Oatlands to host Cherry Blossom 5K Run, Walk and Pooch Prance.
On its way to giving one million dollars for the local fight against breast cancer, Middleburg’s Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation will conduct its eleventh year Cherry Blossom 5K Run, Walk and Pooch Prance for Breast Cancer on Sunday afternoon, April 23 at Oatlands Plantation.
The Cherry Blossom 5K Run, Walk, and Pooch Prance for Breast Cancer will bring together survivors, families, and supporters to help local mothers, grandmothers, wives, sisters, and friends fight and defeat this pervasive disease. Pooches will again join the crowd and compete for Best Dressed Pink Pooch. The event begins at 11:30 at Oatlands Plantation on Rt. 15, south of Leesburg and will utilize Oatland’s 5K wooded trail course.
Created in late 2007, the all-volunteer Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation, will soon have granted almost $850,000 to help local women and has a 2017-18 objective of another $100,000.
Sponsors, vendors, and participants are eagerly sought so call or text Cindy Battino at 703.966.7620.
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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.
H.M. Pearson Elementary of Fauquier County Schools in Catlett, recognized in May 2016 as one of our annual champions for their 2015 school-wide fundraising project, was at it again last October.
For the second year in a row, they chose CBBCF as the beneficiary of their t-shirt sales, “pay for jeans” days, and a walkathon on school grounds.
Teacher, Louise Summers, and Principal, Wendy Wilcox, presented checks and cash totaling over $1000 raised during the month. Board Chair Marcy Harris and Grants Chair travelled to HM Pearson on an early December morning to accept the donations raised by faculty, students and parents.
Many thanks to HM Pearson for their continuing support and hard work!