Did you know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month? Well, you do now! This Saturday, Vanessa’s Corner Pub will be hosting a corn hole tournament to raise some money for the cause.

The festivities will be kicking off at 2:00pm and carrying on all night long (until 1:00am). Along with the tournament, there will also be plenty of food/drink specials, raffles, a silent auction, and entertainment. If you’re looking for something fun to do this weekend that will support a good cause, then come on down to Vanessa’s Corner Pub for some corn hole!

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 

The proceeds from the event will go to support Making Strides Against Breast Cancer — Central Maryland. The Making Strides group is also doing a walk to continue to raise awareness!

The walk will take place on Sunday, October 21st at 9:00am with an opening ceremony. Then at 10:00am, it’s time to start your engines. Though it may look and feel like it, this is not a race and you can rest whenever you need to.

The walk will end once the final walker has crossed the finish line.

As of right now, the teams getting ready for the walk have raised $47,262! That’s absolutely amazing!

Out of 64 teams, the top fundraisers right now are Wendi’s Warriors Hiking for Hooters. Their team has raised over $10,000 to help in the fight against breast cancer! That is seriously cool.

We would like to congratulate all of the  teams participating in the fundraiser and thank them for their incredible work in the fight to end breast cancer.

Let’s Get in the Ring with Breast Cancer!

Breast cancer has a very high rate of survival when detected early. That’s why it’s so important for everyone to know the signs and symptoms of the disease.

Some of the warning signs include:

  • A new or unusual lump in the breast.
  • Irritation or dimpling of the breast skin.
  • Pain in or near the nipple.
  • Inversion of the nipple.
  • Swelling or thickening in part of the breast.
  • Pain in the breast.
  • Nipple discharge other than breast milk.
  • Red or flaky skin on the breast.

If you notice any of these symptoms, talk to your doctor, and get it checked out! It’s very possible that these symptoms are caused by alternate diseases, but it’s far better to be safe than sorry.

Oh, and all you gentlemen out there should pay attention too! Men can get breast cancer just like women can!