2013 | By Christa Schueler | Community, Health, Women

October isn’t just about Halloween and cooler weather; it’s also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So, you may be seeing pink among all that black and orange when traveling around town as there are many events throughout Southern Nevada both raising awareness and donations for this disease that affects hundreds of thousands of women every year.

Here are a few Breast Cancer Awareness events that you may be interested in attending:

The 5th Annual Rose Regatta Dragon Boat Race & Festival – Saturday, October 5th at Lake Las Vegas

rose regatta

Benefiting the R.E.D. Rose Program (Responsible Early Detection) at St. Rose Dominican Hospital, the Rose Regatta Dragon Boat Race & Festival is a community event featuring the ancient Chinese sport of dragon boat racing. The race begins at 8:00 am so get there early! For more information about the Rose Regatta event, please visit their website at


Making Strides Against Breast Cancer – Saturday, October 5th at JW Marriott in Summerlin 8:00am – 12:00pm

making strides

Help to raise awareness for breast cancer and get in shape while doing it. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a national program through the American Cancer Society. By hosting walks around cities all over the country, the ACS brings the community together while raising money and awareness. For more information about Making Strides, please visit their website at


Blue Celebrates Pink – Saturday, October 19th at the Blue Martini 8:00 – 11:00pm

blue martini pink party

The Blue Martini, located in Town Square, is one of my favorite places to have a martini so that’s why I’m excited about Blue Celebrates Pink benefiting Susan G. Komen of Southern Nevada. There will be a special “pink” menu, entertainment and prizes (for best pink flair). For more information about the Blue Martini, please visit their site at


Premium Outlets Pink Event – North & South Locations throughout October

Group of women shopping in a mall with some bags

During the month of October, donate $10 to support the cause and receive 25% off one single item from select stores at the Premium Outlets. Shoppers can visit the on-site Information Center at either the North or South location to donate $10 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure and then enjoy a rewarding day of shopping! For a list of participating stores, please visit their website at


Pink for Life at Pink Nails – September 16h – November 6th at Pink Nails


Pink Nails has partnered with Susan G. Komen to raise money and awareness with pink nails and glitter ribbon tattoos! For more information about Pink Nail’s Pink for Life, visit their website at


The Pink Tee – Monday, October 21st at Southern Highlands Golf Club

The Pink Tee

Southern Highlands Charitable Foundation,Pacific Links and MJ Christensen Diamonds will be hosting The Pink Tee, a ladies only “giggle golf” and social event benefiting breast cancer organizations in Southern Nevada. For more information, please visit their website at


Las Vegas Welcome Sign Goes Pink – Throughout October


During the month of October, the iconic Fabulous Las Vegas Sign will show its support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Residents and visitors will see those yellow bulbs replaced with pink ones and hopefully will know it’s because Sin City has a benevolent side.


For more information on breast cancer and breast cancer awareness, visit the following sites:

Susan G. Komen of Southern Nevada –

Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada –

American Cancer Society –

Breast Cancer Awareness Month


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About The Author

UNLV graduate, wife, mother of three, blogger and aspiring novelist, Christa Schueler brings her writing, editing and research skills to Recess. As an advocate for education and health reform and a 25 year Las Vegas resident, Christa understands the need for providing a platform and a "voice" for women in Southern Nevada. Despite Las Vegas being one of the fastest growing cities in the country, Christa has seen continual lack of community connection and strives to change that. Now, she's joined the sandbox revolution!

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