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2014 Race Thanks

We came over 5,000 strong, many in our finest tutus, to Race for the Cure! The weather was beautiful. The spirit of hope filled the air. The Survivors treated us to a Happy Dance to remember.

Most importantly, we raised funds to support our neighbors, who face a diagnosis of breast cancer. Through the generosity shown at this event, we will be able to add significantly to the more than $6 million that Komen Central Virginia has been able to contribute over 16 years to fund community grants and research.

You, the participants and donors of this Race for the Cure, made this possible. Without your ongoing support, community grants and research contributions would stop. Susan G. Komen is still a grassroots organization that depends on the dedication of local communities to make a difference. THANK YOU!

As always, our goals are huge because the need is great. We will continue to accept donations toward this event until June 30. Additional donations to the 2014 Race for the Cure can be made at http://komencentralva.org/komen-race-for-the-cure/donate.

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Funds Available for Fiscal Year 2015

Your financial support, fundraising efforts, and volunteer time have made it possible for Komen Central Virginia to announce the availability of grant funds for fiscal year 2015. Nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, and educational institutions serving the communities in our Affiliate service area are eligible for funding. Applications up to $40,000 are being accepted until August 28, 2014, for community grant programs that reduce breast cancer mortality, especially among those who are disproportionately affected by this disease. Additionally, our small grants program is accepting applications year round for projects up to $5,000.

For application instructions, please visit the Grants section of our web site. For more information about the Affiliate grant program, contact Pem Hall at pbhall@komencentralva.org or 804-320-1772.

Thanks to you, Komen continues to save lives from breast cancer by funding the most effective screening, education, and treatment programs here in Central Virginia.

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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.

2014 Capitol Clothing Recyclers - Clothing for the Cure

CAPITOL CLOTHING RECYCLERS - CLOTHING FOR THE CURE

We're excited to announce a new, ongoing partnership with Capitol Clothing Recyclers. From June 2014 through May 2017, Capitol Clothing Recyclers will donate $.05 per pound of the gross receipts of donated clothing, shoes, household items, and furniture with a minimum donation of $10,000 per calendar year.

Click here for more information on Capitol Clothing Recyclers' Clothing for the Cure program.

   
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PRETTY MUDDY

We are thrilled that Pretty Muddy has selected Komen Central Virginia as the preferred charitable partner of their September 20 Richmond event.

Pretty Muddy will donate $5 for every registration made using coupon code KOMEN. Click here to register. Make sure to enter KOMEN in the coupon code box on the Review Cart screen (step #4).

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2014 June - Volunteer Spotlight - Kaitlynn Pritchett

Can you imagine the effort that goes into producing an event for over 5,000 participants! Communications, data entry, volunteer coordination, meetings, and lots of phone calls. Our annual Race for the Cure is made possible by hundreds of volunteers, four staff members, and one brave Race Intern who supports them all. This year, Kaitlynn Pritchett volunteered as our super Race Intern while completing her junior year at University of Richmond. Kaitlynn wanted to be involved with Komen and be a part of finding a cure. She knows firsthand what it is like for a loved one to have cancer and what a family goes through - her father died in 2010 of colon cancer. Kaitlynn says, “I want be a part of the fight for any type of cancer, so no one has to go through what I did.” Her passion echoes the Komen promise to save lives and end breast cancer forever.

When asked what she enjoys most about volunteering for Komen, Kaitlynn replies, “knowing I am helping to make a difference in breast cancer patients' lives. I found this to be especially true at the Race when I saw the smiles on the survivors’ faces and their gratitude for Komen.” Kaitlynn also enjoys working with the Affiliate staff. “No matter what, they are always happy and fun to be around.” As you can imagine, Kaitlynn is well-loved around the office! Komen Central Virginia is extraordinarily grateful for Kaitlynn’s efforts and her interest in continuing her volunteer work as the Community Profile intern.

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2014 June - Grantee Spotlight - Community Memorial Healthcen 

The “Pink Power Program” provides clinical breast exams, screening and diagnostic mammograms, ultrasounds, breast health education, and transportation as needed to 125 uninsured women from the communities of Brunswick, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, and South Hill. Working collaboratively with other organizations, Community Memorial Healthcenter will work to reduce breast cancer disparities in the community by reaching uninsured African American and Latina women.

For more information about the grant program, contact Cynthia Felton at cindy.felton@cmh-sh.org or 434-774-2541.

For more information about Community Memorial Healthcenter, visit www.cmh-sh.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 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.

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.

**NEW ONGOING PARTNERSHIP** Capitol Clothing Recyclers - Clothing for the Cure: From June 2014 through May 2017 Capitol Clothing Recyclers will donate $.05 per pound of the gross receipts of donated clothing, shoes, household items, and furniture with a minimum donation of $10,000 per calendar year.

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.

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