Breast Cancer Awareness Month

During October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month - and all year round - Anna Jaques Hospital and the Gerrish Breast Care Center strives to raise breast cancer awareness and celebrate survivors through community events and initiatives.


Pink Up the Port Photo Contest

Calling all local businesses and community groups! Anna Jaques Hospital has proudly partnered with area Chambers of Commerce (Newburyport, Amesbury and Haverhill) in the Pink Up the Port photo contest to raise awareness in the workplace and community during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Submit a photo showcasing how your organization helped to Pink Up the Port by Monday, October 23rd to The winning photo will be featured on the front page of the Newburyport Daily News during the last week of October.

Deadline to submit photos: 
Monday, October 22nd to Kelley Sullivan at 

Call Kelley Sullivan, Manager of Marketing & Community Relations, at 978-463-1475

Click here for the Pink Up the Port 2018 Flyer

Pink Up the Port - Past Photo Submissions


Celebrating Survival "Couture for a Cure"

Anna Jaques Hospital and Institution for Savings are once again hosting the Celebrating Survival luncheon entitled Couture for Cure: a 2018 Marketplace and Fashion Show on Thursday, October 25th from 11 AM-2 PM at Blue Ocean Event Center in Salisbury. 

This fabulous event, emceed by North of Boston Media Publisher Karen Andreas, will feature a ‘marketplace’ of local businesses showcasing ‘Look Good, Feel Great’ related products and services, whether it be salon services, jewelry and accessories, healthy treats, flowers, yoga and much more. After a delicious plated lunch, guests are in for a fabulous fashion finale as local cancer survivors and business ‘stars’ walk the pink carpeted runway dressed in the beautiful stylings of local boutiques including J. McLaughlin, Bobbles & Lace, Dani Kaye, The Elephant’s Trunk, Smitten, Meraki and Farley’s.

Click to learn more, purchased event tickets, sponsor the event, or learn more about the Look Good, Feel Good Marketplace.


Raising Awareness in the Community

Whether it is scheduling your own annual mammogram or encouraging a loved one to do so, the best prevention is early detection. One of the ways Anna Jaques encourages women to schedule their mammogram is through a "coffee sleeve campaign" featured in local coffee shops throughout the community.

Contact Kelley Sullivan at to have free pink coffee sleeves featured at your business or location this October. 


Support Local

When you choose to support Anna Jaques Hospital and programs like the Gerrish Breast Care Center and Anna Jaques Cancer Center affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, you directly support people in you community facing cancer. 

Consider Anna Jaques Hospital as the beneficiary of your Breast Cancer Awareness Month fundraising initiatives.

Upcoming Events:

Atria's Pink Pancake Breakfast to benefit the Gerrish Breast Care Center: Friday, October 12 from 8-10am. Click to learn more.

Ideas for how to support...


  • Donate a portion of your sales during the month or on a designated day
  • Offer pink based services – ie: all pink manicures are donated, etc.
  • Offer customers the option of adding a donation to the Gerrish Breast Care Center to their bill   


  • Add a special pink dessert or drink to the menu and all/portion of sales are donated
  • Host a fundraiser where all/portion of sales that night are donated
  • Celebrity bartender with designated pink drink
  • Offer customers the option of adding a donation to the Gerrish Breast Care Center to their bill  

All Business Types

  • Ask employees to make a small donation to dress down one designated day at work.
  • Match donations from employees who give during October
  • 50/50 office raffle  

If you would like to hold an event for Anna Jaques Hospital’s Gerrish Breast Care Center, please call the Foundation Office at 978-463-1176 or by email at to get logos, handouts, and to have us promote your event through the AJH Facebook page.