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Delaware Women’s Club Donates 50 New Bras to Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition

Date: June 28, 2016

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition
Office: 302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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LEWES, DE (June 28, 2016) – The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is pleased to announce a donation of fifty new bras from the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) Federation Guild Association to benefit the Bosom Buddy Program. Through the support of community members such as Susan Straughn, daughter of Odella Handy Straughn, Past President of GFWC New Jersey State Federal Women’s Clubs (NJSFWC), and Maxine McWhorter Ungerbuehler, President of the Guild, the organization donated fifty new bras for distribution to breast cancer patients; and Bras for the Cause, a unique fundraiser for the coalition featuring male models wearing decorated bras.

If you are interested in becoming involved with the projects of the Guild, a member of GFWC Delaware State Federation of Women’s Clubs (DSFWC), please contact Maxine McWhorter Ungerbuehler at 302 633 3373. The group is currently interested in gently used shoes of all types and sizes for the Water Step program; and, warm coats for Veterans.
The Bosom Buddy Fund of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, in honor of Sue Ryan, provides free bras and prosthetics to uninsured, under-insured and medically underserved women. The program is also in collaboration with Del Med Health in Lewes.

Connie Holdridge, Program Manager for DBCC received the donation (pictured above) from Maxine McWhorter Ungerbuehler, President of GFWC Federation Guild Association, Inc. For more information about the Bosom Buddy Fund or other DBCC programs, please call 302-644-6844.


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