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As we close another breast cancer awareness season, Komen Central Virginia would like to extend heartfelt thanks to all of you for your support. Over the past few weeks, thousands of pieces of educational materials have been shared with our community because YOU requested them and distributed them at your workplace, church, club or health fair. Many of you have created or attended special events to raise funds that help us continue to support education, screening, and treatment for our neighbors and fund research that will create new and more effective treatments. For every volunteer who manned an event, we are grateful. Each contribution, large or small, helps us continue toward our vision of a world without breast cancer. Your partnership is inspiring.

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Rocket 4 the Cure - We Have Lift-off!!

Dylan & Sanzio

On Sunday, October 26, a new Guinness World Record was set. Dylan Whitesel, a Midlothian High School student, and Sanzio Angeli, a Clover Hill High School student, launched 3,973 rockets simultaneously. Their achievement not only set a new world record, it also raised over $20,000 for breast cancer services, education, and research.

While many thought their project was cost-prohibitive and frankly just plain nuts, Dylan and Sanzio could not be deterred. Sanzio has been interested in space travel and model rocketry for years. For Dylan, there is an added personal interest. His family carries the BRCA2 gene. His mother was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in 2008.

Sanzio and Dylan are nothing short of amazing! Click here to view a video about Rocket 4 the Cure.

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Grantee Spotlight:  Family YMCA of Emporia-Greensville

2014 11 Grantee Spotlight - Family YMCA of Emporia-Greensvil

Thanks to generous funding from Walgreen’s, Komen Central Virginia was recently able to award $25,835 to the Family YMCA of Emporia-Greensville. The YMCA’s “Passion for Pink” education program raises awareness of the importance of early detection and available breast health resources, with a particular emphasis on African American women in the City of Emporia and Counties of Brunswick, Greensville, and Sussex. Trained breast health facilitators educate women on a one-on-one basis at low-income apartment complex offices, beauty salons, and community events.  In addition, educational group sessions are conducted at predominantly African American churches.  The program goal is to reach 500 women.

“Passion for Pink” also promotes access to breast health services for low income, uninsured women in the community.  If needed, uninsured women are given a voucher for a free clinical breast exam, free mammogram, and free transportation to their screening appointments. 

For more information about the grant program, contact Kristin Vaughan at 434-348-9622 or kvaughan@ymcaofeg.org. For more information about the Family YMCA of Emporia-Greensville, visit www.emporiagreensvilleymca.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.

WB Orthodontics' Sonicare Pink DiamondClean Promotion: through December


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.

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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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