Why We Race?
- One in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast
cancer in her lifetime.
- Every minute, somewhere in the
world, someone dies from breast cancer.
- Breast cancer knows no boundaries-
be it age, gender, socio-economic status or geographic location.
- We continue to Race because at the
current rate, 13 million breast cancer deaths around the world will occur in
the next 25 years.
We fight these statistics together. Today, the survival rate
is 99 percent thanks in part to Komen and the role it has played in the fight
against breast cancer - transforming how the world talks about and treats this
disease and helping to turn millions of breast cancer patients into breast
cancer survivors. This progress was made with your continued support and
together we can achieve our vision of a world without breast cancer. For
more information on the 2015 Komen Tidewater Race for the Cure. To register or
to donate, please click
here! REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
registration gets you to the start line, but your fundraising gets us closer to
Committee for Race
We need your help!
are always looking for volunteers to help with pre-Race planning, organization and
marketing. If you are interested in helping us pre-Race, please email!
a committee and help us make an impact!
is now on Twitter!
Komen Tidewater’s offical mermaid Susie has
been making the rounds to visit with the community! Her June travels have taken
her to the Mermaid Winery and the Peninsula Pilot baseball game. Susie was born in 2009, and she is one the gorgeous masterpieces
of artist Georgia Mason. Look for her Movin’ schedule in next month’s
newsletter. Follow her on Twitter @SusietheMermaid.
Winners will be announaced here weekly
and notified via email or phone call. The earings can be picked up at
the Komen Tidewater office.
"Save a Pair
Get a Pair"
Your fundraising has an impact in our community. $125 is the average cost of a community grant funded mammogram; providing an
uninsured woman or man in the Tidewater service area with a potentially life-saving screening.
Komen Tidewater has partnered with Kendra Scott Jewelry to bring you the "Save a Pair, Get a Pair" Challenge.
When you donate $125 or more in a single donation (Save a Pair), you will receive a pair of Kendra
Scott earrings (Get a Pair), valued at over $50.
Challenge timeline: The challenge is on and will continue until all "Pairs" (earings) have been awarded. One pair per person.
Help support Komen Tidewater
by attending our next event:
Bat for the Cure
Cheer on the Norfolk Tides on July
11, 2015 as they take on the Charlotte Knights for Bat for the Cure. First
Pitch will be at 7 p.m. and the first 200 ladies will receive a Pink Clutch
Bag. Enjoy a night of baseball and breast cancer awareness.
The bases of Harbor Park will be painted pink and
players will wear their Pink Gear.
Purchase your tickets from the Komen office or call 490-7794 for more information. You can also purchase tickets online. Enter the promo code
"Komen" when you and Tidewater Affiliate will receives a portion of the ticket to help benefit our service area.
In our new video series we highlight survivor
stories, volunteer activity and events. Be sure to subscribe!
Watch and listen to the personal stories of breast
cancer survivors such as Kaye Cominaki who shares the story of her diagnosis and how Komen
Tidewater has impacted her life.
Find out what motivates a 6-year volunteer and
co-survivor like Sheryl Suggs, to support Komen Tidewater and why
she helps her community.
Come back next month to hear about Trina Saunders’
story of how she fought and survived breast cancer.
Contact us if you would like to share your story!
Get to know
us better. Komen Tidewater is on social media and encourages everyone to follow
our mission through , , , and
Powerboating for the Cure
July 10th-11th, 2015
Bat for the Cure
Norfolk Tide's, Harbor Park
July 11, 2015. Tickets available at the Komen Office or online, using code "Komen"
Surf for the Cure - Aloha 5K
July 19, 2015. For more information, click.
All are Welcome
Wednesday, August 5,2015.
Team TKO Bunco
Tuesday, August 12,2015. Click to register.
Saturday, August 15,2015.
Click to register.
Professional Disc Golf
Throw for the Cure
Bayville Farms Park
Saturday, August 29,2015.
Baskets for Boobies
Royal Garden Courtyard
Saturday, September 12th
Quality Suites at Lake Wright
October 8th 4pm - 8pm
October 9th 9am - 8pm
Race for the Cure
31st and Atlantic Ave
October 10, 2015
Surf for the Cure
Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Saturday, October 10th
Treasure Chest Fest
General Booth Blvd.
Sunday, October 11th
Menopause the Musical
The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
November 3 - 5
Quality Suites at Lake Wright
Saturday, November 7th