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Your support of the Central Virginia Race for the Cure® helps fund all the great work that we do in our community. And, the Race has always been a unique way to celebrate Komen’s mission and our wonderful breast cancer survivors. Help us make the Race even MORE unique this year by showing your support with a tutu! Here’s how:

First, register for the Race. The 2014 Komen Central Virginia Race for the Cure is on Saturday, May 10. This year's Race is our 17th annual Race, and we need you there to make this year's Race awesome!

Second, make your tutu. If you are going to tutu with us, you're going to need a tutu! Here's a link to quick and easy instructions on how to make a NO SEW tutu.

Third, join the fun and tell us why YOU tutu! Tell us why you Race and why, from your perspective, the funds raised by the Race are vital to our community. Send us a picture of yourself wearing a tutu and holding a sign that tells why YOU tutu. Post your picture on Facebook or Twitter using hashtag #DoYouTutu or #ITutuBecause. You can create your own sign or use one of our templates.

Fourth, wear a tutu to the Race! If you plan to wear a costume on Race day, make it a tutu! While tutus or any costumes are optional, we would love to see the tutu become a symbol of our support for those in our community who have been affected by breast cancer.

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 2013 kids run

The Race for the Cure is not just for adults! We have lots of fun planned for kids of all ages. Enjoy the free kids activities on Brown's Island. Or, register your child to run in the Kids for the Cure® Run. Registration is $20 and includes a special Kids for the Cure t-shirt and a medal. All Kids for the Cure participants may also run in the 5K Race for the Cure at no additional charge.

Is your child a budding artist? Have them enter a drawing in the Kids for the Cure T-shirt Art Contest. All entries must be received by Friday, March 28. The winning design will be featured on the Kids for the Cure Run t-shirts.

Click here for more information or to register.

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Volunteers Needed for the Race for the Cure®

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Staffing the Race for the Cure is quite a task. It takes about 500 volunteers to make sure the t-shirts are picked up, the tents on Brown's Island are ready, and the medals, bananas and water are handed out after the Race.

So many of you have already signed up to help with this year's Race, and we thank you! Now, please recruit your family and friends to help make this year's Race the most successful yet.

Signing up to volunteer is easy with our online sign up. Or, call Maggie at (804) 320-1772. Click here to check out the Race volunteer opportunities.

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 2014 March - Grantee Spotlight - Augusta Regional Free Clini

The “Recognition-Accountability-Coordination-Education (RACE)” program emphasizes the need for preventive care, assists patients with scheduling medical appointments and mammograms, and provides breast health education to 1,500 low income, uninsured women aged 40-64 residing in Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta County. Thanks to Komen funding, 350 women in Augusta County will receive clinical breast exams and will be referred for mammograms this year.

For more information about the clinic’s grant program, contact: Margaret Hersh at afreeclinic@ntelos.net or 540-332-5611. For more information about Augusta Regional Free Clinic, visit www.augustafreeclinic.org.

To read about all of the community organizations that are currently providing breast health services or education with Komen Central Virginia funding, click here.

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 2014 March - Community Partner Spotlight - Zeta Tau Alph

Twenty two years ago, Zeta Tau Alpha became the founding sponsor of the Survivor Recognition Program that takes place during Komen’s Race for the Cure events across the country. The idea of honoring survivors at the Race was conceived by breast cancer survivor and Komen board member Ellen Barnett in 1992. While the Survivor Program has evolved through the years with financial and volunteer support from ZTA, it still symbolizes Ellen’s vision for the celebration of life and survivorship. ZTA representatives from across the U.S. work with Komen Affiliates to provide volunteers and give members the opportunity to support their national philanthropy - breast cancer education and awareness.

In 2013, ZTA volunteers helped celebrate more than 400 breast cancer survivors at the Central Virginia Race for the Cure. Be sure to stop by and thank the dedicated ZTA volunteers at their tent on Brown’s Island at this year’s Race for the Cure, Saturday, May 10! To learn more about Zeta Tau Alpha, visit www.zetataualpha.org.

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Get Involved

Make sure to check the list below for information about upcoming Komen events 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.

Baker's Crust: April 17 - Eat at the Carytown Baker's Crust on Thursday, April 17 and 15% of your purchase will be donated to Komen Central Virginia.

Pretty Muddy Run: September 20 - Use coupon code KOMEN at registration, and Komen Central VA will receive $5! Pretty Muddy is proud to offer 250 free entries to breast cancer survivors (register with coupon code SURVIVOR).

Capital City Services - Hauling for a Cure: Capital City Services will donate one cent for every gallon of septic pumped by its customized Komen truck through July 2014.

Dixie Oil & Gas - 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. To date they have donated more than $5,000.

**NEW ONGOING PARTNERSHIP** Impact Insurance: From March 2014 to February 2015, Impact Insurance will donate $25 to Komen Central Virginia for each person receives a home and auto quote. Please make sure to mention Komen Central Virginia when requesting your quote.

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!

Parrish Services: Parrish Services of Manassas, VA is running a 1-year promotion to benefit Komen Central Virginia. During the promotional period, Parrish will display the Komen Central Virginia logo on one of their delivery vans and will donate a penny per mile traveled by the van.



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Central Virginia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen®
1433 Johnston Willis Drive, Richmond, VA 23235

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