Miami Seaquarium Launches "Hopetober" for Breast Cancer Awareness Month


Sep 24, 2013, 10:00 ET from Miami Seaquarium

MIAMI, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Miami Seaquarium will go pink this October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as it welcomes its guests with the opportunity to make a $5 contribution to the Susan G. Komen Miami/Fort Lauderdale Affiliate and save 50 percent on general admission. The park also will encourage its visitors to get involved in other ways by transforming several park locations with the iconic pink color. The offer starts September 28th and runs until October 31st. To participate, guests may visit for a donation form.


"Hopetober returns for a third year and aims at creating awareness and support for breast cancer research," stated Andrew Hertz, General Manager. "We're excited to be joining forces again with the Susan G. Komen Miami/Fort Lauderdale Affiliate and its missions in breast cancer education and research funding."

Susan G. Komen is dedicated to saving lives and ending breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures.  Since its inception in 1995, the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Affiliate has raised more than $13 million and has reached hundreds of thousands of women and men through educational outreach.

The 2013 Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Race For the Cure® will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, at Bayfront Park in Miami. For additional information or to volunteer, call (305) 383-7116 or visit  Miami Seaquarium is a sponsor of the race.

Miami Seaquarium, South Florida's most popular tourist attraction, is a family-oriented marine-life park open to the public 365 days a year.  The park provides visitors with a greater understanding and appreciation for marine life through shows, presentations and marine-life exhibits.  General admission to Miami Seaquarium is $39.95 and $29.95 for children (ages 3-9).  More information on Miami Seaquarium is available at

Miami Seaquarium, a privately owned company, is an accredited member of the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums, an international organization committed to the care and conservation of marine mammals. Accreditation by the Alliance means this facility meets or exceeds all the standards of excellence for marine mammal care, husbandry, conservation and education.

SOURCE Miami Seaquarium