It is now widely acknowledged that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and many people wear pink ribbons to advocate the cause, honour survivors, remember those who were lost to the disease, and support the progress the world is making in our efforts to defeat breast cancer.

This month, there is a host of special activities in Hong Kong to celebrate and advocate the cause.

The Langham Hong Kong

The Langham, Hong Kong will be offering a Think Pink afternoon tea, and executive pastry chef David Puig will be crafting some fancily pink treats for the tea set, with a portion of the proceeds going to supporting the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation. The Think Pink afternoon tea is available at Palm Court from October 1 to November 18.

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Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour

From October 1 to 31, Dr. Fern’s Gin Parlour is offering two new drinks, with a portion of their costs going to Breast Cancer Awareness Month. One of the drinks is Dr. Her, inspired by Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States and the first woman on the UK Medical Register. The other drink is Hayman’s Three Women, inspired by the three strong women in Christopher Hayman’s life: his mother Marjorie, his wife Karin and his daughter Miranda.

Conrad Macao

Conrad Macao Hotel is running a host of different activities to support breast cancer awareness this month. They will be selling their signature Pink Bears throughout the month, a pink inspired afternoon tea offering, a pink dim sum making class, hosting a charity lunch on October 11 and more – with a portion of the proceeds going to support the cause.

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The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong

Café 103 at The Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong will be offering a “Pretty in Pink” afternoon tea set to raise awareness for breast cancer-fighting initiatives. The afternoon tea set features a total of 10 pieces of sweet and savoury pink delights, featuring rose-tinted desserts, savoury delicacies and mocktails. The afternoon tea set will be available from October 1 to November 30.

Mrs. Pound x Benefit Cosmetics

This year, Mrs. Pound and Benefit Cosmetics are collaborating to bring us a “Bad Gals Night Out” event on 13 October, from 5-8pm. The event will have free-flow cocktails, canapés, complimentary makeovers and brow waxes by the Benefit Cosmetics team, and the first 60 ladies who purchase tickets will receive a goodie bag filled with treats from Benefit. A portion of ticket sales will go towards the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation.

nood food

For something on the healthier side, nood food is selling a pink smoothie throughout the month. The smoothie is made of almond milk, banana, apple, carrot, orange, cucumber, beetroot, lemon, celery, ginger, lemongrass, coconut flower nectar and stevia. For each purchase of a smoothie, nood food will direct part of the proceeds to Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre.

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