From fashion shows to fun runs, here’s how you can do your part for cancer research.
From breast cancer, cervical cancer to sarcoma and other forms of the disease, help raise funds for organizations fighting to find a cure and helping patients in need at these local events.
Stronger Than Sarcoma
July 27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
The Josh Powell Foundation, The Patriot Moose and Old Glory Gym are launching the inaugural Stronger Than Sarcoma workout for July, which is Sarcoma Cancer Awareness Month. Funds raised will benefit a softball sponsorship for a local fighting sarcoma, as well as Powell Packs, which distributes motivational and functional items to newly diagnosed cancer patients receiving treatment at Vanderbilt and MD Anderson. // Old Glory Gym: 44645 Guilford Drive, Suite 211, Ashburn; $30
Fourth Annual Capes and Cocktails Benefiting St. Jude
Aug. 15, 7-10 p.m.
Grab your cape or mask and head to Virtue Feed & Grain to help raise money to end childhood cancer. The night will include cocktails, dancing, hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment, raffles and a silent auction. Dressing to impress with superhero attire is strongly encouraged. // Virtue Feed & Grain: 106 S. Union St., Alexandria; $100
Cancer Can Rock featuring The Darby Brothers, Christian Lopez and Justin Trawick
Aug. 15, 7:30 p.m.
This concert at Jammin Java will benefit the nonprofit Cancer Can Rock, founded by Jim Ebert, a multiplatinum record producer and cancer survivor. The foundation focuses on serving musicians facing aggressive cancer and donations go toward getting musicians into a studio with professionals to produce recorded music. //Jammin Java: 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna; $25
4K Fun Run for Hope Against Cervical Cancer
Sept. 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Run a 4K to spread awareness about cervical cancer and to promote self-testing in underserved areas of the country and the world. Service Beyond Broders aims to target those areas to reduce the risk of cervical cancer and proceeds from the run will be used to purchase self-test kits for girls and women who the organization helps. // Frying Pan Farm Park Visitor Center: 2739 West Ox Road, Herndon; $15-$20
St. Jude Walk/Run Washington
Sept. 21, 9 a.m.
St. Jude is hosting its annual walk/run during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month to raise money for children of St. Jude, where families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food. // Nationals Park: 1500 S. Capitol St. SE, Washington, DC; $10
Kegs & Corks for Kids Cancer
Sept. 29. 1-5 p.m.
Drink wine, watch football and take in Virginia’s countryside at this beer and wine tasting event, benefiting Kate’s Cause, which focuses on pediatric cancer research. The event includes beer, wine, a raffle, live music, food trucks and merchandise supporting the nonprofit. The event is also kid- and dog-friendly. // Vanish Farmwoods Brewery: 42245 Black Hops Lane, Leesburg; $0-$50
Fourth Annual The Pink Carpet Event Charity Fashion Show
Oct. 6, 6-10 p.m.
The Pink Carpet Event Charity Fashion Show will feature models from the DC, Maryland and Richmond areas, as well as breast cancer survivors making their debuts on the runway. The event will also include live entertainment during the show and a dance party following the event. Donations will go to the Patient Resource Center at the Sentara Northern Virginia Comprehensive Breast Center. // Riverside Center for the Performing Arts: 95 Riverside Parkway, Fredericksburg; $5-$2,000
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