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Do You Know A Young, Budding Artist?

2012 Kids Art WinnerIf you know a budding artist, make sure they enter a drawing in the Kids for the Cure® T-shirt Art Contest and their artwork could be featured on the 2013 Kids for the Cure® t-shirt. Children ages 6 to 12 are eligible to enter the contest. The entry deadline is March 29, 2013.

Click here to download a flyer with the contest details.

A Special Race Just for Kids

Kids for the Cure LogoDid you know we have a special Kids for the Cure® Run just for children ages 6 to 12 on Race Day?

Registration is $20 and includes a special Kids for the Cure t-shirt and a medal. All Kids for the Cure participants may also participate in the 5K Race for the Cure at no additional charge.

Click here for more information or to register.

Volunteer Opportunities for Kids on Race Day

I AM THE CURE young girls

Calling all kids! Do you like to cheer and shout? Then join us as an I AM THE CURE.® Cure Leader during the Race! We will provide you with a special t-shirt and pompoms for you to cheer on the runners and walkers along the Race course. If you are under age 18 and want to volunteer at the Race, please contact our office at info@komencentralva.org or (804) 320-1772.

I AM THE CURE.® is an educational program that motivates Race participants to take an active role in their own breast health. Its chants and cheers emphasize the importance of early detection and provide simple, action-oriented messages that Race participants can put into practice. To learn more about being an I AM THE CURE.® volunteer, view the I AM THE CURE.® Overview video.

Grantee Spotlight:  Family YMCA of Emporia-Greensville

2013 March - Emporia YMCA“Passion for Pink” will empower women in the Crater Health District with the knowledge of early detection and available breast health resources and breast cancer screening services. Working with other community organizations, the YMCA will host fourteen educational sessions in strategic locations to reach 100 uninsured, low income women.

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

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

Volunteer Spotlight:  Jen Merritt & Steve Sedlock

2013 March - Jen MerrittJen Merritt first volunteered for Komen Central Virginia in the Race for the Cure in 2005. Since then, she has held several roles on the Race Committee. This year, she is Co-Chair of the Kids for the Cure Run. Jen enjoys working alongside great people with the goal of eradicating the disease that took her grandmother's life when her mom was just a toddler. When asked what she enjoys most about volunteering for Komen, Jen answered, "the people, the smiles, and the hope!"

2013 March - Steve SedlockSteve has a special reason for wanting to be a part of the Race for the Cure. He's here for the women in his life. His mother is a two-time breast cancer survivor, and his grandmother is also a breast cancer survivor.

Steve Sedlock first volunteered for the Race for the Cure in 2004 helping with the kids' activities. The next year, he stepped into the Kids for the Cure Run Co-Chair role, the first year a separate run was conducted just for kids, and has been in that role since then. According to Steve, "the first few years were nerve wracking, but we have been able to settle into a solid routine of organizing and staging this run. It has been all fun every since!" He enjoys making the Kids Run an enjoyable experience for everyone involved.


Upcoming Events 

2013 Race for the Cure®
Kick Off - 2nd Annual Saxon Shoes High Heel Dash

Towne Center West
(next to Short Pump Mall)
Saturday, March 9
12:00 to 1:30 PM

Can you run in heels?  On March 9, men and women ages 18 and older are invited to run 50 yards as fast and carefully as possible to officially help us kick off the Race for the Cure season. 

Click here for more information or to register for this event.

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Holiday Lake 4-H Center Breast Cancer 5K Walk/Run
Holiday Lake 4-H Center

Saturday, March 9 at 9 AM

Holiday Lake 4-H is hosting a breast cancer 5K walk/run on Saturday, March 9 at 9 AM. Walk or run a 5K through the trails of the Appomattox/Buckingham State Forest. Fifty percent of the proceeds will be donated to Komen Central Virginia. Registration is $25.

Visit the Holiday Lake 4-H website for more information or to register. Click here to view the event flyer.

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2013 Central Virginia Race for the Cure® - Our Sweet 16
Brown's Island
Saturday, May 11
7:00 to 11:00 AM

Come help us celebrate our Sweet 16! Register today to take advantage of early bird pricing.

Register Today

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Calling All Volunteers

Are you interested in having some fun while giving back to the community? We need your help to staff Race-related events. Click below to view available volunteer opportunities for these events.

4/11 & 12 - Anthem Expo
5/9 & 10 - Race Packet Pick Up
5/11 - Race I AM THE CURE®

5/11 - Race Volunteers

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

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