Adios September, Hola October!
Hola Hoppers! We had a great September here in Cozumel with all of the awesome Cultural Events and festivities. We know many of you had a great time with us as well and we loved having you! So moving on, we are saying Adios to September once again and Hola to October! All of you Hoppers out there probably already know that October is one of our favorite months here in Cozumel, and we will be glad to tell you all about some of the things that make October so important to us!
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
As many of you hoppers already know, we love to give back to our community and we like to look for good opportunities to do so. October is one of our favorite months because it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Due to that, we have been active participants in Breast Cancer Awareness for many years and continue to participate each year. Many people know a little bit about Breast Cancer but this month but we definitely want to help people learn and understand more about the disease which affects so many lives.
Now, while many people do know about the disease it is very important that everyone takes necessary steps in order to detect the disease in its early stages. Just as important as taking steps for early detection it is definitely important to look into what factors can increase or decrease your risk of Breast Cancer. For example, did you know that Breastfeeding can actually decrease your risk of breast cancer? So take advantage of all the opportunities to learn more about Breast Cancer so that you can take steps to lower the risk to yourself or your loved ones.
Giving Back – Cozumel Bar Hop Fundraiser
As previously mentioned, we love to give back and this is one way we love to do that. Oct. 1st marks our 6th straight year participating in the fight against breast Cancer with our Cozumel Bar Hop Breast Cancer Fundraiser. We are proud to share this opportunity with all of you Hoppers. So here is a quick breakdown of what we have done and how this works.
Hop Against Breast Cancer
As we hop against breast cancer and with your help, we have successfully donated thousands to those battling Breast Cancer. 2011 marked our first year participating in the fight against breast cancer and since then we have been able to locally help many Women in their struggle. For that reason, starting again Oct 1st we will again be offering limited edition Pink Cozumel Bar Hop T-shirts for purchase of which all sales will go directly to the DIF of Cozumel. Of all the sales each year Cozumel Bar Hop matches that amount and it is donated. So if we raise $7000 we will donate $14,000.
Now this money goes directly to the local DIF which is the system for Integral Family Development. They select 3 women locally who are in need of help in their fight against breast Cancer. Now while this is normally something that is done anonymously, we have actually been allowed to meet and put faces to these women who are struggling against breast cancer. These donations go towards their treatments, medications, Doctor Visits and more. This fact makes this all the more significant for us here at Cozumel Bar Hop. To give you an idea here is what we have successfully donated the last few years:
- 2015 – $15,000 donated
- 2014 – $13,000 donated
- 2013 – $10,000 donated
As you can see we have continued to build awareness and increase what has been raised each year and it is all thanks to you are fellow Hoppers! So we want to thank you again for your help and we invite you to continue to help us raise awareness and lend a hand to those who are battling against this disease. So if you want to help us in our Hop against Breast Cancer, you can purchase your Pink Bar Hop t-shirt while hopping with us.
We hope to top last year’s donation, and to do that we need your help! So, make sure to follow us on social Media and to help us get the word out. Retweet this post to all of your friends on Twitter. Share and +1 this on Google+ and like and follow us on Facebook. Visit our website.
Thanks again Hoppers, for Hopping with us against Breast Cancer!