Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and a few local businesses are offering unique ways to help raise money for breast cancer research.

Salon partners with Aurora to ‘Think Pink’

Dawn Panfil, owner of New Berlin-based Hair and Body Solutions salon and spa has partnered with Aurora Health Care for the second year, to support their breast cancer awareness fundraiser with a kick off party Friday, Sept. 25, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The salon will sell “Think Pink” hair extensions for $15 that will go towards raising money for breast cancer awareness. All attendees will also receive free Redken products and will be entered in a drawing to win a $100 hair and body solutions salon & spa gift card. "With the Susan G. Komen Run for the Cure happening on Sunday at Milwaukee’s Lakefront, we wanted to participants to be able to wear their ‘Think Pink’ hair extensions for the event and show their true colors,” said Panfil. The salon will offer the hair extensions through the month of October, Panfil said. All proceeds will go towards Aurora’s Breast Health funds that support education and prevention. “Our goal is to increase our awareness to $50,000 this year,” Panfil said. “We are supporting this Cause because we know the money we raise will save lives.We have always believed in supporting the communities that support us. We have the means to make a difference and we are.”

Elite Sports put a little pink in their run

Elite Sports Clubs recently announced they will go Pink for the month of October with a customized pink Cybex Treadmill. Throughout the month of October, 20 cents for every mile logged on the treadmill will go toward Breast Cancer Research. "We want to encourage our members and the general public to come into Elite Sports Club in October and fill up the hours on this treadmill, so we can raise as much money as possible for Breast Cancer Research, all it takes is your time," said Kay Yupseh, owner Elite Fitness & Racquet Clubs. "From our members to our staff, breast cancer has affected many of the people here at Elite and this pink treadmill will not only help raise awareness but needed funds for breast cancer research." Elite is the only fitness club in the area to offer this customized pink treadmill. It will be at Brookfield East Elite, 13825 W. Burleigh Road Thursday, Oct. 1 through Thursday, Oct. 15, and at North Shore Elite, 5750 N. Glen Park Road from Friday, Oct. 16 Saturday, Oct. 31. Interested participants should call Elite Sports Clubs or log onto and set up a time to exercise on the pink treadmill. The pink treadmill will be available during regular business hours.

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