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Come Celebrate with Us!

2012 High Heel DashWe are kicking off the Race for the Cure® season with a brand new event, the 1st Annual Saxon Shoes High Heel Dash! We invite you to strap on your best heels and come to The Innsbrook Shoppes in Glen Allen at 3 p.m. on March 10 for a 50 yard dash. Prizes will be awarded to our First Place Winner and Best Dressed. We will also be auctioning off some specially decorated heels – designed by Melissa Chase, NBC12, the Richmond Kickers, the Richmond Ballet, Science Museum of Virginia and others. Registration for the dash is only $10.  Click here to register online.  You may also register in person at the event. Spectators are encouraged, at no charge.

2012 Early the BirdAlso – remember that Early Bird Registration is open now for the 15th Annual Central Virginia Race for the Cure® which will happen on May 12 at Brown’s Island. Early Bird registration fees only last through March 10 – so take advantage of our reduced rates and start your team now. We will be at the High Heel Dash to help you take advantage of your last chance to register at the Early Bird rates.  Click here to register.

Since our humble beginnings in 1998, the community has helped us to raise over $6 million to provide breast cancer education, screening and treatment for underserved men and women in the area, as well as contributions to cutting edge research that will one day find the cure. We can’t do it without YOU – so thanks for your continued support.

Announcing the Small Grants Program

Komen Central Virginia along with P.I.N.K.K., the Komen Central Virginia Young Professionals Committee, is proud to announce the establishment of our new Small Grants Program. In addition to our annual community grants program, the small grants program will allow us to award grants up to $5,000 for projects that support the funding priorities outlined in our Affiliate Community Profile. Applications for small grants will be accepted year-round. Learn more »

Three of a Kind - Not So Lucky in Breast Cancer

woman supporting patientThree of a kind in 5-card poker is a lucky hand, and would probably win you some money. However, being dealt a diagnosis of triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) is not as lucky.  Research shows that TNBC disproportionately affects certain populations of women, including African Americans, younger women, and women who carry a BRCA1 gene mutation. Learn more »

Grantee Spotlight:  Centra-Southside Community Hospital

Centra-SouthsideThe “Piedmont Health District Breast Health Effort” will provide 134 low income, uninsured or underinsured women ages 40-64 living in rural Central Virginia with clinical breast exams and screening mammograms. Women with questionable mammograms will receive case management services and assistance with Medicaid enrollment.  Those ineligible for Medicaid will receive further counseling services and referrals for assistance. Learn more »

Volunteer Spotlight:  Iris Holliday

Iris HollidayIn her own words, Iris Holliday is a happy member of the Affiliate Grants Committee who annually participates in the Race for the Cure by snoozing in her Sleep In t-shirt while others walk for the cause. Iris has had such a good time volunteering for Komen she says she can’t remember when she actually first started! But, we know that Iris has been a very active volunteer since 2006 and most recently planned our annual grantee awards luncheon. Learn more »


Upcoming Events

"What I Would Have Missed" Contest
March 4 through 18 

Breast cancer affects all of us, whether we have personally battled it or our loved ones have come face to face with the disease.

Tell us what you or someone you love would have missed had they not survived their fight with breast cancer.

Your story could be featured inside the Race for the Cure special publication on Tuesday, April 10, in The Times-Dispatch.

All entrants will have the opportunity to win prizes from La Difference, Lex's of Carytown, Richmond Symphony, and Richmond CenterStage.

Click here to enter the contest.

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Volunteer Training Opportunities
March 21 at 12:00 p.m.
March 22 at 5:30 p.m.
March 24 at 10:00 a.m.

Become a breast health advocate!

Great progress has been made in the fight against breast cancer, but there is still much work to be done. Until a cure is found, Komen and our volunteers are committed to saving lives by letting others know the importance of early detection.

Click here for more information or to register.

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2012 Race for the Cure® Kick-Off
1st Annual Saxon Shoes 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

Go to komencentralva.org
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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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