At its fifth annual Cherry Blossom Champion Awards May 19, a Fauquier County school, a Loudoun County school, and two individuals were honored for their inspirational efforts in 2015 in support of local women.
Middleburg’s Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation, entering its eleventh year and granting almost $750,000 to help local women fight breast cancer, conducts the Champion Award program to recognize individuals who, and organizations that, have significantly contributed the previous year to the Foundation’s objectives of Detection, Treatment, Education, and Elimination of breast cancer.
For 2015, Steven M. Lewis
of Warrenton, Dr. Sage Bolte
of Inova Health System’s Life With Cancer program, Middleburg’s Foxcroft School
, and Catlett’s H.M. Pearson Elementary School
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Eight local breast cancer non-profits were helped last month by funds from Loudoun’s Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation
Disbursing local grants for its tenth year, Cherry Blossom gave:
$25,000 to Leesburg’s Healthworks Community Health Center to provide breast cancer services;
$10,000 to Blue Ridge Hospice;
$7,000 to Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers;
$2,000 to Casting for Recovery;
$4,000 to Loudoun Breast Health Network;
$10,000 to Novant Health System; and
$6,000 plus a $19,000 reallocation of a previous grant to Inova Health Foundation.
Middleburg-based and all volunteer, Cherry Blossom fouindation distributes funds only to local organizations. Since its founding in 2007, the foundation, named in memory of breast cancer victim, Cheryl Clayton Atkins, known by her family as “Cherry Blossom”, has granted approx. $750,000 from donations and its two simultaneous October Cherry Blossom Walks, Runs, and Pooch Prances for Breast Cancer. Every year, the foundation also recognizes Cherry Blossom Champions; individuals or organizations who have significantly furthered the local fight against breast cancer. www.cherryblossombreastcancerfoundation.org.
For more info contact James P. Atkins, 703.447.2302 or firstname.lastname@example.org