Paul Riner

Team Sandy 2022 Edition!

Fundraising for Sentara Rmh Medical Center
raised of US$15,000 target
by 33 supporters
In memory of Sandy Riner
Support cancer care through the RMH Foundation and give the gift of hope and healing to local patients and families! Your donation will improve access to care for patients needing a mammogram. Be an angel and make a difference today!


What's Up Team Sandy??!!

Life can get busy.  Life can get
crazy.  Life can get HARD.  But one
constant, at least for me, is the memory of my mom, Sandy Riner, and her battle with breast cancer.  October is going to come every year, no matter what happens.  The need to end this horrible disease remains day after day, year after year.  It is a hidden, ruthless, take-no-prisoners, don't care who you are, where you live, how much money you make, color of your skin, political parties thrown aside, relentless killer in our country and world.  The only way that we're going to put an end to it is to research, support clinicians in the field, and let our friends and neighbors know that enough is enough.  

After many years of supporting the American Cancer Society and all of the incredible work they do, I was THRILLED last year to partner with the RMH Foundation and specifically the Sentara RMH Hahn Cancer Center to raise funds in October.  THIS YEAR, we have a new campaign, partnering with the Sentara RMH Women’s Health Center to provide additional mammogram machines. 100% (YES EVERY DOLLAR) will go directly to purchasing imaging equipment and expand the services at the Women’s Health Center.  Why is this so important to me?  Sentara RMH is where my Mom received her
chemo treatment.  I sat with her often, talking, eating lunch, laughing, crying… we did it all.  And while we did, the wonderful staff, Doctors, Nurses, and Caregivers took great care of my Mom and so many
others.  I cannot put into words what it meant to her to not have to travel to receive chemo.  To have a cancer-specific pharmacist on site.  To get treatments, and be able to go home to rest.  To know that there were caring, well-trained, and compassionate caregivers with her and out family every step of the way.  The campaign again this
year, fittingly, is named “Be An Angel for Breast Cancer”.  I consider everyone at the Hahn Cancer Center AND Women’s Health Center working to give mammograms to be angels among us because of the way they selflessly care for so many.  This is our collective chance to “Be An Angel” and help them care for so many more and in so many new and exciting ways.  Early detection and diagnosis SAVES LIVES! We hope you’ll join Team Sandy once again and “Be An Angel for
Breast Cancer”.

That's where you all come in!

With Team Sandy during the month of October, there are so many ways to join the fight!

1. Donate.  Your donations to Team Sandy will work to alleviate strain on the Women’s Health Center to keep up with demand for breast imaging using their on-site clinics as well as their mobile mammography vans. Visit to donate today!

2. Wear Pink.  Whether it's every day, every Friday, special events,
ZOOM backgrounds, a rubber bracelet, or a hair tie, let your pink show proud during the month of October.  My favorite way to carry the cause is to wear pink shoes (I have a few pairs at this point).  People will know that you stand shoulder to shoulder in the fight against breast cancer, and cancer patients, caregivers, and survivors will be encouraged.  It's so simple, but if you need some help, have no fear.  This year, Team Sandy has NEW T-Shirt designs... and they're FREE to you or anyone you know! (I'd be remiss to say that a donation to Team Sandy would be great, but is certainly NOT REQUIRED to come get a shirt!) The shirt will be available for pick up at the Riner Rentals office starting in October.  We have limited sizes, so come get yours before they’re gone! I hope you'll be as proud to wear one or both as I am going to be.

3. Forward Emails and follow Social Media.  If you think someone would like to be a part, forward them this email!  If you want to see all the Pinktober hijinks, follow me on Instagram and Facebook.  We'll have some fun, share some memories, and come together once again to throw our hats in the ring to fight breast cancer.

In this, Team Sandy's sixth year, we have raised over $65,000.  Will
you help the cause this year?  A little bit helps, a lot helps, it all
helps.  My favorite donation is still one that my kids made in change last year for "Didi" (what Leonie called my Mom).  The Styrofoam cups
sit in my office still, where I'm looking at it now.  It reminds me that
it's not about how much, it's just about caring and giving what you can.  Leonie asked me yesterday if it was time for her and Ray to give their change donation!  They are EXCITED to give what they can! If
Leonie and Ray can donate their change, you can too!  And if you've got more change than they do, we'll welcome those donations too (wink wink).

We're going to push harder than ever.  Because we need to. 
Because we want to.  Because we HAVE to.  To honor my Mom, to honor our friends and families and neighbors, to help the Sentara RMH Women’s Health Center provide continually EXCELLENT and COMPASIONATE service to women wanting and needing mammograms and follow ups, and to show the world that breast cancer is on its' way to extinction.

With your help, we will get there.

Hoping and Praying for a Cure,

Paul Riner

Be an angel for breast cancer and give the gift of hope and healing to local patients and families! Your donation to the RMH Foundation will help improve access to breast cancer screenings by purchasing additional mammography equipment in the Sentara RMH Funkhouser Women's Center. This newly expanded capacity will help ensure patients can be seen quicker for screening and diagnostic exams. Any time a patient is told she has to come back for a diagnostic screening to determine whether or not she has cancer, the wait can be excruciating. By expediting this process, we are reducing the fearful time spent waiting by the patient and family and we are ensuring patients with cancer can start treatment sooner. Your gift to this effort is not a gift to some thing. With your gift, were investing in some one. Be an angel for breast cancer and make a life-saving difference in the lives of our community today!

About the campaign

Support cancer care through the RMH Foundation and give the gift of hope and healing to local patients and families! Your donation will improve access to care for patients needing a mammogram. Be an angel and make a difference today!

About the charity

The RMH Foundation brings first time access to some, second chances for others, and in simple terms – it brings hope to our community. We are committed to enhance patient services, fund new technologies, and invest in caregiver training, all to elevate extraordinary care, close to home.

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