We’re excited that this year’s Race is the 19th Annual Komen Central Virginia Race for the Cure®! The Central Virginia Race for the Cure® was started in 1998 by Jennifer Norvell Saunders, in memory of her mother, Joanne. Joanne lost her battle with breast cancer after a second reoccurrence of her disease. To honor her mother’s life, Jennifer, her family, and friends planned the first Central Virginia Race for the Cure® with the hope that fifty people would join them. To Jennifer’s surprise over 1,200 gathered at the starting line that Mother’s Day weekend.
To honor Joanne and all the others in Central Virginia who have and are fighting this fight and continue funding local education, screening, and treatment programs, we hope to have 5,000 participants in the 2016 Race and plan to raise $400,000! We need your help to meet these goals! See you May 7, 2015, on Brown’s Island for the Race!