Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This is your go-to place for all things Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Komen Greater Iowa! We’ll update this withexciting information, events, and ways YOU can plug into what’s happening within our organization and greater Iowa communities.

Ready to plug in beyond this list? Learn how you can make a difference by downloading this simple one-page guide.


Des Moines: LifeServe Blood Drive
October 1-15

Did you know cancer patients are LifeServe’s largest group of blood recipients? Whether it’s platelets during chemotherapy or red blood cells during surgery, cancer patients often require transfusions to keep them fighting toward remission. Roll up your sleeve to provide that lifesaving liquid at a mobile blood drive or one of LifeServe’s seven donor centers. Breast cancer patients can benefit from our generous gift today of a Breast Cancer Awareness Hat in LifeServe’s online store! Click here to find a donation opportunity near you.

Des Moines: VIPink at Heartland Soles
October 2

We’re hosting a VIP experience for our incredible fundraisers for this year’s MORE THAN PINK WALK. If you’ve got an invitation, this means you are making a tremendous impact for this organization and we are thrilled to kick off the month by celebrating you. Those details should be in your inbox if you’re invited.

Des Moines: Isabel Bloom Shopping in Valley Junction
October 5

Join us on Saturday, October 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to shop for our incredible bowls created this year. You can see them right here! The owner, Donna Young, will be signing bowls. Great news: we get 100% of all proceeds from every sale of the bowl. We are so grateful to Isabel Bloom for their support. Learn more and let us know you’re going on our Facebook Page here.

Des Moines: Shopping Night at Kendra Scott
October 11

Head to Kendra Scott in Jordan Creek Mall for a special shopping evening! Stop by between 5:30-8:30 p.m. to purchase a gift for yourself or for a loved one and know that your purchase is supporting our BOLD GOAL of reducing breast cancer deaths by 50% by 2026. Tell us you’re going here on our Facebook Page!

Des Moines: Pink Out Work Out at Krave Gym
October 12

Thanks to Krave Gym for offering a FUN workout class! If you’re a member at Krave, don’t miss this opportunity for a fun, 80’s themed Pink Out Workout (leg warmers and all!) to create awareness and raise funds to support our mission.

Ottumwa: Survivor Luncheon
October 13

On Sunday, October 13 we are hosting our annual Survivor Luncheon in Ottumwa! This luncheon is complimentary to survivors and those living with metastatic breast cancer. All others are able to purchase tickets for $15. Support this incredible community in Ottumwa and grab your ticket here.

Des Moines: Mean Girls at the Civic Center
October 16

Love live performances? We are collaborating with the Civic Center to share our mission at the October 16 evening showing of Mean Girls. Attend the show on the 16th and say hello to us at our table! PS heard this on KISS 107.5? We’re grateful for their support of this amazing show! Save $10 on your tickets to Mean Girls at the Civic Center (October 15-20) by using the code OCT3 at checkout. Offer is valid ONLY October 2-7!

October 26

Our BIGGEST event of the year in Des Moines is happening on Saturday, October 26. We’re bringing together thousands of individuals impacted by breast cancer to walk TOGETHER. Have you registered yet? Join us for this powerful and memorable experience at Water Works Park by registering here today!

Ottumwa: Stewardship Night
October 29

Join us at Market in Main from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for our Stewardship Night with Komen Greater Iowa! RSVP to this event by emailing


Des Moines: Exile Brewing

Exile will be selling their six-pack of Exile Beer at their brewery in downtown Des Moines and a t-shirt to help raise money. It’s a win-win for our beer lovers out there! Last year they were able to raise over $6000. Help them raise MORE in 2019!

Des Moines: Pink in the Rink with Iowa Wild

We’re offering an amazing deal for our 2020 event on February 8. Buy FIVE tickets and get one free. We’ll offer this the entire month of October. This makes a great gift for a family, group of friends, or holiday giving. Grab your tickets online on October 1.




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