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This year's Race theme is What PINK Makes Possible. Komen and PINK have changed the way we talk about and treat breast cancer. Komen’s almost $900 million investment in research and $1.95 billion in community grants has provided education, patient navigation, screenings, and emergency financial support to thousands, made major breakthroughs possible in breast cancer, and resulted in some very real victories:

  • More early detection and effective treatment. Currently, about 70 percent of women 40 and older receive regular mammograms, the single most effective screening tool to find breast cancer early. Since 1990, early detection and effective treatment have resulted in a 34 percent decline in breast cancer mortality in the U.S.
  • More hope. In 1980, the five-year relative survival rate for women diagnosed with early stage breast cancer was about 74 percent. Today, it’s 99 percent.
  • More research. The federal government now devotes more than $850 million each year to breast cancer research, treatment and prevention, compared to $30 million in 1982.
  • More survivors. Today, there are more than 3 million breast cancers survivors in the U.S.

And we're just getting started. Please join us on Saturday, May 7 for the 19th Annual Komen Central Virginia Race for the Cure®. Together, we will raise awareness of breast cancer, celebrate survivors, and honor those who have lost their battle with the disease.

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Congratulations 2016 Komen Central Virginia Grantees!

2016 Congrats Grantees

The Central Virginia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen® recently awarded community grants totaling $262,187 to support breast health education and breast cancer screening programs in the Central Virginia Affiliate service area. Your commitment to local fundraising efforts, such as the Komen Central Virginia Race for the Cure®, has allowed us to fund eight projects with the following organizations who will improve the lives of women and men in our area.

  • Augusta Regional Free Clinic, Fishersville, VA
  • Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation, Richmond, VA
  • Chickahominy Health District, Ashland, VA
  • CrossOver Ministry, Richmond, VA
  • Fan Free Clinic, Richmond, VA
  • Heart of Virginia Free Clinic, Farmville, VA
  • Riverside Health System, Newport News, VA
  • VCU Community Memorial Hospital, South Hill, VA

These grants are possible only because of your continuing support of Komen! These providers will steward the funds you raise throughout the year – taking us one step closer to saving lives from breast cancer.
 
Click here for more information about our Current Grantees.

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PINK Makes Anything Possible with Volunteers Like You!

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Join the fight against breast cancer by volunteering with Komen Central Virginia! Volunteers are needed for the 19th Annual Komen Central Virginia Race for the Cure® on Saturday, May 7. Volunteers will help prepare and distribute Race packets, keep the event running smoothly, do arts and crafts with kids, and so much more! Find all the Race volunteer opportunities and sign up now on our website. Click here to volunteer for the Race.

Want to have a year-round volunteer presence at Komen? Fill out a volunteer application and stay up to date on all of our volunteer opportunities. Join us for Educator Training on February 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Komen Educators are invaluable in furthering breast health awareness. Educator events can be found on our website, including the University of Richmond Pink Out game on February 17.

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2016 February - Volunteer Spotlight - Linda Brown

Driven by the need to honor her cousin’s memory and support her friend, Linda Brown registered for the Race for the Cure in Washington, DC two years ago. Little did she know at the time, she would go on to become a top fundraiser for both the Washington, DC and Central Virginia Races for the Cure. As a passionate 2016 Central Virginia Race for the Cure Chair, Linda knows firsthand how the money raised is used to support local breast health services and education and to fund research to find the cures. We hope you will join Linda and all the Race participants and survivors on Saturday, May 7, as together we can make an impact on breast cancer and honor those in our lives who have faced the disease.

Read more of Linda's story...

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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.

Spiders for the Cure

Spiders for the Cure
The University of Richmond is once again hosting Spiders for the Cure in partnership with Komen Central Virginia. Come cheer on the Lady Spiders as they play Fordham on Wednesday, February 17 at 7:00 PM.

We'll have Komen Volunteers at the game with educational materials and breast cancer survivors will be recognized at half time. Make sure to wear pink!

Call the Robins Center Ticket Office at 1-8777-SPIDER-1 for ticket information.

Race volunteers

Komen Educator Volunteer Training
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.

Join us for Educator Training on Saturday, February 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Click here to register.

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19th Annual Komen Central Virginia Race for the Cure®
Join us on Saturday, May 7 for the 19th Annual Komen Central Virginia Race for the Cure®. It's more than just a 5K. It's our community coming together to end breast cancer. Together, we will raise awareness of breast cancer, celebrate survivors, and honor those who have lost their battle with the disease.

NEW THIS YEAR - We've moved the competitive (timed) 5K Race to
7:30 AM. Those registered as Competitive 5K participants can run and be timed at 7:30 AM and then join their family and friends at 9:00 AM for the Recreational 5K. You’ll get two 5Ks for the price of one!

Register today!

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 $30,000 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 $3 million to Susan G. Komen® in conjunction with its Pink Ribbon Banking credit card and checking program. Susan G. Komen has received more than $6 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 $77 million for Susan G. Komen®. Click here for a full list of local Rally events.

Upcoming Rally for the Cure® Events:

March 5 - Stonebrook Racquet and Fitness Club, Winchester, VA

2012 Fit for the Cure

Wacoal Fit for the Cure®: Now in its 17th year, Fit for the Cure® stages bra fitting events in more than 1,000 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. To date, Wacoal has donated more than $3.8 million to Komen. Click here for complete information on local Fit for the Cure events.

Upcoming Wacoal Fit for the Cure® Events:

March 3 - Dillard's Short Pump Town Center, Richmond, VA
March 4 - Dillard's Stony Point Fashion Park, Richmond, VA
March 15 - Belk Spotsylvania Mall, Fredricksburg, VA
March 16 - Belk Charlottesville, Charlottesville, VA

2015 Yoplait Friends in the Fight

Yoplait Friends in the Fight: Don't forget to redeem your Yoplait pink lids at Yopliat.com/friendsinthefight before March 31, 2016. Choose Susan G. Komen and we'll receive a 10 cent donation for each lid redeemed.

Since 1998, Yoplait has donated over $35 million to Susan G. Komen. Thanks, Yoplait!




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