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"October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In the West Valley, a number of activities aim to bring awareness, raise funds for research and treatment."

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In the West Valley, a number of activities aim to bring awareness, raise funds for research and treatment. 

Here are some local events you support through October:

The Buckeye Police Department participates in the Pink Patch Project, a campaign that works to raise awareness and funding for treatment and care of those who are battling breast cancer. Participating Buckeye Police Department personnel will wear a pink version of the uniform patch throughout October to show support and solidarity. 

Support the cause by purchasing a limited edition pink patch, $10, at the front counter of the Buckeye Police Department, 21699 W. Yuma Road in Buckeye. Only cash or cashier’s checks (made out to City of Hope) are accepted. 

This month, go to a Panera Bread location in the West Valley and purchase a Pink Ribbon Bagel. A portion of the proceeds from the purchase of each bagel sold during October will be donated toward the fight against breast cancer.

West Valley Panera Bread locations are 9995 West McDowell Road, Suite 101, Avondale and 15479 W. McDowell Rd, Shops D, Goodyear.

The Southwest Valley Bosom Buddies, a volunteer organization for men and women with breast cancer, meets from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10. The meeting takes place at the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 918 S Litchfield Road, Goodyear.

From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct.13, Ulta will be holding its “Cut for a Cause” event. Clients can choose from different services, including a $20 haircut and style or $10 pink hair extensions.

The entire cost will benefit Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF)

Holly Rose will speak on Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at  611 S. 80th Ave., Tolleson. 

Rose, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, founded Don’t be a Chump; Check for a Lump, a nonprofit organization with a mission to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer through education, prevention and direct assistance with free wigs and mammograms. 

From 3 to  8 p.m on Oct. 24, the volleyball team at Estrella Foothills High School will hold its 2nd Annual Volleyball Dig Pink Rally in honor of “breast cancer heroes.” The team is raising funds for the-Side-Out Foundation, a non-profit breast cancer charity that raises awareness and funds for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer.