Wow! As the heat of summer moves in, it's been a busy spring. We've celebrated Mother's Day, honored the brave women and men who serve our country with Memorial Day, and are seeing the school year come to an end. A huge thank you to all of the energizing volunteers and successful partnerships that help make VBCF's education and advocacy work possible. Blue Ridge Chapter's Pink Ribbon Hi Tea, Peninsula Chapter's 19th annual Luncheon and Fashion Show, the third annual Aces for Awareness tennis benefit, Cap City Ballerz youth basketball tournament, Hilton Short Pump's Aura Spa Open House, and the Night of Honky Tonk Angels III events are just to name a few.
As we move into the fun of summer, I encourage you to reflect on all of the good work that is happening across the state with the goal of eradicating breast cancer. VBCF staff is hard at work supporting our chapters, planning for breast cancer educational programs at Becky's Place for July's Remote Area Medical Program in Wise County, and convening the Central Virginia Breast Cancer Coalition to host a conference for cancer survivors and their caregivers in November. In addition, summer will also see us gearing up for the many October Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities.
A special thank you to Senator Mark Warner for serving as a lead sponsor to Senate Bill 3237 which provides for the establishment of a commission to accelerate the end of breast cancer. VBCF advocates appreciated the generous amount of time you spent with us during our National Lobby Day May 8th and are excited by your commitment to and support of our breast cancer activities for our fellow Virginians. I believe we are moving in the right direction and that our many individual and group activities in support of an end to breast cancer will enable us to realize this goal.
Best wishes for a safe summer season,
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| |VBCF and its volunteers are gearing up to host Becky's Place, July 20 - 22, 2012, at the three-day Remote Area Medical (RAM) Expedition in Wise County, VA. This event brings health care screening, services, and education to far southwest Virginians who lack access to health care services.
VBCF runs Becky's Place - the cancer education program tent - and provides volunteers for child care and other support services. In 2011, more than 2,500 folks received medical services and more than 600 attended one of our classes.
We need your help to make Becky's Place happen! We are seeking donations of giftcards, personal care items, school supplies and more. Please click here to see our full wishlist and find out how you can support this important outreach effort.
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