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What are you doing on Saturday, May 9? We'll be celebrating our heroes at the 18th Annual Komen Central Virginia Race for the Cure®.

Every May, mothers, sisters, husbands, friends, co-workers, team captains, team members, doctors, fundraisers, sponsors, and volunteers assemble on Brown's Island to make an impact in our fight against breast cancer. They are our everyday heroes.

Race Day brings us something even more special. Our breast cancer survivors - our SUPERHEROES - assemble at the Race and celebrate their survivorship. There are smiles, tears, and lots of hugs. Their strength and unwavering willingness to survive even in the face of adversity is an inspiration to us all.

We invite you to be a hero and help us save lives. Strap on your cape and come celebrate with us on Saturday, May 9. You too can be a #KomenHero.

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 Race Volunteers Needed

2013 volunteers

"Day after day, ordinary people become heroes through extraordinary and selfless actions to help their neighbors.” – Sylvia Matthews Burwell

Become the hero you have always wanted to be by volunteering for the 18th Annual Komen Central Virginia Race for the Cure. Volunteers are needed on Thursday, May 7 and Friday, May 8 at Packet Pickup and on Race Day, Saturday, May 9.

Volunteer heroes will help prepare Race packets, provide information, cheer on the Race participants, pass out water and food, and much more.

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Calling all SUPERHEROES - Our Breast Cancer Survivors

2014 survivors

At this year's Race, we will celebrate our heroes - those who stand with us in the fight against breast cancer. And we need you - our breast cancer survivors and our superheroes - to be there as the most important part of the celebration.

As a breast cancer survivor superhero, you’ll enjoy a $5 registration discount (register with discount code SURVIVOR), a special survivor t-shirt, VIP parking, and many other things we’ve planned especially for you. Join us for an early breakfast at 7:30 AM in the VIP Survivor Tent on Brown’s Island. Spend time with other survivors and be treated like the superhero you are. Again this year, we will celebrate your collective years of survivorship with a group photo and celebration that everyone can participate in and enjoy. Assembly for the Survivor Foto & Frolic will be at the Stone Steps on Brown’s Island at 7:45 AM.

Our breast cancer survivors are the heart and soul of our Race! So, please be there to make incredible memories and help make the Race all that it can be!

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Thank You 2015 Komen Central Virginia Race Sponsors

Sponsorship of the Susan G. Komen Central Virginia Race for the Cure provides the support necessary to fund breast cancer and community education, as well as screening and treatment initiatives throughout our service area to help those in need.

We would like to thank all of our 2015 sponsors. Their generosity will help us move one step closer toward our goal of a world without breast cancer!

Interested in joining these awesome community partners? Give us a call at (804) 320-1772.

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2015 March - Volunteer Spotlight - Melissa Damiano & Lyn

At the end of March, Lynn Kirk and Melissa Damiano’s board terms come to an end. We would like to thank both for their numerous contributions to Susan G. Komen Central Virginia!

Lynn is a breast cancer survivor who joined our board six years ago shortly after her diagnosis. She ends her term as President of the Board. During her tenure, she shared her wisdom, leadership, and a wealth of marketing and communications knowledge. Lynn has been a strong voice for survivors in our community.

Melissa began volunteering with Komen Central Virginia many years ago as coordinator for our many partner fundraising events. She brought leadership to help us manage and grow these events. She has even lent her skills as a Master Gardener creating beautiful floral arrangements for our events. We are grateful for all the community relationships Melissa created and nurtured during her term.

We hope that neither stray far, and that they will continue to be involved with Komen Central Virginia in some way going forward. In the meantime, we would like to thank them for sharing their talents with us to further our mission in Central Virginia. You have both been excellent leaders and board members.

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Community Partner Spotlight:  Ron Kirk


We are pleased to congratulate our Race for the Cure Presenting Sponsor, Richmond Ford owner Ron Kody, who recently received the prestigious Salute to Dealers Award from Ford Motor Company. He was chosen because of his generous commitment to the local community through his support of St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Susan G. Komen Central Virginia, and other organizations in the area. Only three dealers in the U.S. received this award. We are proud to be one of Richmond Ford’s community partners.

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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.

Wacoal Fit 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. 

2015 Komen Central Virginia Race for the Cure®: May 9


Capitol 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.

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 $24,000 to Komen Central Virginia.

Hanover Property Services: Through September 2015, Hanover Property Services will donate a minimum 1% of all proceeds to Komen Central Virginia.

Impact Insurance: Impact Insurance will donate $25 to Komen Central Virginia for each person receives a home and auto quote. Please make sure to mention Komen Central Virginia when requesting your quote.

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!

Parrish Services: Parrish Services of Manassas, VA is running a 1-year promotion to benefit Komen Central Virginia. During the promotional period, Parrish will display the Komen Central Virginia logo on one of their delivery vans and will donate a penny per mile traveled by the van.

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 $73 million for Susan G. Komen®. Click here for a list of local Rally events.

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Central Virginia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen®
1433 Johnston Willis Drive, Richmond, VA 23235

Phone: 804-320-1772 · Fax: 804-320-1774 · Email: info@komencentralva.org