The Clouds Parted: Oatlands Cherry Blossom 5K Was A Great Success
A beautiful sunny Sunday, April 23d, sandwiched between two days of heavy rain, allowed the Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation to successfully conduct its 11th year of fundraising for local women’s fight against breast cancer and the Foundation’s first Spring 5K Walk, Run, and Pooch Prance.
“God granted us great weather for the eleventh year”, said Cherry Blossom founder, James Atkins, “but Saturday, Chair Marcy Harris and I were worried that the heavy rain and cold temps would deter participants.”
That did not happen. Adults, children, teenagers, Girl Scouts, pooches and dedicated runners came out to support local women and to enjoy the great course at Oatlands Plantation, supported by Grand Sponsor, Middleburg Bank.
Thousands of dollars were raised for Cherry Blossom to donate to local women. www.cherryblossombreastcancerfoundation.org.
Be sure to support and join us on Sunday, October 15th for our annual fall event!
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!
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.
Join Us! Sign up now to participate as an individual or a team member.
Two years ago Leesburg resident, Holly, was diagnosed with breast cancer. A mother of five with a full-time job, Holly’s insurance initially indicated she was covered for the operation, but shortly before the scheduled procedure her claim was denied. Like many women, Holly now found herself without insurance and in need of a life-saving operation.
Holly contacted The Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation, who immediately went to work on her behalf, stepped in with financial aid and secured the needed operation.
Holly’s family has been in the Christmas tree business for thirty years, selling trees in the Herndon area. The family’s desire was to thank The Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation for saving Holly’s life with a yearly fundraiser for their cause. Last year, the family approached the leadership at the Brambleton community to sell trees. The Brambleton Town Center was elated to sponsor a tree-sales fundraiser with all proceeds going to the Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation. The first year of Christmas For The Cause was a great success with proceeds of $3,200.00 going to the foundation.
Tree sales are again set up at the Brambleton Town Center, with all proceeds once again going to our foundation, so please stop buy and support a great cause.
A dozen teams, including local rival Wakefield and Middleburg’s Hill School, to play in Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation benefit!
Newcomer Gerstell Academy of Finksburg, MD, joins Wakefield School, Randolph-Macon Academy, Fredericksburg Academy, St. James (Md.) School and Foxcroft when the girls’ boarding and day school hosts the sixth annual Think Pink Basketball Tournament on Saturday, January 10, Athletic Director Michelle Woodruff announced recently.
Five middle school teams and two junior varsity squads will also compete in the fundraiser for the Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation. A veritable three-ring circus of hoops action, the tournament begins at 9 am, with three games being played at once in Foxcroft’s spacious Athletic/Student Center. Everyone is invited and admission is free.
Food concessions, the sale of “Think Pink” shirts and a free-will offering will raise money to help the fight against cancer. Foxcroft School has raised more than $50,000 for the local foundation over the past eight years through this tournament, the Cherry Blossomom Walk, Run and Pooch Prance, which it also hosts on its campus, and other fundraising efforts. Two Foxcroft students – senior Lilly Potter of Middleburg and sophomore Mary Park Durham of Dallas -- sit on the CBBCF Board, a rare privilege for high school students.
This year’s Middle School Division features Loudoun Country Day School, Wakefield School, Randolph-Macon Academy, Quantico High, and Fredericksburg. As in the varsity competition, the teams will play shortened games in a round-robin format with each school participating in three or more matches. The JV teams from Foxcroft and St James will play a regulation-length game at 2 pm.
Foxcroft’s Athletic Association will operate the food concession, which will include breakfast and lunch offerings, along with a variety of snacks, and beverages. In addition, shirt sales, free-will donations, and sponsorships by local families and businesses will benefit the CBBCF, with which Foxcroft has a special relationship.
For more information about the Think Pink Tournament, contact Cathrine Wolf, Director of Communications, at 540.687.4511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. or go to the Foxcroft website (www.foxcroft.org).