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Wine for Cures

Nothing says Girls Night Out like a glass of wine and shopping galore.  Visit the cash bar located in Commonwealth Hall. Proceeds will benefit Wine for Cures. Wine For Cures is a 501(c)3 Public Charity. They raise money for cancer research.  They inspire, inform and entertain while supporting cancer research. Click here for your complimentary glass of wine on Friday, March 22nd between 5-8pm. * while supplies last.

Chesterfield Food Bank

There are families in our shared communities that go to bed hungry every night. Chesterfield Food Bank exists to give a hand up, to those in need.

Their main clients are those who do not qualify for government assistance. This group includes the single mom working to try to put food on the table, the senior citizen surviving solely on social security, the veteran on disability, the young couple just starting out, and the person that just got laid off from their job. In cooperation with Local Social Services, they are locating and helping those families and individuals that would not have been helped, in the past. They strongly believe in the principle, "Give a man a fish and feed him today, teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime."

Currently, in Chesterfield, they serve 1800 people a week through their many programs and distributions. They are excited to be moving towards not only serving Chesterfield but surrounding counties. Learn how you can help support them at the show.

The Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation

The Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation (VBCF) was founded because no other organization existed in Virginia that was devoted solely to representing the needs of individuals affected by breast cancer and their families. In February 1991, five women met in a support group. Stunned by the lack of research and progress in breast cancer treatment, they planned a Mother’s Day Rally at the State Capitol to bring attention to this devastating disease. The seeds of VBCF were sown that day. Today, VBCF’s small staff is headquartered in Richmond and with the help of volunteers, provide Virginians with accurate, up-to-date information on breast cancer early detection, diagnosis, treatment, research, legislation, survivorship, caregiving, and end-of-life care. VBCF's goals are to establish the end of breast cancer as a state and national priority, to advocate for the collective needs of people affected by breast cancer, and to educate all Virginians on the facts about breast cancer. 
 
The backbone of VBCF's advocacy work is monitoring state and national policies and legislation to provide advocates with the information they need to take action through the VBCF “Advocacy Alert” system. VBCF also organizes and hosts visits for volunteer advocates to meet with their legislators. In order to educate more people about breast cancer, VBCF staff and volunteer educational experts are available by request to present information on breast health and cancer and to host resource tables at community events across the state, like the Southern Women's Show! To learn more about VBCF, visit www.vbcf.org and visit their table at the Southern Women's Show.

Proudly Serving Our Veterans Across the Commonwealth

The Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) connects Virginia’s veterans and their families to federal and state benefits, support, quality care, and recognition they have earned.

About VDVS
The Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) operates 32 benefit offices throughout the state that assist military veterans and their families in filing claims for federal veterans benefits; two long-term care facilities offering in-patient skilled nursing care, Alzheimer’s/memory care, and short-term rehabilitative care for veterans; and three cemeteries that provide an honored final resting place for veterans and their families.  DVS provides veterans and family members with direct linkages to services including behavioral healthcare, housing, employment, education and other programs.  The Department also operates the Virginia War Memorial, the Commonwealth’s monument to honor the memory and sacrifice of Virginia’s men and women who served and fought to defend our way of life from World War II to the present. For more information, please visit www.dvs.virginia.gov.
 
Free Admision all weekend to Active duty, Reserve and National Guard women in military as well as women veterans. Please show your Military ID at the Box Office.
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