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Come along as we journey down The Pink Ribbon Road with Carolyn Mustian, local author of Come Monday:  My Journey on The Pink Ribbon Road. 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.

Join us on Friday, October 4 from noon to 1:30 PM at the historic Jefferson Hotel for this annual luncheon as we honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors and their families and friends who inspire us throughout the year. Tickets are $25 for breast cancer survivors and $35 for all other guests. Space is limited, so register early.

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The Amazing Raise - September 18 and 19 

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Komen Central Virginia will again participate in this year's Amazing Raise. What is The Amazing Raise? It is a 36-hour online giving event to raise money for nonprofits that enhance the quality of life in and around the Greater Richmond region.

Komen Central Virginia plans to participate in this "amazing" event again this year and wants to focus on winning the Sunset Special prize of $1,000 for the organization with the donation made closest to 7:13 PM on Wednesday, September 18. The winning donation must be a minimum of $25. To donate, go to GiveRichmond.org and search for Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Please help Komen Central Virginia benefit from this amazing community fundraising event. On your mark, get set, give!

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Event Spotlight

We are so lucky to have wonderful community partners that fundraise for Komen Central Virginia. This month, we wanted to highlight a few of those events.


Spirited Art - Painted Bra Project

The 2nd Annual Painted Bra Night is on September 19 at Spirited Art Richmond! Participants will paint their own "brasterpiece." The cost of the class is $35 with $10 from each registration benefitting Komen Central Virginia.

Click here for more information.

2013 Bachelor Auction

The 4th Annual Bachelor Auction & Shop for the Cure on September 20 at 7:30 PM at The Hippodrome Theater is 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.

Click here for more information.

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

Pretty Muddy will donate $5 for every registration made using coupon code KOMEN. Click here to register. Make sure to enter KOMEN in the coupon code box on the Review Cart screen (step #4).

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The 7th Annual Pink Tie Gala is on Saturday, October 20. Enjoy a night of great food, dancing to live music, a silent auction, The Celebration of Life Dance Team, and even more dancing!

The Pink Tie Gala raises funds for breast cancer screenings, treatment, and education programs, as well as national research programs.

Click here for more information.

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Grantee Spotlight:  Nueva Vida 

2013 September - Grantee Spotlight - Nueva Vida

Nueva Vida’s grant program, “Comprehensive Breast Care Support,” enhances the quality of life and health outcomes of uninsured and underserved Latinas in the Richmond area through collaboration with local health and community institutions. Nueva Vida provides breast cancer education, access to screening, diagnosis, treatment, and end of life care, while offering caring and culturally enhanced expert mental health support to those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Survivorship support addresses the critical needs of women who face their disease far from family and friends, in a foreign environment, and often in poverty.

Komen Central Virginia is proud to partner with Nueva Vida in navigating Latinas to critical breast health services and providing support to women after a diagnosis.

For more information about the Richmond area program, contact Vivian Robles at nvrichmond@nueva-vida.org or 804-267-6066.

For more information about Nueva Vida, visit www.nueva-vida.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.

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Volunteer Spotlight:  Yvette Robinson

2013 September - Volunteer Spotlight - Yvette Robinson

Yvette volunteered to serve cake at the Paint It Pink Petersburg kickoff in July 2008 and several months later was training Petersburg residents on the importance of breast health. Over the years, Yvette has worked tirelessly to let the Petersburg community know the importance of early detection of breast cancer.

She has hosted Worship in Pink and Pink Tie events at her church, Tabernacle Baptist. She has talked to the TRIAD seniors and to the homeless about breast health. Through her membership in The Links, she has distributed breast cancer information at WalMart, hair salons, and doctors’ offices. She even drove a Paint It Pink car in the Virginia State University Homecoming Parade to raise awareness! Sharing the importance of breast health with almost everyone she meets, it’s no surprise that Yvette was recently invited to be a Wellness Ambassador for the city of Petersburg.

When asked why she devotes her time to helping others, Yvette says that wellness is important to her and to all women. She adds that her parents raised her to make a difference in the world. Komen Central Virginia is grateful to Yvette for making a difference by saving lives from breast cancer in the Petersburg community.

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Join Us for These Komen Events

Make sure to check the list below for information about upcoming Komen events. Click here for additional information about Komen Central Virgina events.

Click here to learn more about fundraising for Komen.

The Amazing Raise: September 18 and 19 - Help Komen Central VA raise funds in this community-wide event that raised over $1.2 million to benefit over 400 local charities.

Wacoal Fit for the Cure: September 18 at Belk in Charlottesville, October 31 at Dillards Stony Point Fashion Park, November 1 at Dillards Short Pump

Spirited Art - The 2nd Annual Painted Bra Project: September 19 

4th Annual Bachelor Auction & Shop for the Cure: September 20

5th Annual Ride for the Cure Virginia: September 21

Pretty Muddy Run: September 28 - $5 from each registration made using coupon code KOMEN benefits Komen Central VA, Pretty Muddy is proud to offer 250 free entries to breast cancer survivors (register with coupon code SURVIVOR)

8th Annual Survivor Celebration: October 4

7th Annual Pink Tie Gala: October 20

Spring Arbor of Salisbury Fall Fashion Show: October 23

And thank you to our ongoing Third Party promotions:

Dixie Oil & Gas - Deliverinig for a Cure: For every gallon of propane dispensed from the specially painted tank trucks, Dixie Gas will donate one cent to Komen Central Virginia. To date they have donated more than $5000.

Parrish Services: Parrish Services of Manassas, VA is running a 1-year promotion to benefit Komen Central Virginia. During the promotional period, Parrish will display the Komen Central Virginia logo on one of their delivery vans and will donate a penny per mile traveled by the van.

Melwood Charity Car Donation Center: Donate your used car, van, truck, boat with a trailer, or recreational vehicle to the Central Virginia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen, seven days a week, 24 hours a day. It’s as easy as filling out our online donation form. Vehicles accepted in any condition!

Capital City Services - Hauling for a Cure: From July 2013 to July 2014, Capital City Services will customize one septic pump truck using the Komen Central Virginia logo and Komen colors. During the promotional period, Capital City Services will donate one cent for every gallon of septic pumped by the Komen truck.



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