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Make plans now to join us for our 10th Annual Survivor Celebration on Saturday, October 3. Each year, we gather for a special luncheon to celebrate breast cancer survivors who have been diagnosed, fought through treatment, and come out on the other side surviving and thriving! This is a unique opportunity for survivors, their co-survivors, and guests to network, celebrate, pamper themselves, and support each other during an afternoon at Richmond’s landmark Jefferson Hotel.

Come be inspired by Kristin Harris, a young breast cancer survivor and the 4th generation in her family to have the disease, as she shares her message of hope, humor, and tenacity.

Tickets are $25 for breast cancer survivors and $35 for all other guests. Tables of 10 may be purchased for $250. This is one of our most popular and inspirational events each year, so don’t wait to get your ticket.

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A Great Place for the 2015 Ride for the Cure® Virginia... Great Meadow

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Over the past six years, Ride for the Cure® Virginia has raised over $600,000 for Komen Central Virginia to help those affected by breast cancer. The money raised allows us to fund programs that provide free breast health education, breast cancer screenings, and diagnostic procedures to those in need in our community. A portion of the donations fund cutting edge research that will one day find the cures.

This year's Ride, the 7th annual, will be held on Saturday, September 26 at Great Meadow in The Plains and will feature new trails over newly purchased territory; exciting rider gift bags including handmade jewelry and Dover Sadlery gift certificates for all riders; a trick horse ride by Jeff Dwyer; FEI level freestyle dressage; and an after-Ride party with a DJ, auction, prize drawings, and a delicious meal catered by Fresh Connections. This year's Ride is one you won't want to miss. See you at Great Meadow!

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Important Dates

APPLICATIONS FOR THE KOMEN TEEN ADVISORY BOARD 2015-2016

The Komen Teen Advisory Board offers Central Virginia teens an opportunity to serve our community in a fun and meaningful way. KTAB members are representatives in their schools and communities across Central Virginia who join together to build relationships, demonstrate leadership, and become part of a powerful movement in the fight to end breast cancer forever.

United by their passion for the mission of Komen Central Virginia, KTAB members are a dynamic group of teens who create and organize initiatives throughout the year, including local Pink Out events, fundraisers, and their own signature event, the In Color Station, at the Komen Central Virginia Race For the Cure®. 

New this year, teens are invited to complete an online membership application by August 15 in preparation for the KTAB Leadership Retreat on August 29. 

Are you interested in serving on the Komen Teen Advisory Board? Complete your Membership Application today!

2016 GRANT APPLICATION DEADLINE

Applications for up to $40,000 in community grant funding are being accepted until August 27, 2015, to support local programs that reduce breast cancer mortality, especially among those who are disproportionately affected by this disease.

For application instructions, please visit the Grants section of our website. For more information about the Affiliate Community Grants program, please contact Kristin Harris at kharris@komencentralva.org or (804) 320-1772.

KOMEN EDUCATOR VOLUNTEER TRAINING

Join us for Komen Educator Volunteer Training and learn more about being a volunteer breast health advocate!

Komen Educator Volunteer Training
Saturday, September 19, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Twin Hickory Library
5001 Twin Hickory Road
Glen Allen, VA  23059

Click here to register.

The Komen Educators are a vital part of our vision: a world without breast cancer. These amazing volunteers help us achieve that vision by educating our community about the importance of breast cancer screening and early detection.

CURRENT VOLUNTEER NEEDS

With breast cancer awareness month right around the corner, there are many volunteer opportunities coming up. These opportunities include promoting breast health, helping us with our upcoming Survivor Celebration, Pink Tie Gala, and much more. Click here to sign up for or learn about all of these volunteer opportunities.

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2015 August - Community Partner Spotlight - Adam Stubbs

The early 2000s brought my first interaction with Komen Central Virginia. It was the last year Race for the Cure would be held in Byrd Park. As part of the vision of the radio station I worked for at the time, we were always committed to supporting community events, particularly those geared toward families and saving lives. An emcee was requested for the event. My schedule was clear so, I happily volunteered. What a powerful day it turned out to be! While I knew the basic Komen mission, meeting the survivors, Komen staff, volunteers, participants and taking in the amazing energy, knowledge and commitment from all involved was life changing.

You see, being a married father of three, including two beautiful daughters, I knew that day that Komen was an organization I wanted to support more than any other. I also knew that we needed to help Race for the Cure grow in attendance and awareness so that as much money as possible could be raised locally to support the Komen mission of saving lives and ending breast cancer forever! Simple mission right? One would think. Being a simple kind of guy, I decided at that first Race of mine to simply ask everyone participating that year to bring a friend the next year. If that were to occur, twice as much money could be raised. With the hope of doing that each year, we would one day reach the point of never needing to hold the Race or related events again, realizing that dream of imagining life without breast cancer! I am truly a dreamer and a believer that such things can happen. Read more>>

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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.

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7th Annual Ride for the Cure® Virginia: Saturday, September 26
This year's Ride will feature new trails over newly purchased territory at Great Meadow; exciting rider gift bags including handmade jewelry and Dover Sadlery gift certificates for all riders; a trick horse ride by Jeff Dwyer; FEI level freestyle dressage; and an after-Ride party with a DJ, auction, prize drawings, and a delicious meal catered by Fresh Connections. This year's Ride is one you won't want to miss. See you at Great Meadow!

Click here to register.

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10th Annual Survivor Celebration: Saturday, October 3
Join us for this annual luncheon as we honor and celebrate breast cancer survivors and their families and friends who inspire us throughout the year.

The event is $25 for breast cancer survivors and $35 for all other guests. Tables of 10 may be purchased for $250. Space is limited, so register early.

Click here to purchase your ticket.

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103.7 Play for Pink Radiothon: Friday, October 16
A twelve-hour radiothon to benefit Komen Central Virginia will help create awareness and raise funds for breast cancer services, education, and research.

A minimum $25 donation will get the song of your choice - ANY song, ANY genre - played on the radio.

More information available soon.

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Refresh for the Cause: Saturday, October 16 - 23
A ten day Breast Cancer Awareness Month fundraiser! Enjoy participating beauty and spa merchant services and they’ll contribute a portion of your purchase to Komen Central Virginia.

Click here for more information.

2015 Pink Tie Gala - cropped 9th Annual Pink Tie Gala: Saturday, October 17
Enjoy a night of great food, dancing to live music, a silent auction, and The Celebration of Life Dance Team, featuring Komen Central Virginia Director of Community Health Programs, Kristin Harris!

The Pink Tie Gala raises funds for breast cancer screenings, treatment, and education programs, as well as national research programs.

Click here for more information.
2015 Pink and Black Affair

Ndutme Pink and Black Tie Affair: Saturday, October 24
Come out and enjoy delicious food, drinks, raffles, and a night of dancing. A guest speaker will also be present to speak on breast cancer awareness. Proceeds from this event benefit Komen Central Virginia.

Click here for more information.

ONGOING LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS

2014 Capitol Clothing Recyclers - Clothing for the Cure
Capital 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.
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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 $28,000 to Komen Central Virginia.
Hanover Property Services logo Hanover Property Services: Through September 2015, Hanover Property Services will donate a minimum 1% of all proceeds to Komen Central Virginia.
Melwood donate your car logo 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!

ONGOING NATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS

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Bank of America Pink Ribbon Banking: Bank of America is proud to partner with Susan G. Komen® to bring an end to breast cancer. From June 2015 through December 2020, Bank of America is guaranteeing to Susan G. Komen® $3.0 million in conjunction with its Pink Ribbon Banking credit card and checking program. Susan G. Komen® has received more than $6.0 million from Bank of America from this program since 2009. Click here for more information on the Pink Ribbon Banking program.
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Rally for the Cure®: Rally for the Cure® is a grassroots program that works to educate women about breast cancer and to remind them to get their annual screening through volunteer organized golf, tennis, and social activities. Since 1996, Rally events have generated over $73 million for Susan G. Komen®. Click here for a list of local Rally events.
2012 Fit for the Cure Wacoal Fit for the Cure®: Now in its 15th year, Fit for the Cure® stages bra fitting events in more than 1200 store locations across America every year. While no purchase is necessary, Wacoal donates $2.00 to Susan G. Komen for every woman who participates in a fitting. Wacoal also donates $2.00 for every bra and shapewear piece purchased. Wacoal donations support breast cancer awareness, treatment, and research. Fall 2015 events are scheduled for September and October. Click here for complete information on local Fit for the Cure events.



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1433 Johnston Willis Drive, Richmond, VA 23235

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