October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer. All month long, businesses and organizations in Miami are committed to doing their part by spreading awareness. Whether you love to shop, attend events, walk or run, there are tons of different ways to support the cause. Check out the list below of opportunities to go pink in Miami and beyond:
Miami Design District
The Miami Design District is proud to host its sixth annual Fashion Strikes Cancer event series in support of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). Founded and led by fashion visionary, stylist and breast cancer survivor, Angeles Almuna, this year’s events will honor Executive Leadership Life Coach and cancer survivor, Gisela Lowenstein.
On Friday, October 1st, the Miami Design District proudly kicked off the sixth annual Fashion with a Pink Dome Lighting & Dance Ceremony; followed by a Sunset Yoga Class on Thursday, October 14th; a Live Concert by MISO on Friday, October 22nd; and lastly, a Charity Rapha Bike Ride and Run/Walk on Sunday, October 24th. In addition to the series of events, various tenants including Ximena Kavalekas, The Kingdom and MIA Market will also be participating in the neighborhood’s efforts to support the BCRF in their own unique ways. Furthermore, Fashion Designer and Illustrator, Valeria Krasavina of Fine Frenchie, will be designing 300 ‘Think Pink’ T-Shirts and Tank Tops, created exclusively for Fashion Strikes Cancer, which will be available to purchase for $35 via Fine Frenchie’s website: HERE; 100% of the purchase price will go towards the BCRF.
Please find in the link below a media alert with additional information on all partnerships, as well as, this year’s Fashion Strikes Cancer full program schedule. If you would like to learn more about Miami Design District’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month efforts, purchase tickets to any of the events, or donate to the cause, please visit the link HERE.
Intercontinental Miami & Toro Toro
Miami’s iconic downtown hotel, InterContinental Miami, is going pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. On October 1, the hotel will commemorate Breast Cancer awareness in a big way when the exterior digital canvas illuminates the Miami skyline in pink to display a 36-foot digital Pink Ribbon that will be on display throughout the entire month of October.
In addition, visitors can follow the hotel’s interior pink lighting to Toro Toro, chef/restaurateur Richard Sandoval’s Pan-Latin steakhouse located on the lobby level of the property. Throughout October, Toro Toro is featuring the Pink La Bomba, a pink chocolate half sphere filled with cream cheese mousse, dulce de leche, strawberry ice cream, fresh berries, cookie crumbles and vanilla and berry sauce ($32) and the signature Pink Lotus cocktail ($18). 20% off all proceeds from sales of the Pink La Bomba and cocktail will be donated to BRCAStrong, a 501(c)3 non-profit that aims to support and alleviate the emotional and financial burdens of women facing breast cancer and ovarian cancer. For more information about BRCAStrong, visit www.brcastrong.org/. InterContinental Miami and Toro Toro are located at 100 Chopin Plaza in Miami. Advanced reservations at Toro Toro are encouraged and can be made on OpenTable – HERE. www.torotoromiami.com/; Telephone: (305) 372-4710
For the month of October, E11EVEN Vodka has released a special edition bottle that will have a pink colored neck (normally, it is teal) in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The woman-owned & operated Miami-based company will be donating 11% of all October sales to FloridaBreastCancer.org. The 1-liter bottle of the ultra-premium spirit has a suggested MSRP of $29.99 and the 750 ml bottle is $19.99. It is available for purchase / nationwide shipping via the website 11vodka.com and ReserveBar.com, and at retail stores & on menus at hundreds of establishments across South Florida.
Bodega Taqueria y Tequila
For the month of October, Bodega Taqueria y Tequila with locations in South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Aventura, will have available their frozen drinks in a limited-edition stadium cup for $9. For the entire month, customers can have as many frozen drink refills as possible for $5 at any Bodega location. 30% of the proceeds will be donated to Dolphins Challenge Cancer, created to unite the community against one of the most insidious diseases of our generation: Cancer. For more information, please visit BodegaTaqueria.com. Bodega South Beach: 1220 16th Street, Miami Beach, FL – (305) 704-2145. Bodega Fort Lauderdale: 21 W Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL – (954) 945-5545. Bodega Aventura: 19129 Biscayne Blvd, Aventura, FL – (305) 704-3670
Cocktail for a Cause at Le Jardinier & L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
Throughout the month of October, in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, imbibers can drink for a cause at Le Jardinier and L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon. Beverage Director J.C. Santana has created the Bella Rosa cocktail with proceeds from the drink benefitting the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation. Priced at $17, the cocktail is made with gin, roses, rectified cranberry, honey, egg white and aromatic bitters. It will be available at both restaurants during operating hours. The restaurants are located in the Miami Design District’s Paradise Plaza at 151 NE 41st Street. www.lejardinier-miami.com | www.latelier-miami.com
To celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Mandarin Oriental, Miami will run a special pink-themed cross-promotion throughout the property. The hotel will be lit in pink starting Oct. 1 to serves as a beacon of hope; MO Bar + Lounge will feature a Pink Warrior cocktail ($21) made with gin, maraschino liqueur, liqueur de violette and a twist of lime; La Mar by Gaston Acurio will feature their Pink Causa for A Cause ($25) made with potato puree plated in the shape of a ribbon, flavored with beets, crabmeat, Peruvian trout, avocado, and more; and The Spa will feature their “Inner Strength” treatment designed to ease physical tension and emotional anxiety following a stressful time in one’s life. A portion of proceeds from the pink-themed promotions will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Address: 500 Brickell Key Drive. Mami, FL 33131
To commemorate October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Pubbelly Sushi is pleased to announce the “Drink Pink” fundraiser to benefit Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The promotion, which runs from Oct. 1-31, features the restaurant’s limited-time-only Pink Sangria ($16) made with sparkling rosé, a dash of sprite, guava, a whole muddled strawberry, and a twist of lime. A portion of proceeds from the sale of every cocktail will go to fund Sylvester’s wig program that provides free wigs for cancer patients and survivors.
Address: Multiple Locations
This October, Tanuki , the pan-Asian neighborhood gem located on Miami Beach on 11th and Alton, will feature a special pink-hued cocktail, HANAMATSURI ($16) made with Crop Organic Vodka, Hanamatsuri Mix, Lychee Juice, Smoked Coconut, Oolong Tea, Fresh Lemon Juice with a portion of proceeds donated to Florida Breast Cancer Foundation.
Address: 1080 Alton Road. Miami Beach, FL 33139
Lona Cocina & Tequileria
Drink pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month at Fort Lauderdale’s ultimate dining and imbibing destination Lona Cocina & Tequileria. During the month of October, Lona is featuring curated ‘pink ribbon’ libations including El Jardin de Rosas, a delicious blend of cucumber Ketel One vodka, raspberry, dry Vermouth and lime Juice ($16); and Pink Flamingo Sparkling Wine ($14). Lona is donating 50% of ‘pink ribbon’ cocktail sales to Susan G. Komen for a Cure. Reservations are encouraged and can be made on OpenTable – HERE. Lona is located at 321 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. Hours of operation are Sunday through Wednesday from 11:30AM to 1AM; and Thursday through Saturday from 11:30AM to 2AM. www.lonarestaurant.com/; Telephone: (954) 245-3069. Discounted valet parking is available.
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