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How Will You Be MORE THAN PINK™?

Despite advances by the medical community and declining breast cancer death rates, a stubborn truth remains - more than 40,000 women and men are still dying of breast cancer every year in America. This is a number we have never been willing to accept, and one that we will change with our BOLD GOAL:

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To make this bold goal a reality, we need your help.

Every action you take in support of our mission - whether it’s helping a friend recently diagnosed, running in a race, or donating to your local Susan G. Komen Affiliate - makes you MORE THAN PINK™, and helps us get closer to a world where no one dies from breast cancer.

Will you take a bold step forward and help us make history?
How are you going to be MORE THAN PINK™?

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 2016 October - Grantee Spotlight - Chickahominy Health Distr

The Chickahominy Health District provides health care to residents of Charles City, Goochland, Hanover, and New Kent Counties. Komen Central Virginia grant funding supplements the breast care services provided through the Virginia Department of Health Every Woman’s Life Program to women in the health district. Breast cancer screening and education is offered to asymptomatic, low-income, uninsured women who are not eligible to enroll in The Every Woman's Life Program.

For more information about the grant program, contact Mickey Callender at 804-365-4354 or michele.callender@vdh.virginia.gov.  For more information about the Chickahominy Health District, click here.

To read about all of the community organizations that are currently providing breast health services or education with Komen Central Virginia funding, visit komencentralva.org/grants/current-grant-recipients/.

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11th Annual Komen Central Virginia Survivor Celebration 

This past Friday, we gathered at The Jefferson Hotel to celebrate breast cancer survivors and honor those lost to the disease. Thank you to our guest speaker, Heidi Floyd, for sharing her touching story with us. And thanks especially to our generous Gold Sponsor:

2016 Survivor Celebration - Linda Dupee Clark

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2016 Survivor Celebration - KTAB group

Thanks also to Images by Kecia for capturing such beautiful pictures that show the incredible emotion of the event. All the pictures are available on our Facebook page (you don't need to have a Facebook account to view them) or on the Images by Kecia website (download for free or purchase larger sizes).

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Get Involved

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and our community has organized many events to celebrate breast cancer survivors and honor those who have lost their battle to the disease.

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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Lemaire Monday Night Out for Charity:  every Monday in October
Lemaire Restaurant at The Jefferson Hotel is proud to partner with Susan G. Komen Central Virginia to provide guests with a fun and delicious way to support this great cause. Every Monday night in October, five percent (5%) of your food purchase from Lemaire's dinner, bar or dessert menu will be donated to Komen Central Virginia.

Click here for more information.

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Texas Roadhouse Pink Night:  every Tuesday in October
Texas Roadhouse Chesterfield (1570 W. Koger Center Boulevard) is hosting a Pink Night every Tuesday during October. Wear pink to dinner and 10% of your purchase will be donated to Komen Central Virginia.

Click here for more information.

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Priority Pinktober  the month of October
During October, Priority Automotive will be making a donation to Komen Central Virginia for every car sold. They are guaranteeing a minimum $10,000 donation. If they sell 750 cars, they will make a $75,000 donation. Thank you to Priority Automotive for making finding a cure for breast cancer a Priority.

Click here for more information.

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Seredni Changing Oil, Changing Lives:  the month of October
During October, all four Seredni Tire & Auto Centers will donate $5 from every oil change to Komen Central Virginia.

Click here for more information.

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Diamond Springs Thirst for the Cure:  the month of October
Diamond Springs will donate $25 to Susan G. Komen Central Virginia for every new customer that signs up for bottled cooler or filter cooler service between October 1 and October 30. Receive your first three bottles and October, November, and December rent at no charge.

Click here to sign up or call (800) 350-0525.

Staunton News Leader logo Staunton News Leader Donation Program:  the month of October
During October, The News Leader in Staunton, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, will donate $.10 for each Monday through Friday paper purchased in Staunton area Food Lion stores (all 5 locations).
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Goochland Firefighters Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser:
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The Goochland Professional Firefighters will be wearing special breast cancer awareness t-shirts while on duty through October. These special t-shirts are also available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit Komen Central Virginia.

Click here for more information.

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Panera Pink Ribbon Bagels:  the month of October
The Panera Bread® pink ribbon bagel flavored with select cherry chips, dried cherries, honey, vanilla, and brown sugar in the shape of a ribbon is a yummy way to show your support of Komen Central Virginia.

For every purchase of the Pink Ribbon Bagel, local Panera stores will donate a portion of the sale to Komen Central Virginia.

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2nd Annual Pink and Black Tie Affair:  Saturday, October 15
The Shirley A. Leonard Foundation presents the 2nd Annual Pink and Black Tie Affair. Proceeds from the event benefit Susan G. Komen Central Virginia.

The event will be held at the beautiful Living and Learning Center at Virginia Union University. Formal attire is requested, but not required. Enjoy food, unlimited drinks, a live band, DJ/music, raffle giveaways, and a silent auction.

All breast cancer survivors in attendance will be honored on this night. To be included, please send your name to shirleyaleonardfoundation@gmail.com.

Click here for more information.

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Virginia Chipotle Benefit Day:  Thursday, October 20
Any time from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM on Thursday, October, dine at ANY VIRGINIA Chipotle, and 50% of your purchase will be donated to Susan G. Komen.

Make sure to bring this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you're there to support Komen.

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10th Annual Pink Tie Gala:  Saturday, October 22
Come enjoy dancing, a buffet dinner, silent auction, live music by En' Novation Band, and be entertained by the all new "Celebration of Life Dance Team” with a special performance by Dr. James Pellicane, M.D.

This year's theme is the Roaring 20s. Period wear is optional. Flapper accessories will be available onsite for a small donation.

Funds raised from The Pink Tie Gala will benefit Komen Central Virginia.

Click here for more information.

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Kendra Scott Gives Back (Charlottesville):  Saturday, October 29
Kendra Scott Charlottesville will host a Kendra Gives Back event on Saturday, October 29. Twenty percent of each purchase made during the event will be donated to 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. To date, Capital Clothing Recyclers has donated over $31,000 to Komen Central Virginia.
2016 June - Dixie Gas & Oil
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 $34,000 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! To date, Melwood Charity Car Donation Center has donated almost $25,000 to Komen Central Virginia.
 AmazonSmile AmazonSmile: Are you are an avid Amazon customer? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Komen Central Virginia every time you shop with Amazon, at no cost to you. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. All you have to do is shop Amazon from this link http://bit.ly/CentralVASmile.

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.

Upcoming Rally for the Cure® Events:

October 21 - Hanover Country Club, Ashland, VA

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 in connection with Fit for the Cure and other events in 2016. Since 1999, 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:

 October 7 - Dillard's Stony Point Fashion Park, Richmond, VA

MORE THAN PINK  PARTNERS 

The MORE THAN PINK™ movement, kicking off in October (National Breast Cancer Awareness Month), is a series of initiatives that celebrate the heroes who have made a significant impact in the fight to end breast cancer.

The movement is supported by American Airlines, Bank of America, Condé Nast, Simon Property Group, and WWE, who together have raised more than $100 million on behalf of Komen since 1982.

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