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The 2016 Komen Central Virginia Race for the Cure® is just 2 months away. Make sure you're Race ready:

  1. Register to walk or run on Saturday, May 7
  2. Reach Your Fundraising Goal:  We encourage each participant to raise $100. That's just $10 from 10 friends. Every $10 you raise gets you closer to your goal and helps us move forward in the fight against breast cancer.
  3. Spread the Word:  Invite a friend or family member to walk or run with you. It helps spread awareness of the realities and risks of breast cancer. Knowledge is the first step in fighting the disease!

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2016 March - Kristin Harris - new ED

A familiar face, a new role. Please join us in welcoming Kristin Harris as the new Executive Director of Susan G. Komen Central Virginia. Kristin first joined Komen Central Virginia as our Director of Community Health Programs last year. Prior to Komen, she served as the Assistant Head of Upper School at the Collegiate School in Richmond, having worked in education administration for nearly 10 years. Kristin earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Virginia and is proud to call Central Virginia home.

Kristin’s true passion for the work we do is rooted in personal experience; she has been the daughter of a breast cancer survivor, a caregiver for her mother, and four years ago, became a breast cancer survivor herself. The fourth generation in her family to be diagnosed with this disease, Kristin is deeply committed to our mission to find a cure and change the course for the future. She counts each of you - courageous survivors and compassionate co-survivors - as her inspiration, and she is honored to serve alongside you in our mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever.

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Join Us in the Fight!

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Join the fight against breast cancer by volunteering with Komen Central Virginia! We still need volunteers for the Southern Women’s Show in April and the 19th Annual Komen Central Virginia Race for the Cure® in May. Find all the opportunities and sign up now on our website.

Event Date Location Sign Up
Southern Women's Show
April 15-17
various shifts
Richmond Raceway Complex
600 E. Laburnum Avenue
Richmond, VA  23222
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Race for the Cure®
Large Team Pre-Pack
May 1
Richmond Ford Lincoln
4600 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA  23230
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Race for the Cure®
Sleep In Mailing
May 2 Komen Central Virginia Office
1433 Johnston Willis Drive
Richmond, VA  23235
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Race for the Cure®
Packet Pickup

May 5-6
various shifts

Richmond Ford Lincoln
4600 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA  23230
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19th Annual
Race for the Cure®
 May 7
various shifts
Brown's Island
7th and Tredegar Streets
Richmond, VA 23219
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Want to have a year-round volunteer presence at Komen? Fill out a volunteer application and stay up to date on all of our opportunities.

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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.

Southern Women's Show 2016

The Voice Chair

Southern Women's Show:  Friday, April 15 through Sunday, April 17
Planning to attend the Southern Women's Show this year? We've got a great deal for you. Purchase your tickets using discount code KOMEN16NBC12 for a $3 discount off the show door price, AND the Southern Women's Show will donate $2 to Komen Central Virginia. Click here to purchase your tickets.

We're so excited to partner with NBC12 this year to bring The Voice's iconic Red Coach's Chair to the Southern Women's Show. It's your chance to pose like a star in the chair and snap a pic that will make all your friends jealous.

Come join us, and bring your inner rock star!

Race volunteers

Komen Educator & Race 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 in April by registering for one of the following sessions.

Tuesday, February 26 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM
Saturday, February 30 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

To ensure our 2016 Komen Central Virginia Race for the Cure® volunteers are prepared and ready for their shift on Race Day, Saturday, May 7, we are offering two Race Volunteer Training Sessions. Sign up for a Race Day shift and then register for one of the following sessions.

Tuesday, February 26 from 7:00 to 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 30 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM

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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 $31,000 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 serves as the National Presenting Sponsor of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series in the United States. Bank of America also supports Komen through its Pink Ribbon Banking Affinity products, which have raised over $7 million to date. Employees of Bank of America also support Komen across the country by volunteering in their local markets. Bank of America has been a Komen partner since 2009. Click here for more information on the Pink Ribbon Banking program.

2016 Rally for the Cure - 20th Anniversary

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.

2016 Wacoal Fit for the Cure

Wacoal Fit for the Cure®: Each year, Wacoal holds more than 1,000 Fit for the Cure® events across the United States. At these events, Wacoal offers complimentary bra fittings, and for each woman who participates, Wacoal donates $2 to Susan G. Komen®. Wacoal also donates $2 for every Wacoal or b.tempt’d bra or shapewear piece purchased at a Fit for the Cure® event. As part of this Fit for the Cure program, Wacoal has guaranteed a minimum donation of $250,000 to Komen from January 1 – December 31, 2016. To date, Wacoal has donated more than $4 million to Komen. Click here for complete information on local Fit for the Cure events.

Upcoming Wacoal Fit for the Cure® Events:

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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