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10 things to do in Hong Kong for Pink October

By Alisa Chau 13 October 2021

Header image courtesy of The Langham

Pink is in the air! As October is the official month of Breast Cancer Awareness, communities all over Hong Kong are dedicating themselves to spreading crucial knowledge on the condition, as well as raising funds to fuel research towards treatments and cures. Check out these 10 activities you can be a part of to further the cause and improve the futures of affected individuals, all whilst having a memorable time.

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Photo: Hong Kong Cancer Fund | 香港癌症基金會 (via Facebook)
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On Fridays, we wear pink

It does not take much to show your solidarity—all it takes to be part of the Pink Revolution is simply putting together a pink outfit and making a minimum donation of $150. As an annual campaign organised by the Hong Kong Cancer Fund, the Pink Revolution brings attention to their free health services, and will fall on Friday, 29 October this year. Register as an individual or pool together a group donation with your company or institution, and your funds will be dedicated to a variety of vital support services to breast cancer patients.

Creative and extravagant outfits are much welcomed, so aim for the stars and hit it out of the park! Upload some gorgeous photos of your rosy get-up and you may even be featured on the organisation’s social media accounts. Find out more by visiting the website for “Dress Pink Day 2021.”

Photo: Andrew Tanglao (via Unsplash)
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One, two step

Every single day, 12 women in Hong Kong are diagnosed with breast cancer. Bringing concern towards this number is the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Association, which is amplifying this statistic through their “Pink Together” online event. Allowing participants to join from anywhere and everywhere, this programme involves a 12-kilometre run, walk, or hike that is logged and then shared virtually.

Whether you are taking part as a sponsored individual or facing the distance beside a crew of fellow joggers, there is sure to be a feeling of shared accomplishment once you cross the finish line together. As a little gesture of gratitude and encouragement, each successful registration includes a goodie bag full of thrilling perks. Find out more on how to sign up by clicking here.

Photo: Taisiia Shestopal (via Unsplash)
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Test me pink

It is unpleasant to think about breast cancer and its potential threat to ourselves or our loved ones, yet it is extremely important to be conscious of our health and lifestyle choices that we do have a say about, in order to prevent the illness from taking root. Early detection makes an immense difference, and it is crucial for us to perform self-examinations and mammograms frequently to know our bodies.

Although medical care is continuously improving, overall wellness remains a massive factor that contributes to our personal risk of developing breast cancer. Opening the doors to understanding your underlying chronic conditions, ideal diet and exercise, sleep quality, and more, Circle DNA testing can be a super impactful tool for you to build your path towards a long and happy life. Show love to yourself by taking power over your habits, discovering the practices you need to maintain to live your best life.

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Pretty-in-Palm-Court-pink

Accompanying their signature touches of powder pink and whimsical interiors, The Langham has launched an exquisitely pretty-in-pink afternoon tea set (starting from $398 per person) from 1 October to 30 November in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A cut of $25 from each set will be donated to the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation and guests will receive a discount voucher for a mammogram at the Matilda Medical Centre, encouraging diners to check for their own health.

Looking almost too good to tuck into, the set includes signature scones, savoury bites, and a dazzling array of rose-coloured desserts, all passionately concocted by their team of seasoned chefs. Guaranteed to awe you, the crowning jewel of this limited-time menu is definitely the hand-crafted pink pumps, sculpted from milk chocolate with raspberry cream and hazelnut. After having indulged in the delectable treats, why not treat yourself to the complimentary $1,000 cash voucher from Jenny Yang and find a pair of actual pink pumps?

The Langham, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 2375 1133

Photo: Pure Yoga Official Page (via Facebook)
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Livin La Vinyasa Loca

Opening the doors to their Peninsula Office Tower studio location, Pure Yoga will hold a special session on Saturday, 23 October in support of Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centre in Tuen Mun. Instructors Jessica Lai and Margaret Chung will be taking the lead in delivering a rejuvenating 90-minute class in vinyasa flow yoga for seasoned practitioners and novices alike. Subscribers to Pure Yoga can pre-register for the event at any one of their studios, while non-members can check out their site here for more information. As a post-workout pick-me-up, sip on the delightfully fuchsia seasonal beetroot latte at their Nood Food vendors, which will also donate $10 from the sale of each glass to Maggie’s Centre.

Pure Yoga, 14/F, The Peninsula Office Tower, 18 Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui | (+852) 8129 8800

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Punch up the jam

Contributing to an organisation like the National Breast Cancer Coalition is even more reason to host a day full of fabulous dancing, delicious drinks and food, and an all-around good time. Join Chi Chi on Saturday, 23 October in an exclusive dance class and get moving to the bouncing beats of dancehall with a tropical drink in hand. Did we also mention this comes as a free-flow package?

If you have not had enough, head over on Thursday, 28 October for an awesome women-led hang-out amongst the brilliant launch of the official Spark of Madness cookbook, lovingly created by Sparks sauces owner Simran Savlani. Each ticket will also include two signature Daily Tot cocktails, accompanied by free reign to sample the delicious noodle jam bar concocted by Simran herself.

The Daily Tot, Shop E, LG/F, Felicity Building, 58 Hollywood Road, Central | (+852) 2366 6836

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Pots of love

Bridging together the magic of pottery and collecting donations for a good cause, Toki Studio is offering one-off classes throughout the month of October, whereby a segment of proceeds will be given to the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation. Intended for first-timers to throwing, the two-hour session behind the wheel showcases the entry-level foundations of the craft. It also comes with a seriously cute handmade ceramic gift as a heart-warming memento of thanks. Check out the sign-up instructions on their post here.

Toki Studio, Unit 4D, 4/F, 196-198 Tsat Tsz Mui Road, Tung Kin Factory Building, North Point | (+852) 9385 6673

Photo: Hyatt Centric
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Go mask Alice

An essential we can no longer leave the house without, masks have become such a constant in our daily lives that it is perhaps the one item that cannot be missed from our personal healthcare supplies. Joining hands with artist Ophelia Jacarini, Hyatt Centric has released a line of bespoke DET30™ reusable cotton masks in a dainty shade of pink as a part of their support for the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation. Part of the sales from the in-hotel shops or e-shop will be donated to the organisation to contribute to their research and services. Stay safe by masking up—and look good doing it in pink!

Hyatt Centric, 1 North Point Estate Lane, North Point | (+852) 3762 1234

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Rated P

Another annual occurrence to look forward to this month is Halloween, so why not mix together this much-anticipated holiday with the much-needed cause of breast cancer awareness? Hosted by the South Lantau Club, a hauntingly exciting Halloween quiz will be held on Saturday, 30 October at Treasure Island Beach Club in Pui O. Gather your brains (we mean your smartest friends, of course) to secure a spot at this spooky tournament, whereby 50 percent of each team’s participation fee will be donated to the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation. There is a fancy-dress-only requirement, with an obligatory tinge of pink, so transform into the silliest or scariest looks you can conjure up!

Treasure Island Beach Club, Lantau Trail Sec. 12, Pui O Beach, Lantau Island | (+852) 5236 7013

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Photo: Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong 香港文華東方酒店 (via Facebook)
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A berry important cause

Satisfy your sweet tooth and your desire to do good by savouring in the exclusive pink trifle designed by Mandarin Oriental executive pastry chef Christophe Sapy for the brand new Mandarin Cake Shop pop-up! Inspired by the colour of the hour (month, rather), Very Berry!!! ($62) is crafted from layers of strawberry-flavoured cream, a luscious berry compote, and vanilla streusel, making for a nostalgic throwback to the classic English trifle. Parts of the proceeds will be given to the Hong Kong Breast Cancer Foundation and beneficiaries, making for a delicious treat that comes with an extra slice of love to share. Available until 15 November.

Mandarin Cake Shop pop-up, 3/F, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen's Road Central, Central | (+852) 2825 4008

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Alisa Chau

Junior editor

Always down for an adventure, Alisa’s general approach to life (and anything, really) is to “just go with the flow.” She believes that the most unforgettable moments are the most spontaneous ones. One thing she will always be certain of, however, is her love for the band My Chemical Romance and potato-based food.

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