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Why We Race?

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We Race Because…

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  • 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!

Your registration gets you to the start line, but your fundraising gets us closer to the cure!

 Volunteer Committee for Race
We need your help!

volunteers 2.jpgWe 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!

Join a committee and help us make an impact!



Kids for the Cure

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I am the Cure


Movin' the

Pink Honor Roll


is now on Twitter!

susie the mermaidKomen 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.

Fundraising Challenges

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Save A Pair girl

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.

Love baseball?
Help support Komen Tidewater by attending our next event:
Bat for the Cure

bat for the CureCheer 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. Tickets: $11 

Komen Vlogs

vlogsIn 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! 757-490-7794

Get to know us better. Komen Tidewater is on social media and encourages everyone to follow our mission through facebook button - small round , twitter button - small round, Instagram Glyph icon, and youtube20x20


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
Mount Trashmore
July 19, 2015. For more information, click.

App Party
All are Welcome
Mermaid Winery
Wednesday, August 5,2015.  

Team TKO Bunco
Komen Office
Tuesday, August 12,2015. Click to register. 

Komen 101
Komen Office
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  

Race Expo
Quality Suites at Lake Wright
October 8th 4pm - 8pm
October 9th 9am - 8pm
(volunteers needed)

Race for the Cure
Virginia Beach
31st and Atlantic Ave
October 10, 2015
(volunteers needed) 

Surf for the Cure
Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Saturday, October 10th

Treasure Chest Fest
General Booth Blvd.
Virginia Beach
Sunday, October 11th

Menopause the Musical
The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
Virginia Beach
November 3 - 5

Survivor Breakfast
Quality Suites at Lake Wright
Saturday, November 7th

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Tidewater Affiliate of Susan G. Komen®
420 North Center Dr. Building 11, Suite 143, Norfolk, VA 23502
Phone: 757-490-7794 · Fax: 757-493-7619 · Email: