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JANUARY 2012  Facebook Logo - no backgroundTwitter Logo - no background 

Happy New Year!

Happy New YearWe at Komen Central Virginia hope that you had a rich and fulfilling holiday season and are coming back to the New Year refreshed and energized. We are certainly approaching the New Year with great optimism and drive as we begin anew to further realize our vision of a world without breast cancer.

We start our year with excitement about our 15th Annual Race for the Cure on Mother’s Day weekend, Saturday, May 12. Who knew that the vision of a few friends would grow over the years to become one of the most anticipated and uplifting events in the Richmond area? We are delighted that our original founders, Jennifer Norvell Saunders and Kay Baker Huband, have agreed to act as our honorary Race Co-Chairs for our 15th Anniversary. We hope to see you there!
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Join Us on May 12 for the 2012 Central Virginia Race for the Cure®

Celebrating 15 YearsWe hope you will be there for the 15th Annual Central Virginia Race for the Cure® on Mother’s Day weekend!  How better to honor those in Central Virginia who have been touched by breast cancer?  You will be uplifted by survivors, family and friends who are celebrating their journey and working together to make a difference in our community.  Registration is Open Now and Early Bird registration fees apply until March 10.  Don’t wait!

Funds raised during this event are used to support breast cancer screening, education, and treatment programs in Central Virginia.  To meet our funding goals we need 10,000 race participants and $1,000,000 to be raised.  Your grassroots efforts fund our work – and WE NEED YOU to make it happen!

We’ve added a new Kick-Off event for the Race – The 1st Annual High Heel Dash.  Sound interesting?  Click here for more information or to register and join us on March 10 for this event.

Have you participated in our Race the past 14 years?  Do you know someone who has?  We would love to hear from you and honor you at this year’s race!  Click here to send us your contact information. 

New Year's Resolution

Breast Self AwarenessAhh, January… the month of renewed hope, positive outlook, and promises to one’s self. We start the year with conviction to live our best life in the healthiest way. No matter what our individual motivation for making a resolution, many of the most common resolutions fall in line with Komen’s Breast Health Principles. Learn more »

Grantee Spotlight: Community Memorial Healthcenter

Community Memorial HealthcenterThe Pink Power program provides clinical breast exams, breast self-exam education, screening and diagnostic mammography, breast ultrasounds, as well as transportation to and from appointments when needed.  The program will serve 100 women between the ages of 40 and 64 who are uninsured and living in the counties of Brunswick, Halifax, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, and Nottoway. The program goal is to reduce healthcare disparities in the community by reaching a significant number of uninsured African American and Latina women. Learn more »

Volunteer Spotlight: Christina Angle

2012 January eNewsletter - Christina AngleWhen Christina heard that the Central Virginia Affiliate was establishing a young professionals group in 2010, she was very interested in volunteering. She attended the first meeting of P.I.N.K.K. (Professionals Inspiring New Komen Knowledge) and has been actively involved ever since! With several years experience organizing a Race for the Cure team at her office, Christina was a natural to lead the P.I.N.K.K. race team and also develop a training team. She has shared her professional skills with Komen Central Virginia by serving as the Treasurer of P.I.N.K.K. and as a member of the Affiliate Finance Committee. Learn more »


Upcoming Events

Komen Night with the
U of R Spiders
Robins Center
Sat., Feb. 18 at 6 p.m.
Spiders vs. Charlotte
Sun., Feb. 19 at 2 p.m.
Lady Spiders vs. Fordham

Join us for Komen Night with the Richmond Spiders to promote breast cancer awareness and raise funds for Komen Central Virginia.

Tickets for the men's game are $12 with $2 benefitting Komen Central Virginia.  Tickets for the women's game are $5 with $1 benefitting Komen Central Virginia.  Special edition Spider/Komen t-shirts will be sold with proceeds benefitting Komen Central Virginia.

Tickets for survivors are free.  Survivors, please call the Komen office at 804-320-1772 to reserve your free ticket.  Requests for survivor tickets must be made by Friday, February 10.

Click here to purchase a ticket for the men's game online.  You may also purchase tickets for both the men's and women's games via phone at 1-877-SPIDERS-1 or in person at the Robins Center Ticket Office.

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2012 Race for the Cure® Kick-Off - High Heel Dash
Innsbrook Shoppes at Cox & W. Broad Street
Glen Allen
Saturday, March 10
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Can you run in heels?  On March 10, men and women ages 18 and older are invited to run 50 yards as fast and carefully as possible  to officially help us start the Race for the Cure season.

Want to know more?  Click here for more information or to register for this event.

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2012 Central Virginia Race for the Cure®
Brown's Island
Saturday, May 12

Register Today

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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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