A look at some of the upcoming events in the East Valley that will raise funds to benefit breast cancer research and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
Black Hawks selling T-shirts
Williams Field High School's Black Hawks football team is selling T-shirts to raise money for the Breast Cancer Society.
The shirts will be available for $15 at Friday night's football game against the Notre Dame Saints.
The "Black Hawks Tackle Breast Cancer" shirt will be available at 7 p.m. at Black Hawk Stadium, 2076 S. Higley Road, Gilbert.
Information: (480) 279-8000.
Benefit comedy show
JesterZ Improv Comedy Troupe is putting on a comedy show to raise money for Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
The show will be 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at JesterZ Improv Theater 168, 7117 E. McDowell Road, Scottsdale.
Admission is $20.
Valley musician is race chairwoman
Chandler resident Stephanie Foxx, a mother of two and lead singer of Valley cover band Rock Lobster, will serve as the honorary race chairwoman at Sunday's 17th annual Susan G. Komen Phoenix Race for the Cure in downtown Phoenix. She will also sing the national anthem at the race.
Foxx, who is also the drummer for local band Shirley's Temple, was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year and is currently undergoing treatment.
Several of her grandmother's sisters were diagnosed with breast cancer, and Foxx's small but malignant tumor was revealed during her first mammogram. Genetic testing revealed she was not carrying the breast cancer gene, making early detection key in her case.
"I take every opportunity I can to educate others about the importance of early detection and getting annual mammograms - especially if there's a history of breast cancer in your family," she said.
Foxx's friends and band mates have established a race team in her honor, and friends and fans are invited to join the team. Their goal is to raise $1,000.
Complimentary bra fitting
Receive a complimentary bra fitting while helping to find a cure for breast cancer, and sign up for a monthly self breast exam reminder at local stores selling Wacoal bras. Wacoal has surpassed $2 million in donations over the past 10 years to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
For every woman who participates, Wacoal will donate $2 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure for breast cancer research and community health programs. Wacoal will also donate an additional $2 for every Wacoal bra, shapewear piece or b.tempt'd bra purchased at these events.
The local Fit for the Cure events will be held at four stores. Macy's will host an event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 20 at Arrowhead Towne Center, 7800 W. Arrowhead Towne Center, Glendale. Dillard's will host an event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 23 at Arrowhead Towne Center.
Dillard's will host another event from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 24 at Desert Sky Mall, 7621 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix.
Dillard's will host the final event from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 24 at Chandler Fashion Center, 3101 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler.
Singing competition aids fight
Five local high schools are hosting a singing competition, with the winners from each competing against each other in a December finale.
The schools are raising money for local breast cancer patients.
Desert Ridge High School in Mesa will host their competition at 7 p.m. Oct. 22, Combs High School in San Tan Valley at 7 p.m. Oct. 23, and Higley High School in Gilbert at 7 p.m. Oct. 30. Queen Creek High and Williams Field High have already held their singing contests.
The finale will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Queen Creek Performing Arts Center on the Queen Creek High campus.
Information: (480) 284-4014, ext. 4, or www.breastcancersociety.org.
'Dig Pink' Volleyball Game
The first Perry High School "Dig Pink" Volleyball Game will help educate and raise funds to help fight breast cancer.
Chandler's Perry High will play against Tempe's Corona Del Sol High School at 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Oct. 28 in Perry High's gymnasium, 1919 E. Queen Creek Road, Gilbert.
Donations from the silent auction, raffle tickets, "pink" food and drinks, and Dig Pink volleyball T-shirts will be donated to the Dig Pink Sideout Foundation.
The Side-Out Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 2004 by a group of individuals drawn together by their love of volleyball, but who also share a similar passion to be a part of the war against breast cancer. Side-Out's mission is to raise money for the war against breast cancer through the recreational activity of volleyball.
To donate online, visit www.side-out.org/application/teams/team_page/1780.
3-Day walk in November
The Breast Cancer 3-Day walk benefiting Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure begins at 7 a.m. Nov. 13 at Freestone Park, 1045 E. Juniper Road, Gilbert.
The closing ceremony will be at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at Scottsdale Stadium, 7408 E. Osborn Road, Scottsdale.
Pink boxer shorts on sale
Fulton Homes and radio station 98.7 The Peak have teamed up with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in the fight against breast cancer. Throughout the month of October, Arpaio's limited edition pink boxer shorts will be on sale for $20, with proceeds benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
"This detrimental disease is unfortunately on the rise," said Douglas Fulton, CEO of Fulton Homes. "Fulton Homes is committed to standing behind the battle against breast cancer and supporting the search for a cure."
Proceeds from pink boxers usually assist the Maricopa County Youth Assistance Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports programs that prevent youth violence and promotes social development, good role models and positive interaction with law enforcement.
To purchase Sheriff Joe's limited edition pink boxer shorts, visit phxsgk.mediawebconnect.com.