Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition Announces Yes2Health Program
Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (May 17, 2018) – The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is pleased to announce a new program in Rehoboth Beach, Yes2Health. The Yes2Health program will feature 12 weekly walking meet-ups and bi-weekly education programs including fitness, health, and wellness education. The sessions will establish a nurturing, supportive, and safe environment for interested women, struggling with health issues that put them at-risk for developing breast cancer and/or other chronic illness. The target audience for the program is women age 40 and over at risk for breast cancer and/or with at least one of the following: hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, or a body mass index of 30 or above. Space is limited to 12 participants.
Connie Holdridge, DBCC’s Program Manager of Education and Survivorship in Sussex County noted, “We are told by doctors and health advisors that exercise and healthy living is one way to reduce your risk for breast cancer and other health conditions but it can be challenging for busy women to make the commitment changing their lifestyle. We hope this program will encourage women to prioritize their health, and provide an opportunity to take these lessons and apply them to their everyday routine. This is true for breast cancer, along with many other health conditions like high blood pressure, cholesterol, and obesity.”
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.