reast cancer awareness is on high B throughout October, and Neapolitans have a lot of options when it comes to showing support (and most incorporate a big dose of style). Running in heels
A Cuff Above
FIGHT CLUB For the 226,870 new patients nationwide each year, knowing where to turn is half the battle. Collier survivors Benefit from a trove of special services to keep them living strong and feeling great… Suzanne’s Images is a go-to for wigs, with a free consultation and customized styling (239-261-4741; suzannesimages.com). Simply Faces provides relief with organic facials and beauty treatments from a certified oncology esthetician (239-293-9987; simply facesbeauty.com). Movin’ On! This exercise program eases women on the mend back into a fitness routine (239-898-1008; lymphedemaresources.org). —Dorothea Hunter Sönne
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Designer Amanda Jaron has partnered with the Naples outreach group Women Supporting Women (WSW) to raise funds for the Cancer Alliance of Naples. She created the Candy Ribbon Cuff in a delicious saltwater-taffy shade of pink; the bracelet is $25 and can be purchased at A. Jaron Studio in Naples (ajaron.com) until October 31. Jaron will give 20 percent of sales to help WSW assist local families affected by breast cancer. —Kat Smith
Clacking along for the third straight year on Fifth Avenue South is the Southwest Florida Stiletto Sprint on the evening of October 20 to aid both Susan G. Komen Southwest Florida and the Garden of Hope and Courage, a tranquil haven for cancer patients at the downtown campus of the NCH Healthcare System. The dash and after-party bring out scores of people attired in pink and yes, stilettos—including intrepid guys who girl-up for the 500-foot race. If the cause alone doesn’t motivate, perhaps the chance to win a pink pear-shaped diamond ring donated by Port Royal Jewelers will. —K.S.
Springing the jam-packed saturday october 20 in motion at 9 a.m. is the American Cancer Society (ACS) 5k walk Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in cambier park. The official rallying cry of “Put on Your Pink Bra” means a sea of bedazzled rose-colored numbers layered over tank tops will be on parade. At press time with 51 days until the event, more than $30,000 had been raised for ACS by participants and corporate sponsors. —D.H.S.
Retail Therapy Saks Fifth Avenue Naples’ annual Key to the Cure (KTTC) charity shopping weekend, October 18-21, kicks off with a celebration in the store on October 18 hosted by Blue Martini. Shoppers will be treated to drinks, hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment and fashions modeled by survivors and their daughters. Along with a portion of the total weekend sales revenue, all proceeds in Naples from the purchase of the Saks 2012 KTTC T-shirt, designed by Carolina Herrera and sported by spokeswoman Penelope Cruz, will go to the local Bosom Buddies Breast Cancer Support Inc. Last year’s extravaganza netted nearly $16,000 for the group. —K.S.