Fifty Shades of Pink and Other Haute Ways to Honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Fontainebleau lit up in pink
the Fontainebleau lit up in pink

We hear that the Miami Heat will be playing in red, white and pink in their open scrimmage today, aptly named the “Red, White & Pink” Game presented by Baptist Health Breast Center.  The HEAT players will be wearing a special edition Red,White & Pink shooting shirts, which will be auctioned the following day by the BaptistHealth Breast Center to raise money for the cause.

The Heat jerseys aren’t all that is going to go rosy, Freedom Tower will be lit up in pink to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness Month and The InterContinental Miami is unveiling its “Canvas for the Cure” campaign. This campaign will encourage supporters to donate $50 in honor of a friend or loved one in return for the honoree’s name appearing in lights on the building’s 19-story Digital Canvas throughout National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The program begins October 3rd, and all proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen Miami/Fort Lauderdale. Donate here. 

Bleau Goes Pink is offering lots of ways to give by partnering with Susan G. Komen on everything from a Zumba Party in Pink dance party on the Ocean Lawn, a Swarovski Crystal Pedicure, and a $39 prix-fixe dinner at Hakkasan, Scarpetta, Michael Mina 74 and La Côte, giving a percentage of each check to the Susan G. Komen foundation. Even the retail shops will have products like a Sleep for the Cure T-Shirt and special Tweezerman Tweezers that give money to the cause.

Other fun breast cancer related include Acqualina Spa by ESPA which has created the Gift of Love package with head-to-toe pampering. Even Mignonette teamed up with American Mussel Harvesters, who agreed to rename their beloved Umami oysters that they ship to Mignonette as “Danny’s Mom” oysters throughout October.   For every “Danny’s Mom” sold, Mignonette will donate $1 to the Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute at University of Miami Sylvester Cancer Center to help fund breast cancer research.

Miami Women Who Rock will be hosting their first ever “Fifty Shades of Pink” Awards Luncheon honoring 10 local South Florida women for their outstanding community service. The ticketed event, which will be MC’d by Emmy-Award winning NBC6 journalist Jackie Nespral, will take place on Thursday, October 23 at 11:30am at the Coral Gables Country Club and will benefit the Women’s Breast Health Initiative.