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2016 survivors - thank you

On May 7, thousands from all across Central Virginia converged on Brown’s Island for our  2016 Race for the Cure®. 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.

And did you hear? One lucky, very deserving breast cancer survivor, Angie Deffenbaugh, won a 2016 Ford Focus courtesy of Richmond Ford!

2016 Race - Angie Deffenbaugh

Thanks, and we hope to see you at next year's Race - our 20th!

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Help Us Finish Strong

The Race for the Cure is our largest fundraiser each year. Funds raised support our neighbors who face a diagnosis of breast cancer. Through the generosity shown at this event, we will be able to add significantly to the more than $7.8 million that Komen Central Virginia has been able to contribute over 18 years to fund community grants and research.

We would like to thank and recognize the Top 10 Fundraising Teams and Individuals.

2016 Race - Top 10s as of June 14, 2016

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 the Susan G. Komen® Grants Program (scientific research grants).

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How Komen Research Is Making a Difference

In the last 20 years, breast cancer death rates have declined 34 percent. And we’re honored to have been a part of that. With your help, we've been able to accelerate advances and fund research across the globe.

Komen Research Investment since 1982

But, we still have more to do. We’re committed to supporting research that will one day identify and deliver the cures for breast cancer.

Featured Research Story:  Driven by her passion to help patients like her mother and grandmother who both died of metastatic breast cancer (MBC), Komen Funded Researcher Dr. Priscilla Brastianos has identified some of the genetic changes that are unique to breast cancer cells that spread to the brain and will use these changes to develop new treatment options for MBC.

Priscilla Brastianos

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Race Wrap-Up
suggestion box We Want Your Feedback

Please take a moment to fill out our 2016 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 gift certificate.

Race Participant Survey

Team Captain Survey

Volunteer Survey

I Love Lucy Team Pic
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. Karin Levesque
2. Michelle Lilly-Reid
3. Rhonda Gay Scheich

Masters (50+)
Jessica Van Tuyle


1. Alyssa Halter
2. Nora Nickel
3. Debbie Goodpasture

Masters (50+)
Michaelle Justice


1. Nick Davis
2. Colscon Wiley
3. Sam Kohler

Masters (50+)
Bob Becker

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Thank You 2016 Race Sponsors and Partners

We would like to thank all of our 2016 sponsors. Their generosity will help us move one step closer toward our vision of a world without breast cancer! 

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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.

2016 Race - Paint the Town Pink parnters

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

American Airlines
California Pizza Kitchen
The Club at Viniterra
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants
Hand & Stone Massage & Facial Spa
The Jefferson Hotel
Mustian Dentistry
Tazza Kitchen
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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, August 27
The Shenandoah Valley firefighters invite you to join them for the 1st Annual Firefighters for a Cure Softball Tournament. One hundred percent the proceeds and donations will benefit Komen Central Virginia. Help them knock breast cancer out of the park.


2014 Capitol Clothing Recyclers - Clothing for the Cure
Capital Clothing Recyclers - Clothing for the Cure: Capitol Clothing Recyclers will donate $.05 per pound of the gross receipts of donated clothing, shoes, textiles, blankets, sheets, and household items with a minimum donation of $10,000 per calendar year. To date, Capital Clothing Recyclers has donated over $31,000 to Komen Central Virginia.
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 $33,000 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 almost $25,000 to Komen Central Virginia.

AmazonSmile: Are you are an avid Amazon customer? 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.


2015 Bank of America bundle

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 from January 1 – December 31, 2016. To date, Wacoal has donated more than $4 million to Komen. Click here for complete information on local Fit for the Cure events.

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Central Virginia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen®
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Phone: 804-320-1772 · Fax: 804-320-1774 · Email: info@komencentralva.org