Go PINK at the Commons!

Thru October

Celebrating October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Bridgewater Commons, announces today a dynamic, month-long partnership with the Steeplechase Cancer Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Through a series of special events, eye-catching moments throughout the center along with retail promotions, the two join forces to educate and encourage women to schedule annual mammograms and embrace hope.  Happenings include:

  • MUSIC OF HOPE WITH THE NJ SYMPHONY CHAMBER PLAYERS: Taking place Sat. Oct. 15 from 1pm-2pm in Center Court, visitors will enjoy an inspirational concert with a talented woodwind quartet, a proud partner of RWJUH Somerset, along with an educational session about breast cancer awareness.
  • MAKEOVERS: Taking place at Bloomingdale’s, women afflicted by breast cancer and under the care of the Steeplechase Cancer Center will be invited to a private fashion presentation by a Bloomingdale’s stylist and receive gift bags, makeup services, lunch and a shopping spree.
  • ‘TABLES OF HOPE’ AND WORKSHOPS:
    • Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28 – RWJUH Somerset will set up ‘Tables of Hope’ near the Food Court to discuss the importance of early detection and screening for breast cancer and assist women with scheduling their annual mammogram. Attendees will receive a complimentary gift, while supplies last, and information on breast health.
    • Oct. 22, 1pm – 3pm – RWJUH Somerset will offer breast cancer discussions, screenings and a workshop in the Community Hub (Main Level next to Verizon Wireless).
  • MURALS AND MORE: Breast cancer awareness reminders on display throughout the center.
    • Eye-catching graphics including a thirty-foot mural on a Lower Level storefront (across from Build-A-Bear) and a sixteen-foot decal in Center Court (installed Oct.10), among other reminders on display encouraging women to take action against the disease.
    • Bridgewater Commons Security Goes PINK! – Allied Universal, the center’s security provider, will have their standard florescent yellow colors go pink during October. Center visitors will notice the color change to uniforms and on security patrol cars, too!