Are you ready for the 19th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival? We just love Delray Beach with its interesting folks, eclectic feel and beautiful coastal areas. As we gear up for our 19th fall visit to this awesome town for what is sure to be a wonderful and colorful time in Downtown Delray Beach, we ask you to join us in honoring the courage and strength of warriors and families battling a horrible disease.
October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Did you know that, according to the American Cancer Society, about 12% of women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime? That’s approximately 1 in 8 women! Did you also know that, even though the number of breast cancer deaths has been on the decline since 1989, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in women, right behind lung cancer?
For many of us, Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a time when we are reminded of these statistics and many other facts; But for those whose lives are touched by breast cancer every day – from those who are battling cancer to those who love someone who’s battling – these statistics hit a little bit too close to home.
Every year, thousands of people in the U.S. are given a breast cancer diagnosis. Every year, thousands of those diagnosed die of breast cancer. That is why every year, organizations such as the American Cancer Society, The National Breast Cancer Foundation, CancerCare and Susan G. Komen for the Cure and many other local, regional, national and global entities all over the world come together every October to raise awareness about breast cancer screening and diagnosis.
Especially early diagnosis. Because early diagnosis is crucial; it produces a 98% survival rate among those diagnosed. For information about early detection, self breast exams and other resources, visit the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer resource page, or visit the Susan G. Komen for the Cure early detection section.
Wear Your Pink at the 19th Annual Downtown Delray Beach Craft Festival!
This Saturday Oct. 5 at 10 a.m., kick off the fall season and Breast Cancer Awareness Month by heading to the intersection of 4th and Atlantic Avenues in Downtown Delray Beach, wearing your best pink hue and showing your support. Admission to the craft festival is free and open to all ages. See some of America’s finest handcrafted jewelry, artwork, pottery, kitchenware, apparel and more by some of the best artisans in the country. Take home a prized piece by one of our amazing participating artists – there are pieces to suit every style, taste and budget.
- WHEN: October 5 – 6, Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
- WHERE: Intersection of 4th Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in Downtown Delray Beach (Along NE & SE 4th Avenue, north and south of Atlantic Avenue)
- Navigational Address: 330 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33483
- ADMISSION: Free and open to the public
- WEBSITE: www.artfestival.com
- CONTACT INFORMATION: firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-746-6615
American Craft Endeavors is celebrating, honoring and supporting those who are and those who love someone fighting breast cancer this October. Are you or your loved one dealing with breast cancer? Are you a survivor? Share your story on the American Craft Endeavors Facebook Page!