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Join Us for the 8th Annual Survivor Celebration 

2013 Survivor Celebration - Carolyn MustianPlease join us for the 8th Annual Komen Central Virginia Survivor Celebration. This year's luncheon will be held on Friday, October 4 at the The Jefferson Hotel.

We are pleased to have Carolyn Mustian, author of Come Monday:  My Journey on The Pink Ribbon Road, as our speaker.

Come along as Carolyn shares her journey on The Pink Ribbon Road from her diagnosis, through treatment and beyond. Learn from her rollercoaster of emotions and experiences; tears and joy, fears and frustrations, but also laughter, love and opportunities to meet some great people along the way. Laugh with her as she learns to cope with wigs, false eyelashes, falsies, germs and those who unwillingly invade her immunocompromised space. Get some great ideas to encourage others on The Pink Ribbon Road as you learn about Carolyn's journey.

So mark your calendars and make sure to purchase your ticket today (space is limited) and join us for a great luncheon that is sure to be uplifting.

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Community Grant Funds Available

2013 granteesThanks to your donations, fundraising efforts, and volunteer time, Komen Central Virginia is pleased to announce the availability of grant funds for fiscal year 2014. Nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, and educational institutions serving the communities in our Affiliate service area are eligible for funding. Applications up to $50,000 are being accepted until August 29, 2013, for community grant programs that reduce breast cancer mortality, especially among those who are disproportionately affected by this disease. Additionally, our small grants program is accepting applications year round for projects up to $5,000.

For application instructions, please visit the Grants section of our web site. For more information about the Affiliate grant program, contact Pem Hall at pbhall@komencentralva.org or 804-320-1772.

With your help, Komen Central Virginia continues to save lives from breast cancer by funding the most effective screening, education, and treatment programs here in Central Virginia.

Grantee Spotlight: Community Memorial Healthcenter

2013 July - Grantee Spotlight - Community Memorial HealthcenThe “Pink Power Program” provides clinical breast exams, screening and diagnostic mammograms, ultrasounds, and breast health education, and transportation as needed to 125 uninsured women in the communities of Brunswick, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, and South Hill. Working collaboratively with other organizations, Community Memorial Healthcenter will reduce disparities in the community by reaching uninsured African American and Latina women.

For more information about the program, contact Cynthia Felton at cindy.felton@cmh-sh.org or 434-447-3151, ext. 3922.

For more information about Community Memorial Healthcenter, visit www.cmh-sh.org.

To read about all of the community organizations that are currently providing breast health services or education with Central Virginia Komen funding, click here.

Volunteer Spotlight: Wendy Schultz

2013 July - Volunteer Spotlight - Wendy SchultzMy involvement with Komen began when a dear friend, Lynn Berry was diagnosed with breast cancer in late fall of 2004. She was a wonderful neighbor and friend with no history of breast cancer in her family. Her diagnosis confirmed what I'd been thinking, we must do something to stop the spread of breast cancer. I decided to be team captain and organize a team in her honor for the Komen Race for the Cure. A great group of friends and family including her three children and husband banded together to form the Berry Bunch team. We have been walking and raising money since race day 2005. Annually, the Friday night before the race, my husband, Bill and I host a party in our home, referred to as the "Berry Bunch Carbo-Loading Pre-race Hydrating party." The star of the evening is Lynn Berry and the celebration of her victory over breast cancer diagnosed nearly 8 years ago. On race day, the team gathers with the Komen faithful to work toward raising awareness and funds to fight this dreadful disease. It's a special day "to support Komen's vision of a world without breast cancer and to promote the promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality of care for all and energizing science to find the cures."

In addition to serving on the Affiliate Grants Committee and as the Grants Review Chair, I have had the privilege of taking photos at the Grantee Luncheon held in January of each year. The luncheon serves to distribute grant checks to selected recipients that support breast health education, breast cancer screening, and treatment programs in the Central Virginia Affiliate service area. It is a wonderful day to celebrate grantees, fundraisers, and sponsors that have helped raise money in our community and their success in making a difference in the fight against breast cancer. The opportunity to take photos of researchers, volunteers, fundraisers, and others engaged in the fight against breast cancer is an honor.

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Upcoming Events

Komen Central VA Grant Writing Workshop
Tuckahoe Library

Wednesday, July 10
10 AM to 2:30 PM

Are you with a nonprofit, educational, or state agency serving women in Central Virginia and intend to submit an application to Komen for funding of breast health or breast cancer projects? Then, you are strongly encouraged to attend this training session.

A complimentary lunch and afternoon grant writing skills review will be optional. Click here to register.

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Pink Days at Kings Dominion
The Month of August

Plan a visit to Kings Dominion during Pink Days. Purchase your ticket online for a discount. Make sure to purchase a floating Snoopy and throw it in the fountain in memory or honor of someone you know touched by breast cancer.

More information available soon!

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Komen Educator Volunteer Training
Saturday, August 24
10 AM to Noon

Do you want to learn more about Komen and becoming a breast health advocate? Do you want to brush up on your breast health knowledge and learn how to share it with others?

Join us for Komen Educator Volunteer Training and learn more about being a volunteer breast health advocate!

Call Maggie at 804-320-1772 to register.

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The Painted Bra Project
Spirited Art Richmond

Thursday, September 19
6:30 PM

Join us for the 2nd Annual Painted Bra Night at Spirited Art Richmond! Participants will paint their own "brasterpiece." The cost of the class is $35 with $10 from each registration to benefit Komen Central Virginia.

Registration available soon!

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4th Annual Bachelor Auction & Shop for the Cure
The Hippodrome Theater
, September 20
7:30 PM
An event you won't want to miss! Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, and the hottest bachelors Richmond has to offer.

Admission is $20 and includes free valet parking.

For tickets or more information, please email susan@pinktiegala.org or info@charitybachelors.com or call (804) 745-0006.

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2013 Ride for the Cure® Virginia
Saturday, September 21

Registration is now open for the 5th Annual Ride for the Cure Virginia. Join other passionate equestrians to raise funds for breast cancer awareness and treatment.

Register Today with dark pink button

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Pretty Muddy Run
Pocahontas State Park
Saturday, September 28
8 AM

Pretty Muddy is a 5K adventurous obstacle course for woman who want to get outside, spend time with friends, and have fun.

We are thrilled that Pretty Muddy has selected Komen Central Virginia as the preferred charitable partner for the September 28 Richmond event.

Click here to register.

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8th Annual Survivor Celebration
The Jefferson
Friday, October 4
Noon to 1:30 PM

Click here to purchase tickets.

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7th Annual Pink Tie Gala
Saturday, October 20

Save the date! More information available soon.

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1433 Johnston Willis Drive, Richmond, VA 23235

Phone: 804-320-1772 · Fax: 804-320-1774 · Email: info@komencentralva.org
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