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Susan G. Komen Central Virginia
Our Vision
A world without breast cancer
NOVEMBER 2017 NEWSLETTER Facebook Logo - no background Twitter Logo - no background Instagram - no background
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 2017 NBCAM thank you

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) is a great time of year to reach out to all our supporters who are making an impact in the fight against breast cancer. We greatly appreciate your support during NBCAM. Whether you read our stories about our friends who are living with metastatic breast cancer, spread awareness to friends and family or held your own fundraiser - we appreciate you for being More Than Pink®.

We want to challenge you to show your support and be More Than Pink® not just during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but all year long, because every 60 seconds, somewhere in the world, someone dies from breast cancer. This is why we must be more than cheerleaders. We must become change leaders. Leading change for greater funding, more research at the national level, and stronger support to better serve those in the breast cancer community. Together, we are strong, and together we can bring hope and support to those facing breast cancer.


  10 Italian Café
103.7 PLAY
Aidyn's Caring Cookies
Anne Marie Carmody Bake Sale
Belk Apple Blossom Mall
Belk Charlottesville
Belk Spotsylvania Mall
Boar's Head Provisions
Central VA American Poolplayers Association
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Church Hill Academy
Colonial Webb
Cornerstone Baptist Church
County Line Baptist Church
Cumberland Hospital
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Diamond Springs
Dillard's Short Pump Town Center
Dillard's Stony Point Fashion Park
Dixie Gas & Oil Corporation
Dominion Energy Charity Classic
Fink's Jewelry
First African Baptist Church
First Antioch Baptist Church
Glen Allen High School Field Hockey
Go Green RVA
Goochland Professional Firefighters
Green Top Hunt & Fish
Hampden-Sydney College Mens' Soccer
Home Team Grill
Irvine Charitable Fund
Kate Spade New York (Short Pump)
Kendra Scott Short Pump
Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel
Lilly Pulitzer Charlottesville
Lilly Pulitzer River Road
Lilly Pulitzer Short Pump Town Center
Manchester Moose Lodge
Max's on Broad
Melwood Horticultural Training Center, Inc.
Priority Nissan
Priority Toyota
Priority Volkswagen
Quilting Adventures
Red Salt Chophouse & Sushi
Riverview Baptist Church
Ryan Belle Events
Samaria Baptist Church
Shenandoah Valley Firefighters
Shumaker Family Fundraiser
Sisters Community Health Fair
Southern States - King William
Summit Media
Tarrant’s Café
Ten Thousand Villages
The Learning Experience
The Tavern at Triangle Park
Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski
Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Virginia Museum of Fine Art
Wardrobe Richmond
WB Orthodontists
Woodville Church of the Nazarene
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A Special Thank You to Priority Richmond
for Helping Us Drive Away Breast Cancer

Congratulations to our incredible NBCAM Automotive Sponsor, Priority Automotive Richmond, on the Second Annual Priority Pinktober which raised $20,000 for Komen Central Virginia! Thank you, Priority Richmond - and all those who supported the fight against breast cancer by buying a new car at Priority Nissan, Priority Toyota, or Priority Volkswagen in October - for making saving lives and finding a cure your Priority. To each of those new car owners, we hope you enjoy your beautiful new ride and know you have made a difference. We couldn't do this important work without you!

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New FDA Drug Approved to Treat Metastatic Breast Cancer

some women - stage ivThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the drug abemaciclib (Verzenio) for the treatment of hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative metastatic breast cancers that have progressed during past hormone therapy. Abemaciclib is a CDK4/6 inhibitor, which is a class of drugs designed to interrupt the growth of cancer cells. Abemaciclib can be combined with hormone therapy, but it can also be used alone. Study findings have shown abemaciclib alone or in combination with fulvestrant (a type of hormone therapy) gave women with hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer more time before the cancer spread compared to hormone therapy alone. Click here to learn more.

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2017 Hope Holiday Ornament - banner
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Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign is Underway

2017 CVC VA is for GiversCalling all state employees who are friends of Komen Central Virginia! The Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) is a voluntary state employee charitable giving program that raises funds for various nonprofits in Virginia - including Komen Central Virginia. The campaign runs from early October through December each year. Employees may designate their gift to a specific charity or multiple charities within the program, by giving a one-time donation or through payroll deduction. Click here for all the details. Please share with your state employee friends and family, and thank you for your continued support of Komen Central Virginia!

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Get Involved

Make sure to check the list below for information about upcoming Komen activities and third party events and promotions. Click here to learn more about fundraising for Komen.


2016 June - Dixie Gas & Oil
Dixie Gas & Oil Corporation - Delivering for a Cure: For every gallon of propane dispensed from the specially painted tank trucks, Dixie Gas will donate one cent to Komen Central Virginia. Since 2010, Dixie Gas & Oil has donated more than $39,000 to Komen Central Virginia.
Melwood donate your car logo Melwood Charity Car Donation Center: Donate your used car, van, truck, boat with a trailer, or recreational vehicle to the Central Virginia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen, seven days a week, 24 hours a day. It’s as easy as filling out our online donation form. Vehicles accepted in any condition! To date, Melwood Charity Car Donation Center has donated over $25,000 to Komen Central Virginia.
 AmazonSmile AmazonSmile: Are you are an avid Amazon shopper? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Komen Central Virginia every time you shop with Amazon, at no cost to you. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. All you have to do is shop Amazon from this link http://bit.ly/CentralVASmile.


2017 Bank of America

Bank of America Pink Ribbon Banking: Bank of America serves as the National Presenting Sponsor of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series in the United States. Bank of America also supports Komen through its Pink Ribbon Banking Affinity products, which have raised over $7 million to date. Employees of Bank of America also support Komen across the country by volunteering in their local markets. Bank of America has been a Komen partner since 2009. Click here for more information on the Pink Ribbon Banking program.

2016 Rally for the Cure - 20th Anniversary

Rally for the Cure®: Rally for the Cure is a grassroots program using golf, tennis and other social programs to raise more than $80 million for Komen-funded breast cancer research and local breast cancer community programs nationwide. As of 2017, management of the Rally program operates from Susan G. Komen®’s national headquarters, located in Dallas, TX.

2016 Wacoal Fit for the Cure

Wacoal Fit for the Cure®: Each year, Wacoal holds more than 1,000 Fit for the Cure® events across the United States. At these events, Wacoal offers complimentary bra fittings, and for each woman who participates, Wacoal donates $2 to Susan G. Komen®. Wacoal also donates $2 for every Wacoal or b.tempt’d bra or shapewear piece purchased at a Fit for the Cure® event. As part of this Fit for the Cure program, Wacoal has guaranteed a minimum donation of $250,000 to Komen in connection with Fit for the Cure and other events in 2016. Since 1999, Wacoal has donated more than $4.9 million to Komen.


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