About The Central VA chapter of Susan G. Komen
The Central Virginia Affiliate of Susan G. Komen® is dedicated to combating breast cancer at every front. Up to 75 percent of the Affiliate’s net income goes toward funding grants to local hospitals and community organizations that provide breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs for medically underserved women. The remaining net income (a minimum of 25 percent) supports the national Komen Grants Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific programs around the world.
The Komen Central Virginia Affiliate’s services area covers approximately 60 cities and counties. Thanks to the thousands of people who participant in the Susan G. Komen Central Virginia Race for the Cure® and other Affiliate events each year, dedicated corporate partners and generous donors, Komen Central Virginia is playing a vital role in fighting breast cancer in our community.
The Komen Central Virginia Affiliate can supply a variety of educational materials to local organizations at no charge. Susan G. Komen® educational materials are developed using the latest research on breast cancer. We strive to produce materials that are easily understood by people of different cultural backgrounds. Many of our educational materials are available in Spanish.
To request educational materials addressing any of the following topics, please call 804-320-1772 or email us at [email protected].
- Breast Self-Awareness cards (English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, and Vietnamese)
- Breast Health Basics
- Risk Factors and Risk Reduction
- Questions to Ask Your Doctor
- Men and Breast Cancer
- New Diagnosis
- Co-Survivors (friends and family members of breast cancer patients)
To view all available literature, visit the Educationals Materials tab of www.ShopKomen.com. You may download and print all materials from the website at no cost. Komen also provides a national toll-free breast care helpline, 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636), answered by trained, caring volunteers who can provide answers, local resources and moral support.