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Make plans now to join us for our 9th Annual Survivor Celebration on Friday, October 3. Each year, we gather for a special luncheon to celebrate breast cancer survivors who have been diagnosed, fought through treatment, and come out on the other side surviving and thriving! This is a unique opportunity for survivors, their co-survivors, and guests to network, celebrate, pamper themselves, and support each other during an afternoon at Richmond’s landmark Jefferson Hotel.

The theme for this year is “Laughter is the best medicine!” Come hear comedian, breast cancer survivor, and The View “Funniest Housewife in America” finalist, Jody Kerns, share why humor and a positive outlook can make a difference in living life to the fullest, even when facing cancer. When she’s done, your cheeks and sides will hurt!

Tickets are $25 for breast cancer survivors and $35 for all other guests. Tables of 10 may be purchased for $250. This is one of our most popular and inspirational events each year, so don’t wait to get tickets.

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A Great Place for the 2014 Ride for the Cure® Virginia... Great Meadow

2014 Ride - Great MeadowWhat looks like a beautiful painting is actually a picture of the early morning mist looking across the polo field to the steeple chase course at Great Meadow, the location of this year's Ride for the Cure® Virginia.

Founded in 1982, Great Meadow is 700 acres of beautiful open space, and home to the Virginia Gold Cup, an annual 4th of July Celebration, Twilight Polo, and many other community events. Please join us on Sunday, September 21 at this beautiful venue for the 6th Annual Ride for the Cure® Virginia.

Over the past five years, Ride for the Cure® Virginia has raised almost $500,000 for Komen Central Virginia to help those affected by breast cancer. The money raised allows us to fund programs that provide free breast health education, breast cancer screenings, and diagnostic procedures to those in need in our community. A portion of the donations fund cutting edge research that will one day find the cures.

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Important Dates


Applications up to $40,000 are being accepted until August 28, 2014, for community grant programs that reduce breast cancer mortality, especially among those who are disproportionately affected by this disease. Additionally, our small grants program is accepting applications year round for projects up to $5,000.

For application instructions, please visit the Grants section of our web site. For more information about the Affiliate grant program, contact Pem Hall at pbhall@komencentralva.org or 804-320-1772.


Join us for Komen Educator Volunteer Training and learn more about being a volunteer breast health advocate!

Komen Educator Volunteer Training
Saturday, September 6, 2014
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tuckahoe Library
1901 Starling Drive
Henrico, VA 23229

The Komen Educators are a vital part of our vision: a world without breast cancer. These amazing volunteers help us achieve that vision by educating our community about the importance of breast cancer screening and early detection. To learn more about the Komen Educator program, click here.

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Grantee Spotlight - Nueva Vida

2014 August - Grantee Spotlight - Nueva Vida

“Comprehensive Breast Care Support” enhances the quality of life and health outcomes of uninsured and underserved Latinas in the Richmond area. In partnership with local health and community institutions, Nueva Vida will provide community breast cancer education, navigation through the breast cancer continuum of care for 50 women, and monthly support to Latinas who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Komen Central Virginia is pleased to partner with Nueva Vida and welcome Alexandra Marrero, Program Coordinator of the Richmond office!

Komen de Virginia Central tiene el placer de colaborar con Nueva Vida
y le da la bienvenida a Alexandra Marrero, Coordinadora del Programa
de la oficina en Richmond. ¡Bienvenido!

For more information about the grant program, contact Alexandra Marrero at 804-267-6066 or nvrichmond@nueva-vida.org. For more information about Nueva Vida, visit www.nueva-vida.org.

To read about all of the community organizations that are currently providing breast health services or education with Komen Central Virginia funding, click here.

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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.

Pretty Muddy Run: September 20

6th Annual Ride for the Cure® Virginia: September 21

9th Annual Survivor Celebration: October 3

5th Annual Charity Bachelor Auction: October 3

Blood and Guts Run: October 25 - An all-ages event that encourages participants to fight their way through a unique course by climbing over the Walls of Death, zooming down the Water Slide, and trudging through Blood Filled Foam!

8th Annual Pink Tie Gala: October 25


**NEW** 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 $23,000 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.

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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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