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BREAST CANCER STILL KILLS. THAT'S UNACCEPTABLE. 

Over the last 36 years, Susan G. Komen® has made incredible progress in the fight against breast cancer. But even as treatment options improve and death rates fall, one disturbing fact remains: Breast cancer is still killing people.

113 die each dayIn fact, breast cancer still kills more than 41,000 people every year in the U.S. That's 41,000 mothers, fathers, daughters, and sisters - gone. It's 113 people every single day.

And the statistics are even worse for African-American and Hispanic women. For example, African-American women die from breast cancer about 40% more than Caucasian women, and breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in Hispanic women.

We believe this is unacceptable. The sheer number of people dying, the racial disparities, the fact that it's 2018, and we still haven't beaten this disease - it's unacceptable.

We know that millions of people agree with us. We're all tired of losing our friends, coworkers and loved ones to this disease. It has to stop!

That's why we're working to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. by 2026. How? At the national level, by investing in research to better understand metastatic breast cancer and identify its cures. And in communities like ours, helping to support local programs that work to ensure everyone has access to the timely, high-quality care they need.

But we can't do it alone. We need the support of dedicated people like you to keep our mission moving forward.

Will you help us today? Please take action this October - National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

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Special Thanks to Our 2018-2019 Survivor Sponsor,
Bon Secours Richmond Health System 

believe-bon secoursWe would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Bon Secours Richmond Health System for joining us again this year as our Annual Komen Central Virginia Survivor Sponsor. In addition to serving as Presenting Sponsor of the Pink Promise Luncheon: A Celebration of Survivorship and Hope, Bon Secours will join us as the official Survivor Sponsor at our 2019 Komen Central Virginia Race for the Cure®. Moreover, Bon Secours will continue to partner with us as a Presenting Sponsor of our Komen Conversations Educational Series featuring presentations by the incredible physicians, health care providers, and researchers at Bon Secours.

Please join us in thanking our generous partner, Bon Secours, for their kind, compassionate support for all our survivors and their loved ones here at Komen Central Virginia. To learn more about a special program on October 11 featuring a discussion of state-of-the-art breast cancer treatment at Bon Secours, click here.

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Thank You to Our NBCAM Automotive Sponsor, Priority Richmond
for Helping Us Drive Away Breast Cancer

At Priority Richmond, giving back to our local community means the world to us. That’s why we’re so excited to partner with Susan G. Komen Central Virginia for the Third Annual Priority Pinktober. For the entire month, we will donate to finding a cure with every car we sell. We hope you will help us drive away breast cancer, and make finding a cure a Priority. Come get a great deal, and together, we’ll do a great deal. We hope to see you soon.

Sincerely,
The Priority Richmond Family

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Get Involved

Make sure to check the list below for information about upcoming Komen activities and third party events and promotions. Click here to learn more about fundraising for Komen.

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Priority Pinktober: the month of October
During October, Priority Automotive will be making a donation to Komen Central Virginia for every car sold. Their goal this year... sell 500 cars! If they reach their goal, Priority will make a $25,000 donation to Komen Central Virginia!

Click here for more information.
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Home Team Grill NFL Jersey Raffle: the month of October
Home Team Grill will raffle off an NFL jersey every Sunday in October to benefit Komen Central Virginia. Tickets may be purchased any time during the week.

They will also be raffling off a signed, Cole Beasley Dallas Cowboys' jersey during the Super Bowl. Ticket for this jersey may be purchased any time between now and the Super Bowl.

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Diamond Springs Thirst for the Cure: the month of October
Through their Thirst for the Cure promotion, Diamond Springs will donate $25 for every new water cooler sign up to Komen Central Virginia. When you sign up for water cooler service, you will also receive 3 FREE bottles and FREE equipment service until the end of the year.

Click here for more information.
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Goochland Firefighters Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser:
the month of October
The Goochland Professional Firefighters will be wearing special breast cancer awareness t-shirts while on duty through October. All proceeds from the sale of the pink t-shirts will benefit Komen Central Virginia.

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"Clarke County and the National Pastime" - Pink Bat Silent Auction:
October through November 15
Drawing largely from the archives of the Clarke County Historial Association, this temporary exhibit examines how the sport of baseball was played and even reported in the first half of the 20th century. Complete with game-worn jerseys, bats, funny stories, and more, Clarke County and the National Pastime brings to life how local residents played the game nearly a century ago.

Also featured is a pink baseball bat made exclusively for this exhibit. The bat is available for purchase through a silent auction between now and November 15. Proceeds from the auction will go to the Susan G. Komen Central Virginia.

To make a bid, email director@clarkehistory.org or call the museum at (540) 955-2600.

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Lemaire Monday Night Out for Charity: each Monday in October
In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Lemaire Restaurant at the Jefferson Hotel is proud to partner with Susan G. Komen Central Virginia to provide guests with a fun and delicious way to support this great cause in its quest to end breast cancer. Each Monday night in October, five percent (5%) of your food purchase from Lemaire's dinner, bar or dessert menu will be donated to Komen Central Virginia.

Click here for more information.

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Deep Run High School Pink Out: Friday, October 12
This Friday's game against Thomas Jefferson High School is Deep Run's annual Pink Out game. Wear your pink and cheer on the Wildcats as they bring awareness and raise funds for breast cancer education, screenings, treatment, and research.

Click here for more information.

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2018 Pink and Black Tie Affair: Saturday, October 13
Come out and enjoy a delicious dinner, beverages of your choice and dessert. There will be a live band, then dance the rest of the night away with a fabulous DJ! Your donation will also include chances at great raffle prizes. All proceeds benefit Komen Central Virginia.

Click here for more information or to purchase your tickets.

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ColonialWebb Pies for a Cure: Friday, October 19
Each year, ColoialWebb asks their employees, customers, and vendors to participate in Pies for a Cure by purchasing pies to smash in the face of their favorite employee! Last year, they raised over $11,000. We so enjoy being a part of this fun event.

2018 Survivor Open House  4th Annual Survivor Open House: Saturday, October 20
The Komen Central Virginia Survivorship Committee invites you to join us for our fourth annual Survivor Open House on Saturday, October 20 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Komen Central Virginia Office (1403 Johnston Willis Drive, Richmond 23235). Come mix and mingle with fellow survivors and learn about our programs to support you.

ONGOING LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS

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Dixie Gas & Oil Corporation - Delivering 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. Since 2010, Dixie Gas & Oil has donated more than $40,000 to Komen Central Virginia.
Melwood donate your car logo 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! To date, Melwood Charity Car Donation Center has donated over $25,000 to Komen Central Virginia.
Kroger Community Rewards Kroger Community Rewards: Enroll in Kroger's Community Rewards' program, and your shopping can benefit Komen Central Virginia. You can enroll your Kroger Plus Card in the program either online (at Kroger.com/communityrewards) or at the store (ask an employee to link your card the next time you're in the store). All you have to do is select Susan G. Komen Central Virginia (NPO #QF534).
AmazonSmile AmazonSmile: Are you are an avid Amazon shopper? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Komen Central Virginia every time you shop with Amazon, at no cost to you. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. All you have to do is shop Amazon from this link http://bit.ly/CentralVASmile.

ONGOING NATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS

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Bank of America Pink Ribbon Banking: Bank of America serves as the National Presenting Sponsor of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series in the United States. Bank of America also supports Komen through its Pink Ribbon Banking Affinity products, which have raised over $8 million to date. Employees of Bank of America also support Komen across the country by volunteering in their local markets. Bank of America has been a Komen partner since 2009. Click here for more information on the Pink Ribbon Banking program.

2016 Rally for the Cure - 20th Anniversary

Rally for the Cure®: Rally for the Cure is a grassroots program using golf, tennis and other social programs to raise more than $80 million for Komen-funded breast cancer research and local breast cancer community programs nationwide. As of 2017, management of the Rally program operates from Susan G. Komen®’s national headquarters, located in Dallas, TX.

2016 Wacoal Fit for the Cure

Wacoal Fit for the Cure®: This year marks the 18th anniversary of Wacoal’s Fit for the Cure® program benefiting Susan G. Komen®! For every woman who gets a professional bra fitting at an event, Wacoal will donate $2 to Komen (no purchase necessary). Wacoal will also donate $2 to Komen for every Wacoal bra, shapewear item or b.tempt’d bra purchased at these events. Together with all other promotions conducted by Wacoal, Wacoal will donate an aggregate guaranteed minimum donation of $250,000.00 in 2018 to support Komen’s National Treatment Assistance program and other local community health programs. For more information and to find an event near you: http://ow.ly/s8JP30i1xsI.

Upcoming Wacoal Fit for the Cure® Events:

October 11 - Macy's Short Pump Town Center, Richmond, VA
October 24 - Dillard's Short Pump Town Center, Richmond, VA
October 26 - Dillard's Stony Point Fashion Park, Richmond, VA

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