Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition Calling for Nominations for Breast Cancer Awards
Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
WILMINGTON, DE (November 14, 2016) — The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is calling for nominations for the 2017 Shining Light Awards. Shining Light Awards recognize those individuals, businesses and healthcare institutions who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of the early detection and treatment of breast cancer in the Greater Delaware region and who have served to motivate and inspire others to be champions of the cause. Nomination forms are available on the DBCC website, http://www.debreastcancer.org and due by January 6, 2017.
The award categories include: Spotlight on Philanthropy, Spotlight on Survivorship, Spotlight on Healthcare Delivery and Research, and Spotlight on Business or Organization. Winners will be selected by an independent selection committee in early 2017. More than one winner may be selected in each category at the discretion of the selection committee. The Award Recipients will be honored at an Annual Recognition reception on Friday, June 2, 2017 at the Chase Center in Wilmington.
The Shining Light Awards began in 2014 as the first breast cancer recognition awards offered in the state of Delaware. They are intended to motivate and inspire others to work together to end breast cancer. Former award winners include Stacey and Gregg Bacchieri, Betty Bours, Dr. Diana Dickson Witmer, Bayhealth Medical Center, Perdue Farms Milford Plant, Sussex County Women’s Council of Realtors, Jacquie Connell, Helen F. Graham Cancer Center and Research Institute at Christiana Care, Delmarva Broadcasting of Central Delaware, Steve “Monty” Montgomery and Adam Howard for the philanthropic efforts of Dewey Goes Pink, Peggie Ball, Dan Mapes of Beebe Healthcare, The Honorable Nancy Cook, and Randy Currie of Currie Hair Skin Nails.
All proceeds from the Shining Light Awards will benefit DBCC’s programs that 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 a recurrence of breast cancer. All materials must be submitted electronically on the DBCC website, http://www.debreastcancer.org no later than January 6, 2017. For more information about the Shining Light Awards nominations, upcoming reception, and sponsorship opportunities, please call 302-778-1102.
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.