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2014 NBCAM - Maura

As a third-degree black belt, Maura Bivens knows how to fight. So when she was diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer, she researched her options until she discovered an aggressive new treatment. Thankfully it was a success and, three years later, she shows no evidence of the disease. At Susan G. Komen®, we're inspired by this kind of tenacious spirit. That's why we keep investing in research that leads to medical breakthroughs, so others like Maura can help fight back.

It's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Survivors like Maura are in the spotlight, and now is the best time to turn awareness into action to save lives. This month alone, an estimated 142,000 cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed worldwide. YOU give US strength to fight breast cancer on all fronts. Your support helps us save lives. Susan G. Komen wants to be there for you and your loved ones who could be braving this disease at any moment.

Be a source of strength and join us in the fight against breast cancer. If you are newly diagnosed or know someone who is, contact us for a Newly Diagnosed information packet. Fill out our Volunteer Application and let us know how you want to get involved. Or, make a donation to support lifesaving research and to provide assistance to people battling breast cancer here in our community. Thank you!

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Pink Lids Can Help Save Lives in OUR Community!

Yoplait Friends in the FightHelp us raise funds to help women and men in our community by participating in the Yoplait® Friends in the Fight program.

Throughout the month of October, look for the pink Yoplait yogurt lids. Collect as many as you can. And then enter your lid codes on the Friends in the Fight website by March 31, 2015. Make sure to enter your zip code and choose Susan G. Komen as your preferred charity.

Komen Central Virginia will receive 10 cents for each lid entered by someone in the Central Virginia region.

Information on how to enter your lids and other information can be found at www.friendsinthefight.yoplait.com.

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Event Spotlight

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the community has organized many events to celebrate breast cancer survivors and honor those who have lost their battle to the disease. Listed below are a few of those events that we would like to highlight. Make sure to check out our Events page for a listing of all the activities.

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SPIRITED ART - MONET PRINTEMPS

Spirited Art has planned a night of creativity and fun to benefit Komen Central Virginia. Spirited Art instructors will coach participants as they paint a Monet "Printemps." Up to 50% of the proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Affiliate.

Click here for more information.

   
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STONY POINT FASHION PARK PUPPY PINK OUT

Dogs of all ages and their humans are invited to join us for this education event. Komen Educator Volunteers will be at Stony Point Fashion Park on Saturday, October 11 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM with breast health information. You will find us under a tent near Saks Fifth Avenue.

Make sure to bring your dog dressed in pink for a chance to win a Stony Point Fashion Park gift certificate.
   
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ROCKET 4 THE CURE

Dylan Whitesel and Sanzio Angeli created Rocket 4 the Cure as a way to combine their love for model rocketry with community citizenship. Their event will raise money for breast cancer services, education, and research, and will benefit Komen Central Virginia.

And while they're at it, they plan to break a world record! On Sunday, October 19 at 4:00 PM, Dylan and Sanzio hope to launch over 4,000 model rockets simultaneously. The current world record is 3,130. Rockets can be sponsored for $10. The event will be held at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds.

Click here for more information.
   
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103.7 RADIOTHON

Komen Central Virginia is excited to partner with 103.7 Play for a Radiothon on Friday, October 24. Komen volunteers will be at the station from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM to accept donations over the phone.

More information about this event coming soon.
   

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PINK MENU Event

During the month of October, both Max's on Broad and Tarrant's Cafe will be holding a Pink Menu Event. For each special pink menu item purchased in October, the restaurants will donate $1 to Komen Central Virginia.

Click here for more information on Max's on Broad. Click here for more information on Tarrant's Cafe.


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Grantee Spotlight:  Fan Free Clinic

2014 October - Grantee Spotlight - Fan Free Clinic

The “Patient-Centered Medical Home Breast Health Services Program” strives to improve the quality of care for Fan Free Clinic’s uninsured female patients by monitoring breast health, providing culturally sensitive educational materials, and ensuring timely breast cancer screenings and treatment. With Komen funding, the Fan Free Clinic hopes to reach 2,000 women in the Richmond area with its breast health initiative.

Komen Central Virginia is pleased to support Fan Free Clinic in promoting full access to breast health care for women in Richmond.

For more information about the grant program, contact Shelly Holder at 804-358-6343 x136 or sholder@fanfreeclinic.org. For more information about Fan Free Clinic, visit www.fanfreeclinic.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 October - Volunteer Spotlight - Brian Bennett

After his wife’s closest friend was diagnosed twice with breast cancer and underwent surgery, Brian Bennett took action and joined the Komen Central Virginia Board of Directors in June 2013. Brian says, “As a witness to the incredible courage displayed by our dear friend throughout this entire process, I was also reminded of just how hideous this disease can be.”

Brian’s greatest joy in volunteering for Komen is the ability to see first-hand how the organization is helping so many people whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer. He is particularly compelled by Komen's mission to eradicate breast cancer forever. He is proud to recount that Komen Central Virginia funds many great local organizations who provide breast services to those most in need. Knowing that nearly 75% of the donations received from our community are deployed back into our community makes this effort even more satisfying for Brian. Komen Central Virginia is grateful for the passion and innovation that Brian’s leadership brings to the breast cancer community.

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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.

Stony Point Fashion Park Puppy Pink Out: October 11

Rocket 4 the Cure: October 19

Logan's Roadhouse Raise the Steaks: October 22

103.7 Play Radiothon: October 24

Blood and Guts Run: October 25

8th Annual Pink Tie Gala: October 25

Fredericksburg Fit Body Breast Cancer Charity Boot Camp: October 25

Wacoal Fit for the Cure®: October 29 at Dillard's Short Pump Town Center and October 30 at Dillard's Stony Point Fashion Park

Lemaire Monday Night Out for Charity: Monday's in October

Pink Menu Event at Max's on Broad and Tarrant's Cafe: October

State Farm Jason Dean Agency: October

WB Orthodontics' Sonicare Pink DiamondClean Promotion: through December

ONGOING PARTNERSHIPS

Capitol Clothing Recyclers - Clothing for the Cure: Capitol Clothing Recyclers will donate $.05 per pound of the gross receipts of donated clothing, shoes, textiles, blankets, sheets, and household items with a minimum donation of $10,000 per calendar year.

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 $23,000 to Komen Central Virginia.

Hanover Property Services: From September 2014 to September 2015, Hanover Property Services will donate a minimum 1% of all proceeds to Komen Central Virginia.

Impact Insurance: 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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1433 Johnston Willis Drive, Richmond, VA 23235

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