There are a number of ways to get involved during October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. One way is to get creative and host a fundraiser for a breast cancer-related charity of your choice. If you're looking for some ideas on unique fundraising events, we've got you covered:
Host a Bingo night
You'll get a dose of friendly competition, but the money everyone puts in goes to a great cause. Unlike complicated card games, people of all ages can play Bingo, so you can get everyone in your neighborhood, religious organization, or extended family involved.
Get a bar in your area to do a Cosmos for a Cause night
Everyone loves sipping the classic pink drink anyway, so why not put your money to good use? Enlist a local bar in your area to donate a portion of the proceeds from one night to a breast cancer charity. You could also host a party at your house (better brush up on your mixologist skills!) and encourage everyone to make a donation to attend.
Have a mother-daughter tea party
It's the perfect excuse to get dressed up in fancy attire and have an elegant afternoon. Sip pink tea, eat delicate pastries and sandwiches and have everyone make a donation to a charity as their way to get into the event.
Bowling for Breast Cancer night
Ask a local bowling alley if they would be willing to offer up a few lanes for an evening. Participants would pay to attend, and proceeds would go to a charitable organization.
A golf tournament
If you've got friends, family members, or co-workers who love to golf anyway, organize a tournament. Have them pay to play, but instead of awarding the winner money, donate it.
It's easy to raise funds for breast cancer charities, and you can tailor the activities to make them accessible to anyone in your neighborhood, family, religious organization, or place of employment. Best of all, you can pick an event that's fun, so you're having an enjoyable evening out, all for a great cause.
Lauren Levine is a freelance writer who has contributed to publications and websites including The Charlotte Observer, U.S. News & World Report, American Way magazine, The Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, Bustle, Thrillist, Thought Catalog, and others.