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More Than Pink™ celebrates the heroes who have made a significant impact in the fight to end breast cancer. Whether you’re the doctor who won’t give up on a patient, the volunteer who gives their time to ensure Race for the Cure goes off without a hitch, the child who sells lemonade in honor a mother or grandmother, or the survivors and thrivers who never give up; More Than Pink will provide the inspiration for everyone to act, donate, and get involved. In this section, we also highlight the businesses and groups who have made large impacts as well.
The Like Fund – 2nd Annual Cornhole for the Cure tournament
The LIKE Fund raises money for charities in the Tidewater area. They have a strong commitment to support organizations that benefit our community.
On Saturday, March 4th, 2017 over 400 baggers as well as spectators and volunteers joined this annual battle against breast cancer at Corn Hole for the Cure. 100% of the net proceeds were donated to Susan G. Komen Tidewater. Thanks to Bruce Laderberg for this fun event!
Another Pink Hot Tub raffled off by Great Atlantic Hot Tubs, Pools & Saunas for their Fight For A Cure Raffle!
As a locally owned Hampton Roads business, Great Atlantic Hot Tubs, Pools & Saunas is committed to supporting the communities in which they operate. We thank them for their continued support of our mission!
Cake Pop Girls and London Bridge Trading Company are at it again! Raising funds for breast cancer one cake pop at a time!
Hannah, Ava, and Leah made a goal of raising more each year than the previous year, and boy did they mean that! These young heroes (and possible entrepreneurs) have been raising money for breast cancer for Komen Tidewater for over 4 years now! In June, they took orders from a website they built for homemade/handmade chocolate and vanilla cake pops! Little did they know that they would sell 220 cake pops!
These young ladies raised $410 for Komen Tidewater in 2016, but again because of the generous matching from local business, London Bridge Trading, $410 turned into $820!
They have a personal connection to cancer. Ava and Hannah lost their grandmother to breast cancer after a 12 year battle, and Leah’s grandmother has battled cancer also. They started fundraising in honor of these important women in their lives.
Ford’s Colony Ladies Golf Tournament
The ladies’ golf association at Ford’s Colony Country Club held their 20th annual golf tournament fundraiser on October 11 to benefit Susan G. Komen Tidewater. This year’s tournament raised over $11,000, and the cumulative total of funds raised by the association since 1997 has now topped $200,000!
Thank you so much for your continued support!
Chase-ing 4 A Cure is a group started by Chase Anthony in memory of his 3rd grade teacher, Laurie Dreelin, who lost her battle with breast cancer. What started out as a simple request to receive donations for his 10th birthday instead of presents turned into one of Susan G. Komen Tidewater Affiliate’s largest race teams in 2013 raising over $5,000. Chase along with his Pink Posse continue to raise funds by holding events such as dinners, car washes, lemonade sales and much more. Click here for more information.
Albemarle Youth Football League
During Breast Cancer Awareness month, 27 players from the Gates County Hurricanes team of the Albemarle Youth Football League (which has been around for 25 years) sold raffle tickets for prizes, and gave back a portion of the proceeds to Susan G. Komen Tidewater! This was a team and parent effort! We are so proud of these young men for playing hard on the field and opening up their hearts to support the fight against breast cancer! Their team is managed by 7 volunteer coaches and multiple other volunteer parents who are providing wonderful guidance and support to their kids!
Franklin High School
During Breast Cancer Awareness month, Franklin High School’s Student Government Association hosted various fundraising and awareness events within the city of Franklin. They held T-shirt sales, 50/50 raffles, dress down days for teachers, and had breast cancer awareness tables. Their generosity and drive helped in the our pursuit of a world without breast cancer.
Beach FC Storm
The young ladies recognized Susan G. Komen during one of their games in the 2014 season. They put on their pink gear to raise awareness for breast cancer. The club donated $100 for each goal they scored to Komen Tidewater. Thank you ladies and congratulations on the win.
The PAMS Band, led by Terry Privette, gave a wonderful rendition of the National Anthem at the 2014 Race for the Cure. Great Job Panthers!
The Granby HS Color Guard, led by Chief Warrant Officer Ferrette, provided the Colors for the 2014 Race for the Cure. The helped lead the Survivor Parade and provided the snap and pop of their rifles.
King’s Fork’s Men and Women’s Volleyball teams hosted an annual Dig for the Cure to benefit Susan G. Komen Tidewater. Both teams wore pink uniforms to represent breast cancer awareness, and students sold baked goods and pink ribbons. 12 Breast Cancer Survivors, whom all had a relationship with the team, were recognized during the game. Read More