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7th Annual DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K Kicks Off on May 22 in Rehoboth

Date: April 29, 2016
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Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition
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REHOBOTH BEACH, DE (April 29, 2016)—The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is pleased to announce the Seventh Annual DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk will take place at the Tanger Outlet Center (Seaside) in Rehoboth Beach on Sunday, May 22, 2016. This year’s race is produced by Races2Run, and sponsored in part by Tanger Outlets. The Run/Walk is a family-friendly event open to participants of all ages. All money raised will benefit DBCC’s programs and services to support those touched by breast cancer in Delaware and the surrounding communities.

The Seventh Annual DE-feet Breast Cancer Run/Walk will be held (rain or shine) at the Tanger Outlet Center’s Seaside location (36470 Seaside Outlet Drive, Rehoboth, DE) and will follow a 5K course that will loop through part of the Breakwater Trail. Registration is $25 per person before May 18 and $30 for day-of registration. Online registration is open at http://www.defeetbreastcancerwalk.org. Participants will partake in the chip timed 5K Run/Walk at 8:30 a.m. or a 1-Mile Fun Walk at 8:35 a.m. Packet pickup will be available on Saturday, May 21 from 2:30 to 5:30pm at the Crooked Hammock Brewery in Lewes.

“We are really proud that DE-feet brings together over 1,000 community members each year,” said Beth Krallis, DBCC Communications Director.  “Our event not only raises funds to support our local programs and services in the community, but it brings together families, children, and adults of all ages to raise awareness of breast cancer and support those who have been touched by the disease and remember those who are no longer with us.”

Registration will open at 7 a.m. and pre-race activities begin at 7:55 a.m. featuring live music and local DJ personalities, Petch and Amy from Eagle 977. The morning will kick off with a special “Circle of Hope” survivor celebration and the release of white doves. Tech t-shirts are guaranteed for pre-registered participants that are registered before May 7th. After the race, there will be a party under the tent with DJ Anthony DiVirgilio, a food court, wine and beer garden, the Starboard’s Famous Bloody Mary Bar and awards for top finishers in various age categories. Team and individual spirit awards will also be presented. Racers and participants are encouraged to wear PINK.

“Team building and fundraising is encouraged as part of the 5K,” stated Beth Krallis. “Last year, we were inspired by so many teams who came up with creative costumes, imaginative names, and really had fun with the event. There is no team minimum and no amount is too small for a team to raise.”

Major sponsor’s to-date include Sposato Landscape Co., Tanger Outlets, and WBOC 16, Del-One Credit Union, Sharp Energy, The Meoli Companies, TD Bank, Edgewell Personal Care, Bayhealth Medical Center, TD Bank, The Crooked Hammock, Long and Foster, Elzufon Austin Reardon Tarlov & Mondell, PA, and Quillen Signs. Additional sponsors will be disclosed at the event. Proceeds from the Seventh Annual DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk will benefit DBCC’s programs which increase breast cancer awareness, promote the importance of early detection, provide access to mammograms, and provide support and resources to women and men in the local community who are newly diagnosed or facing recurrence of breast cancer.

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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.