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Dear Friends,


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,


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Katy Sawyer

Executive Director

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Now Accepting Nominations


The Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation takes great pride in recognizing the shining stars who have contributed to the fight against breast cancer. 

  • The Nancy G. Dopp Volunteer of the Year Award is given to an active supporter of VBCF who has been an exemplary volunteer for the organization by giving generously of his/her time, talent, and/or resources.  A volunteer may take on a major activity or event for the organization, or volunteer consistently throughout the year, helping as needed with even the smallest tasks.
  • The Sharon H. Kohlenberg Healthcare Service Award is given to a healthcare professional who exhibits a deep commitment to the fight against breast cancer.  This award recipient goes above and beyond the regular scope of their duties in a breast cancer-related healthcare field.  This can be an individual or a team who work closely as a unit.

Nominations are due on Friday, August 17, 2012. 


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Community Outreach Volunteers Needed!

The Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation is seeking enthusiastic, outgoing and motivated individuals to help with community outreach. Volunteers are needed to help staff health fairs and literature tables in Richmond and surrounding counties. Volunteers will set up booths and distribute brochures, literature and other information on breast cancer, our organization, volunteer opportunities and/or event promotion. While our greatest need for volunteers is in October which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we do have opportunities pop up year round.


Skills: Reliable and friendly. The ability to relate to a diverse group of individuals. Good communication skills. Dependable transportation.


Contact Jaime Strohhacker for more information:  800-345-8223 or

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