Post-Labor Day, the unofficial start to fall, VBCF staff and volunteers have already begun getting ready for the busy upcoming months. While we know that breast cancer awareness is a year-round issue, the visibility of the pink ribbon in October brings public visibility to our cause. To prepare for the many requests for participation we receive for volunteers to attend events, handout literature and such, VBCF would love for you to join us at our volunteer orientation session on Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 5:30 in VBCF's office in Richmond. If you are outside the Richmond area, please contact Jennie Southworth to learn more.
VBCF is once again participating in the Sept. 18-19, 2013 Amazing Raise, a 36-hour online giving event hosted by The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia. While this event targets Central Virginia residents, anyone can donate, and funds raised will be used to support VBCF's statewide education and advocacy initiatives. An easy way to support VBCF to try and help us win a viral video prize is to watch our YouTube video. Our campaign goal is to exceed 2012's inaugural year of participation in which 33 donors gave more than $2,000. Please consider making a gift to VBCF!
Finally, great events across the state to raise breast cancer awareness and benefit VBCF are being added to our calendar each day. Mark your planner to participate in at least one upcoming event and bring a friend to support our efforts. And don't forget that VBCF offers FREE educational materials that you can order to support your own efforts to raise awareness. Get involved - help us put an end to breast cancer!
Wishing you and yours good health,