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Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition Announces Two VIDA Screening & Health Fairs This Fall

Date: August 02, 2017
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Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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DOVER, DE (August 2, 2017)—Prior to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc. (DBCC) is pleased to announce the next two ¡VIDA! ™ Multicultural Screening and Health Fairs slated for the fall. ¡VIDA!™ is a multicultural health fair targeted on breast cancer screening, treatment, and survivorship for women, men, and children of all ages. Forums typically feature screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, BMI and bone density in addition to giveaways, children’s activities and translation services in Spanish and Haitian Creole.

The first ¡VIDA!™ will take place at the Georgetown Fire Company on Saturday, September 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This trilingual program will be FREE and offer health screenings, information about healthy living, community programs, prizes, giveaways and additional resources to the public. The Fire Company is located at 100 S. Bedford Avenue in Georgetown.

The second ¡VIDA!™ will take place on Saturday, October 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Cross in Dover. This trilingual program is in partnership with the Mexican Consulate of Philadelphia and will also offer FREE health screenings, information about healthy living, community programs, prizes, giveaways and resources to the public. The Mexican Consulate will provide passport, consular identification card and birth certificate services. The Church of the Holy Cross is located at 631 S. State Street in Dover.

These programs are made possible with support from Beebe Healthcare, Bayhealth Medical Center, the Mexican Consulate of Philadelphia, the Carpenter Foundation, Perdue Foundation, National Association of Hispanic Nurses, the Instituto de Los Mexicanos en el Exterior, Fund for Women, Ventanilla de Salud, the Chichester Dupont Foundation, Georgetown Fire Company, The Voice Radio, and Church of the Holy Cross. Please contact Midline Estimable at 302-212-2947 for additional information.

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About DBCC:

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition is a 501(c)(3) organization offering statewide programs of education, outreach, and support services to promote the early detection and treatment of breast cancer. Its vision 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 or those with little or no insurance to receive free or reduced-cost care.     

DBCC also supports the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s advocacy efforts to end breast cancer.  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.