October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Dress for the Cause

Dress Up Your Life this October in Support of Breast Cancer Research

Since 1998 individuals, companies, schools and organizations from all across Canada have participated in Dress for the Cause by hosting local, individual fundraising events in October in honour ofInternational Breast Cancer Awareness month.

This year, with more people working from home and students learning online,we’ve created some fun new ways to help everyone get involved – making it easier to fundraise and support research for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of breast cancer.

This October, we invite you to Dress Up Your Life with weekly Dress Up themes. You can share your progress on social media and invite your friends, family and colleagues to join you!

We’ve got some great ideas, but we know you will think of many more!

Week 1: Dress Up your Door (ex. House, office, doggy door, car, garage)
Week 2: Dress Up your Desk (ex. Home office, company office, or any workspace)
Week 3: Dress Up your Best (ex. Prized possession, pets, cars, cottages, boats)
Week 4: Dress Up Yourself (ex. Pink, pink, pink! Clothes, Halloween costumes)

Are You Up for the Challenge?

Starting October 1, you can download the mobile app and share your pictures with us. Challenge your network to Dress Up with you every week and fundraise all month long.

You can also download and print the Dress for the Cause pledge form from the Dress for the Cause website.

Please follow all public health regulations/laws regarding physical distancing when asking for donations for the Breast Cancer Society of Canada.

Each year the Dress for the Cause top fundraiser will win a $5,000 donation towards their local cancer treatment centre.

Visit dressforthecause.ca and register today!

The 2019 Dress for the Cause Winner:

Westside Secondary School in Orangeville, Ontario raised over $23,835.

The 2017 Dress for the Cause Winner: Westside Secondary School in Orangeville, Ontario raised $20,410

“WAY TO GO WESTSIDE – OUTSTANDING!”

“The dedication of Westside Secondary School Students, Faculty and Administration to help find a cure for breast cancer is truly inspirational. Not only does Westside host an amazing ‘Pink Day’ fundraiser, they also enlist the support of their entire community. We are grateful to everyone who donated their time and money to Westside. Thank you for your spirit and continued support of our vision to end breast cancer.”

Kimberly Carson, CEO, Breast Cancer Society of Canada

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