Surely October is a month for fun — the leaves change color, baked goods are filled with pumpkin and ginger, and kids run around on a perpetual sugar high that culminates in one glorious night of stomachaches. October just wouldn’t be October without picking a pumpkin or four and sliming up the kitchen table while trying to carve them.
But in addition to all of those fall activities, Halloween, and the impending doom of the holiday season, there's another equally important October event: it's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pink is everywhere — look around and you’ll see pink shoes and gloves on NFL players while schoolchildren hold pink-themed bake sales. Everyone is getting involved in local Race for the Cure events and other fundraisers to benefit breast cancer research (including watching porn), and the culinary world is no exception.
Want to help out but don’t quite know where to begin? Pitching in is as easy as sitting down to eat, and we’ve got a slideshow of restaurants all over the country that are coming up with delicious ways to encourage patrons to contribute. Let’s face it — you were probably already eyeing that dessert menu anyway, and that Nutella dessert calzone will taste all the sweeter knowing your money is working toward finding a cure, even while you’re settling down for a nap.
Marilyn He is a junior writer at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @Marilyn_He.