Breast Cancer Awareness Month events set for Hatteras Island

Published 9:42 am Wednesday, October 2, 2019

On Hatteras Island, the color for the month is pink.

The Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation started the breast cancer awareness campaign a little early. The foundation’s Chowder Cook-Off, usually part of Day at the Docks, was delayed until Saturday, Sept. 28. Tasting was free at the Hatteras village Civic Center.

Voted the winner this year was the Village Red and White entry. Chef MacDowell’s Cajun Sausage Chowder was made with sausage available at the Hatteras village’s grocery store.

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During October, five events will help fund the work of Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation. Event participants are encouraged to wear pink.

The Fish Like a Girl Charity Tournament is slated for Saturday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Avon Fishing Pier.

This is the fifth year for this all-girls charity tournament. Over 200 ladies of all ages participated last year.

To sign up, stop by the Avon Pier or online at with event number 4290850. The Avon Fishing Pier is located at 41001 NC 12 in Avon. Entry in the tournament is $30.

Next up on the Get Pink schedule is the Positively Pink 5K and Fun Run.

In its 16th year, the run/walk is set for Oct. 12 starting at the Sun Realty building in Avon at 8 a.m. The entry fee is $30 before Oct. 10 and $35 after Oct. 10. The run/walk route winds through Kinnakeet Shores Soundside.

Register at using HICF 5K to find the race registration.

Pink Drink is a special feature for the month at island restaurants, coffee shops and a grocery store. Fun drinks come in different varieties: alcoholic, non-alcoholic, caffeinated, de-caffeinated and cupcakes. Proceeds from sales go to the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation.

Two stores in Hatteras Village – Lee Robinson General Store and Dancing Turtle – have special items for sale during the month.

Coins for Cancer is a special contest at Cape Hatteras Elementary School. The week-long event features the collection of coins to help the foundation take care of islanders.

Close to the end of the month, participate in the Fessenden’s Center third annual Fit-A-Thon set for Saturday, Oct. 26 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Check out all the fitness classes regularly offered plus belly dancing and Tai Chi. Outer Banks Shag Club members will teach some dance floor moves. Come for one or stay for all. The requested donation for the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation is $15. Contact the Fessenden Center at 995-5650 for details.