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The Komen Promise
To save lives and end breast cancer forever.

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Join Us for a Race for the Cure® Team Captain Workshop 

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You likely have friends, coworkers, and family members who are passionate supporters of the breast cancer cause. Race for the Cure® is your chance to take action and show that you are all More Than Pink! Form a team in honor or in memory of someone you know who has been impacted by breast cancer, or simply to help make a difference - together.

Did you know... team members make up over 60% of our Race participants and raise over 75% of the Race donations? Simply put, teams are the backbone of our Race. This year, we again need the help of our teams to enable us to make the biggest impact possible against breast cancer.

Please join us on Saturday, March 11 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM for a fun-filled Race for the Cure® Team Captain Workshop. This interactive session, facilitated by members of the Race Committee, will teach Race Team Captain best practices, allow you to meet like-minded supporters of our cause, and provide you with experts to answer all your questions. And if that’s not enough, you might also walk away with a cool prize!

The workshop is open to everyone - those who are considering being a Team Captain for the very first time as well as experienced Team Captains who are looking for new ideas.

Interested in joining us for the
Team Captain Workshop? Register TODAY!

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Haven't started or joined a
team yet? Do so TODAY!

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Calling All Breast Cancer Survivors

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Our breast cancer survivors are the heart and soul of our Race! We hope you'll be there with us on Race Day so we can celebrate with you. Your strength and courage are what the Race is all about.

As a breast cancer survivor, you’ll enjoy a $5 registration discount, a special survivor t-shirt, and VIP parking, to name a few. Join us for an early breakfast at 7:00 AM in the Survivor Tent on Brown’s Island. Spend time with other survivors and be treated like the inspiration you are. Again this year, we will honor your collective years of survivorship with a group photo and celebration that everyone can participate in and enjoy. Assembly for the Survivor Parade and Photo will be at 8:15 AM on Brown's Island.

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Join Us in the Fight - Volunteer at the Race for the Cure

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The Komen Central Virginia Race for the Cure® is made possible by our incredible volunteers. These passionate individuals go beyond simply supporting our cause; they get out there and make this important fundraising event a success. Our volunteers truly are More Than Pink.

Join us as a volunteer for Race for the Cure®! Show your passion for the breast cancer cause and take action. Prove that you too are More Than Pink. We welcome any and all fun-loving, enthusiastic, hard-working, and reliable individuals who are willing to contribute to the success of this important event.

Read about all of our current volunteer needs here.

Event Date Location Sign Up
Wacoal Fit for the Cure
Events
several events
March - May
various locations Sign Up Now
Southern Women's Show
March 17-19
various shifts
Richmond Raceway Complex
600 E. Laburnum Avenue
Richmond, VA  23222
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Race for the Cure®
Packet Pickup

May 11-12
various shifts

Richmond Ford Lincoln
4600 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA  23230
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20th Annual
Race for the Cure®
 May 13
various shifts
Brown's Island
7th and Tredegar Streets
Richmond, VA 23219
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Want to have a year-round volunteer presence at Komen? Fill out a volunteer application and stay up to date on all of our opportunities.

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Men Get Breast Cancer, Too!

Men's Health Blog from NationalThe statistics may be low, but still about 1 percent of all breast cancer cases in the U.S. occur in men. That means in 2017, about 2,470 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in men, and 460 will die. They are our husbands, fathers, grandfathers, brothers, uncles and our friends.

That’s why we encourage family members to talk to each other about male breast cancer. We encourage doctors to talk to their patients about it. Learn all you can.

Here are some important facts you should know:

The most common sign of breast cancer in men is a painless lump, hard knot or thickening in the breast or chest area, however, any change in the breast or nipple can be a warning sign of breast cancer in men including:

  • Change in the size or shape of the breast
  • Dimpling, puckering or redness of the skin of the breast
  • Itchy, scaly sore or rash on the nipple
  • Pulling in of the nipple or other parts of the breast
  • Nipple discharge (rare)

Known factors that increase the risk of breast cancer in men include (in alphabetical order):

  • BRCA 1/2 gene mutations
  • Family history of male or female breast cancer
  • Gynecomastia
  • Klinefelter syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Radiation exposure

Routine breast cancer screening tests such as clinical breast exams and mammograms are not typically recommended for most men. However, some men at higher risk of breast may benefit from screening.

If you have concerns about any of the warning signs listed above or your risk of breast cancer, talk to your doctor. Remember, survival rates are highest when breast cancer is found early.

To learn more or read about treatment options for men who are diagnosed with breast cancer, click here.

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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 for additional information about any of the events or promotions listed below. Click here to learn more about fundraising for Komen.

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Southern Women's Show:  Friday, March 17 through Sunday, March 19
Planning to attend the Southern Women's Show this year? We'll be there again this year with our friends from NBC12. Stop by and see us in the lobby.

The Voice's iconic Red Coach's Chair will be there. It's your chance to pose like a star in the chair and snap a pic that will make all your friends jealous.

Come join us and bring your inner rock star!

ONGOING LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS

2016 June - Dixie Gas & Oil
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 $35,000 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.
 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 $7 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 that works to educate women about breast cancer and to remind them to get their annual screening through volunteer organized golf, tennis, and social activities. Since 1996, Rally events have generated over $77 million for Susan G. Komen®. Click here for a full list of local Rally events.

2016 Wacoal Fit for the Cure

Wacoal Fit for the Cure®: Each year, Wacoal holds more than 1,000 Fit for the Cure® events across the United States. At these events, Wacoal offers complimentary bra fittings, and for each woman who participates, Wacoal donates $2 to Susan G. Komen®. Wacoal also donates $2 for every Wacoal or b.tempt’d bra or shapewear piece purchased at a Fit for the Cure® event. As part of this Fit for the Cure program, Wacoal has guaranteed a minimum donation of $250,000 to Komen in connection with Fit for the Cure and other events in 2016. Since 1999, Wacoal has donated more than $4 million to Komen. Click here for complete information on local Fit for the Cure events. 

Upcoming Wacoal Fit for the Cure® Events:

March 9 - Dillard's at Short Pump Town Center, Richmond, VA
March 10 - Dillard's at Stoney Point Fashion Park, Richmond, VA
March 31 - Belk Spotsylvania Mall, Fredericksburg, VA
April 1 - Belk Charlottesville, Charlottesville, VA
April 1 - Apple Blossom Mall, Winchester, VA

MORE THAN PINK  PARTNERS 

The MORE THAN PINK™ movement, which kicked off in October 2016, is a series of initiatives that celebrate the heroes who have made a significant impact in the fight to end breast cancer.

The movement is supported by American Airlines, Bank of America, Condé Nast, Simon Property Group, and WWE, who together have raised more than $100 million on behalf of Komen since 1982.

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