Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Help VPFW raise awareness, donations, and spirits in the fight against breast cancer – and have a chance to win great prizes in our Pink Purse Raffle! #MammogramsSaveLives
Every October, VPFW promotes Breast Cancer Awareness Month and charities that support the fight against breast cancer, spreading the word that #MammogramsSaveLives. As women’s health providers, we know that educating our patients about breast health and providing access to routine screening mammograms saves lives by detecting breast cancer earlier, when it is more treatable. We also love to get involved and support local organizations that are funding breast cancer research, raising spirits, and helping to build awareness of this disease that affects one in eight women by age 75.
Check out VPFW’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities below to find out all the ways you can participate with us – and have a chance to win great prizes in our Pink Purse Raffle!
Free Mammograms for Uninsured Women during October (Spots Limited)
VPFW supports breast health for all women. During Breast Cancer Month (October), we are offering a limited number of free mammograms to women who are uninsured at our four locations that offer mammography services: Koger Center, St. Francis, West Creek, and Prince George. Spots are limited, so please call us to schedule today!
If you are uninsured, call 804-897-2100 to check availability and schedule a free mammogram in October.
Join VPFW by wearing pink from your head to your pinky toes during Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) to help us spread awareness about breast cancer and remind women that #MammogramsSaveLives. While you’re at it, post a pic of you in your pink, tag VPFW on Facebook or Instagram, and use hashtag #MammogramsSaveLives to be entered in our pink purse raffle! Learn more below.
Caps for Cancer and Cards for a Cause
Caps for Cancer and Cards for a Cause are initiatives started by VPFW patient Suzie Adams to collect new or homemade hats, scarves and uplifting greeting cards for patients at local cancer treatment centers. We collect items at all VPFW locations throughout October, and everyone who donates gets entered into our Pink Purse Raffle (see more below).
Join us for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, Sunday, Oct. 16
VPFW is a proud sponsor of the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk again this year. The walk takes place at Libbie Mill on Sunday, October 16. Join our team, walk with us, and/or help us raise money to support this important cause that is so near to our hearts.
Donate to Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation
Every year, VPFW has a fundraising page to raise donations for Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation – an organization that supports breast cancer research and advocacy for families in Virginia who are impacted by breast cancer. Donate to our fundraising page by Oct. 31 to be entered in our Pink Purse Raffle. (See more below.)
October ThermiVa Special (Not Just for Breast Cancer Survivors!)
ThermiVa is a painless vaginal rejuvenation treatment that is a wonderful option for breast cancer survivors because it is non-hormonal. We are offering a special during Breast Cancer Awareness Month for anyone who would like to try ThermiVa. Receive 15% off the initial treatment (3 sessions) if you call us to schedule your treatment during the month of October.
Pink Purse Raffle: Enter for a Chance to Win Amazing Prizes*
VPFW is proud to support the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation, the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, and Caps for Cancer and Cards for a Cause. Read on to learn how you can enter our Pink Purse Raffle and win amazing prizes by helping us support these organizations!
4 Ways to Enter the Pink Purse Raffle:
- Post a photo of yourself in pink and tag VPFW on Facebook or Instagram with hashtag #MammogramsSaveLives by Oct. 30 = 1 raffle ticket (If your account is private, send a screenshot of the post with tags to firstname.lastname@example.org to be entered!)
- Donate one greeting card, hat or scarf for Caps for Cancer and Cards for Cause at any VPFW office by Oct. 30 = 1 raffle ticket
- Join our Making Strides Against Breast Cancer team and walk Sun., Oct. 16 at Libbie Mill (see below!) = 1 raffle ticket
- Donate $5 to Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation (online only) by Oct. 30 = 1 raffle ticket
- VPFW pink purse gift basket
- $2,000 Fine Art Portrait and Classic Indoor Portrait Experience with Butler Portraits (non-transferrable) *Anyone who donates $200 or 30 cards/hats/scarves will win this prize!
- Free oil change at Strosnider Chevrolet
- Prize pack including koozie and $25 gift card from Dabney Orthodontics
- Gift card to Bark & Sparkle dog wash & grooming salon
- $15 Gift card to The Grill at Waterford
Last but not least, don’t forget to schedule your annual screening mammogram at our Koger Center, St. Francis, West Creek, or Prince George locations. October is a popular month for mammograms, so you may need to schedule further out. It’s a great time to remind the important women in your life that #MammogramsSaveLives.