2013 Komen Central Virginia Race for the Cure ® 16th Anniversary Why Form a Team?
Susan G. Komen for the Cure Formed by Nancy Brinker in 1982 More than 1.9 billion invested Affiliates in more than 120 cities and communities More than 140 Race events Komen Vision: A world without breast cancer
Breast Cancer Information All women are at risk If detected early, the 5-year survival rate is 99 percent Men can get breast cancer, too Until we find a cure, early detection offers the best hope for long term survival.
Komen Central Virginia Race First held in 1998, 1,200 participants raised over $78,000 In 2012, over 6,000 participants raised $500,000 Since inception, over 6 million raised locally This year will mark the 16 th anniversary of the Central Virginia Race
Where does the money go? 75% stays in Central VA to fund breast cancer health education, breast cancer screening and treatment projects 25% funds the Komen’s National Research Grant Program 2013 Community Grants totaling $535,502 were recently awarded to 14 local programs!
The IMPACT of Teams Last year Teams recruited 3,742 of the total 6,034 participants & raised $193,460 of the total of $500,000 Thanks to the fundraising contributions of our teams – Komen Central Virginia awarded grants to the following: Access Now, Richmond, VA Augusta Regional Free Clinic, Fishersville, VA Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation, Richmond, VA Central Virginia Health Services, New Canton, VA Charlottesville/Albermarle Health Department, Charlottesville, VA Community Memorial Healthcenter, South Hill, VA CrossOver Ministry, Richmond, VA Ellen Shaw de Paredes Breast Cancer Foundation, Richmond, VA Family YMCA Emporia-Greensville, Emporia, VA Fan Free Clinic, Richmond, VA Heart of Virginia, Farmville, VA Nueva Vida, Richmond, VA VCU Massey Cancer Center, Richmond, VA Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA
Why Form a Team? It’s more FUN than participating alone! 242 teams participated in the 2012 Race Form a Team to rally around someone you know that is fighting the battle now or to honor a loved one Teams are eligible for prizes, including: Largest Team in each category Overall Top Fundraising Team Top Fundraising Team in each category
The School Team Challenge was started by a survivor’s daughter, Lindsay Avner. It was after participating in the Race for the Cure with her survivor mother that she noticed that a whole age group was missing……teenagers/high school students. The School Team Challenge
The goals of the School Team Challenge are to: Increase breast cancer awareness among students Raise funds to help support the Komen for the Cure promise Increase participation of students in the Komen Race for the Cure Have fun while positively affecting the community
Kids for the Cure® is a 1K run open to children ages 6 to 12. Only children are allowed on the course. Kids Art T-shirt Contest Children ages 6 to 12 are encouraged to submit artwork as part of the Kids Art T-shirt Contest. Entry deadline is March 29, 2013. The winning design will be featured on the Kids for the Cure® t-shirts.
Why we Race for the Cure One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime 226,870 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year 2,190 men will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer 39,510 Women estimated to die of breast cancer 410 Men estimated to die of breast cancer Times are Tough…but so is Breast Cancer
Helpful Links Team Captain Tools: http://www.komencentralva.org/komen-race-for-the- cure/teams/team-captain-tools.html Team Awards: http://www.komencentralva.org/komen-race-for-the- cure/teams/team-awards.html T-Shirt Insignias: http://www.komencentralva.org/komen-race-for-the- cure/teams/team-t-shirt-insignias.html Team FAQ: http://www.komencentralva.org/komen-race-for-the- cure/teams/team-faq.html
2013 Race Day Schedule 7:00 AMBrown’s Island Opens 7:30 AMSurvivor VIP Tent Opens 7:45 AMParade of Pink Assembly on Brown’s Island 8:00 AMParade of Pink & Survivor Photo 8:15 AMWelcome & Warm-up at the Main Stage 8:30 AMKids for the Cure® 1K Run 9:00 AM5K Competitive & 5K Recreational Walk/Run 10:15 AMPost-Race Celebration & Awards