There is Plenty to do in Maryland this October

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Looking for something fun to do in Maryland this October? We got you covered. Check out these great events:

  • Free Fall offers over 300 free events every October in Baltimore City, including walking tours, festivals and free admission to museums and the Zoo. For more details, please click here.
  • In it’s 38th season at Revel Grove, the Maryland Renaissance Festival takes place weekends through October 25th. It is the second largest Renaissance Festival in the country. For more details, please click here.
  • Also throughout weekends in October are the Ghost Tours of Ye Haunted History of Olde Ellicott City, which is perhaps the most haunted town in America. For more details, please click here.
  • The Maryland Pumpkin Festival is October 10-11 at Summers Farm in Frederick. Celebrating All-Things Pumpkin with farm fresh attractions with pick-your-own pumpkins, hayrides and a 12-acre themed corn maze. For more details, please click here.
  • In the spirit of Oktoberfest, check out Baltimore Beer Week October 9 – 18 at participating pubs in downtown Baltimore City. For more details, please click here.

Whatever you do, have a safe and happy October!

Go Pink in October for Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. We have made a lot of progress but still have a long way to go and need your help!
–  National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.

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According to the National Cancer Institute:

  • One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
  • Over 220,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.
  • When breast cancer is detected early (localized stage), the 5-­year survival rate is 98%.
  • Over 30% of women are diagnosed after breast cancer has spread beyond the localized stage.

Early detection of Breast Cancer is crucial. Make sure to perform monthly breast exams to detect changes or abnormalities such as a lump, nipple tenderness or discharge, or any change in appearance or texture of the breast or nipple. It is equally important to get a yearly breast exam from your doctor as well as a mammogram. And it should go without saying that a healthy lifestyle will help prevent breast cancer: eat fruits and vegetables, stay active, avoid tobacco and alcohol, and maintain a healthy weight. For more information on early detection of breast cancer, click here.

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People all over the world show their support, promote awareness, and raise money for Breast Cancer in October. There are walks, people wear pink ribbons, buildings are lit in pink, and NFL players wear pink throughout the month. October has been dubbed Pinktober.

October in Maryland

Fall is officially here and there is lots to do around Maryland this October. Free Fall Baltimore, a free month-long arts extravaganza, runs throughout October. With over 300 events planned, you can find a free activity on almost every day in October. These events include free admission to museums, festivals, concerts, and plays. Drive down the ocean hon for Corvette Weekend on October 4-5. This is the 27th anniversary of the Free State Corvette Club Corvette Weekend in Ocean City. This event includes two parties, three shows, four rallyes and the legendary Boardwalk Parade of Corvettes. The following weekend head over to Frederick for the Maryland Pumpkin Festival October 12-13. In addition to Summers Farm’s corn maze, farm animals, hay rides, and pumpkin patch, the Maryland Pumpkin Festival adds all things pumpkin including pumpkin pie eating contests, pumpkin donuts, face painting, pumpkin hunts, and live music. On the Ravens’ bye week on Sunday October 27, go to M & T Bank Stadium for the the 6th Annual Biggest Little Tailgate Party. The Baltimore Ravens and Under Armour host an authentic Game Day experience complete with a pro-am style cornhole tournament, live music, the tastiest tailgate foods, silent auction, a children’s football clinic and the first annual Big Little Bowl flag football tournament on the field with competing Baltimore companies. Continuing on weekends through October are the Maryland Renaissance Festival and Blob’s Park Oktoberfest

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What do you have planned in October?

October is Pinktober for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. We have made a lot of progress but still have a long way to go and need your help!” –  National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.

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According to the National Cancer Institute:

  • One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
  • Over 220,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.
  • When breast cancer is detected early (localized stage), the 5-­year survival rate is 98%.
  • Over 30% of women are diagnosed after breast cancer has spread beyond the localized stage.

Early detection of Breast Cancer is crucial. Make sure to perform monthly breast exams to detect changes or abnormalities such as a lump, nipple tenderness or discharge, or any change in appearance or texture of the breast or nipple. It is equally important to get a yearly breast exam from your doctor as well as a mammogram. And it should go without saying that a healthy lifestyle will help prevent breast cancer: eat fruits and vegetables, stay active, avoid tobacco and alcohol, and maintain a healthy weight. For more information on early detection of breast cancer, click here.

October is Pinktober

People all over the world show their support, promote awareness, and raise money for Breast Cancer in October. There are walks, people wear pink ribbons, buildings are lit in pink, and NFL players wear pink throughout the month. October has been dubbed Pinktober.

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Find out how you can donate to Breast Cancer and/or participate in a Breast Cancer walk at http://www.komenmd.org