Breast Cancer Awareness Month highlighted in Pomona

Breast Cancer Awareness month is about showing recognition and giving back to the community with the help of donations and volunteering all month long. All donations received will not only help bring awareness about breast cancer, but help the cause to finding a cure. 

Here is how students can give back and participate in events:

Oct. 13: The Pomona Police Department was at the Pomona Swap Meet located at 1101 W. McKinley Ave, Pomona, and set up a main booth where pink patches, pins, T-shirts, bracelets, coins and more were sold. 

According to pomonaswapmeet.com, all money raised went to the Robert and Beverly Lewis Family Cancer Care Center for all treatment, education and research to find a cure for breast cancer. 

This center is located at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center where patients with cancer can go for treatment and services. 

All month long, the Pomona Police Department will be selling their pink patches at 490 W. Mission Blvd., Pomona, for anyone that couldn’t make it to the Pomona Swap Meet last Sunday.

Oct. 17: ASI is hosting Pink Palooza in the Bronco Commons from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. along with multiple clubs and Greek life students to help raise money and gather students’ attention to breast cancer on campus. 

Free food and vendors will be available. All money raised will go to the City of Hope. 

Oct. 19: Ink’d Chronicles Tattoo, located at 264 W. 2nd St., Pomona, will be donating all of the money made on Oct. 19 from tattoos given to the City of Hope. 

Ink’d Chronicles Tattoo will be raising money on Oct. 19 for City of Hope from the proceeds of all breast cancer ribbon tattoos given.
(Jannett Diaz | The Poly Post)

Each breast cancer awareness ribbon tattoo will start at $80 in any color. Any other design will have the starting point of $150. Adding a name, date or more will be $25 extra. 

Food and beverages will be sold and entertainment, including live music and raffle prizes, will take place in downtown Pomona throughout the day. 

Oct. 30: The Pomona Police Department Pink Patch presents Brews, BBQ and Tattoos at Old Stump Brewery located at 2896 Metropolitan Place, Pomona, beginning at 5 p.m. The Pink Patch is in regards to the Pink Patch Project. 

This project is spread worldwide by police, sheriff, fire, EMS and federal departments by selling their patches and help raise money. The police department will have pre-sale tickets for the event at the front desk of the office. 

All proceeds will go to Pomona Valley & Beverly Lewis Cancer Center located at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center. 

Food such as BBQ and alcoholic drinks will be sold, and entertainment such as a photo booth, live music and a bounce house will be set up throughout the venue. 

Oct. 30: The Womxn’s Resource Center on campus will host Womxn’s Wednesday Workshop regarding a roundabout talk of breast cancer from noon to 1 p.m. 

Professionals attending will explain the different parts of breast cancer to students and answer any questions about the cancer. 

Erika Cortez is a graduate assistant for the center and has further details regarding this event. Flyers and more information are soon to be posted around campus. 

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