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Links for Life helping Kern County beat breast cancer with events during October

Posted at 4:23 AM, Oct 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-01 07:23:08-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — They started as a charity golf tournament and have grown into so much more. Links for Life is helping women in Kern County help beat breast cancer.

During the month of October, they're celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a bunch of events around Bakersfield to raise money and awareness for early detection, support groups and wigs for women going through treatment.

Here is a list of events Links for Life is hosting around town:

October 1st - 6:30 p.m. SUPPORT GROUP MEETING
5301 Office Park Drive, Suite 370
Links for Life hosts a support group meeting every month in their office.

October 2nd - 12:00 p.m. OUTREACH EVENT
5301 Office Park Drive, Suite 370
Links for Life will have a volunteer outreach event to help them host local events around Bakersfield. If you would like to volunteer you can visit their office.

October 3rd - 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. EMPOWHER WALK
400 Old River Road
Links for Life hosting a walk for women battling breast cancer at Mercy Hospital Southwest.

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 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 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.

For more information about these events or how you can help volunteer email or call Susan Escalante at 661-322-5601.