October…Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

October is always a busy month with all of the breast cancer activities taking place throughout town.

HAVE YOU TRIED DRAGON BOATING YET?  In the Pink would love to get you involved!  We have teams for everyone…and always adding more teams!  We have co-ed teams, breast cancer survivor only teams, and competitive teams!  For more information, visit www.inthepinkdragonboats.com or email:  millardm@comcast.net.  We hosted Jacksonville’s inaugural dragon boat festival on September 21, 2013 at the Landing.  It was a huge success!  Next year’s event will be September 20, 2014!  Come be a part of this fabulous sport…get bit by the dragon!

FREE YOGA FOR CANCER PATIENTS CONTINUES…PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF TIME!!!  These classes will be offered on Wednesday evenings at 5:30 pm and Saturday mornings at 10 am.  Please RSVP weekly to sallie@jaxinthepink.net to confirm your attendance.  This is a courtesy to our fabulous instructors, who give of their time for free.  If our two locations are not convenient for you, FREE YOGA for cancer patients is offered throughout Jacksonville and the surrounding areas by the Christina Phipps Foundation.  To find a location near you, visit www.christinaphippsfoundation.org.

FREE REIKI for all cancer patients will take place on Wednesday, October 30th at 5:30.  Yoga will also be taking place at the same time.  Two wonderful REIKI practitioners have offered their services for 8 patients.  You will be seen by appointment for free, 30-minute sessions between the hours of 5:30-7:30pm.  Please RSVP to sallie@jaxinthepink.net for your spot or call 372-0029 to book your session!  For those who are unfamiliar, REIKI is a hands on, Japanese technique for relaxation that promotes healing and overall well being.

In the Pink now offers Radiant Impressions custom breast prosthesis.  If you are interested in finding out more about a custom breast prosthesis, please email jeri@jaxinthepink.net or call 372-0029.  We are so proud to be able to offer this service to our customers.  Most insurances will pay for this, with the exception of Medicare.  If you are a Medicare patient and really need this service, we will work out a payment plan to make this happen for you.

October 5th:  The Pink Ribbon Symposium will take place at the Thrasher-Horne Conference Center, 283 College Drive in Orange Park, Florida from 8am-1pm.  This is always a great educational event. Two local female comedians, Roz McCoy and Gwen Templeton, will headline the “Laughter is the Best Medicine” segment.  The popular “Ask the Doctor” session will allow attendees to ask specific medical questions to local physicians and health care professionals on the panel. Topics will include:  Updates on Breast Cancer Research, Genetics, Caregivers, Stress Relief, Caring for our Bodies, Health, Nutrition, and Exercise.  For more information, visit www.pinkribbonsymposium.org.

October 11th:  University of North Florida and Mayo Clinic present the 9th Annual “Upbeat Pink:  A Musical Tribute to Breast Cancer Survivorship.”  This year’s theme is an evening with James Bond & Friends, featuring theme songs from the past 50 years performed by the UNF Wind Symphony conducted by Dr. Gordon Brock and several guest ensembles.  This event is free to the public and will take place at 7:30pm in the Lazzara Performance Hall on the UNF campus.  No reservations are needed.  For more information, call 904-953-0707.

October 12th:  St. Augustine Outlets are hosting a free Women’s Health Event from 11am-4pm.  Lots of fun taking place!  Come visit In the Pink’s table.  See you there!

October 12th:  6th Annual Boobsapalooza takes place from Noon-8pm at Lynch’s Irish Pub in Jacksonville Beach.  See 14 bands perform live on stage.  Tickets are available at www.bandsagainstbreastcancer.com and Lynch’s Irish Pub.  $15 in advance/$20 at the door.  $5 tickets at the door with a military ID.  Be sure to wear your wildest pink outfit…this is all out fun!

OCTOBER 17TH!!! COME ON LADIES…THIS ONE IS JUST FOR US!!!  The Jaguars has teamed up with In the Pink to have some fun, raise awareness and raise funds.  Please join us!

Jacksonville Jaguars


The Jaguars, in association with the Jaguars Women’s Association (JWA), invites you to participate in a special NFL 101: Workshop for Women, on Thursday, October 17 in the West Touchdown Club at EverBank Field. The interactive event, taught by the pros, is designed to teach you the ins and outs of offense, defense and special teams, including plays, formations, and the fundamentals of the game.

The event will be also include a Q&A session with Jaguars players, an equipment photo op, a silent auction, and appearances by The ROAR cheerleaders.

A portion of the proceeds from the event and silent auction will benefit “In The Pink,” a non-profit boutique for women living with cancer.

Date: Thursday, October 17
Time: 6:30-9:00pm (doors open at 5:30pm)
Location: Lower West Touchdown Club at   EverBank Field
Parking: Lot J or Lot M
Cost: $100

Price Includes:  Admission to event, Appetizers, 1 drink voucher, Exclusive NFL 101 gift bag, which includes a Jaguars wine glass and NFL 101 booklet & more, T-shirt.


October 25th:  Naval Base Mayport Health Clinic is hosting a small educational Breast Cancer Awareness event from 4-6 pm.  They will provide awareness information about local resources.  Free event.