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Susan G. Komen Central Virginia
Our Vision
A world without breast cancer
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How does the Komen Central Virginia Family celebrate Our 20th Anniversary Race?
Here’s just a sample of what you can look forward to next Saturday, May 13!

  • 2 Races (Competitive and Recreational)
  • 2017 #MoreThanPinkMustang, courtesy of Richmond Ford, that one lucky winner will drive home on Race Day!
  • 2 Power Wheels Ford kids’ cars, also thanks to Richmond Ford, that 2 lucky kiddos will drive home on Race Day
  • 20th Anniversary cake and balloons provided by Kroger
  • Dunkin' Donuts and coffee
  • Homestead Creamery chocolate milk and 2 baby cows (named Straw and Berry)
  • Sabra hummus and pita chips
  • Selfies with your favorite NBC12 personalities
  • The More Than Pink™ PLAY Mornings Show with Melissa & Jack LIVE! from Brown's Island
  • The new Reflection Walk sponsored by the Ellen Shaw de Paredes Institute for Women’s Imaging to reflect upon your breast cancer journey or remember a loved one lost to the disease
  • "Joanne’s Garden," the expanded Survivor Tent with complimentary Continental Breakfast for our survivors provided by Kroger
  • KoMEN Cave with a boat, an ATV, and outdoor sporting equipment from Cabela’s - and a pull-up competition courtesy of American Family Fitness
  • Kids’ for the Cure® Activities area with bounce houses, face painting, balloon animals, and more
  • In Color Station presented by our Teens - learn about breast health, add color to your face and hair, win prizes, and take some pics at the photo station

This year's Race, the 20th Annual Komen Central Virginia Race for the Cure®,
is shaping up to be simply incredible. This is one Race you won’t want to miss!

What are you waiting for? Register TODAY! We'll see you at the Race!

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Introducing the Reflection Walk

Make sure to find time on Race Day for the new Reflection Walk. Enjoy the picturesque view of downtown Richmond and the soothing sounds of the James River rapids as you walk across the Potterfield Memorial Bridge to reflect upon your breast cancer journey, celebrate a breast cancer survivor, or remember a loved one lost to the disease.

Weave a pink or white carnation along the bridge as you take part in this special new ritual with friends or family. The Reflection Walk will be open from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM. Pick up your carnation from the Reflection Walk Tent on Brown's Island.

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Thank you to The Ellen Shaw de Paredes Institute for Women’s Imaging for sponsoring this heartwarming new Race feature and to Coleman Brothers Flowers for donating the carnations.
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Win a $500 Kroger Gift Card

kroger gift cardThanks to Local Presenting Sponsor, Kroger, one lucky person will win a $500 gift card! All Race participants who have raised a minimum of $125 by Wednesday, May 10 at 5:00 PM will be entered into the drawing to win this amazing prize.

Your support will fund breast cancer screening, treatment, and education programs that save lives in our community along with ground-breaking research that will one day find the cures!

Check out the Fundraising 101 section of our website for fundraising tips.

Turn your support into action by committing to a personal fundraising goal today.

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Volunteer at the Race for the Cure

Race volunteersThe Komen Central Virginia Race for the Cure® is made possible by our wonderful 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
May 4
Apple Blossom Mall
1850 Apple Blossom Drive
Winchester, VA 22601
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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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Race for the Cure®
 May 13
various shifts
Brown's Island
7th and Tredegar Streets
Richmond, VA 23219
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Interested in volunteering with us year-round? Fill out a volunteer application and stay up to date on all of our opportunities.

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Thank You 2017 Komen Central Virginia Race Sponsors

Sponsorship of the Susan G. Komen Central Virginia Race for the Cure® provides the support necessary to produce the Race and advance our mission by funding breast cancer screenings, treatments, and education programs throughout our service area.

We would like to thank all of our 2017 sponsors. Their generosity will help us move one step closer toward our vision of a world without breast cancer!

Interested in joining these awesome community partners? Give us a call at (804) 320-1772.

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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.

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 $37,000 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

Manduka - Project: OM

MANDUKA – PROJECT: OM: Eighty million people are expected to try yoga for the first time this year. Manduka Yoga and Susan G. Komen know something about statistics. With 40,000 women expected to die this year alone in the U.S. of breast cancer, Komen and Manduka want to help change that statistic through the power of yoga. Join Project: OM this Mother’s Day weekend and help us reach our Bold Goal of reducing the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Go to projectOM.com to learn how you can get involved and help us change the lives of women and men facing a diagnosis.

Upcoming Manduka - Project: OM events:

May 12 - Humble Haven Yoga, Richmond, VA
May 13 - Dragonfly Yoga Studio, Fredericksburg, VA
May 13 - The Elements Hot Yoga, Charlottesville, VA

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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.

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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