Friends and Neighbors

Dance or run to help fight against cancer

October is Cancer Awareness Month, and several events will be held throughout Miami-Dade County to help raise money to fight the disease.

On Oct. 13, Temple Beth Am of Pinecrest will participate in the first "Rock ’N Run: Think Pink, Feel Teal" community event to support charities of breast and ovarian cancer.

The event will have two parts: participants can “rock” with Jay Marcos and his Videosync Dance Program, or they can “run” (or walk) with Orange Theory Fitness of Pinecrest.

According to a press release, Rock ’N Run was created to unite the community in the fight against breast and ovarian cancer and promote awareness to enhance prevention and early detection. The organizers of the event are breast and ovarian cancer survivors as well as friends and family of survivors.

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on Oct. 13, followed by the program at Temple Beth Am, 5950 N. Kendall Dr. You may also register by emailing

‘Pink Wednesdays’

Fan House Bar and Grill will have Pink Wednesdays throughout the month in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Pink Wednesdays will honor those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and, according to a press release, "will be an easy and fun way to bring old and new friends together to support those who have been affected by disease.

The kick off was Oct. 2. On Oct. 9, the Fan House will have a Pink Pajama Party, where new pajamas, robes, and slippers will be collected to donate to breast cancer patients at the Taylor Breast Healthcare Center. The event will offer $3 Pink Pajama cocktails.

On Oct. 16, The theme will be "Raising Spirits" and will be a day to honor all breast cancer survivors. Chicken wings with Fan House’s signature Pink Wednesdays sauce will be served with a $3 Pink Passion cocktail.

Oct. 23, will feature a "Real Men Wear Pink" day at Fan House. Men are asked to show off their pink fashion in support of the men and women who have been affected by breast cancer. All men who wear pink will get one free draft of Miller Lite.

For more information call Andre Baker at 305-681-4100.

Fan House is ar 13914 NW Seventh Ave. in North Miami-Dade.

Award-winning photographer

Congratulations to local photographer Scherley Busch, who recently was honored as Best of the American Society of Media Photographers for 2013.

Busch, is the founder and photographer of the Florida Women of Achievement, a traveling exhibit that has been exhibited throughout Miami-Dade, and at the Florida State Capitol and also in Washington.

The American Society of Media Photographers is the premier trade association for the world’s most respected photographers. Founded in 1944, ASMP has nearly 7,000 members and 39 chapters.

The organization is the leader in promoting photographers’ rights, providing education in better business practices, producing business publications for photographers and helping to connect purchasers with professional photographers.

Help fight homelessness

The Chapman Partnership will have its Second Annual Womenade Meet, Greet and Unwind Membership Drive at 6 p.m. Wednesday at 210 Miracle Mile in Coral Gables.

The event will be hosted by idesigns and hip e boutique. The event will feature champagne and hors d’ oeuvres. Ten percent of the sales will benefit Chapman Partnership, which fights homelessness in Miami-Dade County.

If you go, make your reservations by sending an email to:, or call 305-329-3000.

Free yoga classes

Did you ever want to take up yoga but thought it cost too much to take a class? Well, here’s something for you: the Coconut Grove Business Improvement District has teamed up with Dharma Yoga Studio to bring free community yoga classes every Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. to Peacock Park in Coconut Grove.

The classes started Oct. 1, and will be held every Tuesday through April 2014. The open-level weekly yoga classes offer a stress-free and scenic outdoor atmosphere by beautiful Biscayne Bay. Participants of all ages are invited to the classes that will be led by a certified yoga instructor from Dharma Studio. Classes will be Vinyasa-based and will feature a flowing energetic style, including breath-work, meditation and relaxation. Classes are subject to cancellation due to rain.

Peacock park is at 2820 McFarlane Rd. in Coconut Grove. For more information visit or call 305-461-1777.

Send all items at least two weeks in advance to Friends and Neighbors, c/o Neighbors, 2000 NW 150th Ave., Suite 1105, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028, fax it to 954-538-7018 or email Pictures are accepted but cannot be returned.

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