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This October, we recognize the millions of women affected by breast cancer for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Being informed about breast cancer and being aware of symptoms of the disease could change your life. Here are some facts about breast cancer which are also reasons why you should be screened regularly.

Here are a list of walks and other events happening in New Jersey that raise money towards research for a cure for Breast Cancer.

20th Anniversary Susan G. Komen Central and South Jersey Race for the Cure

Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson
1 Six Flags Blvd.
Sunday, October 6th
8:00 a.m.

3rd Annual Susan G. Komen Horse Ride for the Cure

Alexandria Park
Hunterdon County
Sunday, October 20th
Registration starts at 7 am

Susan G. Komen 2nd Annual Pier Village Goes Pink

Bungalow Hotel
50 Laird St.
Thursday, October 10th
6:00 to 9:00 PM

14th Annual Komen NJ Golf for the Cure

Atlantic City Country Club
1 Leo Fraser Dr.
Monday, October 14th
The event starts with a putting contest at 11 a.m. and ends with an awards dinner that starts at 5:30 p.m.

Making Strides of Edison, NJ

New Jersey Exposition and Convention Center
97 Sunfield Ave.
Sunday, October 27th
10:00 a.m.

Making Strides of Jersey City, NJ

Lincoln Park
West Side Avenue Entrance
Sunday, October 20th
8:00 a.m.

Making Strides of Newark, NJ

Lincoln Park
Broad St. & Lincoln Park
Sunday, October 20th
10:00 a.m.

Making Strides of Parsippany, NJ

Mack-Cali Business Campus
1 Campus Dr.
Sunday, October 20th
8:00 a.m.

Making Strides of Point Pleasant, NJ

Silver Lake Parking Lot
Corner of Ocean Ave. & Arnold Ave.
Sunday, October 20th
10:00 a.m.

Making Strides of Ridgefield Park, NJ

The New Overpeck Park
199 Challenger Rd.
Sunday, October 20th

Making Strides of South Jersey, NJ

Ocean City
5th Street & Boardwalk
Sunday, October 20th
8:30 a.m.

Making Strides of South Jersey, NJ

Cooper River Park
Sunday, October 27th
8:30 a.m.

GO PINK! 5K Walk/Run

Glen Ave. & Brookside Dr.
Sunday, October 6th
Registration starts at 9:30 a.m.

City Challenge Obstacle Race Benefitting Susan G. Komen Foundation

Pier A Park
There are several different waves of the race starting at 8:00 a.m. and ending at 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 5th

An Evening in Pink

The Crystal Plaza, Livingston
307 West Northfield Ave.
Friday, November 1st
7:00 p.m. to midnight

Valley Goes Pink!

Valley National Bank, Wayne
1460 Valley Rd.
Saturday, October 5th
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Fight. Fly. Cure.

FlyWheel Sports, Millburn
351 Millburn Ave.
Saturday, October 12th
Bike assignments will be given out at 11:30 a.m.

Shark River Paddle Battle

L Street Beach, Belmar Marina
Belmar, New Jersey
Saturday, October 5th
Register for the event by Friday, October 4th

10th Annual Pear Grace Memorial Breast Cancer Awareness Golf Tournament

The Trenton Country Club, Trenton
201 Sullivan Way
Monday, October 14th
Registration is at 9:30 a.m.

Sisters Network of Central NJ Annual 5K Breast Cancer Awareness Race/Walk 4 Life

Franklin High School, Somerset
500 Elizabeth Ave.
Saturday, October 5th
Registration starts at 7:30 a.m.