db Bistro, Terrazza, Sweet Revenge & More: Go Pink and Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month
According to the American Cancer Society, "breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. About one in eight (12%) women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime and in 2013, about 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women."
Although the chance that breast cancer will be responsible for a woman's death is about one in 36 (about 3%), death rates from breast cancer have been steadily declining, partly because of earlier detection through screening and increased awareness, as well as better treatment. Currently, there are more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, a time when people -- from major league sports teams to everyday mothers, daughters, fathers, and sons -- wear pink to show solidarity against a disease that affects us all.
There are many fundraisers this time of year, from the Race for the Cure, a 5K on October 19 at Bayfront Park, to small events and dinners.
In addition, many local and national restaurants and food companies offer specials in honor of breast cancer awareness month, where you can eat and donate to find a cure at the same time. Here are some of our favorites:
Fontainebleau Goes Pink
The Fontainebleau Miami Beach is "going pink" this month. Starting sundown, October 1, the iconic resort's Chateau Tower, lobby, Bleau Bar, and reception areas will be lit pink from dusk to 10 p.m. throughout the month.
In addition,Gotham Steak, Scarpetta, Hakkasan, and La Cote will extend Miami Spice throughout the month of October, offering a special $39 prix-fixe dinner, with $1 form every check benefiting Susan G. Komen Miami/Fort Lauderdale.
Like dim sum? Hakkasan's dim sum lunch special ($23) has also been extended, with $1 from every check going to Susan G. Komen Miami/Fort Lauderdale.
db Bistro Moderne Offers a Sweet Deal
During the month of October, db Bistro Moderne is serving a special dessert in support of breast cancer awareness month. Enjoy a blackberry vacherin, featuring a crispy meringue, pecan biscuit and raspberry crème fraîche sorbet topped with a pink white-chocolate ribbon for $12 and $1 will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.