Our Mission is to Save Lives and End Breast Cancer in Southwest Virginia The Virginia Blue Ridge Affiliate's 31 city/county region focuses on reaching women through breast health education, and creating community awareness through events, an annual Race for the Cure, and support for the entire service area. Our Promise to the Women of the Virginia Blue Ridge Region The Komen Virginia Blue Ridge Affiliate will identify gaps in breast health care, reaching women in 31 cities & counties through breast health education and mammography access. We will tirelessly fundraise and promote breast cancer awareness and education within our region. We will provide community grants in Alleghany, Amherst, Bath, Bedford, Bland, Botetourt, City of Buena Vista, Campbell, Carroll, City of Covington, Craig, City of Danville, Floyd, Franklin, City of Galax, Giles, Grayson, Henry, City of Lexington, City of Lynchburg, City of Martinsville, Montgomery, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Pulaski, City of Radford, Roanoke County, City of Roanoke, Rockbridge, City of Salem, and Wythe. Fundraising History Since our inception in 2008, the Susan G. Komen Virginia Blue Ridge Affiliate has raised more than $1.5 million dollars for local breast cancer programs and national breast cancer research. The Virginia Blue Ridge Affiliate granted almost $320,000 to six organizations in our service area this year. 75% of all fundraising efforts stay within our local community.