October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and many Dixon organizations and business are showing their support for the cause.
Statistics show one in eight woman in the US will develop invasive breast cancer; the NBCAM was founded 25 years ago to raise awareness and promote dialogue about the disease.
Dixon Fire crews are sporting pink Fire Department t-shirts, with proceeds from their purchases being donated to their Relay for Life team collection. The team will be selling their pink FD t-shirts at the annual Relay for Life booth. For more information follow Dixon Fire on Facebook by clicking this link.
Lower your breast cancer risk by up to 18% by getting active weekly (cancer.org), and what better way to do it than by joining Dixon Zumba instructor Vanessa Larios.
"Ditch the workout, join the party," says Larios, who is donating her class proceeds to Susan G. Komen for the entire month of October. "The best part of Zumba is it's for all ages, male or female, and all levels of fitness."
Classes are $5, held Thursday evenings, 7pm, at Dixon Community Church hall 955 East A St.
B's Gallery & Salon at 120 N 1st St, is having a "huge Pink Campaign" benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation as well.
Origami Owl consultant, Jodeane Atkinson, is offering a variety of breast cancer awareness charms and customizable lockets. visit www.jodeane.origamiowl.com for more information.
Supercuts, 115 Dorset Drive, held a breast cancer awareness fundraiser this past weekend, donating proceeds to research. Pink items are still available instore.
Every Baking Moment, 143 North First Street, is offering a large variety of pink ribbon baking supplies including cake pans, cookie cutters, and sprinkles. Homebaked goodies are always a great gift for survivors and fundraisers.
Also check out a Dixon High Football game before the end of the month. Players have added pink socks to their uniforms for October in support of the cause.
If you're looking for local breast cancer support groups, please see this Patch article posted earlier this month.
If you see pink spottings around town that we missed, please feel free to post them below!