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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Local events happening around the county to help raise awareness

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Posted at 11:11 AM, Oct 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 16:00:21-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, which is every October, several organizations are hosting events to raise awareness and educate the community.

Below is a list of local events including everything from health clinics, free screenings, whiskey tasting and more!

October 3rd - 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. EMPOWHER
Mercy Hospital Southwest- Friends of Mercy Walking Path- at 551 Shanley Ct.
Women are invited to attend the free event with their moms, friends, and co-workers to mingle, shop from numerous vendors, hear valuable information from physicians covering: breast health, women's health, orthopedics, and OBGYN as well as the opportunity to win several amazing raffle prizes- just for attending.

October 5th - 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. LACE'N IT UP 5K FUN RUN
The Park at River Walk
Links for Life is hosting a fun run 5K and celebration walk for survivors of breast cancer and to remember those who lost their battle to breast cancer. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m., 5K starts at 8:30 a.m, celebration walk starts at 9 a.m.

October 7th - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. PANINI AND KABOBS
3111 Ming Avenue
Links for Life is hosting a fundraiser lunch at Panini and Kabob Grill.

October 8th - 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. - SLICE OF HOPE
Rusty's Pizza Parlors
Links for Life has partnered with Rusty's Pizza Parlor to help raise money for Links for Life and Paint the Town Pink.

October 8th - 6:30 p.m. MEN'S STRONG LINKS HANGOUT
4140 Truxtun Avenue
Links for Life is hosting a men's support group and hang out event at Imbibe Wine and Spirits to allow them to escape the day-to-day stresses of helping loved ones fight breast cancer.

October 15th - 6:30 p.m. GRUPO DE ESPERANZA
5301 Office Park Drive, Suite 370
Links for Life hosts a monthly support group for Spanish speaking survivors

October 17th - 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ROSE AND WHISKEY TASTING
4140 Truxtun Avenue
Celebrate Paint the Town Pink month with a Rosé and Whiskey Tasting at Imbibe Wine and Spirits. Buy any bottle of Rosé wine or Whiskey and Imbibe will make a donation back to Links for Life for each bottled purchased.

October 17th - 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. VIPINK: THE BREAST EVENT OF THE YEAR
Adventist Health AIS Cancer Center 2620 Chester Avenue
Gather your girlfriends and get dolled up in diamonds to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Call 661-637-8321 or click "get tickets" to reserve your spot at this free event!

October 18th - 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. BINATIONAL HEALTH WEEK
Kern County Fairgrounds
Join Links for Life at the Kern County Fairground for Binational Health Week.

October 19th - 11:30 a.m. LINKS LUNCH AT TOO FATS
721 18th Street
Join the Links Ladies for their monthly lunch at Too Fat Sandwiches.

October 24th 5 p.m.- 7 p.m. - FREE BREAST SCREENING
Adventist Health is hosting the free event at their central Bakersfield.

October 29th - 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. ALL ABOUT PINK!
9000 Ming Avenue
Paint, munch and mingle for a great cause! Includes painting (up to $20 item, upgrades welcome), Fundraising with raffle and silent auction. Light appetizers and sweets.