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Susan G. Komen Central Virginia
Our Vision
A world without breast cancer
JUNE 2017 NEWSLETTER Facebook Logo - no background Twitter Logo - no background Instagram - no background
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On May 13, thousands from all across Central Virginia converged on Brown’s Island for the 2017 Race for the Cure® - our 20th! Even the weather couldn't dampen the spirit of the event. What a great day it was!

We would like to again thank all those who were there to stand beside us in the fight against breast cancer, whether a co-survivor, sponsor, donor, Race participant, caregiver, friend or volunteer. We would also like to extend a special thanks to all the breast cancer survivors who allowed us to honor and celebrate them on Race Day. You are and will always be the heart of our Race.

While there were many deserving individuals entered in the More Than Pink Mustang Raffle, courtesy of Richmond Ford, we could not have been more excited to see a breast cancer survivor win our car raffle again this year. Congratulations, Kim Patterson! We hope you are enjoying your new ride.

2017 Race - Kim Patterson - Mustang winner

We hope to see you at next year's Race when we turn 21!

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Help Us Finish Strong

The Race for the Cure is our largest fundraiser each year. Funds raised support our neighbors here in Central Virginia who face a diagnosis of breast cancer. Through the generosity shown by participants, sponsors, supporters, and friends like you, we will be able to add significantly to the more than $7.9 million that Komen Central Virginia has been able to contribute over the past 19 years to fund much-needed community grants and groundbreaking national research.

We would like to thank and recognize this year's Top 10 Fundraising Teams and Individuals.

2017 Race - Tops 10s as of June 19, 2017

You can still make an impact in our community after the Race by fundraising or making a personal donation. We will continue to accept Race donations through the end of June.

Remember, up to 75% of Komen’s net revenue is used to support local community-based education, screening, and treatment programs. The remaining 25% of the net income supports cutting-edge scientific research through the Susan G. Komen® Grants Program.

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Congratulations 2016 Komen Central Virginia Grantees!

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The Central Virginia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen® recently awarded our 2017 Community Grants that support breast health education and breast cancer screening programs in the Central Virginia Affiliate service area. This brings our 20 year investment to $5.9 million in community grants and an additional $2.0 million for research through the Susan G. Komen® Grants Program.

Your commitment to local fundraising efforts, such as the Komen Central Virginia Race for the Cure®, has allowed us to fund projects with the following organizations who will improve the lives of women and men in our area.
  • Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation, Richmond, VA
  • CrossOver Ministry, Richmond, VA
  • Health Brigade (formerly Fan Free Clinic), Richmond, VA
  • Heart of Virginia Free Clinic, Farmville, VA
  • VCU Community Memorial Hospital, South Hill, VA

These grants are possible only because of your continuing support of Komen!

Click here for more information about our Current Grantees.

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Race Wrap-Up
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Please take a moment to fill out our 2017 Komen Central Virginia Race for the Cure® Survey. A few minutes of your time will provide us with important feedback and will help us continue to improve the Race. All those who take the survey will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Nordstrom gift certificate.

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Race Photos

Sean DeWitt Photography captured some great Race Day moments. His pictures are available for download (free) or purchase from the Sean DeWitt website. We've also posted quite a few Race pictures on our Facebook page.

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Race Timed Results

Did you run the Race with a timing chip? Take a look at how you did! Click here to view your Race results and Finish Line Video. Congratulations to our medal winners!


1. Katherine Thompson
2. Karin Levesque
3. Samantha Ratchford

Masters (50+)
Karin Levesque


1. Erin Kerr
2. Pamela Lovett
3. Debbie Goodpasture

Masters (50+)
Pamela Lovett


1. Nick Davis
2. Adam Desanctis
3. Pat Shelton

Masters (50+)
Eric Faison

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Thank You 2017 Race Sponsors and Partners

We would like to thank all of our 2017 sponsors. Their generosity will help us move one step closer toward our vision of a world without breast cancer!

2017 0425 Race combined sponsors

New this year, local restaurants and retail merchants helped us Paint the Town Pink by donating a portion of their proceeds to Komen Central Virginia during Race Week. We would like to thank all the Paint the Town Pink partners for joining us this year.

Paint the Town Pink
Baker's Crust
California Pizza Kitchen
Carytown Cupcakes
District 5
Jack Brown's Beer & Burger Joint
Kendra Scott
Melito's Restaurant
Monkee's of Richmond
The Pink Palm
Ten Thousand Villages

And, we could not recognize our Top Fundraisers with exciting gifts and prizes were it not for the generosity of the following organizations:

3Sports Running Company
American Airlines
Bowl America
Brio Tuscan Grill
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants
Dr. Baxter Perkinson
Dunkin' Donuts
EAT Restaurant Group
Hand & Stone Massage
  Kendra Scott
Massage Envy
Omni Hotel Richmond
Quirk Hotel
Tazza Kitchen
The Red Door
Trump National Golf Club
University of Richmond
Vera Bradley
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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 for additional information about any of the events or promotions listed below. Click here to learn more about fundraising for Komen.

Firefighters for a Cure

Firefighters for a Cure:  Saturday, July 29
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.


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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 $38,000 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.


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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 that works to educate women about breast cancer and to remind them to get their annual screening through volunteer organized golf, tennis, and social activities. Since 1996, Rally events have generated over $77 million for Susan G. Komen®. Click here for a full list of local Rally events.

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 million to Komen. Click here for complete information on local Fit for the Cure events.


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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