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Bottom Line - We Need You!

Race for the Cure® is Komen Central Virginia’s signature event. Each year, we bring together thousands to enjoy fellowship and raise funds for our work in the community. We truly appreciate the effort that each of you puts into making the event fun filled and uplifting – it’s one of our best days of the year!

But to continue our work in the community, we need you! Learn more »

Kids T-Shirt Art Contest Winner

2012 Emma Rose close-upPlease join us in congratulating Emma Rose Elrod, 6, who submitted the winning entry in our Kids T-Shirt Art Contest.  Her wonderful drawing will grace each of the special edition t-shirts worn by participants in our 1K Kids for the Cure® Race on May 12 at Brown’s Island. Thanks to Franklin Federal Savings Bank for sponsoring the Kids for the Cure® Program and for celebrating with Emma Rose on April 6 at their headquarters.

Don't forget to register for the 1K Kids for the Cure® Run on Saturday, May 12!  See you at the Race!

Why You Are Important:  A True Story of How Your Support Helps Others

Recently I answered my telephone and talked with a young woman – just 43 years old – who said that she had found a lump in her breast and thought she “ought to see a doctor.” She went on to tell me that she is the single mother of a teenage daughter and she works as a waitress for $2.19 per hour. As the conversation developed she began to cry and said that she did not have health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare and could not afford a doctor visit. She said that she also felt that an examination would lead to more unaffordable testing. I reassured her and told her that we could enroll her in our Susan G. Komen-supported program which would pay for her doctor visit and mammography. I told her that if her exam or imaging required more testing that we could enroll her in Every Woman’s Life. She was relieved to know that a Komen grant was available to her. Learn more »

Grantee Spotlight:  Ellen Shaw de Paredes Breast Cancer Foundation

2012 April Spotlight - ESDPThe “Free Mammography Outreach Program” is a unique, established healthcare initiative that provides breast health education, free mammograms, and follow-up care to 500 medically underserved or uninsured women in the Greater Richmond area. The program navigates women through the complexities of breast health care in a system that includes referring clinics, mammography facilities, and Access Now, the volunteer specialty care physician organization in the Richmond area. The Paredes Foundation collaborates with other imaging centers in the area to maximize the number of women served. Learn more »

Volunteer Spotlight:  Carol Harris

2012 April Spotlight - Carol HarrisCarol Harris first became involved with Komen at the 2006 Race for the Cure, within a year of her diagnosis with breast cancer. She tells the story of her first Race, “when my sister said all I needed to do was sit under the Logistics tent. I didn't have any idea what I was doing or what she needed me to do! I cried for most of my first Race for the Cure because it was so inspiring to see so many wonderful women, as well as to see how this disease touches so many lives.” Learn more »


Upcoming Events

2012 Central Virginia Race for the Cure®

Brown's Island
Saturday, May 12

Register Today

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Volunteer for the Race for the Cure®

Volunteers are needed to help with the 15th Annual Race for the Cure®.  Volunteer opportunities include:

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Bucks 4 Boobs 2012 with Colton James
Willow Oaks Country Club
Friday, April 13 from 6 - 10 p.m.

Join The Network of Enterprising Women (N.E.W.) for their fundraiser benefitting the Central Virginia Race for the Cure®. There will be food, entertainment, a silent auction, as well as a live auction.

Tickets are $30 and include your meal. A cash bar with wine & beer will be open. Special musical guest, all the way from Nashville - COLTON JAMES!

Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.

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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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