Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition To Hold 5th Annual DE-Feet Breast Cancer 5K on May 18
Beth Berger, Communications Director Michelle Marshall, Event Coordinator
REHOBOTH BEACH, DE (April 1, 2014)—The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is excited to announce they will hold the Fifth Annual DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk at the Tanger Outlet Center in Rehoboth Beach on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Last year’s event had over 1,200 participants representing eight states and exciting attractions including special recognition for survivors, a post-race celebration, and fun activities for 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 Fifth Annual DE-feet Breast Cancer Run/Walk will include a chip timed 5K Run/Walk and a 1-Mile Fun Walk. The 5K Run/Walk will start at 8:30 a.m. with registration opening at 7 a.m. and pre-race activities beginning at 7:55 a.m. The 1-Mile Fun Walk will follow directly after at 8:45 a.m. The event 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.
The event will feature pre-event ceremonies including a special “Circle of Hope” survivor celebration and music. Registration is $25 per person before May 17 and $30 for day of registration. Online registration is open at http://www.defeetbreastcancerwalk.org The .registration fee includes participation in the 5K Run, 5K Walk or 1-Mile Fun Walk, an event tech t-shirt (guaranteed for pre-registered participants only) and admittance to the post-race party. This Run/Walk is a family-friendly event open to participants of all ages.
The event will also feature face painting and a Kid’s Corner. There will be a Post-Race Party under the tent with a food court and wine and beer garden and awards will be presented to top finishers in age categories from 9 & under to 70 & older. Team and individual spirit awards will be presented by DBCC for those who have the best theme, raise the most money, and in additional categories. Teams can fundraise by holding a car wash, collecting change, and holding a bake sale. For more information about teams, visit the website at http://www.defeetbreastcancerwalk.org Racer.s and participants are encouraged to wear PINK.
“We are really proud that DE-Feet brings together people of all ages and backgrounds to support ending breast cancer,” said Vicky Cooke, DBCC Executive Director. “We attract people from across Delaware and beyond; families, children, and adults of all ages. It is comforting to see people coming together to form a team to support or remember someone in their lives who has been touched by breast cancer.”
The event is produced by Races2Run, a race management company with a focus on raising money for non-profits in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland. There are hotel and campground specials and Tanger coupons available.
Proceeds from the Fifth 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 men and women in the local community who are newly diagnosed or facing recurrence of breast cancer. DBCC supports NBCC’s mission to end breast cancer by “Deadline 2020”.
For more information about the DE-feet Breast Cancer Run/Walk, please visit http://www.defeetbreastcancerwalk.org Onli.ne registration, as well as printable registration forms, can be found on the site.
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 or 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