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2015 Race - everyday heroes banner

There's a hero in all of us. We are reminded of this every day by the husband of a survivor who stays strong even when his wife has to endure chemo, the best friend who drives a survivor to every doctor appointment, and the breast cancer survivor who will not let the disease diminish her spirit and will to fight no matter what. They are all everyday heroes in our eyes.

Be a hero and help us save lives. Help us by volunteering, donating, or participating. Join us on Saturday, May 9 for the 18th Annual Komen Central Virginia Race for the Cure®.

Make sure to take advantage of the early bird discount. Sign up before January 31 for a $10 discount! It's never too early to form a team. If you sign up now, the entire team can register at the early bird price.

Recruit all the everyday heroes you know, and help us do heroic things in our community.

Register Today with dark pink button

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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 an event in February. Make sure to check out our Events page for a listing of all the activities.

2013 Richmond Spiders

PINK OUT WITH THE SPIDERS

The University of Richmond is once again hosting Pink Out with the Spiders to benefit Komen Central Virginia. Donations for Komen Central Virginia will be collected at both games. And, proceeds from the sale of specially designed Pink Out t-shirts will be donated to the Affiliate.

Tickets for both the men's and women's games may be purchased at the door, if available, or purchased online (preferred). Or call the Robins Center Ticket Office at 1-877-SPIDER-1.

Men's Basketball vs Rhode Island
Sunday, February 8 at 2:30 PM

Lady Spiders vs George Washington
Thursday, February 26 at 7:00 PM
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Volunteer Spotlight:  Lakesha Johnson

2015 January - Volunteer Spotlight - Lakesha Johnson

Although Lakesha did not have family members who had been affected by breast cancer, she did lose a childhood mentor to the disease. As an educator and community advocate, Lakesha’s mentor was a great example of the person she wanted to be in life. By volunteering with Komen, Lakesha feels that she is able to give back in some small way to this person who made a huge impact on her teenage years.

Lakesha had always heard great things about the Komen organization from her colleagues at PricewaterhouseCoopers. When the opportunity presented itself to volunteer in a way that aligned with her talents and strengths, Lakesha was “more than thrilled to join the organization.” Since April 2013, she has served as the Affiliate Board Treasurer/Secretary.  Lakesha especially enjoys working with very talented, passionate individuals and knowing the true impact that the Komen grants program has on the community.

Komen Central Virginia is grateful for Lakesha’s passion and her financial expertise. We know that your mentor would be truly honored by your commitment to saving lives from breast cancer.

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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.

Coaches for the Cure: February 7 - call (804) 833-2878 for more information

Pink Out with the Spiders: February 8 - Men's basketball vs Rhode Island- call 1-877-SPIDERS-1

Pink Out with the Spiders: February 26 - Lady Spiders vs George Washington - call 1-877-SPIDERS-1 

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 $24,000 to Komen Central Virginia.

Hanover Property Services: Through 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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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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