Alexandria’s ongoing support for breast cancer prevention will reach new heights during October, when representatives of the business, faith, medical, historic and government sectors in Alexandria join forces for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There are upcoming activities that will benefit the Vola Lawson Breast Cancer Memorial Fund, which provides cancer prevention education and free mammograms for low-income women.
Awareness Month highlights include:
Breast Cancer Awareness Walk | Saturday, Oct. 13, 8 – 11 a.m.
Oakland Baptist Church, 3408 King St., Alexandria 22302
Share fellowship and light refreshments at 8 a.m., walk starts at 9 a.m. – $10 Donation
Sponsored by the historic Oakland Baptist Church. Contact Nechelle Terrell at 571.426.0569.
Los Tios Restaurant Night | Tuesday, Oct. 16
2615 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria 22301
Enjoy dinner out (on your own budget) and benefit the Vola Lawson Fund at the same time. A percentage of the night’s profits will go to the Fund. SALUD! (To your health!)
Contact Anuja Miner at firstname.lastname@example.org
Del Ray Farmers Market | Saturday, Oct. 13 and Oct. 20
Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirts! Wear and share your awareness. T-shirts on sale.
2311 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexandria 22301
Sponsored by the Alexandria Friends of the Commission for Women. Contact Jacinta Greene at email@example.com
Give Your 2 Cents Program | Throughout the month of October
Yates Automotive, 317 E. Braddock Rd., Alexandria 22301
Two cents of every gallon of gas purchased in October will be donated to the Vola Lawson Fund.
Contact Heidi Hess at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mammogram Screening Throughout the month of October and ongoing, with a referral from Neighborhood Health
2 East Glebe Rd., Alexandria 22305
Free (for women who meet the income criteria), call 703.535.5568 to schedule an appointment for a referral.
The Vola Lawson Breast Cancer Memorial Fund continues the mission begun by its namesake in 1994 with The Walk to Fight Breast Cancer. The Fund provides free mammograms and other diagnostic screenings for low-income women. The Fund was started in 2014 to memorialize the former Alexandria City Manager, who died in 2013. For more information, visit alexandriava.gov/Women