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Susan G. Komen Central & Eastern Virginia
Our Vision
A world without breast cancer
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2017 new at this year's race

Did someone say 20th Anniversary Celebration? To commemorate this milestone event, we've planned the best ever Komen Central Virginia Race for the Cure®! Check out the Top 5 reasons you'll want to join us for the 2017 Komen Central Virginia Race for the Cure® on Saturday, May 13.


One lucky person will win a FORD MUSTANG! Thanks to Local Presenting Sponsor Richmond Ford, someone will walk away from Race Day the proud owner of a brand new 2017 Ford Mustang! For your chance to win, buy your More Than™ Pink raffle tickets TODAY!


Reflection Walk - Make sure to find time before or after the Race for this special new feature. 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 or remember a loved one lost to the disease. Thank you to the Ellen Shaw de Paredes Institute for Women's Imaging for sponsoring this heartwarming new Race feature.


The  More Than Pink™ PLAY Mornings Show with Melissa & Jack - You listen to them during the week. Now, you can see them in person on Race Day! We're bringing the award winning Melissa & Jack and their PLAY Mornings show to Brown's Island for a special edition of PLAY Mornings. Enjoy the fun that is Melissa & Jack as they DJ their show live on the air and interact with Race participants.


20th Anniversary Race Tent - To help commemorate this momentous occasion, we invite you to the 20th Anniversary Tent celebrating our 20 years serving the central Virginia area. Come check out photos and memorabilia from the past 20 years, and treat yourself to a piece of our 20th Anniversary cake.


KoMEN Cave - This year, we're introducing an area of the Race dedicated to male breast cancer survivors and men who support the cause. The area will feature outdoor sporting equipment and other things we know our men will love.

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

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Join Us for American Family Fitness Fit Camp

american family fitness - 2017 RaceWe’re excited to have American Family Fitness join us this year as a Komen Central Virginia Race for the Cure® sponsor. To kick off this partnership, we are joining forces with American Family Fitness to offer a Fit Camp event at American Family Fitness - Short Pump on Saturday, April 22 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

Get ready for this year’s Race for the Cure with warm-up walks every hour or check out one of their new group X fitness classes. Then, cool down with a pink protein shake and browse the fun products at the Fit Camp Bazaar.

The More Than Pink Mustang will be there, too. Come purchase your raffle tickets for a chance to win the car or register for the Race for the Cure®.

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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 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
American Family Fitness
Fit Camp
April 22
American Family Fitness
Short Pump
11760 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23233
Sign Up Now
Central Virginia
Mustang Show
 April 29 Regency Square Mall
1420 North Parham Road
Richmond, VA 23239
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Wacoal Fit for the Cure
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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20th Annual
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.

2017 0403 combined Race sponsors

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 2017 volunteer appreciation week

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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.


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.


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.

Upcoming Wacoal Fit for the Cure® events:

May 4 - Apple Blossom Mall, Winchester, VA


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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