October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, but if walking 60 miles or donating your next paycheck to the cause isn’t in the cards for you, try one of these things around the ‘hood and make a difference. Every little bit helps.
Tin Lizzy’s Grant Park: If you’re already daydreaming about your next margarita happy hour, plan to give back while you throw ‘em back. Through October, Tin Lizzy's will donate $1 from every Veev Superfruit Margarita or Veev Pink Lemonade cocktail to It's The Journey, a 501(c)(3) non-profit which raises funds and awareness for Georgia's breast cancer organizations and offers support to women and men affected across the state. 415 Memorial Dr.; 404-554-8220 (active at other Tin Lizzy's locations as well)
Alternative Apparel's Pink Ribbon Collection: Because we know you love comfy clothing, we’re sending you Virginia-Highland Patch to Urban Outfitters to snag pieces from the Pink Ribbon Collection—a partnership between Alternative Apparel, Urban and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The collection feature Alternative’s best-selling tees, tanks, dresses and hoodies for women (in pink, of course), and as part of the partnership, the company has donated $60,000 to Susan G. Komen. The best part: the limited edition goods are available through the end of the year (hello, holiday gifts). 1061 S. Ponce de Leon Ave.; 404-541-9256. Also shop online at urbanoutfitters.com or alternativeapparel.com through Dec. 31.
Cheer Station for the 3-Day: Show your support for all the participants in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure right here in the ‘hood. On Sunday, Oct. 23 between 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., set up shop in Freedom Park and cheer on the walkers. Pink attire encouraged. Between Euclid Ave. and Moreland Ave.
Wrecking Bar Brewpub: Mark your calendar for a rare boozing occasion: drinking pink beer. On Monday, Oct. 24 (4 p.m.-11 p.m.), Wrecking Bar will be tapping one special keg of Boobie Beer—a pomegranate cherry wheat brew, of which a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. 292 Moreland Ave.; 404-221-2600.
W Atlanta-Downtown: You need a vacation (we all do). But an in-town staycation should do the trick, especially when it’s for a good cause. Book a stay at the W Atlanta-Downtown with sweet rates starting at $179 and you’ll get complimentary valet parking and be giving a $10 donation to Pink Heals. Book in October for any date though Dec. 31 and mention rate plan “pink.” 45 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd.; 404-582-5800.