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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.