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What's new at the race

We've been hard at work planning a great new Race experience for you this year. Check out the Top 10 Reasons you'll want to join us for the 2016 Komen Central VA Race for the Cure® on Saturday, May 7.

  1. One lucky person will win a car! Thanks to Local Presenting Sponsor Richmond Ford, someone will walk away from Race Day the proud owner of a brand new 2016 Ford Focus.
  2. New 5K Race Course. Say "goodbye" to the huge hill on Byrd Street at the end of the course. This year, you'll take a right just past the Virginia War Memorial and meander back down to Brown's Island to the Finish Line.
  3. Different Start Time for Our Competitive Participants. We've moved the start time for the Competitive 5K to 7:30 AM. Competitive participants can run at 7:30 AM and then join their friends, family, and team at 9:00 AM for the recreational 5K - 2 for the price of 1! 
  4. New Brown's Island Layout. We've redesigned the island layout to make it easier for you to find community resources and fun activities.
  5. New Race Day Schedule. Make sure to be on Brown's Island for the Awards Ceremony at 8:30 AM and then head back to the island after the Race to see who wins the 2016 Ford Focus. 
  6. Porta Potties on the Race Course. No more having to wait until you finish the Race. We can hear your collective sigh of relief. 
  7. New Team Fundraising Recognition Levels. Teams are the backbone of our Race! Along with the normal team recognition categories, this year on Race Day, we'll be recognizing the teams that have reached our new Fundraising Recognition Levels.
  8. One lucky person will win 25,000 American Airlines AAdvantage Miles. Thanks to National Sponsor American Airlines, someone will win 25,000 American Airlines AAdvantage Miles good for travel, car and hotel awards, gift cards and more. 
  9. Food Vendors on Brown's Island. The Boardwalk food truck will be on Brown's Island serving up yummy breakfast food. King of Pops will also be there with their all-natural frozen treats. 
  10. VIP Parking for Top Fundraisers. The Top 25 Individual Fundraisers and Top 25 Fundraising Teams as of April 27 will receive VIP Parking passes allowing them to park near Brown's Island.

What are you waiting for? Register TODAY! We'll see you at the Race!

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Calling All Breast Cancer Survivors!

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Our breast cancer survivors are the heart and soul of our Race! We hope you'll be there with us on Race Day so we can celebrate with you. Your strength and courage are what the Race is all about.

As a breast cancer survivor, you’ll enjoy a $5 registration discount (register with discount code SURVIVOR), a special survivor t-shirt, and VIP parking, to name a few. Join us for an early breakfast at 7:00 AM in the VIP Survivor Tent on Brown’s Island. Spend time with other survivors and be treated like the hero you are. Again this year, we will honor your collective years of survivorship with a group photo and celebration that everyone can participate in and enjoy. Assembly for the Survivor Parade and Photo will be at 8:15 AM on Brown's Island.

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Join Us in the Fight!

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A big THANK YOU to all our volunteers this National Volunteer Week. Without you, we would not be able to carry out our work in Central Virginia. For that, we are sincerely grateful.

We hope you will consider volunteering for one of the following opportunities. Read about all our current volunteer needs here.

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®
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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Thank You 2016 Komen Central Virginia Race Sponsors

Sponsorship of the Susan G. Komen Central Virginia Race for the Cure® provides the support necessary to fund breast cancer screenings, treatments, and education programs throughout our service area.

We would like to thank all of our 2016 sponsors. Their generosity will help us move one step closer toward our vision of a world without breast cancer!

Interested in joining these awesome community partners? Give us a call at (804) 320-1772.

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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, April 26 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 30 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM

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, April 26 from 7:00 to 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 30 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 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 start time for the Competitive 5K to 7:30 AM. Competitive participants can run  at 7:30 AM and then join theri friends, family, and team at 9:00 AM for the recreational 5K - 2 for the price of 1!

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.




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