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We are really excited to be celebrating our 5th Annual Ride for the Cure on September 21 at Locust Hill Preserve in Culpeper County! Ride for the Cure is an equestrian trail ride event that has raised more than $400,000 for Komen Central Virginia over the past four years. Organized by and for horse lovers, the event matches the therapeutic nature of horseback riding with a desire to support breast health education and screening for underserved women in Central Virginia. A portion of the funds raised also support research that will develop better treatments and eventually cures for breast cancer.

If you are a horseback rider and would love to spend a beautiful Saturday afternoon on a trail ride with others for a good cause, click here for more information. There’s nothing like a horse dressed up in pink to brighten your day!

Register Today with dark pink button

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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.

Richmond Kickers

Join Susan G. Komen Central Virginia on Wednesday, August 14 as the Richmond Kickers take on Orlando City in a battle of USL PRO's top two teams! Half of all ticket sales purchased through this link will be donated to Susan G. Komen Central Virginia.

Click here to purchase tickets!


2013 Bachelor Auction

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

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We are thrilled that Pretty Muddy has selected Komen Central Virginia as the preferred charitable partner of the 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).


Kings Dominion Pink Days

Plan a visit to Kings Dominion during Pink Days, now through September 2. Purchase your ticket online for $41.99 (a savings off the normal ticket price) and receive a pink Snoopy! $1 from each Pink Days ticket sold will be donated to Komen Central Virginia.

Click here to purchase Pink Day tickets. Look for the “LIMITED TIME OFFER – Pink days” link.

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Grantee Spotlight:  Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation

2013 August - Grantee Spotlight - Bon Secours

With Komen funding, Bon Secours Richmond Health System will provide breast screening and/or diagnostic testing services to 225 low-income, uninsured or underinsured women ages 40-64.  Clinical breast exams, mammograms, and diagnostic studies for abnormal screening results will be provided free of charge.  Women with abnormal findings will receive case management services from a Bon Secours Registered Nurse and assistance with Medicaid enrollment for treatment if there is a diagnosis.

For more information about the program, contact Nancy Davis at Nancy_Davis@bshsi.org or 804-594-4931.

For more information about Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation, visit www.bsvaf.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:  Susan Reynolds

2013 August - Volunteer Spotlight - Susan Reynolds

Since moving back to Richmond in 2001, Susan Reynolds and her daughter have celebrated Mothers’ Day by participating in the Race for the Cure. This year’s Race was especially memorable for Susan because she arrived very early that morning to help set up in the rain for the Survivor V.I.P. Tent before walking the course with her daughter. She says, “It was exhilarating!”

As an 18-year breast cancer survivor, Susan has loved working with other survivors on the Survivor Committee and knowing the wonderful energy they share. She began volunteering as a Komen Educator two years ago because she wanted to help educate others about breast cancer, help them find needed resources and information, and support those who are newly diagnosed.  Susan is also involved with Komen to support the quest for better treatments and, eventually, a cure.

If you ever stop by the office, you may be fortunate to meet Susan helping with one of our frequent mailings. Then, you will understand why her cheerful, caring, and dedicated demeanor inspires other Affiliate volunteers and staff members.
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Join Us for These Komen Events

Make sure to check the list below for information about Komen events including training opportunities. Many thanks to the organizations and businesses that fundraise for Komen Central Virginia through events and promotions. We are truly thankful for all that you do for Komen Central Virginia.

Click here for additional information about Komen Central Virgina events.

Pink Days at Kings Dominion: Now through September 2 -  Discounted tickets and $1 from each benefits Komen Central VA.

Kick for the Cure: August 14 - $5 from each ticket benefits Komen Central VA.

Komen Educator Volunteer Training: August 24

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 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



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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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