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Participating in the Susan G. Komen Central Virginia Race for the Cure® with a team increases the fun, the laughter, and maybe even the tears you share on Race day.

And our teams are the backbone of our Race. Each year, about 60% of our Race participants are on a team. And, on average, about 75% of the funds raised by the Race are brought in by team members. Their Race participation helps us do so much good work in our community

Teams are formed for many reasons. Team Joanne's Garden Club was formed to honor the memory of our Race founder’s mother who lost her battle with breast cancer. Team Cutillo Cruisers was formed 13 years ago and this year, finds itself walking in honor of one its long-time team members, Suzie Vaughn. Suzie was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 2013, but according to Suzie, she is strong, she is a fighter, and she is positive there will be a cure someday. And there’s Team Deb who walks to honor Debbie Gay, a mother of 3, wife, memaw, daughter, friend, and (in their team captain’s opinion) the most important lady in the world.

We invite you to join these teams at the 2014 Komen Central Virginia Race for the Cure this year on May 10. Who will your team honor?

Re-Form, Start or Join a Team button

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Thank You Komen Central Virginia Volunteers!

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It's National Volunteer Appreciation Week and Komen Central Virginia would like to say THANK YOU to everyone that has helped and supported us over the years. We are a volunteer driven organization, and the key to our success rests in our dedicated and tireless volunteers. YOU help us carry out the Komen Promise - to save lives and end breast cancer.

Interested in becoming a Komen Central Virginia Volunteer? Contact Maggie at mwimmermagnant@komencentralva.org or (804) 320-1772. 

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Event Spotlight

We are so lucky to have wonderful community partners that fundraise for Komen Central Virginia. This month, we want to highlight a few of their events.

Baker's Crust

BAKER'S CRUST

Dine at the Carytown Baker's Crust on Thursday, April 17 between 5:00 PM and 8:30 PM and 15% of the proceeds from your meal will be donated to Komen Central Virginia.

Click here for more information on Baker's Crust.

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TOAST - NEW AMERICAN GASTROPUB

Dine at Toast - New American Gastropub on Monday, May 5 and 10% of your meal will be donated to Komen Central Virginia. This applies to both dine-in and carry-out.

Click here for more information on Toast.

Fiamour Lingerie & Intimi

FIAMOUR LINGERIE & INTIMI

Shop at Fiamour on Saturday, May 10 or Sunday, May 11 and 10% of your purchase will be donated to Komen Central Virginia.

Click here for more information on Fiamour Lingerie & Intimi.

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Community Partner Spotlight - Guardian Angels

2014 April - Community Partner Spotlight - Guardian Angels

Three years ago, Jo White and Tommy Cox of the Richmond Chapter of the Guardian Angels were inspired to raise awareness of breast cancer after going door to door in Baltimore neighborhoods to talk with residents. To replicate the project in Richmond, the Guardian Angels convened representatives from local hospitals, free clinics, churches, and breast cancer organizations, including Komen Central Virginia. Working together, the coalition led by the Guardian Angels recruited churches to serve as hosts on Walk Day, created event resources, and provided Komen Educator training to the Walk volunteers. On June 2, 2012, the first Time to Live Walk was launched from five Richmond churches. About a thousand homes were visited by volunteer walkers, who distributed Komen educational materials and information about accessing breast health resources.

Saturday, June 7 will mark the third annual Time to Live Walk in Richmond. This year, the Guardian Angels and their partners hope that through seven churches,  3,000 households will receive the message of early detection and hope. Komen Central Virginia is proud to support this door to door effort to share breast cancer information in city neighborhoods. To learn more about the Walk, visit the web site. To volunteer with the Walk, click here.

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 2014 April - Grantee Spotlight - CrossOver Ministry

The “Breast Health Initiative” improves access to breast health services through two clinic sites for more than 2,000 low income, uninsured women in the Richmond area by providing breast cancer screenings, referrals for mammograms and diagnostic testing, culturally competent treatment for breast conditions, and breast cancer education. Thousands of women in the community will also receive breast health education through CrossOver’s Lay Health Promoter program. Komen Central Virginia is proud to support CrossOver Ministry in its efforts to ensure all women have access to breast health care.

For more information about the clinic’s grant program, contact Julie Bilodeau at jbilodeau@crossoverministry.org or 804-422-2600. For more information about CrossOver Ministry, visit www.crossoverministry.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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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.

Toast - New American Gastropub: May 5 - Dine at Toast on Monday, May 5 and 10% of your meal will be donated to Komen Central Virginia. This applies to both dine-in and carry-out.

Fiamour Lingerie & Intimi: May 10 & 11 - Shop at Fiamour on Saturday, May 10 or Sunday, May 11 and 10% 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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