Local women won big the last two months with donations to the Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation(CBBCF) from the Town of Middleburg, a Brambleton Christmas tree seller, and Foxcroft School.
Middleburg’s Town Council started the funding infusion at its December meeting when it approved its Health Center’s recommendation to give $2,000 to CBBCF. The Center’s chair, Town Vice Mayor, Darlene Kirk, said, “This is the fourth year that we have proudly supported Cherry Blossom’s good works for Loudoun and Fauquier women.”
Then on Jan. 7, Cherry Blossom Vice Chair, Stephanie Knapp was presented a $5,100 check by Suzanne Eaton of Pensacola, FL, generated by the sale of Christmas trees at Brambleton Town Center. “We selected Cherry Blossom as our beneficiary because my sister, Holly, was helped in her fight against breast cancer by a Foundation grant to Inova.” Suzanne said. This was the third year that Suzanne and her husband, Mark, have donated a portion of each tree sale to CBBCF, with the total now more than $12,000.
Finally, the girls of Foxcroft conducted their seventh annual Think Pink Basketball Tournament on Jan. 9 and raised more than $2,000 for CBBCF’s grants for local women. Eleven teams from around Virginia competed at middle school, junior varsity, and varsity levels with hundreds of team members and supporters cheering the action. Athletic Director, Michelle Woodruff said that team participation and turnout was the best yet. Foxcroft has raised more than $50,000 for Cherry Blossom and is the site of the annual Cherry Blossom Nanette’s Walk, Run, and Pooch Prance for Breast Cancer.
The donations come as the Foundation is generating its 2016 grants for local women, to be announced in February. With these latest grants, Cherry Blossom will have granted approx. $700,000 while operating with less than a 10% overhead and no full-time staff.
Middleburg's Cherry Blossom’s Oct. 16 Walk, 5K Run and Pooch Prance for Breast Cancer was a resounding success with the largest turn-out in its ten years at 250-300 and more than twenty pink-dressed pooches.
2016 Cherry Blossom Middleburg Event Photos
About $38,000 was raised for the local fight against this cancer.
Hosted by Foxcroft School and attended by all of the girls and many faculty, staff, parents, and local residents, the school opened its arms to support Cherry Blossom and the many women we will help these coming twelve months.
Employees of Grand Sponsor Middleburg Bank volunteered with registration to expedite that process. Cherry Blossom Board chair, Marcy Harris, was assisted by many board members to make this tenth annual event a very rewarding and enjoyable day during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Brambleton Christmas Tree Seller Gives $6000 for the Local Breast Cancer Fight
Suzanne and Mark Eaton, in their fourth year selling trees at the Brambleton Town Center and donating the profits to Loudoun’s Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation, presented the foundation with a check for $6000 on February 24.
“We selected Cherry Blossom three years ago as our beneficiary because my sister, Holly, was helped in her fight against breast cancer by one of their grants to Inova Loudoun Hospital.” Suzanne said. “This small Middleburg-based foundation was crucial to Holly’s treatment and has helped hundreds of other local women,” she added.
The total donated by the Eatons since the beginning of tree sales four years ago is more than $18,000.
Hundreds of survivors and supporters participated on Sunday, Sept. 28th in Ashburn and Middleburg for our 8th Annual Fall Fundraisers for local women with breast cancer. View picture galleries.
Just like last year:
- Ashburn's location was at Sanders Corner Elementary School, 43100 Ashburn Farm Parkway, Ashburn, VA
- Middleburg's event was at Foxcroft School, 22407 Foxcroft Road, Middleburg, VA
Both courses were 5Ks but walkers could also opt to do a two-mile course. Dogs were welcome at both locations, some were dressed up for the Pinkest Pooch Competition!
Remember that funds raised only support local women and are not sent to national organizations or out of the area.
Sponsors are needed, so please email us for a proposal.