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2015 Delaware Auto Show October 2- 4 at Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington

Date: September 10, 2015
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Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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WILMINGTON, DE (September 10, 2015) - The News Journal Media Group announces the 9th Annual Delaware Auto Show will return to the Chase Center located on the Riverfront in Wilmington October 2-4.  This years’ annual Charity Gala theme is Live and Let Drive with all profits benefitting The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.

Fourteen auto makers will have on display more than 145 new cars and trucks for 2016.  The event is the largest auto show in the state and is an ideal opportunity to view the latest car models, join fellow auto enthusiasts and offers fun for the entire family. 

New to this year’s show:

Imagine Lifestyle’s exotic sports car driving experience. There are several ride options available including a closed-course three lap drive in an exotic sports car such as a Ferrari or Lamborghini. All rides include instruction from a professional race car driver. 

Toyota’s “Ride and Drive” is free to all licensed drivers and designed for those who want to road test one of their several new 2016 models.

The Delaware Auto Show Great Car Lease Giveaway winner will win a two-year lease of his or her choice of one of thirteen vehicles on display at the show. The sweepstake can be found at delawareautoshow.com.

The Delaware Auto Show will offer family entertainment with appearances by Marvel characters Spider-Man and Ant-Man on Saturday, Miss Delaware will be available on Sunday for photos and autographs.

“The News Journal Media Group is furthering our relationship with the Delaware Breast Care Coalition who have been named the beneficiary of our Live and Let Drive Charity Gala.  We are excited to support the DBCC during the month of October at the Auto Show, Gala and in our annual Pink Section,” said Susan Leath, President and Publisher of The News Journal Media Group. The 2015 Auto Show will have even more cars and is a great day out for those in the market for a new car, car enthusiasts and the whole family.”

“We are excited to kick off breast cancer awareness month by partnering with The News Journal Media Group this year for the Delaware Auto Show and Charity Gala,” said Beth Krallis, Communications Director for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. “We are also honored to be selected as the recipient for the charity proceeds which will help us to increase breast cancer awareness, promote early detection, provide access to mammograms and bilingual screening navigators, and offer support and resources to women and men in Delaware who are newly diagnosed or facing a recurrence of breast cancer.”

DAS Charity Gala
This year’s charity gala benefits the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc. held on Friday, October 2nd from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Chase Center. The spy themed “Live and Let Drive” event will feature photo ops with a professional James Bond impersonator, hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, live entertainment and a silent auction to benefit the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.

Event details and tickets for the Delaware Auto Show, Live and Let Drive Gala, Imagine Lifestyles Exotic Car Ride, and The Great Car Lease Giveaway are all available at delawareautoshow.com. 50/50 raffle tickets benefitting the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc. can be purchased at the Live and Let Drive Charity Gala Event and at the Delaware Auto Show.

Auto Show Where and When
The three-day auto show will be 10 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Oct. 2, 3, and 4 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront, 815 Justison St., Wilmington.

Early bird tickets are available at $7 until September 20 exclusively at Delawareautoshow.com. Admission is $10 for adults Children 13 and under are free. Half price for seniors, student and military Friday, Oct. 2. Free parking is located off I-95 and within walking distance of the Wilmington Riverfront.

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About DBCC:
The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition is a 501(c)(3) organization offering statewide programs and services of education, outreach, and early detection and treatment of breast cancer. Its mission is to create a community where every person diagnosed with breast cancer is a survivor, and fear and doubt are replaced with knowledge and hope.

Headquartered in Wilmington with offices in Sussex and Kent Counties, DBCC’s programs reach diverse communities to deliver messages that address their unique concerns about breast cancer and early detection. Recognizing the barriers of language, culture, and economics, DBCC trains community advocates to educate and encourage women to take responsibility for breast health. DBCC helps women with low incomes and those with little or no insurance to receive free or reduced-cost care. 

DBCC also supports the National Breast Cancer Coalition and their research efforts by helping to facilitate participation in local clinical trials. All funds raised for DBCC support programs in Delaware and the neighboring areas in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey.

For more information about the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, call 866-312-DBCC (3222) or visit the website at http://www.debreastcancer.org.