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VBCF was founded on the belief that breast cancer is more than a pink ribbon. While October is a great time to heighten awareness of this disease, we work every day to eradicate breast cancer through education and advocacy for Virginians. This year VBCF has extended its reach, traveling from coal country in Grundy to the banks of the Eastern Shore, and lots of places in between to educate Virginians about breast cancer. Click here to see where we've been.

VBCF also commemorated a milestone this year - 25 years of service to Virginians. We hosted an anniversary reception at the Valentine Museum and were recognized at the Governor’s Mansion. We were happy to have three of VBCF’s four surviving founding members - Phoebe Antrim, Patti Goodall, and Mary Jo Kahn - in attendance as well as Governor Terry McAuliffe, Virginia’s Secretary of Health and Human Services Bill Hazel, and Delegates Lashrecse Aird, Lamont Bagby, and Betsy Carr and many more of our longtime supporters. 

We want to say a heartfelt thank you to the many organizations and businesses who hosted Breast Cancer Awareness Month events to benefit VBCF. Events ranged from employee workplace fundraisers, spa events, and “pink ribbon” apparel sales to shopping days, auto sales, and restaurant give-back events. 

While we wish VBCF’s services were no longer needed, more than 6,600 Virginians continue to be diagnosed with breast cancer each year and almost 1,100 lose their battle annually, so our work must continue. Our goal is to put our organization out of business - to create a world where breast cancer doesn’t cut lives short. Until that day comes, VBCF is here to serve Virginians, and we are grateful that your support makes our work possible.

Katy Sawyer,
Executive Director
  VBCF is grateful to the following organizations for hosting Breast Cancer Awareness Month Fundraising Events and Promotions to support our mission and services. 

2nd Annual Unity in Pink
9Round Fitness Midlothian
Anytime Fitness
Barreva, LLC
Black Dog Events
Blacksburg Downtown’s 8th Annual,    “Pretty in Pink” 
Blue Ridge School Parents Association
Boulevard Burger And Brew
Brennan Heating & Air Conditioning
Brighton Collectibles
Brown's Midlothian VW & Jaguar
Bulls-Eye Beauties Outdoors
Buzz and Ned’s
Carpetland USA
Centura College
Cheer Extreme Boosters
Colonial Crossfit
Cover VA (employee campaign)
Custom Ink
CNA’s Educational and Charitable Fund  Committee
Denson Grocery and Oyster Bar
Dick Myers Dodge Jeep
Disco Sports
Doubletree by Hilton  Chesterfield (employee campaign)
6th Annual “Fall Brazaar”
Fitness 1440
Fluvanna High School
Glassworks by Alex
I Am That Girl: VCU
K-12 (employee campaign)
King Technical Apparel
Lee Davis Girls Volleyball
Linkhorne Middle School Volleyball
LuLaRoe - Heather Michelle

Medi Spa West
Moose’s By the Creek
New Grace Church, Hampton
Northrop Grumman (employee  campaign)
Owens and Minor  (employee  campaign)
Pandora Short Pump
Pitney Bowes (employee campaign)
Quarles Petroleum (employee  campaign)
Richmond BMW Midlothian
Sara Campbell
SDC Solution Development  Corporation (employee campaign)
Serenity Day Spa Old Town 
Shamin Hotels including Courtyard by  Marriott Chester
Spotsylvania Firefighters
Spotts Fain (employee campaign)
Team Clean Scene
Texas Roadhouse, Virginia Beach
Title Boxing Club Falls Church &  Springfield
Virginia Eagle Distributing
Virginia Education    Association (employee campaign)
Virginia Tech Bookstores
Village Exxon
Vineyard Vines Stony Point
Walton Gallery Inc.
White's Travel Center
Wine & Design Stafford
Wyndham Virginia Crossing (employee  campaign)
Zion Bethel United Church of Christ
Thank you – we couldn’t do what we do without you!  

VBCF exceeded our goal of $10,000 in online donations by the end of October to earn matching funds from Tito’s Handmade Vodka. With Tito’s matching gift, we raised over $22,800 during this fundraising challenge.  We thank Tito’s for this generous partnership!

Zion Bethel United Church of Christ in Portsmouth held their 4th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Walk on October 15th. Mammograms were also available thanks to the Mobile Mammo Unit from Chesapeake General Hospital. The walk raised $1,000 for VBCF.

White’s Travel Center in Raphine, the largest and busiest travel center on the East coast, matched donations to their “White’s Goes Pink” campaign for a total of $3,200 to support VBCF.

Lee-Davis High School Girls Volleyball Team in Mechanicsville hosted a game in honor of breast cancer awareness month. The bake sale at the game raised over $800 for VBCF’s programs.

Virginia Eagle Distributors in Central VA donated $.25 for every case of “Fall season” beer sold in the month of October to VBCF for a total of $2,000.  As a result of their awareness promotion, one of their staff members scheduled her very first screening mammogram!

Brown’s Volkswagen & Jaguar in Midlothian donated a portion of their sales for the month of October to VBCF, giving VBCF $2,000 to support our efforts.

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.
Are you, your family, or friends a state employee?

Give to VBCF through the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC) using the code 03787. We appreciate your support through this campaign!

Resources & Events

Check out a new online tool for cancer survivors. It allows patients and survivors to create personalized Action Decks, collections of information on specific topics relevant to cancer and treatment, including symptoms, stress and mood, wellness, and support resources. https://www.smokefree.gov/springboard

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/  

Request FREE Educational Materials

Breast health is important year round! Click here to order the new Breast Health Basics brochure with an attached pink ribbon or any of our other educational or giveaways items to share in your local community to help get the word out about breast health and VBCF’s services for Virginians.

Do You Know Someone Newly Diagnosed with Breast Cancer?

VBCF offers FREE Newly Diagnosed packets with helpful information and support resources specific to a person’s local community as well as state and national assistance to help deal with treatment and beyond. 

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