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Susan G. Komen Central Virginia
Our Vision
A world without breast cancer
OCTOBER 2017 NEWSLETTER Facebook Logo - no background Twitter Logo - no background Instagram - no background
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Join Us and Be MORE THAN PINK®!

FY17 Research Grant Program OverviewLast week, Susan G. Komen® announced $31 million in funding for 98 new breast cancer research grants with a focus on new treatments and understanding of the most deadly forms and stages of breast cancer. Komen funding to institutions in 27 states and 8 countries also includes research into new screening technologies, treatments for metastatic and aggressive types of breast cancer, and disparities in breast cancer outcomes.

The funding focuses on new treatments, ways to overcome drug resistance in breast cancer patients, and gaining a better understanding of how and why breast cancer spreads, so we can better treat metastatic breast cancer or prevent it altogether. This focus on aggressive and metastatic disease is the foundation of our Bold Goal to reduce breast cancer deaths by 50 percent by 2026.

Metastatic breast cancer – which is breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body like the brain, liver, bones or lungs – is responsible for almost all of the nation’s 40,000 annual breast cancer deaths. More than 154,000 women are living with metastatic disease in the U.S. today. By targeting metastatic disease, Komen is hoping to reduce breast cancer deaths dramatically in the U.S.

As a part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we invite you to join us in making an impact. Be MORE THAN PINK® and help us move from awareness to action. And in doing so, help us end breast cancer forever.

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Introducing our New 2017-2018 Survivor Sponsor,
Bon Secours Richmond Health System 

believe-bon secoursWe would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Bon Secours Richmond Health System for joining us as our first ever year-round Komen Central Virginia Survivor Sponsor. In addition to serving as Presenting Sponsor of the Pink Promise Luncheon: A Celebration of Survivorship and Hope, Bon Secours Richmond Health System will join us as the official Survivor Sponsor at our 2018 Komen Central Virginia Race for the Cure®. Moreover, Bon Secours Richmond Health System will be helping us introduce our new Komen Conversations Educational Series featuring presentations by the incredible physicians, health care providers, and researchers at Bon Secours.

Please join us in thanking our generous partner, Bon Secours, for their kind, compassionate support for all our Survivors and their loved ones here at Komen Central Virginia. To learn more about a special program on October 10 featuring a discussion of state-of-the-art breast cancer treatment at Bon Secours, click here.       

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Thank You to Our NBCAM Automotive Sponsor, Priority Richmond
for Helping Us Drive Away Breast Cancer

At Priority Richmond, giving back to our local community means the world to us. That’s why we’re so excited to partner with Susan G. Komen Central Virginia for the Second Annual Priority Pinktober. For the entire month, we will donate to finding a cure with every car we sell. We hope you will help us drive away breast cancer, and make finding a cure a Priority. Come get a great deal, and together, we’ll do a great deal. We hope to see you soon.

The Priority Richmond Family

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2017 Pink Promise: A Celebration of Survivorship and Hope

Last Thursday, we gathered at The Commonwealth Club to celebrate breast cancer survivors, honor those lost to the disease, and learn about cutting-edge advancements to save lives from breast cancer. Thank you to our guest speakers, Dr. Ann Partridge and Debbie Horwitz, for providing us with inspiring stories and hopeful information. We would like to again extend a special thanks to our generous Presenting Sponsor:

2016 Survivor Celebration - Linda Dupee Clark

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Thanks also to Images by Kecia for capturing such beautiful pictures that show the incredible emotion of the event. All the pictures will be available by the end of the day Wednesday, October 4 on our Facebook page (you don't need to have a Facebook account to view them) or on the Images by Kecia website (download for free or purchase larger sizes).

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Volunteers Needed for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Help support our vision of a world without breast cancer by volunteering for one of the following exciting opportunities. For a complete list of all events and volunteer opportunities, click here.

Event Date Location Sign Up
103.7 PLAY for Pink Radiothon October 20
6:00 AM-6:00 PM
various shifts
812 Moorefield Park Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23236
Sign Up Now
Southern States (King William) Pig Picking October 28
9:00 AM-2:00 PM
485 Sharon Road
King William, VA 23086
Sign Up Now
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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.

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Priority Pinktoberthe month of October
During October, Priority Automotive will be making a donation to Komen Central Virginia for every car sold. A donation of $5,000 will be made for 200 cars sold. $10,000 for 300 cars sold. $15,000 for 400 cars sold. $20,000 for 500 cars sold!

Click here for more information.

Birdies for Charity Dominion Energy Charity Classic Birdies for Charity 
Komen Central Virginia is proud to participate in The Dominion Energy Charity Classic Birdies for Charity Program. The PGA TOUR Champions' event will take place October 19 through 22. PRIOR TO OCTOBER 19, you may choose to support us by either making a flat donation or pledging an amount per birdie made during the event. In addition, the PGA TOUR will match 10% of all donations received.

Click here for more information or to make a donation.

Home Team Grill logo Home Team Grill NFL Jersey Rafflethe month of October
Home Team Grill will raffle off an NFL jersey every Sunday in October to benefit Komen Central Virginia. Tickets may be purchased any time during the week.
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Diamond Springs Thirst for the Curethe month of October
Through their Thirst for the Cure promotion, Diamond Springs will donate $25 for every new water cooler sign up to Komen Central Virginia. When you sign up for water cooler service, you will also receive 3 FREE bottles and FREE equipment service until the end of the year.

Click here to sign up or call (800) 350-0525.

2016 Goochland Firefighters Goochland Firefighters Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser:
the month of October
The Goochland Professional Firefighters will be wearing special breast cancer awareness t-shirts while on duty through October. All proceeds from the sale of the pink t-shirts will benefit Komen Central Virginia.

Click here for more information.
Lemaire logo Lemaire Monday Night Out for Charityeach Monday in October
In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Lemaire Restaurant at the Jefferson Hotel is proud to partner with Susan G. Komen Central Virginia to provide guests with a fun and delicious way to support this great cause in its quest to end breast cancer. Each Monday night in October, five percent (5%) of your food purchase from Lemaire's dinner, bar or dessert menu will be donated to Komen Central Virginia.

Click here for more information.
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Kendra Scott Gives Back (Short Pump)Thursday, October 5
Kendra Scott Short Pump will host a Kendra Gives Back event on Thursday, October 5 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM. Kendra Scott will donate 20% of all sales to Komen Central Virginia.

Click here for more information.

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Lilly Pulitzer Shop and Share:
Saturday, October 7 & Sunday, October 8
We are excited to partner with Lilly Pulitzer for a give back event on Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8. Lilly Pulitzer will donate 10% of all sales from those days. Shop and Share events will be held at the following locations:

October 7 & 8 - Lilly Pulitzer Charlottesville
October 7 & 8 - Lilly Pulitzer River Road
October 8 ONLY - Lilly Pulitzer Short Pump Town Center

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Manchester Moose Lodge Pink Night OutSaturday, October 14
The Manchester Moose Lodge invites you to join them for their Pink Night Out to benefit Komen Central Virginia. Appetizers will be served from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Then, enjoy dinner, and dance the night away as the band Real Deal plays from 7:30 to 11:00 PM. This event is open to the public.

Call (804) 794-6280 for more information.

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Virginia Chipotle Benefit DayThursday, October 19
Any time from 10:45 AM to 10:00 PM on Thursday, October 19, dine at ANY VIRGINIA Chipotle, and 50% of your purchase will be donated to Susan G. Komen Virginia Affiliates. Thanks to your incredible support last year, over $15,000 was raised to support Komen in Virginia.

Make sure to bring this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you're there to support Komen.

103.7 Play for Pay logo 103.7 PLAY for Pink RadiothonFriday, October 20
A twelve-hour radiothon (6:00 AM to 6:00 PM) to benefit Komen Central Virginia will help create awareness and raise funds for breast cancer services, education, and research.

A minimum $25 donation will get the song of your choice - ANY song, ANY genre - played on the radio. Follow us on social media and look for an email closer to the date of the event with the radiothon call-in number.
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3rd Annual Survivor Open HouseSaturday, October 21
The Komen Central Virginia Survivorship Committee invites you to join us for our third annual Survivor Open House on Saturday, October 21 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Komen Central Virginia Office (1403 Johnston Willis Drive, Richmond 23235). Come mix and mingle with fellow survivors and learn about our programs to support you.
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Firefighters for a Cure Saturday, October 21
The Shenandoah Valley firefighters invite you to join them for the 2nd Annual Firefighters for a Cure Softball Tournament. One hundred percent of the proceeds and donations will benefit Komen Central Virginia. Help them knock breast cancer out of the park!

 Kate Spade logo Kate Spade Benefit Night Thursday, October 26
Kate Spade Short Pump will host a give back to benefit Komen Central Virginia on Thursday, October 26 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Come enjoy sips and snacks, check out their fall collection, and preview their November collection. It's never too early for holiday shopping! Kate Spade will donate 10% of sales during the event to Komen Central Virginia.

Click here for more information.
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Southern States (King William) Pig Picking Saturday, October 28
Southern States (King William) invites you to join them for a Pig Picking on Saturday, October 28 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Pork and sides will be served for a donation to Komen Central Virginia. Pony rides will also be available for a donation to Komen Central Virginia. Wear pink, and you will receive the military discount since we are all in this battle against breast cancer together.

Call (804) 769-3100 for more information.


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.

Upcoming Wacoal Fit for the Cure® Events:

October 18 - Dillard's Short Pump Town Center, Richmond, VA
October 20 - Dillard's Stony Point Fashion Park, Richmond, VA


The MORE THAN PINK™ movement, which kicked off in October 2016, is a series of initiatives that celebrate the heroes who have made a significant impact in the fight to end breast cancer.

The movement is supported by American Airlines, Bank of America, Condé Nast, Simon Property Group, and WWE, who together have raised more than $100 million on behalf of Komen since 1982.

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