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JUNE 2012  Facebook Logo - no background Twitter Logo - no background 

Heartfelt Thanks!

Race Logo in HeartWe are putting the final wrap on our 15th Annual Central Virginia Race for the Cure®. It was a wonderful day with perfect weather.  Over 6,000 friends attended our celebration. We are so grateful for your continued support over the years – and especially this year! It takes all of our partners to make the Race wonderful, and you did not disappoint! Thanks to our participants, donors, sponsors, team captains, and volunteers. Because of you, we will be able to continue funding community programs that provide breast cancer screening, education and treatment to Central Virginia along with research to find new treatments and cures. You are the best! 

Grant Funding Available

The Central Virginia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is proud to announce the availability of grant funds for fiscal year 2013. Applications for grants up to $50,000 to support breast cancer and breast health programs from nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, and educational institutions in cities and counties identified in the “Grants” section of our web site are eligible for funding. Please review our 2011 Community Profile to determine if your project goals match our Affiliate funding priorities.

Our Komen Grant Writing Workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, June 19, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Tuckahoe Library in Richmond.  All agencies, including former grantees, applying for grant funds are strongly encouraged to attend the workshop.  To register for the workshop, click hereLearn more »

2012 Survivor Celebration Theme Design Contest

Can you create an eye catching graphic design that captures the 7th Annual Survivor Celebration & Luncheon theme? The Central Virginia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is holding a design contest where you can showcase your creative design skills and support a great cause all at the same time!

This year, we want to transport attendees back in time to the glory days of luncheons at the Richmond Room, Tea Room, and fashion shows at Miller & Rhoads and Thalhimers.  Think vintage, hats and gloves. The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 22.  Learn more »

Grantee Spotlight:  VCU Massey Cancer Center

VCU Massey Cancer CenterResearch shows that Hispanic-Americans are less aware of cancer clinical trials, although they are not less willing to participate when provided the opportunity. In partnership with Nueva Vida, VCU Massey Cancer Center will “Increase Hispanic Access to Cancer Clinical Trials” by developing a training curriculum and utilizing 25 Promotoras to share information about clinical trials with the Hispanic community in Richmond. Komen Central Virginia is pleased to support VCU Massey Cancer Center in reaching an important group of women. Learn more »

Volunteer Spotlight:  Natalia Bell

2012 06 Volunteer Spotlight - Natalia & Melinda BellNatalia first became involved with Komen in 2007.  Since then, she has been a participant and Team Captain in the Race for the Cure®, volunteered as a Cure Leader for the I AM THE CURE.® program, educated her fellow Girl Scouts through mother-daughter presentations, and most recently, founded the Komen Central Virginia Teen Advisory Board. Under her leadership, the newly formed Teen Advisory Board led the first ever Race for the Cure in Color at this year's Race. Learn more »


Upcoming Events

PGA Golf Day - Bob Heintz's 100 Holes of Golf in a Day
Saturday, June 16

Bob Heintz, Junior Golf Director of the Middle Atlantic PGA Section, has committed to play 100 holes of golf in one day at the Virginia Oaks Country Club to benefit the Central Virginia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the Boys and Girls Club of the Middle Atlantic Region, and the MAPGA Scholarship Foundation.

You can help raise funds for Komen Central Virginia by sponsoring Bob in this challenging yet rewarding journey.  Click here to sponsor Bob.

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J & J Insurance
June Promotion

J & J Insurance wants to give back to the community by supporting Komen Central Virginia. During the month of June, 'Like' their Facebook page and they will make a donation of up to $2,000 to Komen Central Virginia. All you have to do is go to their Facebook page and click 'Like.'

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Kick for the Cure - Richmond Kickers vs. Charlotte Eagles
City Stadium
Saturday, July 28 at 7:00 p.m.

Mark your calendar for a special Richmond Kickers' game to benefit Komen Central Virginia. More information to come.

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Kings Dominion for the Cure
August 1 - September 3

Mark your calendars for Pink Days at Kings Dominion.  More information available soon.

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Central VA Ride for the Cure®
Locust Hill Preserve
Saturday, September 15

The 4th Annual Central Virginia Ride for the Cure® will be held on Saturday, September 15 at the Locust Hill Preserve in Culpeper, VA.  Click here for more information or to register.

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Survivor Celebration & Luncheon
The Jefferson Hotel
Friday, September 28

Save the date! The 7th Annual Survivor Celebration & Luncheon will be held at The Jefferson Hotel on Friday, September 28. 

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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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