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Tito’s Handmade Vodka Fundraising Challenge

Help VBCF receive a $10,000 matching gift by October 31! Throughout the fall, Tito’s Handmade Vodka will work through VA ABC stores to highlight VBCF and urge customers to support our mission.  All online donations to VBCF received now through October 31, 2016 will be matched, dollar for dollar, by Tito’s up to $10,000!  A huge thank you to Tito’s for this amazing opportunity! 
Order FREE Educational Materials NOW for the Fall

VBCF has a new Breast Health Basics Brochure with updated information for this year. This brochure combines the information from our former Breast Health Basics Brochure and our Pink Ribbon card, which means we will be phasing out the Pink Ribbon card. However, we still have Pink Ribbon cards available for bilingual English/Spanish audiences. We anticipate having a Spanish version of our Breast Health Basics brochure sometime next year.

Save the Date!

VBCF will host the 2017 State Breast Cancer Advocacy Day on February 1st. Make your voice heard at the Virginia General Assembly.  No prior experience necessary. To receive information about this day, sign up for VBCF Advocacy Alerts.

Sept. 24 Southside, VA Conference

VBCF is proud to be a part of a coalition hosting an upcoming educational conference for providers, Act Today for More Tomorrows: Reduce the Risk of Breast & HPV Related Cancers, on September 24th. Nurses and EMS providers attending this conference will have the opportunity to receive 4.5 continuing education contact hours. This conference will be hosted at multiple sites across Southside Virginia. 

Nominate a Virginia Provider for the 2016 Kohlenberg Healthcare Service Award

VBCF’s Sharon H. Kohlenberg Healthcare Service Award recognizes an individual or team practicing in Virginia in the healthcare service field who exhibits a deep and abiding commitment to the fight against breast cancer. Honoring the memory of Sherry Kohlenberg, a healthcare administrator and founder of VBCF, the award is extended annually to a practitioner or team who goes above and beyond the normal ex pectations of their job. The deadline for nominations is Monday, September 12, 2016.

FREE Newly Diagnosed Materials

Do you know someone who needs a newly diagnosed packet? VBCF has added to our Newly Diagnosed packets, including information on genetic testing, relaxation techniques, metastatic breast cancer, and triple negative breast cancer, as well as information for children and/or caregivers. Click here to review or order our Newly Diagnosed packet 

VBCF in Medically Underserved Areas

This year, VBCF staff and volunteers plan to attend every Remote Area Medical (RAM) Clinic in Virginia to offer breast health education to the medically underserved. This fall, there are upcoming RAM clinics during September in Lee County (which lost its only hospital two years ago) and during October in Grundy, and VBCF will be there! To learn more about our involvement with RAM, visit https://www.vbcf.org/educate/ram/

Upcoming Events

While October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, VBCF keeps a calendar of VBCF events and local, state, and national breast health related educational offerings updated all year long. Check it out at https://www.vbcf.org/calendar-of-events/

6th Annual Fall BRAzaar

If you live in the metro Richmond area, don’t miss the 6th Annual Fall BRAzaar on October 1st hosted by the Bon Air Women’s Club with proceeds to benefit VBCF.  This free women’s health fair is held at the Steel Horse Harley Davidson in Midlothian and features live music, health resources, free mammograms and vendors. For more information and to take part in the 50/50 raffle go to: Fall BRAzaar and  50/50 Raffle

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