In case you have been living under a (pink) rock, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and while it may seem like that just means that everything from sliced bread to the Redskins’ cleats are colored a vibrant shade of pink, it also means that a lot of really great organizations are doing their part to raise money for this awesome cause. DC-based non-profit Pink Jams, and M Street hotspot Hudson Restaurant and Lounge, are no exception.
The Pink Jams team, led by founder Christa Floresca, is rocking out October with “great music for a great cause.” By combining early detection messages with art, fashion, social events, and live music, Christa says she firmly believes that, “Breast cancer awareness is a serious topic, but it doesn’t have to be a somber one.” Pink Jams are some of the most exciting events going on this month, so we encourage everyone to get out, support a great cause, and have an absolutely fabulous time! xo – KC & EN
Throughout October: Take a Bite Out of Breast Cancer
The great chefs and restaurateurs of this city have committed their establishments to helping Pink Jams by donating a portion of their food and beverage sales to this cause. Find out when restaurants like Proof, Hank’s Oyster Bar, and Todd Gray’s Watershed will be donating proceeds by visiting the Pink Jams calendar.
Pink Rocks the Runway: Friday October 21st – 8:00 p.m.
Perhaps one of the most exciting events this month, Pink Rocks the Runway is an fabulous fashion show headlined by celebrity designer, Christian Siriano. And while watching Christian’s show will probably be amazing enough, what is really exciting about this show are the models – all fabulous area women battling breast cancer before the age of 40. You will not want to miss this event. More information and tickets can be found here.
While Pink Jams is rocking their pink campaign, DC favorite Hudson Restaurant and Lounge, located at 20th and M Street, is also doing its part to encourage people to donate.
Get Your Pink on Cocktail Party: Wednesday, October 26th – 7:00pm
Check out Hudson’s “Get Your Pink On” Party featuring $6 “Pink Drink” specials and “Pink Themed” small bites including Pink Donuts, Pink Bacon Lollipops, Pink Cotton Candy, and Pink Smores roasting out on Hudson’s popular patio. Wear pink and get an additional 10% off your bill the end of the evening. Best part – 25% of the evening’s proceeds will benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.
Pink Brunch: Saturday, October 29th – 11:00am – 4:00pm
Stop by after the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk and enjoy unlimited Pink Mimosa’s for $25 per person. Once again, 25% of the proceeds from the brunch will benefit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation and if you sign up to walk with Team Hudson, you’ll get 10% off your bill! Just don’t forget your registration confirmation!