What a busy June it's been! Another huge thank you to King Family Vineyards in Crozet, the Pink Ribbon Polo Committee, and the many sponsors, donors, volunteers, and attendees who made the Eighth Annual Pink Ribbon Polo Classic on June 17th such a success! Through these efforts, VBCF, as the event's 2012 charity of choice, has received almost $35,000 to support our work to educate and advocate for Virginians with the goal of ending breast cancer. It was a beautiful day, and if you weren't able to join us this year, I hope you'll mark your calendar for Father's Day next year.
VBCF's Becky's Place hosted in conjunction with the Remote Area Medical (RAM) program in Wise County will be held July 20-22. Thank you to the many volunteers who plan to participate! Becky's Place is named in memory of Becky Morris, a former VBCF President and active breast cancer advocate. While RAM provides free health care services to attendees, volunteers at Becky's Place spend three days offering cancer and disease prevention education to hundreds of attendees. Free take home educational resources related to breast, cervical, ovarian, prostate, testicular, and lung cancers as well as tobacco cessation and diabetes are provided to thousands of RAM attendees in far southwest Virginia.
Please consider getting involved with VBCF - we are currently accepting nominations for a volunteer or health care provider who deserves recognition for their outstanding contributions to breast cancer with our Kohlenberg and Dopp Awards - or consider signing up to staff a table as we organize for the fall and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.
Thank you and have a safe and healthy summer,