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We Live Here. We Race Here. We Save Lives Here.

Consider what this means to our community. Last year, with your help, Komen Central Virginia awarded $535,502 in community grants to provide breast health services and education to those in need. That's over 5,000 screenings and treatments covered and over 12,000 educated in breast health.

The majority of the funds we raise for these grant programs comes directly from your Komen Central Virginia Race for the Cure® participation and fundraising. The Race for the Cure exemplifies our community bond, connection, and commitment.

This year's Race for the Cure is on Saturday, May 10. Won't you please register and help us run breast cancer out of town? When you register to Race, you're registering to save a life. Your participation supports women and families who need our help today, and funds the research that will find the cure.

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Event Spotlight

We are so lucky to have wonderful community partners that fundraise for Komen Central Virginia. This month, we want to highlight a few of their events.

2013 Richmond Spiders


The University of Richmond is once again hosting Pink Out with the Spiders to benefit Komen Central Virginia. $2 of each ticket sold for the men's game and $1 for each ticket sold for the women's game will be donated to the Affiliate along with the proceeds from the sale of specially designed Pink Out t-shirts.

Tickets for both the men's and women's games may be purchased at the door, if available, or purchased online (preferred).

Men's Basketball vs Fordham
Saturday, February 15 at 6 PM

Lady Spiders vs VCU
Wednesday, February 26 at 7 PM

VA Wine Expo


We are pleased to announce that Komen Central Virginia has been chosen as the charitable beneficiary of the Virgina Wine Expo. Expo events run from February 18 to 23.

Click here for more information on the Virginia Wine Expo.

Interested in volunteering for the Wine Expo? Click here to view our volunteer opportunities.

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We are also pleased to announce that Komen Central Virginia will be the charitable beneficiary of the 2014 Pretty Muddy Run on Saturday, September 20, 2014, at Pocahontas State Park.

Pretty Muddy is currently offering deeply discounted, early-bird registration fees. Register with coupon code KOMEN and $5 of your registration fee will be donated to Komen Central Virginia. Pretty Muddy is also offering free registrations for breast cancer survivors (use coupon code SURVIVOR). Contact our office at 804-320-1772 for more information.

Click here for more information.

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2014 January - Volunteer Spotlight - Katrina Forrest

It’s all in the family! Katrina Forrest was first encouraged to volunteer for Komen by her sister and former Affiliate Board member Mary Clark. In 2011, Katrina joined the Grants Committee and later served as its Chair. Today, like her sister, Katrina is a member of the Affiliate Board and leads the Strategic Mission Committee, which is responsible for directing the Affiliate’s grant, education, and public policy efforts.

So, why are two sisters so passionate about breast cancer? Their maternal grandmother passed away from breast cancer at a time when doctors did not see the need for chemotherapy after surgery. Had current advances in medicine been available then, their grandmother’s breast cancer may not have metastasized.

An attorney and busy mother of three boys, Katrina enjoys meeting breast cancer survivors and their families and working with people that are dedicated to saving lives. Katrina also says, “As someone who loves to learn, but who is not involved in the medical field, I love learning about the advances being made and the lives being saved with the money raised by our organization.”

Komen Central Virginia is thankful for Katrina’s perspective and her dedication to improving the future for those who may face a breast cancer diagnosis.

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Get Involved

Make sure to check the list below for information about upcoming Komen events 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.

Coaches for the Cure: February 11

Pink Out with the Spiders: February 15 & 26

Virginia Wine Expo: February 18-23

Pretty Muddy Run: September 20 - Use coupon code KOMEN at registration, and Komen Central VA will receive $5! Pretty Muddy is proud to offer 250 free entries to breast cancer survivors (register with coupon code SURVIVOR)

Dixie Oil & Gas - 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. To date they have donated more than $5,000.

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.

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!

Capital City Services - Hauling for a Cure: Capital City Services will donate one cent for every gallon of septic pumped by its customized Komen truck through July 2014.

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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
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