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SEPTEMBER 2012  Facebook Logo - no background Twitter Logo - no background 

Celebrating Survivors & Raising Awareness

2012 Survivor CelbrationOnce again, it is time to celebrate our thriving survivors! On September 28, we will gather for a luncheon at The Jefferson Hotel to laugh, cry, and cheer with breast cancer survivors and their friends, family, and supporters. We never fail to be inspired and motivated by this event.

This year we will enjoy a walk down memory lane to a time when shopping and tea room lunches at Thalhimers and Miller and Rhoads were occasions to remember. Our guest speaker will be Bill Martin, Director of the Valentine Richmond History Center. He will share stories that are sure to take you back in time. The chef at The Jefferson has jumped in enthusiastically to create a nostalgic menu that may just include a six-layer chocolate cake just like the one you could find in Thalhimer's Bakery. If you are so inclined, put on your pearls and hats and join us for an afternoon of feeling nostalgic and pampered. Of course we will conclude with our candlelight salute to survivors – those who keep our eyes on the prize of a world without breast cancer. Don’t wait! Register now.

Running Ribbon 96x96As we head into fall, seas of pink will without doubt let you know that we are approaching Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Remember that pink is a tool to remind us that we should be screened, stay aware of changes in our body, and encourage others to do the same. Pink also serves to remind us how far we have come together. Thirty years ago we didn’t even speak about breast cancer. The prognosis was dim. Together we have raised millions to provide education, screening, treatment, and research.  We have made significant discoveries and experienced dramatic improvement in outcomes. We have come a long way in the years since the color pink has come to represent breast cancer. We still have far to go. As we learn more, we find more that we need to learn. We will not stop until we are living our vision, a world without breast cancer. Thank you for your part in our journey.

High Breast Density Does Not Increae Risk of Breast Cancer Death 

While we know that breast density is associated with an increased risk of developing cancer, it does not appear to increase the risk of death among breast cancer patients, according to the results of a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed type of cancer (other than skin cancer) in US women. Each year, roughly 227,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and close to 40,000 die of the disease.
Breast density refers to the extent of glandular and connective tissue in the breast. Breasts with more glandular and connective tissue—and less fat—are denser. Breast density can be assessed by mammography.  Read more »

Grantee Spotlight:  Access Now

2012 September - Grantee Spotlight - Access NowThe "Patient Care Coordination" program provides access to treatment for breast cancer for women throughout the Richmond area who are poor, have no insurance, and do not qualify for Medicare or Medicaid.  Patients receive primary care at local safety net clinics and are referred to Access Now when specialty care is needed. With Komen funding, 50 breast cancer patients will have access to care provided at no charge by volunteer physicians who donate their time and services to the treatment of breast cancer.  Learn more »

Volunteer Spotlight:  Jonathan Barrille

2012 September - Volunteer Spotlight - Jonathan BarrilleJuggling work and graduate school, Jonathan Barrille still manages to give his time to Komen every month. Jonathan first began volunteering with Komen in 2006 as a recent graduate of James Madison University. He was the manager at Bottegas restaurant when a friend of the family was diagnosed with breast cancer.  He wanted to do something to show that he cared.  So with the help of Judy Adams at Komen Central VA he organized a successful promotion at Bottegas in October with a portion of the proceeds donated to Komen Central Virginia.   Learn more »

Upcoming Events

Calling All Komen Educators

Are you a trained Komen Educator? We need your help to staff several events. Click here to view our current needs.

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Baker's Crust "Color Me Caring"
Both Richmond Locations
September 1 - November 15

Baker's Crust's "Color Me Caring" campaign benefits Komen Central Virginia September 1 through November 15. During that time, each location will have a donation box where patrons can make donations. A “Color Me Caring” menu will be offered where you choose any of the items on this menu, $1 per item will be donated to Komen Central Virginia.

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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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Amazing Raise
September 19 6:00 AM  - September 20 6:00 PM

Help P.I.N.K.K., Komen Central Virginia's young professionals group, raise money for their Smalls Grants program by making a donation to Komen Central Virginia in this year's Amazing Raise.

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Fit for the Cure
Belk Charlottesville
Wednesday, September 19
Dillard's Stony Point
Thursday, October 25
Dillard's Short Pump
Friday, October 26

Attend a Fit for the Cure event and let a Wacoal fit specialist help you determine your true bra size. For every woman who participates, Wacoal will donate $2 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® to help fund breast cancer research and community outreach projects. (No purchase necessary).

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Ride for the Cure® Raffle
Now through October 31

Enter the Ride for the Cure Raffle for just $100 and you could win $10,000 cash or a new horse trailer. Only 350 tickets will be sold. Call Blue Ridge Trailer at 434-985-4151 or email info@blueridgetrailer.com for more information.

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Bachelor Auction
The Hippodrome Theater
Friday, September 21 at 7:30 PM

The Pink Tie Gala is auctioning off Richmond’s bachelors! Bid on bachelors that will be your date to the Pink Tie Gala on Saturday, October 20. And make sure to check out the items for sale from local vendors. Click here for more information or to purchase tickets.

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Survivor Celebration & Luncheon
The Jefferson Hotel
Friday, September 28 at noon

The 7th Annual Survivor Celebration & Luncheon will be held at The Jefferson Hotel on Friday, September 28. Click here to register.

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The Painted Bra Art Project
Spirited Art Richmond
Tuesday, October 2 at 6:30 PM

Join us for our first annual Painted Bra Night! Participants will paint their own "brasterpiece." Proceeds to benefit Komen Central Virginia. Click here to reserve your spot.

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Victoria Park Carnival
Victoria Park Apartments
Saturday, October 6 at 10 AM

Victoria Park Apartments is holding a Carnival suitable for the entire family on Saturday, October 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. All activities are priced at $1 each. All proceeds will benefit Komen Central Virginia.

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Not Your Daughter's Jeans & Dillard's
Dillard's at Southpark Mall
Dillard's at Short Pump
Dillard's at Stony Point

October 7 - 13

For every woman that tries on a pair of Not Your Daughter’s Jeans from October 7-13, 2012, Dillard’s will donate $1 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure with a guaranteed minimum donation of $4,000. Ladies, please go try on a pair!

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6th Annual Pink Tie Gala
Greater Richmond Convention Center Ballroom

Saturday, October 20  at 7:30 PM

Get your tickets for the sixth annual dance to raise funds for breast cancer awareness, education, and research in our community. Enjoy a night of great food, dancing to the live music of Casper, a silent auction, and The Celebration of Life Dance Team! 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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