|Komen Tidewater News and Updates
Tammie Mullins-Rice Bio
Tammie Mullins-Rice is a 25 year resident of Virginia Beach and a three year breast cancer survivor. Ms. Rice has two adult children and is very active in the community. She currently holds board positions in the Historic Seatack Community Civic League and the American Association of University Women, on both the local Virginia Beach branch and the state level. Prior to joining the Komen Tidewater staff, Ms. Rice was a Program Officer for the Obici Healthcare Foundation. She was responsible for managing health-related projects and selected funding activities for the Foundation. In addition, Ms. Rice maintained and developed relationships with key health leaders and non-profit agencies necessary to advance the Obici Healthcare Foundation mission of improving health and prevent illness and disease. In addition, Ms. Rice was the Development Manager of the Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast where she directed fundraising activities for the regional non-profit organization providing girls 5-17 with leadership, service and outreach programs. Ms. Rice received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland in Baltimore.
Cruise for the Cure on the Spirit of Norfolk
Cruise for the Cure 2017 A Spirit of Norfolk cruise gives you the chance to dine, dance, catch spectacular views of the mighty ships of the Navy's Atlantic Fleet and support a great cause.
Cost: $50 per ticket/seat
Window tables for 2 = $150.00
Click HERE for tickets
Included with Ticket: A two-hour cruise along the Elizabeth River
- Delicious dinner buffet with freshly prepared entrees, salads and desserts
- Unlimited coffee, hot tea, iced tea and water
- Spectacular views of the Navy's mighty Atlantic Fleet
- On-board entertainment
Race for the Cure Update
Race for the Cure - Saturday, October 13
Why do we RACE and Fundraise for breast cancer cures?
- Because 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.
- Because every 19 seconds, somewhere in the world, a case of breast cancer is diagnosed in a woman.
- Because every 60 seconds, somewhere in the world, someone dies from breast cancer; every 13 minutes, one woman in the U.S. will lose her life to breast cancer.
- Because in Tidewater, 1716 women and men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.
- Because it’s time to go beyond breast cancer awareness. It’s time to take action!
Thank you to ALL of our 2018 Race for the Cure Sponsors (as of 8/31/18):
Presenting Media Sponsors:
Audio, Light & Music, The Geraghty Family, Massage LuXe, Medical Center Radiology, Virginia Oncology Associates, Sentara Healthcare Foundation
Body By Alexis / Colley Avenue Copies & Graphics / Dick’s Sporting Goods
Electronic Systems Incorporated / Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute / Light RX Face & Body
Mid-Atlantic Women's Care / Security Storage & Van of Norfolk / The Store for Stores / Vector Security
White Balance Imaging Photography
Are You "Fit for the Cure"?
This year marks the 18th anniversary of Wacoal’s Fit for the Cure® program benefiting Susan G. Komen®! For every woman who gets a professional bra fitting at an event, Wacoal will donate $2 to Komen (no purchase necessary). Wacoal will also donate $2 to Komen for every Wacoal bra, shapewear item or b.tempt’d bra purchased at these events. Together with all other promotions conducted by Wacoal, Wacoal will donate an aggregate guaranteed minimum donation of $250,000.00 in 2018 to support Komen’s National Treatment Assistance program and other local community health programs. For more information and to find an event near you, click here.
What is Worship In Pink?
Worship in Pink brings breast health education to churches, synagogues and mosques throughout the Tidewater area. Worship in Pink is a day to celebrate and honor breast cancer Survivors and Co-Survivors; to support and reach out to those Survivors currently going through treatment or to honor those whose battle with breast cancer has ended. Please click here to fill out our online registration form. Once this form is completed, you will receive an email with the Worship in Pink Toolkit.
Volunteers are the Heart & Strength of Komen Tidewater
Register for Komen 101 either on September 13, 6:30pm or September 22 9:30am. Come learn the basics about Komen Tidewater and volunteer opportunities. Komen 101 volunteer training includes an introduction to Susan G. Komen and the Tidewater Affiliate, how volunteers contribute to our success, and a Breast Cancer 101 overview.
Some of the Currently Available Volunteer Opportunities:
- Race for the Cure
- Health fairs
- Community events
- Speaking engagements
- Grassroots poster distribution
- Sell paper ribbons at your office, local church, or school. This is a great way to raise breast cancer awareness.
- Click here to create our own event: lemonade stand, bowling night, etc.
- Much more!
If you can help or would like more information, click here.
Breast Care Helpline - Need information
If you or a loved one needs information about
breast health or breast cancer, call our breast care helpline to speak with a
specially trained oncology social worker or specialist at 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636)
or email at email@example.com.