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11th Annual Komen Central Virginia Survivor Celebration

Heidi & NoahWhen Heidi Floyd was diagnosed with breast cancer while pregnant with her fourth child, she was terrified. Termination was the only advised course of treatment followed by chemo, radiation, and surgery; but the life of her son was not a price she was willing to pay. It seemed utterly hopeless. Enter Dr. George Sledge, a Komen Scholar, one of the medical researchers that receives Komen funding to investigate new treatment options. His words changed everything, "I'll tell you what we're going to do. We're going to save your life, and while we're at it, we're going to save that little baby, too." And they did just that.

Join us on Friday, September 30 at the Jefferson Hotel and hear Heidi tell her courageous and encouraging story about her breast cancer journey.

Tickets are $25 for breast cancer survivors and $35 for all others. Tables of ten are available for $250. Tickets for this event are selling fast. We hope to see you there!

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Turn Your Actions Into Impact

DIY lemonade standWe know you’re a passionate supporter of the fight against breast cancer. And now, we’re giving you the chance to turn your support into action by creating your own impact project through our new DIY fundraising program.

When you fundraise for Susan G. Komen®, your project helps us support life-saving research, treatment, education, and community health programs.

Create your own impact project TODAY with just a few easy steps:

Choose a fundraiser that gets you fired up! You might sign up to raise money in honor of a loved one, host a workplace or school pledge drive or dream up your own unique impact project!
 2. Start your personal fundraising page.
Leverage tools like Facebook to connect with family and friends.
 4. Collect donations that will help make an impact in the fight against breast cancer.

Together, we can achieve our vision of a world without breast cancer!

Start Your Fundraiser Today button

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Are You Ready for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month?

breast self-awareness cardOctober is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM). Susan G. Komen has a vast library of breast health education materials. This information is available for you to download, bookmark or even share with loved ones from our website, komen.org. Each document contains a wealth of knowledge to help you understand breast health issues.

Komen is pleased to offer educational materials in a variety of languages. The materials, which can be downloaded for free, are written in plain language and are culturally appropriate. Each document is tailored to the audience it is trying to reach.

We have a limited number of these materials in our office available for you to request for your upcoming NBCAM events. Contact us at info@komencentralva.org or (804) 320-1772 for more information.

If you have not already done so, make October the month to schedule your annual mammogram. Early detection saves lives. If you or someone you know needs a mammogram and are uninsured or under-insured, please call us at (804) 320-1772.

We invite you to join us in October to raise AWARENESS about breast cancer and to encourage everyone to take ACTION to help us save lives right here in our community.

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Volunteers Needed for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is almost here, which means our calendar is filling up with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month events. 

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.

If you’re interested in becoming a Komen Educator, please contact Ryan Foulds at rfoulds@komencentralva.org.

Event Date Location Sign Up
Belk Spotsylvania
Fit for the Cure
September 16
various shifts
Spotsylvania Towne Center
500 Towne Center Boulevard
Fredericksburg, VA  22401
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Belk Charlottesville
Fit for the Cure
September 17
various shifts
1581 East Rio Road
Charlottesville, VA  22901
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Sisters Network Central Virginia Health Fair September 24
various shifts
721 N. 35th Street
Richmond, VA  23223
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Sisters Network Richmond Gift for Life Block Walk

October 1
8:00 AM-12:30 PM

117 Engleside Drive
Richmond, VA  23222
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Dillard’s Short Pump
Fit for the Cure
 October 5
various shifts
11800 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA  23233
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Dillard’s Stony Point
Fit for the Cure
October 7
various shifts
9208 Stony Point Parkway
Richmond, VA  23235
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Get Involved

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the community has organized many events to celebrate breast cancer survivors and honor those who have lost their battle to the disease.

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.

 Wild Ginger logo Wild Ginger Benefit Roll:  the month of September
A special sushi roll has been created and will be offered throughout the month of September. For each roll sold, Wild Ginger will donate $2 to Komen Central Virginia.

Click here for more information.
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11th Annual Survivor Celebration:  Friday, September 30
Join us on Friday, September 30 at the Jefferson Hotel for this year's Survivor Celebration.

Tickets are $25 for breast cancer survivors and $35 for all others. Tables of ten are available for $250. Tickets for this event are selling fast. We hope to see you there!

Click here for more information.

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Lemaire Monday Night Out for Charity:  each 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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Diamond Springs Thirst for the Cure:  the month of October
Diamond Springs will donate $25 to Susan G. Komen Central Virginia for every new customer that signs up for bottled cooler or filter cooler service between October 1 and October 31.

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

Staunton News Leader logo Staunton News Leader Donation Program:  the month of October
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness month, The News Leader in Staunton, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, will donate $.10 for each Monday through Friday paper purchased in Staunton area Food Lion stores (all 5 locations).
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. These special t-shirts are also available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit Komen Central Virginia.

Click here for more information.

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Kendra Scott Gives Back (Charlottesville):  Monday, October 10
Kendra Scott Charlottesville will host a Kendra Gives Back event on Monday, October 10. Twenty percent of each purchase made during the event will be donated to Komen Central Virginia. 

Click here for more information.

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2nd Annual Pink and Black Tie Affair:  Saturday, October 15
The Shirley A. Leonard Foundation presents the 2nd Annual Pink and Black Tie Affair. Proceeds from the event benefit Susan G. Komen Central Virginia.

The event will be held at the beautiful Living and Learning Center at Virginia Union University. Formal attire is requested, but not required. Enjoy food, unlimited drinks, a live band, DJ/music, raffle giveaways, and a silent auction.

All breast cancer survivors in attendance will be honored on this night. To be included, please send your name to shirleyaleaonardfoundation@gmail.com.

Click here for more information.

2016 Survivor Open House

2nd Annual Survivor Open House:  Thursday, October 20
The Komen Central Virginia Survivorship Committee invites you to join us for our second annual Survivor Open House on Thursday, October 20 from 5:00 to 7:00 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.

 2016 Pink Tie Gala

10th Annual Pink Tie Gala:  Saturday, October 22
Come enjoy dancing, a buffet dinner, silent auction, live music by En' Novation Band, and be entertained by the all new "Celebration of Life Dance Team” with a special performance by Dr. James Pellicane, M.D.

This year's theme is the Roaring 20s. Period wear is optional. Flapper accessories will be available onsite for a small donation.

Funds raised from The Pink Tie Gala will benefit Komen Central Virginia.

Click here for more information.


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 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.

Upcoming Rally for the Cure® Events:

October 21 - Hanover Country Club, Ashland, VA

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.

Upcoming Wacoal Fit for the Cure® Events:

September 16 - Belk Spotsylvania Mall, Fredericksburg, VA
September 17 - Belk Charlottesville, Charlottesville, VA
October 5 - Dillard's Short Pump Town Center, Richmond, VA
October 7 - Dillard's Stony Point Fashion Park, Richmond, VA

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1403 Johnston Willis Drive, Richmond, VA 23235

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