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Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition Announces New Executive Director to Lead Agency

Date: November 29, 2016
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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WILMINGTON, DE (November 29, 2016) – The Board of Trustees of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is pleased to announce that Eileen Filliben Edmunds, JD/MBA, will become the new Executive Director of the statewide nonprofit organization. Ms. Edmunds, a two-time breast cancer survivor and a former volunteer and board member of the Coalition, is eager to start her new role in January 2017.

Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition is Delaware’s only nonprofit organization solely focused on breast health issues.  It provides outreach, support services, and education to women and men throughout the state and in the neighboring areas in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey. In addition, with the latest in digital imaging equipment, DBCC’s mobile health screening van provides mobile mammography services to low income, uninsured women in Delaware.  DBCC programs have been developed and implemented to meet the unique needs of diverse populations including young women with breast cancer, African-American women, Latinas, lesbians, and women with disabilities. DBCC has conducted educational sessions for the general public through corporate and community organizations to train women to become advocates for their own breast health. In addition, DBCC has referred thousands of adults for free or low-cost cancer screenings and has removed barriers to cancer screenings and treatment by providing interpretation, transportation, and mammography services.

Eileen, a native of Wilmington, Delaware, attended St. Mary Magdalen grade school and Archmere Academy high school.  She was awarded a Jefferson Scholarship, a full four-year merit scholarship, to attend the University of Virginia as an undergraduate. After receiving her JD/MBA from the University of Virginia, Eileen started her legal career in corporate governance, commercial litigation and labor and employment law at Willie Farr & Gallagher in New York City before moving back home to Wilmington and practicing at Potter, Anderson & Corroon. A published author and featured speaker, Eileen is currently a principal of ModernThink LLC, a human resources and organizational development consulting firm that, among other things, researches and sponsors the Great Colleges to Work For® Program. 

As a two-time breast cancer survivor who was first diagnosed at the age of 31, Eileen has unique insight into the challenges many survivors face and is creating a film based on her experiences.  After her second diagnosis in 2008, she had a double mastectomy. Unfortunately, following multiple complications, her reconstruction failed on the left side. Eileen lived for over six and a half years with no left breast resorting to breast forms and specially made bras and bathing suits.  In 2015, she chose to pursue a DIEP flap reconstruction.  Hoping to demystify the experience for other survivors and their caregivers, she decided to make an educational film about her surgery as well as other post-mastectomy options – including no reconstruction at all.  The film’s aims are to empower survivors to better understand their options, ask probing questions and make more informed decisions.

Active in her community, Eileen is a former Trustee of both the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition and the University of Virginia’s Alumni Association Board of Managers.  She is currently a Visiting Lecturer at the Darden School of Graduate Business Education. Eileen also coaches one of St. Maximillian Kolbe’s girls CYO volleyball teams and serves on the University of Virginia’s Regional Selection Committee for the Jefferson Scholars Program. She has been awarded a Susan G. Komen Award for her cancer advocacy efforts.  Eileen lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania with her husband Nathan, her son Austin, and her daughter Kelly. Her step‐daughter Carson lives and works in Alabama.

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s current Executive Director Vicky Cooke will retire effective January 2017. In 2000, Vicky was hired as DBCC’s first Executive Director and has expanded the agency from an all-volunteer organization to a vibrant statewide nonprofit developing programs and services that address the breast health needs of women and men in Delaware and the tristate region. Her career has encompassed over 48 years of nonprofit management and program development experience. She is also a two time breast cancer survivor. Vicky is the mother of three grown daughters and has nine grandchildren.

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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 their own 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 stay local to 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.

Perdue Foundation Grant Awarded to Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition

Date: November 23, 2016
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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MILFORD, DE (November 23, 2016) — The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc. has been on the front line raising awareness of breast cancer issues in the First State for the past 25 years. On Tuesday, November 22, the agency received a gift to help further its mission in the form of a $10,000 grant from Perdue, through the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation.

The grant was presented during a midday ceremony at Perdue’s processing plant in Milford amid the backdrop of the Women’s Mobile Health Screening (WMHS) Van and Perdue’s onsite Wellness Center, where associates have access to quality, affordable health care. The unit was there to provide screening mammograms to Perdue associates.
The $10,000 Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation grant will go towards funding the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s ¡VIDA!™ Bilingual Health and Wellness Program.  ¡VIDA!™ is a multicultural event focused on breast cancer screening, treatment, and survivorship. It began in 2011 as a bilingual (Spanish/English) educational event that has grown to include all backgrounds and ethnicities, and offers programs to women, men, and children at various sites throughout the year.

Perdue has partnered with the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition throughout the years to provide health and wellness programs to benefit Perdue associates, their families and the community. The Women’s Mobile Health Screening Van regularly comes to Perdue sites in Milford and Georgetown to provide free and low-cost mammograms, along with bilingual support to employees. The van is a collaborative effort between the State of Delaware and Women’s Mobile Health Screening (WMHS), a subsidiary of DBCC. The van is owned by Delaware Public Health and the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition holds the operating contract.

“Perdue and the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition have had a long-standing and wonderful relationship,” said Dean Walston, director of Perdue Milford operations. “The programs that they facilitate save lives and we are honored to partner with them again to make sure all of our neighbors have access to these tools and screenings.”

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About The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation
The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, the charitable giving arm of Perdue Farms, was established in 1957 by company founder Arthur W. Perdue and is funded through the estates of Arthur W. Perdue and Frank Perdue. As part of our belief in supporting the communities where and with whom we do business, the Foundation provides grants on behalf of Perdue Farms in communities where large numbers of our associates live and work. At Perdue Farms, we believe in responsible food and agriculture.®
About Perdue Farms
We’re a third-generation, family owned, U.S. food and agriculture company. Through our belief in responsible food and agriculture, we are empowering consumers, customers and farmers through trusted choices in products and services.
We focus on continuously improving everything we do, constantly learning, and sharing those insights across different production methods. That innovative approach is driving change throughout the company and onto farms. This continuous advancement is leading us toward our vision of becoming the most trusted name in food and agricultural products.
The PERDUE® brand is the number-one brand of fresh chicken in the U.S., and Perdue AgriBusiness is an international agricultural products and services company. As we approach our 100th anniversary in 2020, our path forward is about getting better, not just bigger. We never use drugs for growth promotion in raising poultry and livestock, and we are actively advancing our animal welfare programs. Our brands are leaders in no-antibiotics-ever chicken, turkey and pork, and in USDA-certified organic chicken. We’ve increased our support for the family farm by creating new markets, including specialty crops. Through agricultural services, we give farmers more options for the acre, including conversion to organic production and products and services that increase the sustainability of conventional agriculture. Learn more at http://www.perduefarms.com.
For more information, contact Perdue spokesperson Bill See at 410-341-2412 or visit http://www.perdue.com.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition Awards $1,000 Research Travel Grant to Local Student

Date: November 21, 2016
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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WILMINGTON, DE (November 21, 2016) — The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is pleased to award third year Ph.D. University of Delaware student, Sangjucta Barkataki, with its first research travel grant of $1,000. The funds will supplement the cost of conference fees, travel, and lodging to allow her to attend the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium in December to showcase her research on the effects of local and radiation enhanced TGFβ on the invasive nature of Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC) cells.

Sangjucta Barkataki, along with her supervisor Kenneth L. van Golen, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, University of Delaware were presented with the research travel grant on Friday, November 18 at the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition headquarters in Wilmington. Members of the research committee were present to meet Barkataki and get to know more about her studies and interest in breast cancer research. The DBCC Research Committee members are Connie Holdridge, Cathy Holloway, Marilyn Hyte, Nanci Mayer-Mihalski (Chair), Linda Powell, Jennifer Sims-Mourtada, Ph.D., Kenneth L. van Golen, Ph.D., Lois Wilkinson, and Wilma Yu.

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition announced the organization’s first financial investment in funding local research in the fight against breast cancer in December 2015. Second year Masters Students and third year PhD students attending a Delaware university were eligible to apply for the grant to attend an academic conference related to breast cancer. To be considered, the student must have had a paper or poster accepted at a national meeting such as the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, the Inflammatory Breast Cancer Conference, or the American Association for Cancer Research. Typical expenses that may be paid from these grants include conference fees, travel, and lodging.

“I am honored to be the recipient of the first DBCC Research Travel Grant,” said Barkataki. “The funds will help me further my research in San Antonio at the Symposium and I am looking forward to that opportunity. I also feel privileged to have heard the stories of survivorship from the DBCC staff and volunteer board members. Their struggles motivate me to continue with my research to help improve those lives of women impacted by this terrible disease.”

“To be able to share that the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition is directly funding breast cancer research is a dream come true for me,” said Nanci Mayer-Mihalski, DBCC Research Grant Committee Chair and breast cancer survivor. “While I’ve been involved with the organization, we have taken many incremental steps to encourage participation in clinical trials and to educate survivors to become patient advocates in research. But funding a student’s participation in a national meeting brings so much excitement to our community. The research being done in our backyard (at places like the University of Delaware) should inspire everyone and with partnerships like this, we can work together to fight for an end to this disease.”

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

Potter Charity Trust Awards Grant For Kent County Breast Cancer Assistance Fund

Date: November 14, 2016
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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DOVER, DE (November 14, 2016)— Nonprofit organizations supporting Kent County applied for the Potter Charity Trust Grants Fund at the CenDel Foundation, a fund of the Delaware Community Foundation. The fund was created to carry out the wishes of Col. Benjamin Potter to support the poor in Kent County as directed in his will. The mission of Potter Charity Trust is to aid the economically underprivileged in Kent County by supporting charitable organizations. To date, this fund has distributed over $1 Million in grants to charitable organizations in Central Delaware since it was opened in 2012. 2016 grants were awarded to organizations during an event on Thursday, November 10th at the CenDel Foundation.

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc. was one of the organizations awarded by the grants committee in 2016 with a $40,000 grant to support the Kent County Breast Cancer Assistance Fund. The DBCC fund is a partnership with Bayhealth to provide financial assistance and bilingual support to those in the greatest need in Kent County while they are undergoing treatment for breast cancer or during their survivorship journey. Those who wish to apply should contact Lois Wilkinson at 302-672-6435 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Grants are designed to support proposals for charitable organizations and activities involving programs that have a lasting, positive impact on the Kent County in the areas of homelessness, hunger, health care and crisis funding, .for the economically underprivileged in Kent County.

For more information about the grants, please contact Rebecca Elzey, Vice President of Central Delaware, Delaware Community Foundation at 302-724-7552.

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About the CenDel Foundation.
Providing a lasting source of charitable funding to benefit Central Delaware, The CenDel Foundation provides a vehicle for charitable giving to the community and works for the betterment of Central Delaware and its reside. Funds from the CenDel Foundation meet critical needs of the area and its residents. The funds are flexible, able to direct grant making to new issues or opportunities as they arise. The one constant is that the funds generated by the CenDel Foundation will stay in Central Delaware. The CenDel Foundation also helps establish charitable funds for individuals, families, businesses and organizations, and distributes income from the funds as grants to nonprofit entities throughout Central Delaware. For information, please call (302) 734-2513 or visit http://www.cendelfoundation.org/

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 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.

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition Calling for Nominations for Breast Cancer Awards

Date: November 14, 2016
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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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.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition to Host Bird Wildlife Tour For Survivors

Date: October 31, 2016
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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NEWARK, DE (October 31, 2016)— The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) will host a “Nurture with Nature” Bird Wildlife Tour in Newark for Breast Cancer Survivors on Saturday, November 12 at 11:00 a.m. DBCC’s “Nurture with Nature” program is a series that allows breast cancer survivors to come together and experience nature by hiking, kayaking, biking, horseback riding or simply walking through natural surroundings. These outings occur approximately once a month throughout the state.

The Nurture with Nature Bird Wildlife Tour will offer survivors the chance to tour the Wild Bird Center and Wildlife Response Annex at Tri-State Bird Rescue. Guests will also view a twenty minute presentation, Overview of an Oiled Wildlife Response and Wildlife Rehabilitation. The program is free and open to all breast cancer survivors ranging from newly diagnosed to survivors for many years. Interested participants should contact Lois Wilkinson at 302-672-6435 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to register by November 9. Guests are invited to bring a brown bag lunch.

The session will meet at 11:00 a.m. at Tri-State Bird Rescue Center, 170 Possum Hollow Road, Newark, DE 19711. The program will end at 12:30 p.m. For more information on upcoming events please visit, http://www.debreastcancer.org/events.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

Paint and Sip for a Purpose on November 1

Date: October 24, 2016
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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LEWES, DE (October 24, 2016)–The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition is pleased to announce it will once again partner with Painting with a Twist in Lewes to host a painting class on Tuesday, November 1 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. This class will be open to the public and cost $50 per person. All proceeds will support the local programs and services of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition.

The program will feature step-by-step painting instructions from Painting with a Twist professionals to create a “Heron at the Beach” canvas. Complimentary wine and beer will be provided. No painting experience is needed. This program will be available for breast cancer survivors and all interested members of the community. To register or for more information, please call 302-313-5769 or visit paintingwithatwist.com/lewes.

All funds raised at this sip and paint will help the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition provide breast health education, lifesaving mammography screenings, translation services, and provide quality of life programs like Peer Mentor Support, Nurture with Nature and more. Painting with a Twist is located on 17723 Coastal Highway in Lewes.

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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 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.

Calling All Breast Cancer Survivors for Yoga

Date: October 17, 2016
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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MILFORD, DE (October 6, 2016)–The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) will host a free yoga event for breast cancer survivors on Friday, October 28 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. at whYoga in Milford. This networking workshop is part of the “Sussex Survivor Social” series and is open to newly diagnosed patients as well as survivors of breast cancer.  Attendees meet regularly to socialize, learn a craft, volunteer with an event or get educated about a health topic.

At the class a certified yoga instructor specializing in cancer survivors will show attendees how to relax and stretch muscles in a calm and meditative way. All levels of yoga experience are invited, including beginner. Refreshments will be provided by Good News Health Food. whYoga is located at 30 NW 10th Street, next to Yankee Clipper Hair Salon in Milford. Space is limited. To register, for free, contact Connie Holdridge at 302-644-6844 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For a schedule of upcoming events, please visit http://www.debreastcancer.org/events

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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 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.

Cancer Survivors Invited to Paint with a Twist

Date: October 17, 2016
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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LEWES, DE (August 30, 2016)–The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) will host a free event for breast cancer survivors on Thursday, September 22 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Painting with a Twist in Lewes. This networking workshop is part of the “Sussex Survivor Social” series and is open to newly diagnosed patients as well as survivors of breast cancer.  Attendees meet regularly to socialize, learn a craft, volunteer with an event or get educated about a health topic.

At Painting with a Twist on September 22nd, an artist will teach attendees through step-by-step instruction. No artistic experience is needed. Each person will bring home a 16” x 20” finished canvas. Painting with a Twist is located behind PNC bank on 17723 Coastal Highway. Space is limited. To register, for free, contact Connie Holdridge at 302-644-6844 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For a schedule of upcoming events, please visit http://www.debreastcancer.org/events.

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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 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.

Women’s Empowerment Conference to be Held on October 8 in Georgetown

Date: October 17, 2016
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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GEORGETOWN, DE (August 24, 2016) – The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) in conjunction with the Women of Wellness, LLC, is proud to announce the Total Woman’s Conference: Empowering the Wise and Well Woman to be held on Saturday, October 8 at the Delaware Technical Community College Campus in Georgetown from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. This free, educational conference will offer women an overview on what it means to lead a healthy lifestyle with an emphasis on breast health, nutrition, exercise, financial fitness and stress management. The program will include informative workshops, lunch, and free health screenings for participants.

The Total Woman’s Conference is one component of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s Wise and Well program. Nationally, African Americans have higher cancer mortality rates than any other race. The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s outreach efforts are focused on breaking down racial disparities in screening and mortality to improve these statistics. In the last year, approximately, 47 African American women who were newly diagnosed or experiencing a recurrence of breast cancer received support services from the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. The Delaware Cancer Consortium’s July 2016 report indicates that mortality rates among African Americans have dropped nearly 22 percent over the last decade.

“To continue to provide break down barriers to treatment, care and information, the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition is committed to running programs that are designed to meet the needs of the populations we serve,” said Migdalia Garduno, Bilingual Outreach and Screening Coordinator for the Coalition. “Women who might be at risk for breast cancer can learn ways to decrease their risk at the Wise and Well conferences and also walk away with some tips to live a healthier lifestyle.”

Research suggests that having a condition like diabetes, in addition to breast cancer, increases the risk of dying from the disease. Black women have a higher incidence of diabetes and other comorbidities such as hypertension that reduce survivorship. Adopting healthy lifestyle choices like exercise, balanced eating, and stress management can substantially decrease a woman’s chance of developing comorbidities and reduce a woman’s chance of developing breast cancer.

“Women of Wellness, LLC is excited to again partner with the DBCC to empower women of color to take ownership of their health in a holistic way through this component of the Wise and Well program,” stated Kanani Hines of Women of Wellness, LLC.

The Total Woman’s Conference is free for attendees due to generous support from Highmark Delaware, Discover, and the Fund for Women. Space is limited and registration is required to attend the free workshop. Visit bit.ly/wiseandwell or call 302-778-1102 to register. The Delaware Technical Community College Campus is located at 21169 College Drive in Georgetown. For more information, please contact Migdalia Garduno at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or visit http://www.debreastcancer.org

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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 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.

Sixth Annual Women’s Only 5K For Breast Cancer on September 14

Date: October 17, 2016
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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WILMINGTON, DE (August 11, 2016)—The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition and Races2Run are pleased to announce that the Sixth Annual Women’s Race for the Pink Ribbon 5K will take place on Wednesday, September 14 at Dravo Plaza on the Wilmington Riverfront. The Women’s Only Race will benefit DBCC’s programs that increase breast cancer awareness, promote the importance of early detection, provide access to mammograms and bilingual screening navigators, and offer support and resources to men and women in the local community who are newly diagnosed or facing a recurrence of breast cancer.

On-site race registration will open at 5pm on September 14 and the race will begin at 6:30pm. The first 700 registered will receive a t-shirt, goodie bag and admittance to the post-race party with music, wine garden and beer for those 21 years of age and older. Online registration is available at http://www.races2run.com and costs $25 per person until September 12th. Day of registration will cost $30 per person. Participants can register as individuals or as part of a team.

DBCC’s Executive Director, Vicky Cooke is looking forward to the sixth annual 5K. She noted that, “Breast cancer is primarily a disease that affects women. Nearly one in eight will be touched in their lifetime, so having a 5K run/walk for just women is very important to us. This is our 6th annual event and it helps us raise awareness for our support and lifesaving programs in the local community.”

The women-only race is also an opportunity to honor breast cancer survivors and remember those who are no longer with us. Races2Run Director, Barb Kursh said, “This race was stared in honor and in memory of my three friends who were touched by the disease, Renee “Betty” Ridenour, Debbie “Snake” Bruss and Marsha Gullo Frerichs. It is a great way for me to honor those I know who’ve been touched by the disease and I am glad to see so many other teams come out in support of a loved one.”

Awards courtesy of Women’s Sports Specialties will be presented to the overall female winner and to the top three runners in five age groups. First place age group winners will receive a free pair of running sneakers from Women’s Sports Specialties. Teams will also be awarded. The top fundraising team will win the Pink Cup and the largest team will win the DBCC Cup. The event will take place rain or shine and the 5K course is USATF certified fast flat. NOVA Timing Systems will chip time using MyLaps bib tags.

Last year’s event raised over $36,000 for DBCC programs and services. As of August 9, major race sponsors include Races2Run, Women’s Sport Specialities, Navient, Fox Rothschild, PJ Fitzpatrick, Kiwanis Club, EDis, and Horizon Services. All proceeds will benefit the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s local programs and services for those faced with breast cancer. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, visit http://www.races2run.com or contact Barb Brown Kursh at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (302) 521-0134.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition Revving Up For “Monster Miles For a Cause”

Date: August 11, 2016
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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DOVER, DE (August 10, 2016)— The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is revving up for the Seventh Annual “Monster Miles for a Cause” Walk at Dover International Speedway on Saturday, October 22. The un-timed walk, which takes place during breast cancer awareness month, is a family friendly event for supporters to step onto the NASCAR track to benefit the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. The event is hosted by Dover International Speedway, located on North Dupont Highway in Dover.

Attendees are encouraged to walk in honor or in memory of someone in their life that has been impacted by breast cancer. The event will also include food, vendors, and team prizes. Registration will begin at 8:00 am and the walk steps off at 10am. To register online visit http://www.debreastcancer.org.

Monster Miles will be held rain or shine and costs $20 per individual in advance and $25 for day-of registration. Individuals can also participate as part of a team. Children 12 and under can walk for free with an adult. New this year, the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition will have a beer garden after the race along with a souvenir for each participant. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

“Monster Miles is always a great family friendly event for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition during breast cancer awareness month,” said Vicky Cooke, Executive Director of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. “It brings together families and friends from all ages to honor, celebrate, and remember those who have been touched by breast cancer.”

All proceeds from “Monster Miles for a Cause” will benefit DBCC’s programs and services that work to increase breast cancer awareness, promote the importance of early detection, provide access to mammograms and bilingual screening navigators and offer support and resources to men and women in our local community who are newly diagnosed or facing a recurrence of breast cancer. The 2015 event raised over $14,000 for DBCC’s local programs.

For additional information, please contact Michelle Marshall, DBCC Event Coordinator, at 302-593-9924 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

Sixth Annual Women’s Only 5K For Breast Cancer on September 14

Date: August 11, 2016
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

WILMINGTON, DE (August 11, 2016)—The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition and Races2Run are pleased to announce that the Sixth Annual Women’s Race for the Pink Ribbon 5K will take place on Wednesday, September 14 at Dravo Plaza on the Wilmington Riverfront. The Women’s Only Race will benefit DBCC’s programs that increase breast cancer awareness, promote the importance of early detection, provide access to mammograms and bilingual screening navigators, and offer support and resources to men and women in the local community who are newly diagnosed or facing a recurrence of breast cancer.

On-site race registration will open at 5pm on September 14 and the race will begin at 6:30pm. The first 700 registered will receive a t-shirt, goodie bag and admittance to the post-race party with music, wine garden and beer for those 21 years of age and older. Online registration is available at http://www.races2run.com and costs $25 per person until September 12th. Day of registration will cost $30 per person. Participants can register as individuals or as part of a team.

DBCC’s Executive Director, Vicky Cooke is looking forward to the sixth annual 5K. She noted that, “Breast cancer is primarily a disease that affects women. Nearly one in eight will be touched in their lifetime, so having a 5K run/walk for just women is very important to us. This is our 6th annual event and it helps us raise awareness for our support and lifesaving programs in the local community.”

The women-only race is also an opportunity to honor breast cancer survivors and remember those who are no longer with us. Races2Run Director, Barb Kursh said, “This race was stared in honor and in memory of my three friends who were touched by the disease, Renee “Betty” Ridenour, Debbie “Snake” Bruss and Marsha Gullo Frerichs. It is a great way for me to honor those I know who’ve been touched by the disease and I am glad to see so many other teams come out in support of a loved one.”

Awards courtesy of Women’s Sports Specialties will be presented to the overall female winner and to the top three runners in five age groups. First place age group winners will receive a free pair of running sneakers from Women’s Sports Specialties. Teams will also be awarded. The top fundraising team will win the Pink Cup and the largest team will win the DBCC Cup. The event will take place rain or shine and the 5K course is USATF certified fast flat. NOVA Timing Systems will chip time using MyLaps bib tags.

Last year’s event raised over $36,000 for DBCC programs and services. As of August 9, major race sponsors include Races2Run, Women’s Sport Specialities, Navient, Fox Rothschild, PJ Fitzpatrick, Kiwanis Club, EDis, and Horizon Services. All proceeds will benefit the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s local programs and services for those faced with breast cancer. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, visit http://www.races2run.com or contact Barb Brown Kursh at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (302) 521-0134.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition to Host 6.4 Mile Bike Ride for Breast Cancer Survivors

Date: August 10, 2016
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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EWES, DE (August 10, 2016)— The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) will host a “Nurture with Nature” bike trail ride from Lewes to Rehoboth for Breast Cancer Survivors on Tuesday, August 30 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. DBCC’s “Nurture with Nature” program is a series that allows breast cancer survivors to come together and experience nature by hiking, kayaking, biking, horseback riding or simply walking through natural surroundings. These outings occur approximately once a month throughout the state.

The Nurture with Nature Kayak Excursion will offer survivors the chance to bike from Cape Henlopen Nature Center in Lewes to Gordons Pond in Rehoboth Beach and back. The trail is approximately 3.2 miles each way. Most of the trail is packed crushed stone surface with several bridges, boardwalks and overlooks. Survivors will have beautiful views of the salt marsh, pond and ocean, along with vistas for nature enthusiasts and bird watchers. Interested participants should contact Lois Wilkinson at 302-672-6435 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by August 26 to register. The session will be free if you bring your own bike or cost a donation to the park for a bike rental. Helmets will also be available. Participants should bring a brown bag lunch, insect repellant and a water bottle.

The program is open to all breast cancer survivors. The session will meet at 9:00 a.m. at Nature Center at Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes located at 15099 Cape Henlopen Drive and the tour begins promptly at 9:15 a.m. Transportation can also be arranged from the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition office in Dover but space is limited. For more information on upcoming events please visit http://www.debreastcancer.org/events.

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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.

Jiffy Lube Lewes Donates Over $1,600 to Local Breast Cancer Programs

Date: August 08, 2016
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition
Office: 302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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LEWES, DE (August 8, 2016) – The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is pleased to announce a successful partnership with Jiffy Lube of Lewes. During the month of July, a donation was collected for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition for every car serviced, excluding the self-serve car wash.  The month-long promotion brought in a donation of $1,615 to benefit the local programs and services of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition.

Jiffy Lube of Lewes is owned by Sara and Michael Soules and located at 34680 Jiffy Way. All proceeds 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 women and men in the local community who are newly diagnosed or facing recurrence of breast cancer. For more information about DBCC programs, please call 302-644-6844.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

Ice Cream Shop Donates Over $200 to Local Breast Cancer Programs

Date: July 19, 2016
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition
Office: 302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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MILLSBORO, DE (July 19, 2016) – The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is pleased to announce a successful partnership with Beaches N Cream Ice Cream of Millsboro. Through the sale of ice cream and generous donation of personal tips from staff on Saturday, July 16 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. the shop raised $233 to benefit the local programs and services of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition.

Beaches N Cream Ice Cream of Millsboro is owned by Allie and Bob Leasher. Allie is a childhood cancer survivor. They do a fundraiser each month to a support a different charity. For an upcoming schedule please call 302-281-0001. All proceeds 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 women and men in the local community who are newly diagnosed or facing recurrence of breast cancer. For more information about DBCC programs, please call 302-644-6844.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition to Host Kayaking Excursion for Breast Cancer Survivors

Date: July 13, 2016
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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FENWICK, DE (July 13, 2016)— The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) will host a “Nurture with Nature” kayaking excursion at the Assawoman Bay in Fenwick for Breast Cancer Survivors on Monday, July 25 at 5:00 p.m. DBCC’s “Nurture with Nature” program is a series that allows breast cancer survivors to come together and experience nature by hiking, kayaking, biking, horseback riding or simply walking through natural surroundings. These outings occur approximately once a month throughout the state.

The Nurture with Nature Kayak Excursion will offer survivors the chance to kayak, single and tandem, the shores of the Assawoman Bay with other survivors. The program will be led by breast cancer survivor, teacher, and naturalist, Deloris Donnelly. Interested participants should contact Lois Wilkinson at 302-672-6435 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to register. The session will cost $10 per person and you must register by July 22nd to participate. Participants should bring a swimsuit. After the excursion, guests are invited to bring a brown bag dinner for a picnic poolside at Deloris’s house to watch the sunset.

The program is open to all breast cancer survivors and no kayaking experience is needed. The session will meet at 5:00 p.m. at Coastal Kayak located at 36840 Coastal Highway in Fenwick. Transportation can also be arranged from the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition offices in Dover and Lewes. For more information on upcoming events please visit http://www.debreastcancer.org/events.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

VIDA Multicultural Screening/Health Fair Coming to Dagsboro on July 16

Date: July 07, 2016
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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DAGSBORO, DE (July 7, 2016)—The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC), with support from the Mexican Consulate of Philadelphia, Discover Bank, the Laffey-McHugh Foundation, Highmark Delaware, Beebe Healthcare, the Fund for Women, Ventanilla de Salud, and Instituto De Los Mexicanos En El Exterior, is proud to announce the next ¡VIDA!™ Multicultural Breast Screening and Health Fair will take place at the Dagsboro Church of God on Saturday, July 16 from 8:30 am to 12:30 p.m. The program will be FREE and offer health screenings, information about healthy living, community programs, snacks, and additional resources to the public.

¡VIDA!™ is a multicultural event focused on breast cancer screening, treatment, and survivorship. It began in 2011 as a bilingual (Spanish/English) educational event that has grown to include all backgrounds and ethnicities, and offers programs to women, men, and children. The Dagsboro forum will feature free glucose, cholesterol, BMI, DEXA, and blood pressure screenings from Beebe Population Health. The Mexican Consulate of Philadelphia will be on-site from 8:30 am to 2:00 p.m. to offer help with passports and matricular consular and birth certificates by appointment. Appointments can be made by calling 877-639-4835 or by visiting consulmex.sre.gob.mx/filadelfia/. Snacks will be provided and families are welcome.

Cheryl Doucette, community consultant for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition said, “Our Dagsboro ¡VIDA!™ health fair will offer healthy living information and lifesaving screenings to families in need in Western Sussex County. We will have bilingual volunteers on site to help us with Spanish translation so please bring your whole family and join us.”

The Dagsboro Church of God is located at 32224 Dupont Boulevard in Dagsboro. Please contact Cheryl Doucette at 302-423-1119 for additional information.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

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

Date: June 28, 2016
Contact:

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.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

New Women’s Mobile Health Screening Van Unveiled

Date: June 22, 2016
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition
Office: 302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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DOVER, DE (June 22, 2016) – The new Women’s Mobile Health Screening (WMHS) Van was unveiled on Tuesday, June 21 at Legislative Hall in Dover. The program included tours of the medical unit, remarks from program facilitators and elected officials, and a toast to the success of the program. Guests included Governor Jack Markell, Delaware Health and Social Services (DHSS) Secretary Rita Landgraf, Division of Public Health (DPH) Director Dr. Karyl Rattay, staff from the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) and Women’s Mobile Health Screening (WMHS) program, DPH staff, and members of the Delaware General Assembly, including Senator Patricia Blevins, Senator Hall-Long, and former Senator Liane Sorenson. 

The van is a collaborative effort between the State of Delaware and Women’s Mobile Health Screening (WMHS), a subsidiary of DBCC. The van is owned by DPH and the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition holds the operating contract. In March, the WMHS program received a new, state-of-the-art van that combines digital imaging equipment and health professionals from Beebe Medical Center.  The Delaware General Assembly allocated funding for the van in June 2015.

“When we catch cancers early, we protect Delawareans from early death, disfigurements, complex health problems – and devastated families,” said Governor Jack Markell.  “The work the coalition has done over 25 years has saved lives and preserved families.”   

“Screening is saving lives in Delaware,” Secretary Landgraf said.  “Because of organizations like the Delaware Breast Cancer and Screening for Life within the Department of Health and Social Services, it is highly likely that improving the early detection of breast cancer contributed to Delaware’s progress in breast cancer mortality.”

Delaware’s all-site cancer mortality rate has dropped, from second-highest in the country in the early 1990s to 14th for the period of 2007-2011.  Delaware’s breast cancer mortality rate currently ranks 17th-highest in the country.

Starting in July, in addition to mammography screenings, the van will offer cervical cancer screenings and blood pressure screenings, as well healthy lifestyle education.  A prescription from a medical professional is no longer necessary to be screened.

“We will also talk to women on the van about risk factors for cancer (and other chronic diseases),” Dr. Rattay said.  “Women will receive glucose screening (for diabetes), tobacco cessation referrals, Body Mass Index screening, and physical activity and nutrition education.”

“I am pleased to finally see the new and improved women’s mobile health screening van on the road and bringing lifesaving mammography screenings to some of our most vulnerable populations,” says Senator Patricia Blevins. “The van serves nearly 800 women a year who might not otherwise have access to mammography screenings and with the new addition of a room for examinations, it will bring even more value to the women in Delaware who need it most.”

Through the WMHS program, more than 8,500 women were screened since July of 2004. Of those, more than 4,200 were through the Screening for Life (SFL) program.  Over the past 15 years, SFL provided 25,000 uninsured or under-insured women in Delaware with more than 48,000 breast cancer screenings.

Women who qualify for the SFL program may receive free mammography services as well as cervical, screenings. WMHS also accepts Medicaid, Medicare, most health insurance, and self-pay clients. Patients should check with insurance providers to find out if they are covered. WMHS staff helps women apply for SFL or find another program that can help cover the cost of screening. Patients also can arrange for transportation or an interpreter through WMHS.

“By having a background in both healthcare and nursing and co-chairing the Delaware Cancer Consortium, I have seen firsthand the effects that cancer can have on all of those who are touched by this disease,” says Senator Bethany Hall-Long. “Early detection can be lifesaving when it comes to screenings for breast cancer which is why having access to the mobile mammography van can help reduce mortality and morbidity in our population.”

The van primarily targets those who are uninsured and/or low income; however, all women can be screened on the van. The van regularly visits community centers, senior centers, health care facilities, and employers throughout the state. Most women screened on the van are age 40 or older. For more information on the Women’s Mobile Health Screening Van, call 888-672-9647.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

About Women’s Mobile Health Screening (WMHS) program:

The Women’s Mobile Health Screening (WMHS) program is a subsidiary of DBCC and contracted by DPH to operate the van.

Rookery North Raises over $400 For Local Fight Against Breast Cancer

Date: June 13, 2016
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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MILFORD, Del. (June 13, 2016)– The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is pleased to announce that the Rookery North Golf Course 9 hole group hosted a golf tournament for the Women’s Delmarva Golf Association (WDGS) on May 31. The tournament was called “Think Pink” with the focus on raising money for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition.

Forty five woman from Delaware and Maryland participated in the event last month. The group included participants from Maple Dale Country Club, Wild Quail Country Club, Ocean City Country Club, Chester River Country Club, and Prospect Bay Country Club. Funds were raised through “free shot” cards, raffles, and 50/50 sales in the amount of $458.50.

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition is very grateful for the generosity of all the woman who participated in this event. Proceeds 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 women and men in the local community who are newly diagnosed or facing recurrence of breast cancer.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

Delaware McDonald’s Operator Association’s Makes $3,000 Donation to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coali

Date: June 10, 2016
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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The Delaware McDonald’s® Operator Association hosted a “McCafé® Coffee with a Cause” recognition event benefiting the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition on June 8, 2016. Staff members and supporters were on-site as McDonald’s presented the organization with a $3,000 donation.

“McCafé Coffee with a Cause” kicked off in April with participating McDonald’s restaurants throughout the state of Delaware donating 50 percent of every Monday’s net McCafé coffee sales to a selected charitable organization. This past month, McDonald’s partnered with the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, an organization devoted to empowering the community by raising awareness of breast health issues through outreach, education and support services, in order to facilitate the early detection and treatment of breast cancer.

Throughout the year, donations from the “McCafé Coffee with a Cause” program will support various local charities within Delaware, including Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, Food Bank of Delaware, SPCA of Delaware and Arc of Delaware

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

Kim Miller 5K Raises Over $3,000 For Local Fight Against Breast Cancer

Date: May 25, 2016
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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GEORGETOWN, Del. (May 25, 2016)– The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is pleased to announce that the Kim Miller 5K in Georgetown was a huge success. The event, hosted in memory of Kim Miller on April 9, was organized by Lisa Locklear and presented by 16 Mile Brewery. The 5K generated $3,200 to support the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s local programs and services for those facing a diagnosis or recurrence of breast cancer.

The Kim Miller 5K is held in memory of Kim Miller who was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer in May 2010 at the age 27. She fought the disease for 16 months and in October 2011, lost her battle. This annual race has been organized by her sister, Lisa Coverdale. 16 Mile Brewery is the generous host of the 5K and after-party.

Proceeds from the Kim Miller 5K 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 women and men in the local community who are newly diagnosed or facing recurrence of breast cancer.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition To Offer Support To Survivors On June 8 in Middletown

Date: May 25, 2016
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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MIDDLETOWN, DE (May 25, 2016) – The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is pleased to announce a free support class for breast cancer survivors to be held in Middletown on June 8. The class is for women and men who are currently in or have completed their treatment for breast cancer. It will be held at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church from 6:00 to 7:30pm and continues each month on the second Wednesday.

The class is intended to provide encouragement, friendship, fellowship and support in an informal group setting to breast cancer survivors of all religious backgrounds and affiliations. One does not need to be a member of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church to attend. The class is free but registration is required. To secure a spot, please contact Lois Wilkinson at 302-672-6435.

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church is located at 115 Cleaver Farm Road in Middletown. The class will continue monthly in Price Hall. The class will take place on the second Wednesday of each month. The dates for 2016 are June 8, July 13, September 14, October 12, November 9 and December 14. Meeting date in August to be announced.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

VIDA™ Multicultural Screening/Health Fair Coming to Seaford on April 23

Date: May 19, 2016
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC), in partnership with the Mexican Consulate of Philadelphia, are proud to announce the next ¡VIDA!™ Multicultural Breast Screening and Health Fair will take place at the Boys and Girls Club of Delaware in Seaford on Saturday, April 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The program will be FREE and offer health screenings, information about healthy living, community programs, free giveaways and additional resources to the public. The program is made possible by support from Discover Bank, the Laffey-McHugh Foundation, Astra Zeneca, Boys and Girls Club of Delaware, Beebe Healthcare, Highmark Delaware, and the National Association of Hispanic Nurses.

¡VIDA!™ is a multicultural event focused on breast cancer screening, treatment, and survivorship. It began in 2011 as a bilingual (Spanish/English) educational event that has grown to include all backgrounds and ethnicities, and offers programs to women, men, and children. The Seaford forum will feature clinical breast exams on-site and additional health screenings such as glucose, cholesterol, BMA, DEXA, and blood pressure provided by Beebe Healthcare. The Mexican Consulate of Philadelphia mobile consulate will be available from 8:30 am to 2pm to help with Passports and matricula consular and Birth certificates. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 877.639.4835 or visiting http://consulmex.sre.gob.mx/filadelfia/. Food and snacks will be provided, along with free clothing giveaways. Families are welcome.

Cheryl Doucette, Outreach and Education Program Manager for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition in Kent County said, “The April 23 ¡VIDA!™ in Seaford is extremely important to members of our community. These free medical tests can be lifesaving to someone who is never or rarely screened. We will have bilingual volunteers on site to help translate medical results and provide support to all our attendees.”

The Seaford Boys and Girls Club is located on 310 Virginia Avenue in Seaford. The next ¡VIDA!™ forum will be held on October 1st, 2016. Please contact Cheryl Doucette at 302-423-1119 for additional information.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

Bras for a Cause at Ivy on June 1

Date: May 10, 2016
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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DEWEY BEACH, DE (May 10, 2016)—On Wednesday, June 1, the Sussex County Women’s Council of Realtors and the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) will present Bras for a Cause at Ivy in Dewey Beach from 5:30 to 8 pm. Ivy is located at 136 Dagsworthy Street in Dewey Beach. 

The event will feature a live auction of decorated bras.  The bras will be sponsored and decorated by local participants, modeled by men, and auctioned to the audience.  The event will also feature appetizers, a cash bar and music. Tickets are available for $35 in advance online at http://www.WCRbrasforacause.com or $40 at the door. The proceeds will benefit the Sussex County Chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors and the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition.

For more information, contact Gail Alm at (410) 868-0423 or Sandi Bisgood at (302) 228-8625.

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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 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.

Sixth Annual Broadwalk on the Boardwalk Hailed a Success

Date: May 05, 2016
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (May 5, 2016)– The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is pleased to announce that the Sixth Annual Broadwalk on the Boardwalk, hosted by CAMP Rehoboth was a huge success. The event, held on April 10 in Rehoboth, raised $8,560 dollars to support the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s local programs and services for those facing breast cancer.

Despite the rainy weather, over 250 attendees gathered on the boardwalk to join the free event. Supporters formed a heart at the end of the beach and survivors were invited in the center of the heart to be surrounded by love. All cancer survivors were included in the celebration.

Connie Holdridge, DBCC’s Program Manager of Education and Survivorship in Sussex County noted, “Broadwalk on the Boardwalk is a free event so all of the money raised came in the form of donations. The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition is overwhelmed by the generous of support from the public and grateful to CAMP Rehoboth for this partnership each year.”

Proceeds from Broadwalk on the Boardwalk 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 women and men in the local community who are newly diagnosed or facing recurrence of breast cancer.

For additional details about DBCC’s upcoming events, please visit http://www.debreastcancer.org.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.
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Mobile Mammography Van to Screen at Nanticoke Indian Association in Millsboro

Date: May 04, 2016
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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On May 14, the Delaware Division of Public Health’s (DPH) Women’s Mobile Health Screening (WMHS) van will be stationed at the Nanticoke Indian Association, Inc. in Millsboro to provide mammography screenings. DPH provides funding to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) to operate and staff the year-round efforts of the mammography van in partnership with Beebe Medical Center.

Appointments for mammography screenings are available from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Women need to obtain a prescription from their doctor and call the WMHS office to make an appointment, 1-888-672-9647.

The WMHS van provides mobile mammography services to low income, uninsured, and underinsured women. Medicaid, Medicare, and most health insurance is accepted. WMHS staff can help women apply for Screening for Life, a program of DPH that pays for the cost of a mammogram for eligible women, or find another program that can help cover the cost of a mammogram. If you have a problem with your breasts, or have had breast cancer, you should not be screened on the van.

Early detection is the best way to increase cancer survival rates and mammography screening is the best tool in use today to detect breast cancer early. The Delaware Cancer Consortium recommends screening annually beginning at age forty, depending on one’s family history. In 2015, DBCC performed 734 mammograms through the Women’s Mobile Health Screening Van at 26 different sites throughout Delaware.

The van will be parked Nanticoke Indian Association, Inc. in Millsboro which is located on 27073 John J Williams Highway, Millsboro, DE 19966. For more information about the Women’s Mobile Health Screening Van, the van schedule, or to make an appointment for a mammogram, please call 1-888-672-9647.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

7th Annual DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K Kicks Off on May 22 in Rehoboth

Date: April 29, 2016
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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REHOBOTH BEACH, DE (April 29, 2016)—The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is pleased to announce the Seventh Annual DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk will take place at the Tanger Outlet Center (Seaside) in Rehoboth Beach on Sunday, May 22, 2016. This year’s race is produced by Races2Run, and sponsored in part by Tanger Outlets. The Run/Walk is a family-friendly event open to participants of 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 Seventh Annual DE-feet Breast Cancer Run/Walk 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. Registration is $25 per person before May 18 and $30 for day-of registration. Online registration is open at http://www.defeetbreastcancerwalk.org. Participants will partake in the chip timed 5K Run/Walk at 8:30 a.m. or a 1-Mile Fun Walk at 8:35 a.m. Packet pickup will be available on Saturday, May 21 from 2:30 to 5:30pm at the Crooked Hammock Brewery in Lewes.

“We are really proud that DE-feet brings together over 1,000 community members each year,” said Beth Krallis, DBCC Communications Director.  “Our event not only raises funds to support our local programs and services in the community, but it brings together families, children, and adults of all ages to raise awareness of breast cancer and support those who have been touched by the disease and remember those who are no longer with us.”

Registration will open at 7 a.m. and pre-race activities begin at 7:55 a.m. featuring live music and local DJ personalities, Petch and Amy from Eagle 977. The morning will kick off with a special “Circle of Hope” survivor celebration and the release of white doves. Tech t-shirts are guaranteed for pre-registered participants that are registered before May 7th. After the race, there will be a party under the tent with DJ Anthony DiVirgilio, a food court, wine and beer garden, the Starboard’s Famous Bloody Mary Bar and awards for top finishers in various age categories. Team and individual spirit awards will also be presented. Racers and participants are encouraged to wear PINK.

“Team building and fundraising is encouraged as part of the 5K,” stated Beth Krallis. “Last year, we were inspired by so many teams who came up with creative costumes, imaginative names, and really had fun with the event. There is no team minimum and no amount is too small for a team to raise.”

Major sponsor’s to-date include Sposato Landscape Co., Tanger Outlets, and WBOC 16, Del-One Credit Union, Sharp Energy, The Meoli Companies, TD Bank, Edgewell Personal Care, Bayhealth Medical Center, TD Bank, The Crooked Hammock, Long and Foster, Elzufon Austin Reardon Tarlov & Mondell, PA, and Quillen Signs. Additional sponsors will be disclosed at the event. Proceeds from the Seventh 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 women and men in the local community who are newly diagnosed or facing recurrence of breast cancer.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

2016 Shining Light Award Winners to be Honored on June 16 in Wilmington

Date: April 21, 2016
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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WILMINGTON, DE (April 21, 2016)—The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Shining Light Awards. The honorees will be recognized at an awards ceremony open to the public at the Chase Center on the Wilmington Riverfront on Thursday, June 16, 2016 from 8:00 to 10:30 a.m. Awards will be presented to individuals and companies in the following categories: Steve “Monty” Montgomery and Adam Howard for the Philanthropic Efforts of Dewey Goes Pink for “Spotlight on Philanthropy”; Peggie Ball for “Spotlight on Survivorship; Beebe Healthcare accepted by Dan Mapes, for “Spotlight on Health Care Delivery, Organization”; The Honorable Nancy Cooke, for “Spotlight on Health Care Delivery, Individual”; and Currie Hair Skin Nails for “Spotlight on Business”.

The Shining Light Awards began in 2014 as a way to honor individuals and organizations who have made a difference in the local battle against breast cancer. The public was invited to nominate those most deserving of the Shining Light Awards for recognition. A panel of independent judges, chaired by DBCC Board Member Tynetta Brown, and including Pete Booker, Jacquie Connell, Marilyn Hyte, Patti Key, CPA, Carol Arnott Robbins, CFP, CDFA, Donna Stinson, FACHE, Suzanne Loudermilk, and Howell Wallace, joined together to select the five most deserving candidates for the awards.

“The Shining Light Awards program began so the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition would have a public platform to recognize the countless heroes and heroines in Delaware who are leading the battle against breast cancer,” stated Vicky Cooke, DBCC Executive Director. “Our organization has grown and thrived over the last twenty-five years thanks to so many supporters, contributors, and partnerships and we needed a way to say thank you and show our gratitude. Our 2016 honorees deserve to be acknowledged for their leadership, commitment, and inspiration to others.”

Dewey Goes Pink began in 2011 under the philanthropic vision of Steve “Monty” Montgomery and Adam Howard. The annual 5k and pink after-party featuring live music, a pulled pork smorgasbord and grapefruit crushes, began as a way to bring together breast cancer survivors and their families. It was also a way for Monty and Adam to leverage their local businesses to honor their mothers and raise money for a cause that was close to their hearts. Both mothers were affected by breast cancer. Monty’s mother, Barbara “Gugie”, was a 25 year survivor who faced a recurrence 23 years after the initial diagnosis and passed away in 2011. Adam’s mother, Paula, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 and is doing well today. Now over 2,000 participants come together each year to pay homage to Gugie, and support Adam and Monty’s philanthropic vision. Over the last five years Dewey Goes Pink has contributed more than $200,000 to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. Monty is the owner of the Starboard Restaurant in Dewey Beach and Adam is the owner of the Body Shop fitness center in Rehoboth Beach.

Peggie Ball was diagnosed with breast cancer in September of 2009. She attributes her ability to beat the disease to her faith in God and her husband, Bob. As a survivor, Peggy has served to motivate and inspire others to help those faced with breast cancer. She saw an event advertisement in 2011 for the DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk held each May in Rehoboth Beach. She decided to form a team, “Walking for All”, involving her friends and family members. For the last five years she led the team with dedication and inspiration, coming up with a new team theme each year and never losing her spirit. For the past five years she has raised over $26,000 for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition which is no small feat, but more importantly, she has spread the message of breast cancer awareness and the resilience of survivorship to her community. She is a caring person, always looking for ways to help.

Beebe Healthcare, under the leadership of Dan Mapes, the Director of Diagnostic Imaging, has spearheaded many initiatives for the advancement of breast imaging. Beebe was one of the first centers in Delaware to earn the American College of Radiology’s (ACR) designation as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.  Dan was also part of a team that earned the distinction of being the only Breast Center in the state of Delaware to become accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons.  In addition, Dan was instrumental in bringing breast MRI to Beebe and facilitated the necessary training and certification of the radiologists and technologists. Dan’s latest accomplishment in the advancement of breast imaging is in the establishment of breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography) at Beebe.  Through Dan’s efforts, Beebe Healthcare was the first facility in Sussex County to offer this latest tool for the early detection of breast cancer.  Dan has been instrumental in the advancement of breast imaging at Beebe Healthcare in many ways, a resource to those newly diagnosed with breast cancer in and around Sussex County, and a partner to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition.

The Honorable Nancy Cook of Kenton, DE was a State Senator in Delaware from 1974 through 2010. Her list of legislative accomplishments included championing screenings for Delaware’s most vulnerable populations and supporting programs to fund cancer treatment and aid in the early detection and treatment of breast and cervical cancer. She was integral in the funding of the mobile mammography van, owned by the State of Delaware, and operated by the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition which provides lifesaving screenings to uninsured, underinsured, and rarely screened women in Delaware. In 2009 the mammography screening equipment on the van was in need of funding. It desperately needed to be updated from analog to digital technology or none of the radiologist would be able to read the images. At that time, the General Assembly said there was no money in the budget for this upgrade. Senator Nancy Cook was able to review other funding sources within the state and ensured the money was made available. Because of the digital equipment that was purchased, the Coalition has gone onto screen almost 800 women a year, many of whom would not have had access to mammography otherwise.

Since 2009, Currie Hair Skin Nails, in Glen Mills, PA and on the Riverfront in Wilmington, DE has been a friend and supporter of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, under the vision and leadership of Randy Currie, Founder of the Salon and Spa. Over the years, the business has generously opened its doors for one Sunday in October to host a day of “Life in Beauty”. Because of Randy’s direction, hairstylists, massage therapists, estheticians, makeup artists, nail technicians and front desk staff will volunteer their time and expertise through service appointments and 100% of the proceeds are donated to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. Through these salon and spa services, Currie has donated over $50,000 to the Coalition over the years, along with product samples and gift cards for goodie bags and giveaways to breast cancer survivors and community members participating in DBCC events.

As of April 20, 2016 the Shining Light Awards are made possible due to generous support from the Bacchieri Family, Highmark Delaware, Independence Wealth Services, Jerry and Linda Powell, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Corexcel, Delaware Today, Ms. Laura Ferguson, Chase Bank, and Ms. Patricia Key. Additional sponsorship opportunities, beginning at $500, are available and individual reservations are $45 per person. For more information about the Shining Light Awards winners, sponsorship opportunities, and registration information, please visit http://www.debreastcancer.org. 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.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition Hosts Social Event for Survivors in Sussex County

Date: March 27, 2016
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

REHOBOTH BEACH, DE (April 27, 2016)–The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) hosted an event for a small group of breast cancer survivors on Monday, April 25 at Brandywine Assisted Living in Rehoboth Beach. This was the second event held at Brandywine Assisted Living recently, and the Coalition is very grateful for the donation of space for their programs. This month’s event was a Scrapbooking Workshop for breast cancer survivors.

Breast Cancer Survivor, Nancy Mann said she really enjoyed herself at the program. “Now I know how people can get addicted to scrapbooking”, Nancy added. This event was part of the “Sussex Survivor Social” series, organized by DBCC as a social activity for breast cancer survivors. Through these events, survivors meet monthly to learn, volunteer, and socialize.  For more information or a schedule of upcoming events, please contact Connie Holdridge at 302-644-6844 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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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 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.

VIDA Multicultural Screening/Health Fair Coming to Milford on April 2

Date: March 23, 2016
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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MILFORD, DE (March 23, 2016)—The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC), with support from Discover Bank, the Laffey-McHugh Foundation, Bayhealth Education Department and Cancer Center, Highmark Delaware, the Multicultural Church and Community Center, and the Milford Lions Club, is proud to announce the next ¡VIDA!™ Multicultural Breast Screening and Health Fair will take place at the Multicultural Church and Community Center in Milford on Saturday, April 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The program will be FREE and offer health screenings, information about healthy living, community programs, free giveaways and additional resources to the public.

¡VIDA!™ is a multicultural event focused on breast cancer screening, treatment, and survivorship. It began in 2011 as a bilingual (Spanish/English) educational event that has grown to include all backgrounds and ethnicities, and offers programs to women, men, and children. The Milford forum will feature clinical breast exams on-site from a Bayhealth Nurse Practitioner, eye screenings provided by MyEyeDr Havre de Grace, and additional health screenings. For an appointment for a mammogram on the Women’s Mobile Health Screening Van, please call 1-888-672-9647. Food and snacks will be provided, along with free clothing giveaways. Families are welcome.

Cheryl Doucette, Outreach and Education Program Manager for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition in Kent County said, “DBCC has been working with Pastor Richie Portalatin of the Multicultural Church for months to plan our Milford ¡VIDA!™. The Pastor has lent so much time and support to ensuring the program will be a success, offering healthy living information and lifesaving screenings to families in need in the Kent and Sussex Community.”  We will have bi-lingual volunteers on site to help us with Spanish and Creole translation for attendees.

The Multicultural Church and Community Center is located at 105 Northeast Front Street in Milford. The State of Delaware’s Women’s Mobile Health Screening (WMHS) Van will be on-site to provide screening mammograms (with a prescription from a doctor). Additional ¡VIDA!™ forums will be held on April 23rd in Seaford and October 1st, 2016. Please contact Cheryl Doucette at 302-423-1119 for additional information.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition Hosts Social Event For Breast Cancer Survivors in Sussex County

Date: March 15, 2016
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

REHOBOTH BEACH, DE (March 15, 2016)–The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) will host an event for breast cancer survivors on Monday, April 25 from 4 pm to 6 pm at Brandywine Assisted Living in Rehoboth Beach (36101 Seaside Boulevard – behind Giant Foods). This month’s event is a Scrapbooking Workshop for breast cancer survivors. Attendees are asked to bring four to six 4x6 inch photos to use for their scrapbook page. This event is part of the “Sussex Survivor Social” series which is organized by DBCC as a social group for breast cancer survivors in Sussex County. Through these events, survivors meet monthly to learn, volunteer, and socialize.  The event is free to attend.  Event is open to all breast cancer survivors. An RSVP is required. Please RSVP to Connie Holdridge at 302-644-6844 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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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 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.

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition to Host 19th Annual Breast Cancer Update on April 13

Date: March 11, 2016
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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DOVER, Del. (March 11, 2016)– The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is pleased to announce that the 19th Annual Breast Cancer Update will be held on Wednesday, April 13 at the Rollins Center at Dover Downs Hotel from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The Breast Cancer Update features leading medical experts and speakers discussing the most up-to-date information on breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. The annual one-day educational forum is free and open to the public and has become one of Delaware’s most trusted sources of up-to date breast cancer information. The 2016 program is co-chaired by Nanci Mayer-Mihalski and Wilma Yu, RN, BSN, MS, CEN.

“This year’s Breast Cancer Update focuses on Personalized Medicine and how the course of treatment we see today is different from what your mother or grandmother might have faced only a few years ago,” expressed event co-chair Nanci Mayer-Mihalski. “Attendees can expect to learn about the latest advancements in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, explore how complementary holistic methodologies and spirituality can aid in recovery, learn about methods of breast and nipple reconstruction, and gain an understanding of translational research and its role in curing breast cancer.”

Featured speakers for this year’s conference include: Drew Angus, DMin, Director of Spiritual Outreach, Cancer Treatment Centers of America; Kevin Fox, M.D., Director, Rena Rowan Breast Center and Mariann T. and Robert J. MacDonald Professor in Breast Cancer Care Excellence, University of Pennsylvania; Erik Hoy, M.D., Plastic Surgeon, Premier Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery; Mandy Sauler, CPCP, Micropigmentation Specialist and Owner, CosMed Tattoo, LLC; Jennifer Sims-Mourtada, Ph.D., Senior Clinical Scientist, Helen F Graham Cancer Center at Christiana Care Health System; Marie Winters, ND, FABNO, Manager of Naturopathic Medicine, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, among many other noted breast cancer survivors, esteemed moderators and featured presenters.

“As Delaware’s most trusted resource on breast cancer for the last twenty-five years, the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition is thrilled to present another exceptional Breast Cancer Update,” continued Nanci Mayer-Mihalski. “We are confident that healthcare professionals, along with survivors and community members will walk away from the conference with a new understanding and appreciation for the complexities of personalized medicine and how it will be used in the future to impact breast cancer.”

The event features discussions by panels of breast cancer experts and attracts over 400 community members each year including physicians, nurses, social workers, breast cancer survivors, and advocates. 4 contact hours and .4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available to nursing professionals and social workers for $30.00. Registration is available at dbcc.ejoinme.org/bcu. The program is free but donations are welcome to offset program costs. Registration will close on Monday, April 11, 2016.

As of March 11, 2016 support for the 2016 Update has been provided by: Highmark Delaware, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, WSFS Bank, Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute at Christiana Care Health System, Bayhealth Medical Center, Beebe Healthcare, Genomic Health, Premier Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, Mid-Delaware Imaging, Genentech, Nanticoke Health Services, Tanger Outlets Rehoboth, Griswold Home Care, Delaware Department of Health and Social Services - Division of Public Health, C.M. Baker Photography, Corexcel, and the Delaware State News. Additional sponsors and exhibitors will be announced at the event.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition to Host Peer Mentor Training In Rehoboth

Date: March 08, 2016
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

REHOBOTH BEACH, DE (March 8 2016) – The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is pleased to announce a Peer Mentor Support Training for breast cancer survivors at Brandywine Assisted Living in Rehoboth Beach. DBCC Peer Mentors are trained survivors who provide free one-on-one support and education to those newly diagnosed with breast cancer.

The session will take place on Wednesday, March 23, from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm and a light dinner will be provided. To register, please contact Connie Holdridge by phone, (302) 644-6844 or by email, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Brandywine Assisted Living is located on 36101 Seaside Boulevard behind the Giant Food Store.

“Peer mentors are part of the integral support network we offer to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients”, acknowledged Connie Holdridge, Program Manager of Education and Survivorship for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition in Sussex County. “There is nothing like having somebody by your side who has been through a similar journey to provide comfort and help along the way.”

This is a free training and no experience is necessary.  Registration is required and space is limited. Topics include listening skills, the mentorship role, confidentiality, problem solving, handling difficult situations, and reporting requirements. Trainees learn through lecture, interactive activities and role plays.

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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 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.

Total Woman’s Conference to be Held on March 9 in Milford

Date: March 07, 2016
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

MILFORD, DE (March 7, 2016) – The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) in conjunction with the Women of Wellness, LLC, are proud to announce the Total Woman’s Conference: Empowering the Wise and Well Woman to be held on Saturday, April 9 at the Milford Library from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. This free, educational conference for women will present information and interactive sessions on what it means to lead a healthy lifestyle with an emphasis on breast health, nutrition, exercise, financial fitness and stress management. The program will include dynamic workshops, lunch, and giveaways for participants.

The Total Woman’s Conference is one component of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s Wise and Well program. “We know that nationally, African American women have the highest death rates from breast cancer of all of the racial groups and are 40% more likely to die of breast cancer than white women so we wanted to implement a program to decrease those statistics and break down barriers to viable treatments in Delaware,” said Chadeia Mitchell, Education and Outreach Director for New Castle County for the Coalition. “Medical research indicates that comorbidities increase the risk of dying from disease. Many women face barriers to finding solutions. Our program teaches easy to replicate methods to treat comorbidities and reduce risks for developing breast cancer, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and other health conditions.”

Research suggests that having a condition like diabetes, in addition to breast cancer, increases the risk of dying from the disease. Black women have a higher incidence of diabetes and other comorbidities such as hypertension that reduce survivorship. Adopting healthy lifestyle choices like exercise, balanced eating, and stress management can substantially decrease a woman’s chance of developing comorbidities and reduce a woman’s chance of developing breast cancer. The Wise and Well Wellness Tour began in October 2015 in Wilmington and will continue across the state of Delaware.

The Total Woman’s Conference is free for attendees due to generous support from Highmark Delaware, the Laffey-McHugh Foundation, the Milford Lions Club, Discover, and various vendors. Space is limited and registration is required to attend the free workshop. Visit tinyurl.com/wiseandwell or call 302-778-1102 to register. The Milford Library is located at 11 SE Front Street in Milford. For more information, please contact Chadeia Mitchell at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or visit http://www.debreastcancer.org.

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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 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.

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition Calling for Nominations for Breast Cancer Awards

Date: February 08, 2016
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

WILMINGTON, DE (February 8, 2016) — The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is calling for nominations for the 2016 Shining Light Awards. The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition “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 March 4, 2016.

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 spring 2016. 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. DBCC board members may not apply.

The Shining Light Awards began in 2014 as the first breast cancer recognition awards offered in the state of Delaware. They are meant to motivate and inspire others to work together to end breast cancer. The 2015 award winners were the Sussex County Women’s Council of Realtors, Spotlight on Philanthropy; Jacquie Connell, Spotlight on Survivorship; Helen F. Graham Cancer Center and Research Institute at Christiana Care, Spotlight on Healthcare Delivery; and Delmarva Broadcasting of Central Delaware, Spotlight on Business. 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 men and women 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 March 4, 2016. For more information about the Shining Light Awards nominations, upcoming reception, and sponsorship opportunities, please call 302-778-1102.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

DBCC Delivers Health and History Campaign in Conjunction with Black History Month

Date: January 29, 2016
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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WILMINGTON, DE (January 29, 2016) – The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) will observe “Black History Month” this February with a campaign aimed to encourage African American Women and Men to “Plant the S.E.E.D. to Health and History”. The month long campaign, supported by Highmark Delaware and the Laffey-McHugh Foundation, will provide participants with a DBCC family health history tree to capture conditions that may be hereditary and use as a tool to talk to their doctor about appropriate screening and personal risk factors. DBCC will also provide breast health information and screening resources to address those who have a family history of breast cancer.

According to statistics, black women are 40% more likely to die from breast cancer than any other race, even though they are diagnosed less often with the disease. Many factors play into this disparity, including having fewer social and economic resources, having cancers that grow faster and are harder to treat, and not getting prompt follow up care. To support this population, DBCC has a Planting the S.E.E.D. program which highlights survivorship, education, and early detection to women of color. DBCC has increased its efforts to improve access to screenings, provide breast health education, and transportation services to African American women in need. When individuals are in need of a mammogram, DBCC navigates uninsured and underinsured Delawareans to Screening for Life, the
Delaware Health Insurance Marketplace, and other local resources to cover the cost of preventative health screenings and cancer treatment. Additionally, the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition operates the Women’s Mobile Health Screening (WMHS) van through a contract with the Delaware Division of Public Health, which travels to various locations statewide to provide on-site digital mammography. To schedule a mammogram, please call 1-888-672-9647.

The DBCC will offer family health history trees (pictured below) at no charge on their website: http://www.debreastcancer.org/bhm. They will also provide handouts at all outreach and networking events during the month of February. The trees allow people to fill in information on their relatives dating back three generations and incorporate data on their health conditions and age of diagnosis. Some health conditions such as cancer, heart disease, and high blood pressure, can be passed from a parent to a child. Knowing what conditions run in a person’s family can help them stay as healthy as possible and understand their personal risk of developing an illness.

According to Chadeia Mitchell, Education and Outreach Program Director at the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, “We’re making Planting the S.E.E.D. to health and history easy. Visit our website to download the family tree, talked to your family about health conditions that run in your family, then complete a brief survey to let us know you participated. Just for participating, you’ll get entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card. You can bring the tree with you to your next doctor’s appointment to talk about risk factors and preventative screenings that are right for you.”

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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 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.

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition Commemorates 25 Years of Service in 2016

Date: January 22, 2016
Contact:

Beth Krallis
Communications Director        
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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WILMINGTON, DE (January 22, 2016) — The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc. (DBCC) is pleased to announce that the organization will commemorate 25 Years of Service in 2016. Special programs and events will be ongoing throughout the year.

Founded in 1991, the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc. began as a small group of community volunteers who were committed to decreasing the mortality rate of breast cancer in Delaware. In 1997, DBCC became a 501c(3) non-profit organization serving to raise awareness of breast health issues in Delaware through outreach, education and support to help facilitate early detection and treatment of breast cancer.

Over the past 25 years, DBCC has developed and implemented programs tailored to the unique needs of different populations, including young women with breast cancer, African-American women, Latinas, lesbians, and women with disabilities. DBCC has conducted many educational sessions for the general public through corporate and community organizations to train women to become advocates for their own breast health. In addition, DBCC has referred thousands of adults for free and low-cost cancer screenings, and has removed barriers to cancer screenings and treatment by providing interpretation, transportation, and support services.

Today, DBCC remains the only organization in the State of Delaware focused solely on breast health issues as they affect the women and men who live here. DBCC also is proud to serve our neighbors in the surrounding communities in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey.

Please visit http://www.debreastcancer.org or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to stay up to date an upcoming anniversary initiatives.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

Lights of Life Gala to Take Place on February 27 at Dover Downs

Date: January 20, 2016
Contact:

Beth Krallis
Communications Director  
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.   
302-778-1102 ext. 1014        
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)      

DOVER, DE (January 20, 2016)—The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is pleased to announce the Lights of Life gala (formerly known as Southern Lights of Life) will take place on Saturday, February 27, from 7:00 pm to midnight at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. This year’s celebration will be a commemoration of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s twenty-five years of service to the community. It is Delaware’s premier breast cancer fundraiser with all proceeds benefiting DBCC’s programs and services in the local community. Through fundraising efforts, DBCC proudly serves nearly 6,000 women and men a year in Delaware.

Lights of Life involves a sensational evening of Living and Giving. The evening will begin with gourmet food stations, cocktails, and exciting live and silent auctions from 7pm to 10pm. The live auction will feature one-of-a-kind trips, experiences, and tickets like an eight day Rhine or Danube Cruise for two, four tickets to Kenny Chesney’s “Spread the Love Tour”, and more. The 10pm to midnight hours will include live music by local cover band Kristen and the Noise followed by dancing and a cash bar.

Each year, community members support the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s Lights of Life gala through donations, volunteering, sponsorships, and attendance in a cooperative effort to come together and support our neighbors faced with breast cancer. Individual reservations are $150 with various levels of sponsorship beginning at $500. The 2016 Southern Lights of Life co-chairs are Susan Chinnici, Gerri Coble, Michele Domenick, MD, Patricia Key, CPA, Kelli Meoli, Okemah Strickland, and Claire Zaragoza. This year’s honorary chair is Don Tricarico, RN, MSA, CNOR. As of January 12, major 2016 event sponsors include Bayhealth Medical Center, M&T Bank, the Chinnici Family, Highmark Delaware, George and Lynch, Beebe Healthcare, Macy’s, Harrington Raceway, Nanticoke Medical Center, Regional Hematology and Oncology, SSD Technology, Tanger Outlets, Horty, Ciro and Laura Poppiti, Helen F. Graham Cancer Center at Christiana Care Health Systems, Wealth Management, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, L&W Insurance, IG Burton BMW, Delaware State News, Delmarva Power, Kent County Women’s Journal, and Delmarva Broadcasting Company of Milford. Additional sponsors will be disclosed at the event.

“This year’s Lights of Life gala will be a true statewide celebration,” noted Vicky Cooke, the executive director at the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. “We are thrilled to be bringing together survivors, community members, and friends of the agency in recognition of 25 years of service in the community. Over the last two and a half decades, the mortality rate of breast cancer has decreased but the incidence continues rise. We are proud to be this state’s most trusted breast cancer resource and will continue to provide support and resources to thousands of women and men who have been affected by breast cancer in Delaware and our surrounding communities.”

The generous support of the community enabled DBCC to raise over $152,000 at the 2015 Southern Lights of Life gala.  The funds were used to support breast cancer programs in Delaware which increase breast cancer awareness, promote the importance of early detection, provide access to mammograms and bilingual health navigators, and deliver support and resources to women and men who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

Fun and Festive Jewelry Donates $500 to Support Local Breast Cancer Programs and Services

Date: January 04, 2016
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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MILTON, DE (January 4, 2016) – The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is pleased to announce that Fun and Festive Jewelry made a $500 donation to the Coalition on December 31 to support local breast cancer programs and services in Sussex County. “Fun and Festive” is a jewelry making store in the Milton Mercantile. The owner and Mayor of Milton, Marion Jones and her sister, Kathy Jones offered pink beaded bracelets for sale through the month of October for a donation. 100% of the proceeds of the pink bracelets were donated. Fun and Festive is located in the Milton Mercantile, 109 Union Street, Milton, DE. The proceeds will benefit DBCC’s programs that increase breast cancer awareness, promote the importance of early detection, provide access to mammograms and bilingual screening navigators, and offer support and resources to women and men in the local community who are newly diagnosed or facing a recurrence of breast cancer.

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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 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.

$1,000 Research Travel Grant to be Awarded to Graduate Student With Focus on Breast Cancer

Date: December 01, 2015
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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WILMINGTON, DE (December 1, 2015) — The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is pleased to announce the statewide nonprofit organization’s first financial investment in funding local research in the fight against breast cancer. Beginning December 1, 2015, graduate students attending a Delaware university will be eligible to apply for a $1,000 Research Travel Grant to attend an academic conference related to breast cancer. Applications are available on the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition website, http://www.debreastcancer.org and due by February 28, 2016.

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s Research Travel Grant is open to all 2nd year Masters Students and 3rd year PhD students with an interest in breast cancer who attend a university in the state of Delaware. To be eligible to apply, the student must have a paper or poster accepted at a national meeting such as the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, the Inflammatory Breast Cancer Conference, or the American Association for Cancer Research. Typical expenses that may be paid from these grants include conference fees, travel, and lodging. Applicants must complete the digital application and must commit to presenting their research findings at the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s Breast Cancer Update in April 2017 in Dover, Delaware.

Applications must be submitted electronically and the deadline to apply is February 28, 2016. The applicant will be selected by the DBCC Research Committee: Connie Holdridge, Cathy Holloway, Marilyn Hyte, Nanci Mayer-Mihalski (Chair), Linda Powell, Jennifer Sims-Mourtada, Ph.D., Kenneth L. van Golen, Ph.D., Lois Wilkinson, and Wilma Yu. For more information about the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s Research Travel Grant or other programs, please call 302-778-1102 x 1014 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

Dewey Goes Pink 5K Check Presentation to Take Place on December 4

Date: November 16, 2015
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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DEWEY BEACH, DELAWARE (November 16, 2015) —On Friday, December 4 at 3pm at the owner of Starboard Restaurant and Bar, Steve Montgomery, and the owner of the Body Shop Fitness Center, Adam Howard, will generously deliver a check to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC). The proceeds were raised at the Fifth Annual Dewey Goes Pink 5K, 1.5 Mile Walk, and Pink Party which took place on October 10th at the Starboard.  The 5K was held in memory of Barbara “Gugie” Montgomery, the mother of Starboard owner Steve “Monty” Montgomery. The proceeds benefit the Barbara “Gugie” Montgomery Memorial Fund at the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition.

The 2015 Dewey Goes Pink 5K had to be postponed one week due to hurricane/nor’easter Joaquin but the weather did not seem to hinder fundraising efforts. An unprecedented $80,000 was raised to support the local programs and services of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition though the participation of over 2,000 runners and walkers, generous sponsors, supporters, and volunteers. This brings the cumulative donation from the last five years to more than $200,000.

Monty and Adam started this race as a way to honor their mothers. Monty’s mother, Gugie was a twenty-five year survivor who was later rediagnosed with breast cancer. Adam partnered with Monty as a way to honor his own mother, who had also been through a breast cancer diagnosis around the same time Gugie passed away. Both business owners sought to use their establishments (Starboard, Bethany Blues, and The Body Shop) to host fundraising events in support of the local community. Monty said. “With the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, all of the money raised stays right here in Delaware, and helps those who support our businesses.”

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition is the only statewide organization solely focused on breast health issues in the state. The funds raised at the Dewey Goes Pink 5K will benefit DBCC’s programs that increase breast cancer awareness, promote the importance of early detection, provide access to mammograms and bilingual screening navigators, and offer support and resources to women and men in the local community who are newly diagnosed or facing a recurrence of breast cancer.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition to Offer New Class For Survivors

Date: November 05, 2015
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 14
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MIDDLETOWN, DE (November 5, 2015) – The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is pleased to announce a new, free support class for breast cancer survivors to be held in Middletown each month. The class is for women and men who are currently in or have completed their treatment for breast cancer. It will be held at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church from 6:00 to 7:30pm on the second Wednesday of each month.

The class is intended to provide encouragement, friendship, fellowship and support in an informal group setting to breast cancer survivors of all religious backgrounds and affiliations. One does not need to be a member of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church to attend. The class is free but registration is required. To secure a spot, please contact Lois Wilkinson at 302-672-6435.

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church is located at 115 Cleaver Farm Road in Middletown. The class will be held in Price Hall. The class will take place on the second Wednesday of each month. 2015 dates include November 11 and December 9. The dates for 2016 are January 13, February 10, March 9, April 13, May 10, June 8, July 13, August 10, September 14, October 12, November 9 and December 14.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

Cheers to First Time Fundraiser in Milford

Date: November 03, 2015
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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MILFORD, DE (November 3, 2015)—The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is pleased to announce that the Best of the Bars fundraiser held on October 8 at five bars in Milford was a tremendous success. Guest bartenders Eric Buckson, Brad Dennehy, Brad Eaby, SaraKate Hammer, Dr. Scott Hammer, Mike Hines, Alicia Hollis, Chuck Ivins, Mark “Petch” Petchey, Trish Rodriguez, Mayor Bryan Shupe, Shaun Strickland, Jeremy Tucker and participating bars Abbot’s Grill, Arena’s, Grotto Pizza, Longshots and Park Place helped raise nearly $9,000 to support the local breast cancer programs and services provided by the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. The first time event brought together old and new friends from Milford and surrounding communities in support of breast cancer during breast cancer awareness month.

The winners of the “Best of the Bars” were awarded on Tuesday, October 27 at a private ceremony at Mispillion River Brewery. Park Place won the title of “Best Bar” after raising $5,575.50 to support the cause. Chuck Ivins won the “Best Bartender” for raising $607 and Trish Rodriguez also won “Best Bartender’ for continuing to fundraise after the event and collecting $1,124.50. All of the participants, volunteers, and supporters were thanked at the special gathering for their remarkable cooperation and encouragement.

“We are so happy the community of Milford came together to support the “Best of the Bars” during breast cancer awareness month,” stated Cheryl Doucette, DBCC’s Program Director of Education and Outreach in Kent and Sussex Counties. “It helps us raise awareness, along with the funds to continue our programs. The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition is a local organization. We live and participate in the communities we serve. We are so proud to be able to call the participating bars and bartenders our friends. And we know that if someone in our community is diagnosed with breast cancer they will consider us a resource and come to us for support.”

All proceeds from the Best of the Bars fundraiser will benefit DBCC’s programs that increase breast cancer awareness, promote the importance of early detection, provide access to mammograms and bilingual screening navigators, and offer support and resources to women and men in the local community who are newly diagnosed or facing a recurrence of breast cancer.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

Delaware Federal Lawmakers Support Legislation to End Breast Cancer

Date: October 28, 2015
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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DOVER, DE (October 28, 2015)— The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is pleased to announce that Congressman John Carney, Senator Tom Carper, and Senator Chris Coons have declared their support as Co-Sponsors for the Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act (S. 746/ H.R. 1197). The Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act is a bipartisan bill that will focus on identifying strategies for primary prevention, stopping women and men from getting breast cancer, and understanding and preventing metastasis—the spread of cancer—which is responsible for 90% of breast cancer deaths.

The Deadline Breast Cancer Coalition supports the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s advocacy efforts to know how to end Breast Cancer by January 1, 2020. Through research, access and influence, the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s efforts are both ambitious and achievable.

“More than 750 Delawareans will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and thousands more across the country will lose their battle with this deadly disease,” Senator Coons said. “Innovative research has transformed breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, but breast cancer rates have continued to rise, and women today face a greater risk of contracting the disease than they did four decades ago. It’s time to scale up our efforts to combat this disease, so we can move closer to our goal of eliminating breast cancer by 2020. It is clear that ending breast cancer is beyond a political issue. It is up to the leaders of this nation to work together to support the Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act so we can end morbidity and mortality due to this disease.”

According to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s Executive Director Vicky Cooke, the Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act is one major step needed to achieve the Deadline. “I am a breast cancer survivor and I am a proud mother and grandmother. I support Deadline 2020 so my children and my grandchildren won’t have to face breast cancer and we can stop losing our loved ones to this horrific disease. I don’t want to cure it, because a cure implies you have to get it. I want to end it. And in Delaware, we are proud and grateful to have one hundred percent support from our Congressional leaders.”

To learn more about Deadline 2020 or the National Breast Cancer Coalition, visit http://www.breastcancerdeadline2020.org.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

Total Woman’s Conference to be Held on October 24 in Wilmington

Date: October 16, 2015
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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WILMINGTON, DE (October 16, 2015) – The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) in conjunction with the Women of Wellness, LLC, are proud to announce the Total Woman’s Conference: Empowering the Wise and Well Woman to be held on Saturday, October 24th at the Wilmington Library from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. This free, educational conference for women will present information and interactive sessions on what it means to lead a healthy lifestyle with an emphasis on breast health, nutrition, exercise, financial fitness, stress management, and transformation. The program will include dynamic workshops, lunch, and giveaways for participants.

The Total Woman’s Conference is one component of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s new Wise and Well program which is funded by Highmark Delaware. “We know that nationally, African American women have the highest death rates from breast cancer of all of the racial groups and are 40% more likely to die of breast cancer than white women so we wanted to implement a program to decrease those statistics and break down barriers to viable treatments in Delaware,” said Chadeia Mitchell, Education and Outreach Director for New Castle County for the Coalition. “Medical research indicates that comorbidities increase the risk of dying from disease. Many women face a barrier to finding systems to cope with comorbidities. Our program is designed to teach easy to replicate methods to treat comorbidities and reduce risks for breast cancer, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, among other health concerns.”

Research suggests that having a condition like diabetes, in addition to breast cancer, increases the risk of dying from the disease. Studies also show that black women have a higher incidence of diabetes and other comorbidities such as hypertension that reduce survivorship. Adopting healthy lifestyle choices like exercise, balanced eating, and stress management can substantially decrease a woman’s chance of developing comorbidities and reduce a woman’s chance of developing breast cancer. The Wise and Well Wellness Tour is slated to begin later this year and will implement many of the programs from the Total Woman’s Conference across the state of Delaware.

The Total Woman’s Conference is free for attendees due to generous support from Highmark Delaware, DelawareBlack.com and various vendors. Space is limited and registration is required to attend the free workshop. Visit tinyurl.com/wiseandwell or call 302-778-1102 to register. The Wilmington Public Library is located at 10 E. 10 Street across the street from Rodney Square. For more information, please contact Chadeia Mitchell at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or visit http://www.debreastcancer.org

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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 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.

Midway Fitness is Going Pink For October

Date: October 02, 2015
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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REHOBOTH BEACH, DE (October 2, 2015)—The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is pleased to announce that Midway Fitness & Racquetball is Spinning For Awareness on October 24 at their fitness center in Rehoboth Beach. In addition to raising awareness for breast cancer during the month of October, the special event will help raise money for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition to support local breast cancer programs and services.

The first hour of the Spin-a-Thon begins at 9:00 am and the last hour ends at 12:00 pm. Classes are $30/bike half hour or supporters can pledge $30 to be a class sponsor. Donations will be collected at Midway Fitness now through October 24. To participate, you must RSVP. For more information, contact Kyle Kilgo by email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 302-645-0407. Midway Fitness & Racquetball is located at 34823 Derrickson Drive in Rehoboth Beach.

The money raised through the Midway Fitness & Racquetball Spin-a-Thon will benefit DBCC’s programs that increase breast cancer awareness, promote the importance of early detection, provide access to mammograms, and offer support and resources to women and men in the local community who are newly diagnosed or facing a recurrence of breast cancer.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

Local Salon Donates One Day’s Proceeds to Fight Against Breast Cancer

Date: September 25, 2015
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 14
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GLEN MILLS, PA (September 28, 2015)—Currie Hair Skin Nails Salon will host its Seventh Annual “There’s Life in Beauty” fundraiser on Sunday, October 25 from 11 am to 4 pm at its Glen Mills and Justison Landing location.  This is a special event where Currie will open its doors on a Sunday for a day of special discounted pricing, and 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC). 

Salon services include haircuts, blow dry’s, facials, massages, manicures, pedicures, makeovers and waxing at special discounted prices.  The event also features a silent auction.  Last year, the event raised almost $6,000 for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s programs and services for those facing breast cancer in the community.  The staff at Currie dedicates their time and talent to a great cause.  For a list of pricing for the event, please visit http://www.debreastcancer.org.

For appointments at the Glen Mills location, which is located in the Glen Eagle Shopping Center at 585 Wilmington-West Chester Pike, please call 610-558-4247. For appointments at the Justison Landing location, which is located at 317 S. Justison Street in Wilmington, please call 302-777-7755.  For more information about Currie Hair, Skin & Nails Salon, please visit http://www.curriedayspa.com.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

Rehoboth Beach Historical Society and Museum Open House

Date: September 21, 2015
Contact:

Beth Krallis
Communication Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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REHOBOTH BEACH, DE (September 21, 2015)— The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition is pleased to celebrate the beginning of Breast Cancer Awareness Month at the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society and Museum with an Open House on Wednesday, September 30 from 6 to 9 pm. The Women of Rehoboth Exhibit will be on display and wine, soda and snacks will be provided by the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society and Museum. The entrance cost will be $5 per person which will give each person a “Powerful Pink Card” to use at any Tanger Outlets. The “Powerful Pink Card” will give the holder 25% off on one item per day at participating outlet stores for the entire month of October. For additional details, please contact Connie Holdridge at 302-644-6844 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

Vida Multicultural Screening/Health Fair Coming to Dover on October 3

Date: September 18, 2015
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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DOVER, DE (September 18, 2015)—The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC), in partnership with the Mexican Consulate of Philadelphia are proud to announce the next ¡VIDA!™ Multicultural Breast Screening and Health Fair will take place at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Dover on Saturday, October 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The program will be free and open to the public. This ¡VIDA!™ is presented in part by support from Astra Zeneca, Bayhealth, Hoy en Delaware, Instituto De Los Mexican en el Exterior, La Exitosa 104.1 FM, the Laffey-McHugh Foundation, and Ventanilla de Salud.  The timing of the forum allows community members to stop by at any point to learn about healthy living, community programs, and get to know staff members from the breast cancer coalition and other partner organizations.

¡VIDA!™ is a multicultural event focused on breast cancer screening, treatment, and survivorship. It began in 2011 as a bilingual (Spanish/English) educational event that has grown to include all backgrounds and ethnicities, and offers programs to women, men, and children.

The fall forum will feature clinical breast exams on-site, mammograms by appointments and additional health screenings including cholesterol, glucose, body mass index, blood pressure, and osteoporosis will be provided along and information from many vendors. A puppet show for children will be provided by the Bayhealth Education Department. The Mexican Consulate of Philadelphia will be on site from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to provide help with passports, matricula consular and birth certificates. For an appointment for a mammogram on the Women’s Mobile Health Screening Van, please call 1-888-672-9647. Light refreshments will be provided and families are welcome.

Cheryl Doucette, Outreach and Education Program Manager for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition in Kent County said, “We are excited to partner once again with the Mexican Consulate to provide health information, screenings, and official documents to the community at no cost. ¡VIDA!™ has become a trusted resource to the many families of Kent and Sussex Counties.”

The Holy Cross Catholic Church is located on 631 South State Street in Dover. The State of Delaware’s Women’s Mobile Health Screening (WMHS) Van will be on-site to provide screening mammograms with a prescription from a doctor. Please contact Cheryl Doucette at 302-672-6435 for additional information.

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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 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.

Tanger Outlet Center in Rehoboth Beach Goes Pink!

Date: September 17, 2015
Contact:

Beth Krallis
Communication Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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REHOBOTH BEACH, DE (September 17, 2015)— The Tanger Outlet Center in Rehoboth Beach is launching its PinkSTYLE Campaign, the 22nd Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign, on October 1 to support the fight against breast cancer. The 2015 PinkSTYLE campaign offers shoppers the opportunity to purchase a “Powerful Pink Card” for $5 in exchange for an unlimited use savings card which entitles the bearer to 25% off a select item once a day at participating Tanger Outlet Stores. The promotion will run until October 31, 2015 and proceeds will benefit the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) and the national Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  In addition to great deals on the latest fashions, the center will also be hosting a FREE Survivor Sunday event on October 4th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the Tanger Surfside center to celebrate local cancer survivors. 

New this year, PINK Card customers will be provided with a rubber bracelet and will be encouraged to use the hashtag “TangerPINKPower” on social media to identify their participation. Pink Card shoppers may be presented with random Tanger gift cards throughout the month for their involvement. Tanger Care Packages will also be offered to local breast cancer survivors or current breast cancer patients. A selfie station will also be available at the each Shopper Services location.

Pink Cards can be purchased at the Tanger shopper services located at Tanger Surfside or Tanger Seaside, or online at http://www.tangeroutlets.com by selecting the “Delaware: Rehoboth Beach” location. Last year, the Tanger Outlet Center in Rehoboth Beach raised over $29,000 for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition and nationally, Tanger Outlets raised $1.3 million for breast cancer research through the PinkSTYLE campaign.

“The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition is the only statewide organization solely focused on breast cancer and we excited to work with Tanger in Rehoboth Beach again this year,” said Beth Krallis, Communications Director for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. “We think it’s wonderful that Tanger donates a portion of the PinkSTYLE proceeds to our local organization which supports breast cancer programs and services in Delaware. Survivor Sunday on October 4 will be a fantastic celebration for breast cancer survivors and their families filled with fun, prizes, food, and more.”

In addition to the PinkSTYLE campaign, Tanger Outlets supports the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition year round. They host the DE-feet breast cancer 5K run/walk each May and “Trees of Hope” each December to collect holiday gift for families who have been impacted by breast cancer. For more information on the Tanger PinkSTYLE campaign, visit http://www.tangeroutlet.com.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

About Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc.

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. (NYSE:SKT), is a publicly-traded REIT that, as of August 4, 2015, operates and owns, or has an ownership interest in, a portfolio of 47 upscale outlet shopping centers in 24 states coast to coast and in Canada, totaling approximately 14.7 million square feet leased to over 3,100 stores operated by more than 470 different brand name companies.  With more than 30 years experience in the outlet industry and 2 additional centers currently under construction, Tanger Outlet Centers continue to attract more than 185 million shoppers annually.  Tanger is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina.  Tanger is furnishing a Form 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission that includes a supplemental information package for the quarter ended June 30, 2015.  For more information on Tanger Outlet Centers, call 1-800-4TANGER or visit the company’s web site at http://www.tangeroutlet.com.

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition Delivers Bilingual Health Campaign in Conjunction with Hispanic Her

Date: September 17, 2015
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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WILMINGTON, DE (September 17, 2015) – The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) will observe “Hispanic Heritage Month” from September 15 through October 15 with a campaign aimed to encourage Hispanic and Latino men and women to “Honor Your Heritage and Your Health” or “Honra Tu Legado y Tu Salud.” The month long, bilingual campaign will provide participants with a DBCC family health history tree to capture conditions that may be hereditary and use as a tool to talk to their doctor about appropriate screening and risk factors. DBCC will also provide breast health information and screening resources to address those who have a family history of breast cancer.

According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 113 Hispanic women in Delaware had an incidence of breast cancer from 2006-2010. To support this population, DBCC has increased its efforts to improve access to screenings, provide breast health education, and translation and transportation services to Hispanic and Latino communities.

To overcome language barriers, the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition has employed two full time bilingual screening navigators. DBCC organizes “¡VIDA!” TM bilingual and multicultural health fairs to provide free screenings and health information to the general public in both English and Spanish throughout the year. When individuals are in need of a mammogram, DBCC navigates uninsured and underinsured Delawareans to Screening for Life, the Delaware Health Insurance Marketplace, and other local resources to cover the cost of preventative health screenings and cancer treatment. Additionally, the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition operates the Women’s Mobile Health Screening (WMHS) van through a contract with the Delaware Division of Public Health and in partnership with Beebe Hospital, which travels to various locations statewide to provide on-site digital mammography.

The DBCC will offer English and Spanish family health history trees (pictured below) at no charge on their website http://www.debreastcancer.org/hhm from the beginning of September through the end of October. They will also provide handouts at all outreach and networking events during the same time period. The trees allow people to fill in information on their relatives dating back three generations and incorporate data on their health conditions and age of diagnosis. Some health conditions such as cancer, heart disease, and high blood pressure, can be passed from a parent to a child. Knowing what conditions run in a person’s family can help them stay as healthy as possible and understand their personal risk of developing an illness.

Participants will be encouraged to bring the family tree to a primary care provider to discuss risk factors, possible ways to reduce those risks and begin preventative screenings. After partaking in the campaign, folks can share feedback in an online survey by visiting bit.ly/DBCCHHM and be entered into a drawing for a $100 Mary Kay gift certificate package.

“Family history is a helpful tool to understand chronic health risks and prevent disease”, said Chadeia Mitchell, Education and Outreach Program Director at the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. “For example, if someone in my family died of lung cancer, my doctor may suggest I avoid smoking. If someone has a strong family history of breast cancer, we might encourage them to begin mammography screening at an earlier age or consider genetic testing.”

According to the Center for Disease Control, breast cancer is leading cause of cancer death among Hispanic women. Mammography screening is the best tool in use today to detect tumors early and decrease breast cancer mortality. If you are in need of a mammogram, please call 1-888-672-9647.

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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 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.

2015 Delaware Auto Show October 2- 4 at Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington

Date: September 10, 2015
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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WILMINGTON, DE (September 10, 2015) - The News Journal Media Group announces the 9th Annual Delaware Auto Show will return to the Chase Center located on the Riverfront in Wilmington October 2-4.  This years’ annual Charity Gala theme is Live and Let Drive with all profits benefitting The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.

Fourteen auto makers will have on display more than 145 new cars and trucks for 2016.  The event is the largest auto show in the state and is an ideal opportunity to view the latest car models, join fellow auto enthusiasts and offers fun for the entire family. 

New to this year’s show:

Imagine Lifestyle’s exotic sports car driving experience. There are several ride options available including a closed-course three lap drive in an exotic sports car such as a Ferrari or Lamborghini. All rides include instruction from a professional race car driver. 

Toyota’s “Ride and Drive” is free to all licensed drivers and designed for those who want to road test one of their several new 2016 models.

The Delaware Auto Show Great Car Lease Giveaway winner will win a two-year lease of his or her choice of one of thirteen vehicles on display at the show. The sweepstake can be found at delawareautoshow.com.

The Delaware Auto Show will offer family entertainment with appearances by Marvel characters Spider-Man and Ant-Man on Saturday, Miss Delaware will be available on Sunday for photos and autographs.

“The News Journal Media Group is furthering our relationship with the Delaware Breast Care Coalition who have been named the beneficiary of our Live and Let Drive Charity Gala.  We are excited to support the DBCC during the month of October at the Auto Show, Gala and in our annual Pink Section,” said Susan Leath, President and Publisher of The News Journal Media Group. The 2015 Auto Show will have even more cars and is a great day out for those in the market for a new car, car enthusiasts and the whole family.”

“We are excited to kick off breast cancer awareness month by partnering with The News Journal Media Group this year for the Delaware Auto Show and Charity Gala,” said Beth Krallis, Communications Director for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. “We are also honored to be selected as the recipient for the charity proceeds which will help us to increase breast cancer awareness, promote early detection, provide access to mammograms and bilingual screening navigators, and offer support and resources to women and men in Delaware who are newly diagnosed or facing a recurrence of breast cancer.”

DAS Charity Gala
This year’s charity gala benefits the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc. held on Friday, October 2nd from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Chase Center. The spy themed “Live and Let Drive” event will feature photo ops with a professional James Bond impersonator, hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, live entertainment and a silent auction to benefit the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.

Event details and tickets for the Delaware Auto Show, Live and Let Drive Gala, Imagine Lifestyles Exotic Car Ride, and The Great Car Lease Giveaway are all available at delawareautoshow.com. 50/50 raffle tickets benefitting the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc. can be purchased at the Live and Let Drive Charity Gala Event and at the Delaware Auto Show.

Auto Show Where and When
The three-day auto show will be 10 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Oct. 2, 3, and 4 at the Chase Center on the Riverfront, 815 Justison St., Wilmington.

Early bird tickets are available at $7 until September 20 exclusively at Delawareautoshow.com. Admission is $10 for adults Children 13 and under are free. Half price for seniors, student and military Friday, Oct. 2. Free parking is located off I-95 and within walking distance of the Wilmington Riverfront.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

Delmed Health Presents Free Women’s Health Fair on September 19

Date: August 21, 2015
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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REHOBOTH, DE (August 21, 2015) – DelMed Health and the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) are pleased to announce the 5th Annual DelMed Health Fair will be taking place on Saturday, September 19 from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm. The free health and screening fair will be held at Epworth United Methodist Church on Holland Glade Road in Rehoboth.

This free health event is sponsored by DelMed Health, in partnership with the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. There will be free screenings including bone density, clinical breast exams, eye exams, blood pressure checks, cholesterol, diabetes checks and BMI screening. There will also be an “Ask the Doctor” corner with the opportunity for attendees to ask the physician questions in person, free of charge. Beebe Health Care will also be providing free flu shots and screenings.

Attendees are encouraged to come early to visit all the screening, retail and craft vendors. Raffles will be drawn every 15 minutes and the grand prize is a 40” flat screen television. For more information, please contact DelMed Health at 302-644-9080.

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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 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.

Fifth Annual Women’s Only 5K for Breast Cancer on September 10

Date: July 30, 2015
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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WILMINGTON, DE (July 30, 2015)—The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition and Races2Run are pleased to announce that the Fifth Annual Women’s Race for the Pink Ribbon 5K will take place on Thursday, September 10 at Dravo Plaza on the Wilmington Riverfront. The Women’s Only Race will benefit DBCC’s programs that increase breast cancer awareness, promote the importance of early detection, provide access to mammograms and bilingual screening navigators, and offer support and resources to men and women in the local community who are newly diagnosed or facing a recurrence of breast cancer.

On-site race registration will open at 5pm on September 10 and the race will begin at 6:30pm. The first 700 registered will receive a t-shirt, goodie bag and admittance to the post-race party with music, wine garden and beer for those 21 years of age and older. Online registration is available at http://www.races2run.com and costs $25 per person until September 7th. Day of registration will cost $30 per person. Participants can register as individuals or as part of a team.

DBCC’s Executive Director, Vicky Cooke is looking forward to the fifth annual 5K. She noted that, “This is the sole women’s-only race in the region. Breast cancer will affect one in eight women in their lifetime so it’s a great opportunity for us to share our message of breast cancer awareness, early detection, survivorship and ending this disease with the women of Delaware.” DBCC supports the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s (NBCC) efforts to know how to end breast cancer by January 1, 2020.

The women-only race is also an opportunity to honor breast cancer survivors and remember those who have lost their battles. Races2Run Director, Barb Kursh said, “I organize this 5k each year in honor of and in memory of my three friends who were touched by the disease, Renee “Betty” Ridenour, Debbie “Snake” Bruss and Marsha Gullo Frerichs. I love to watch the participants get involved in support of someone they love who is or was affected by the disease.”  Last year’s event raised over $12,000 for DBCC programs and services.

Awards courtesy of Women’s Sports Specialties will be presented to the overall female winner and to the top three runners in five age groups. First place age group winners will receive a free pair of running sneakers from Women’s Sports Specialties. Teams will also be awarded. The top fundraising team will win the Pink Cup and the largest team will win the DBCC Cup. The event will take place rain or shine and the 5K course is USATF certified fast flat. NOVA Timing Systems will chip time using MyLaps bib tags.

As of July 30, major race sponsors include Races2Run, Women’s Sport Specialities, Emile Henry, Horizon Services, Rebecca Simeone Photography and the Kiwanis Club. All proceeds will benefit the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s local programs and services for those faced with breast cancer. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, visit http://www.races2run.com or contact Barb Brown Kursh at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (302) 521-0134.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition Announces New Board Members and Transformed Board Structure

Date: July 25, 2015
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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WILMINGTON, DE (June 25, 2015)—The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc. (DBCC) is pleased to announce changes to its Board of Trustees and a transformed board structure.  DBCC’s Board has been reorganized to include a leader in each county, a Legislative Advisory Council and a Medical Advisory Council. DBCC’s Board of Trustees consists of 22 members including 3 County Association Chairs, 4 Trustees Emeritus, 5 Legislative Advisory Council members, and 8 Medical Advisory Council members.

Joining the DBCC Board of Trustees is: Cathy Hopkins Grieco, Owner at Hopkins & Sons, Inc., She is serving a three-year term that began in June 2015 and will continue until June 2018.  Cathy will also be the new president of the Great Stuff Resale Shop Board of Trustees. The New Castle County Chair will be led by Lisbeth Selsor, Director of Human Resources at Winterthur Museum; the Kent County Chair will be led by Okemah Strickland, Owner and Operator of Okemah’s Cut Above Hair Salon; and the Sussex County Chair will be led by Susan Chinnici.

The DBCC Executive Committee would like to welcome the new leadership: Patricia Key, President and CEO of Harrington Raceway and Casino, as Board President; Donna Stinson,
FACHE, Retired Administrative Director of Oncology at Bayhealth Medical Center, as Board Vice President, and Ciro Poppiti III, Esq., New Castle County Register of Wills as Treasurer and Secretary. The Legislative Advisory Council will be led by the Honorable Liane Sorenson and the Medical Advisory Council will be led by Dennis Witmer, MD, FACS.

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition Board of Trustees meets quarterly to provide the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition with fiscal and operational guidance.


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List of all DBCC Board Members
Officers: Patricia Key, CPA, President; Donna Stinson, FACHE, Vice President; Ciro Poppiti III, Esq., Secretary/Treasurer; Linda Powell, Immediate Past President.

Board Members: Stacey Bacchieri, Sue Bowlby; Tynetta Brown; Susan Chinnici; Michele Domenick, MD; Nancy Froome; Cathy Hopkins Grieco; Nanci Mayer-Mihalski; Mary McLaughlin, MD; Amy Norgate; Doug Phillips, CPA; Lisbeth Selsor; W. Laird Stabler III, Esq.; Matthew Stehl; Jon Strasser, MD; Okemah Strickland; Dennis R. Witmer, MD, FACS; and Joseph L. Yacyshyn

County Association Chairs: Susan Chinnici, Sussex County Chair; Lisbeth Selsor, New Castle County Chair; and Okemah Strickland, Kent County Chair

Trustee Emeritae: Marsha Barnett; John du Pont, Rena Howard; and Wilma Yu, RN, BSN, MS, CEN.

Legislative Advisory Chair: The Hon. Liane Sorenson

Legislative Advisory Council Members: The Hon. Patricia Blevins; The Hon. Catherine Cloutier; The Hon. Bethany Hall-Long; and The Hon. Margaret Rose Henry.

Medical Advisory Council Chair: Dennis Witmer, MD, FACS

Medical Advisory Council Members: Diana Dickson-Witmer, MD, FACS; Michele Domenick, MD; Clara Higgins, DO; Jacqueline Holt, MD; Joseph Rubacky, DO; Jonathan Saunders, MD; and Jon Strasser, MD.

For more information about Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, it’s Board of Trustees, and programs, call (302) 778-1102 or visit debreastcancer.org.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

Mobile Mammography Van to Screen at CHEER Activity Center in Greenwood on August 12

Date: July 18, 2015
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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GREENWOOD, DE (June 18, 2015) — On August 12, the Delaware Division of Public Health’s (DPH) Women’s Mobile Health Screening (WMHS) van will be stationed outside the CHEER Activity Center in Greenwood to provide mammography screenings. DPH provides funding to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) to operate and staff the year-round efforts of the mammography van in partnership with Beebe Medical Center.

Appointments for mammography screenings are available from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Women need to obtain a prescription from their doctor and call the WMHS office to make an appointment, 1-888-672-9647.

The WMHS van provides mobile mammography services to low income, uninsured, and underinsured women. Medicaid, Medicare, and most health insurance is accepted. WMHS staff can help women apply for Screening for Life, a program of DPH that pays for the cost of a mammogram for eligible women, or find another program that can help cover the cost of a mammogram. If you have a problem with your breasts, or have had breast cancer, you should not be screened on the van.

Early detection is the best way to increase cancer survival rates and mammography screening is the best tool in use today to detect breast cancer early. The Delaware Cancer Consortium recommends screening annually beginning at age forty, depending on one’s family history. In 2014, DBCC performed 573 screening mammograms on the Women’s Mobile Health Screening Van at 23 different sites throughout Delaware. Another 140 women were scheduled, transported and/or accompanied by DBCC for interpretation to partner sites for mammograms.

The van will be parked at the Greenwood CHEER Activity Center which is located at 41 Schulze Road. For more information about the Women’s Mobile Health Screening Van, the van schedule, or to make an appointment for a mammogram, please call 1-888-672-9647.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

Mobile Mammography Van to Screen at Tanger Outlets Surfside in Rehoboth

Date: July 04, 2015
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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REHOBOTH BEACH, DE (June 4, 2015) — On June 18, the Delaware Division of Public Health’s (DPH) Women’s Mobile Health Screening (WMHS) van will be stationed outside the Tanger Outlets Surfside in Rehoboth Beach to provide mammography screenings. DPH provides funding to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) to operate and staff the year-round efforts of the mammography van in partnership with Beebe Medical Center.

Appointments for mammography screenings are available from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Women need to obtain a prescription from their doctor and call the WMHS office to make an appointment, 1-888-672-9647.

The WMHS van provides mobile mammography services to low income, uninsured, and underinsured women. Medicaid, Medicare, and most health insurance is accepted. WMHS staff can help women apply for Screening for Life, a program of DPH that pays for the cost of a mammogram for eligible women, or find another program that can help cover the cost of a mammogram. If you have a problem with your breasts, or have had breast cancer, you should not be screened on the van.

Early detection is the best way to increase cancer survival rates and mammography screening is the best tool in use today to detect breast cancer early. The Delaware Cancer Consortium recommends screening annually beginning at age forty, depending on one’s family history. In 2014, DBCC performed 573 screening mammograms on the Women’s Mobile Health Screening Van at 23 different sites throughout Delaware. Another 140 women were scheduled, transported and/or accompanied by DBCC for interpretation to partner sites for mammograms.

The van will be parked at the Tanger Outlets Surfside in Rehoboth Beach which is located at 35000 Midway Drive. The van will be parked near TD Bank. For more information about the Women’s Mobile Health Screening Van, the van schedule, or to make an appointment for a mammogram, please call 1-888-672-9647.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

Wilmington Blue Rocks to Host Breast Cancer Awareness Game

Date: June 18, 2015
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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WILMINGTON, DE (June 18, 2015)—The Wilmington Blue Rocks will hold their Annual Breast Cancer Awareness theme night on Thursday, July 9 as they take on the Frederick Keys.  The game, which begins at 6:35 pm, will be held at the Frawley Stadium on the Wilmington Riverfront.  The Wilmington Blue Rocks and the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) partner on this event to raise awareness of the disease and also raise funds for DBCC’s local programs and services.

Survivor tickets are free. Survivors will be invited to participate in a survivor lap and a “High Five Tunnel” before the game. During the game, there will be special Pink Jersey auction to benefit DBCC along with a raffle.  DBCC merchandise will be available for sale at the stadium.

Attendees are encouraged to wear pink to the game.  Tickets can be purchased for $9 at http://dbcc.ejoinme.org/bluerocks. Free survivor tickets must also be reserved online. Ticket sales 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 men and women in the local community who are newly diagnosed or facing a recurrence of breast cancer. For more information, visit http://www.debreastcancer.org.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

Marvelous Men Fashion Show And Auction Raise $10,000 For Milford Community Programs

Date: June 03, 2015
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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MILFORD, DE (June 3, 2015)—The Milford Chamber of Commerce (CCGM) and Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) are pleased to announce that the Fourth Annual Girl’s Night Out Fundraiser held on May 1 at Harrington Raceway raised $10,000 for the Milford community. The proceeds from the fashion show and auction featuring the Marvelous Men of Milford were split between the DBCC to support local breast cancer programs and services and the CCGM to support the daily operations.

The check presentation took place on Friday, May 29 outside the Milford Chamber. DBCC’s Program Director of Education and Outreach in Kent and Sussex Counties Cheryl Doucette, who helped organize the Girls Night Out fundraiser was very happy with the success of this year’s event. She said, “Girls Night Out is always a terrific evening. We have a great community of supporters in Milford, who come out for the fashion show and fun. We are able to share our message of breast health and bring the community together in a very unique way. We are so proud of our successful fundraising efforts each year.”

The 2015 Marvelous Man was Frank Payton of Techno Goober. He won for raising the most money and modeling his “Uber Goober” attire. New this year was a Marvelous Mascot Contest. Ross Cat, from LuLu Ross Elementary School was the winner in this category. Girls Night Out was sponsored in part by Blooming Boutique, Delmarva Broadcasting, the Delaware State News and Milford Chronicle and i.g. Burton. Fifty percent of the proceeds from Girls Night Out 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 men and women in the local community who are newly diagnosed or facing a recurrence of breast cancer. The rest of the proceeds will support the CCGM.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

Mobile Mammography Van Expands Screening Operations To New Site In Middletown

Date: June 01, 2015
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is pleased to announce that the Delaware Division of Public Health’s (DPH) Women’s Mobile Health Screening (WMHS) van has expanded mammography screenings to a new site in Middletown. The WMHS van will visit Westside Family Health (WSFH) in Middletown every other month to provide mammograms by appointment to women who meet qualifications. DPH provides funding to DBCC to operate and staff the year-round efforts of the mammography van in partnership with Beebe Medical Center.

The WMHS van began screening at WSFH in Middletown on May 20, 2015. Dr. Tom Stephens, Chief Medical Officer at Westside Family Healthcare, was eager to bring mammography screening to the regular clients of the office and the Middletown Community. “For many years, Westside Family Healthcare has partnered with DBCC to provide onsite mammography services through the Women’s Mobile Health Screening Van. This collaboration has been critical in breaking down financial and transportation barriers to lifesaving diagnostic screening that exist for many of our patients. Starting just recently, we’re pleased to be able to expand our partnership with DBCC to provide these same screening services onsite at our Middletown health center.”

The WMHS van provides mobile mammography services to low income, uninsured, and underinsured women. Medicaid, Medicare, and most health insurance is accepted. WMHS staff can help women apply for Screening for Life, a program of DPH that pays for the cost of a mammogram for eligible women, or find another program that can help cover the cost of a mammogram. If you have a problem with your breasts, or have had breast cancer, you should not be screened on the van. Women need to obtain a prescription from their doctor and call the WMHS office to make an appointment, 1-888-672-9647.

Early detection is the best way to increase cancer survival rates and mammography screening is the best tool in use today to detect breast cancer early. The Delaware Cancer Consortium recommends screening annually beginning at age forty, depending on one’s family history. In 2014, DBCC performed 573 screening mammograms on the Women’s Mobile Health Screening Van at 23 different sites throughout Delaware. Another 140 women were scheduled, transported and/or accompanied by DBCC for interpretation to partner sites for mammograms.

Every other month, the van will be parked outside the Westside Family Health Center in Middletown which is located on 306 E. Main Street. For more information about the Women’s Mobile Health Screening Van, the schedule, or to make an appointment for a mammogram, please call 1-888-672-9647.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

Kim Miller 5K Raises Over $4,000 For Local Fight Against Breast Cancer

Date: May 26, 2015
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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GEORGETOWN, Del. (May 26, 2015)– The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is pleased to announce that the Kim Miller 5K in Georgetown was a huge success. The event, hosted in memory of Kim Miller on April 11, was organized by Lisa Coverdale and presented by 16 Mile Brewery. The 5K generated $4,055 to support the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s local programs and services for those facing a diagnosis or recurrence of breast cancer.

The Kim Miller 5K is held in memory of Kim Miller who was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer in May 2010 at the age 27. She fought the disease for 16 months and in October 2011, lost her battle. This annual race has been organized by her sister, Lisa Coverdale. 16 Mile Brewery is the generous host of the 5K and after-party.

Proceeds from the Kim Miller 5K 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 women and men in the local community who are newly diagnosed or facing recurrence of breast cancer.

Pictured: (From Left to Right) Lisa Coverdale and Connie Holdridge with check donation from 2015 Kim Miller 5K proceeds.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

Fifth Annual Broadwalk on the Boardwalk Hailed a Success

Date: April 30, 2015
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (April 30, 2015)– The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is pleased to announce that the Fifth Annual Broadwalk on the Boardwalk, hosted by CAMP Rehoboth was a huge success. The event, held on April 12 in Rehoboth, raised $11,091 dollars to support the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s local programs and services for those facing breast cancer.

Over 300 attendees gathered on the boardwalk to join the free event. Supporters formed a heart at the end of the beach and survivors were invited in the center of the heart to be surrounded by love. All cancer survivors were included in the celebration.

Connie Holdridge, DBCC’s Program Manager of Education and Survivorship in Sussex County noted, “Broadwalk on the Boardwalk is a free event so all of the money raised came in the form of donations. The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition is overwhelmed by the generous of support from the public.”

Proceeds from Broadwalk on the Boardwalk 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 women and men 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”.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition to Host Peer Mentor Training in Middletown

Date: April 29, 2015
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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IDDLETOWN, DE (April 29, 2015) – The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is pleased to announce a Peer Mentor Support Training for breast cancer survivors at the Hampton Inn in Middletown on June 9. DBCC Peer Mentors are trained survivors who provide free one-on-one support and education to those newly diagnosed with breast cancer.

The session will take place on Tuesday, June 9 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm and a light dinner will be provided. To register, please contact Lois Wilkinson by phone, (302) 672-6435 or by email, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or contact Cathy Holloway by phone, (302) 468-4814 or by email, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). The Hampton Inn is located on 117 Sandhill Drive in Middletown.

“Peer mentors provide an incredible support service by being there for a newly diagnosed patient to provide one-on-one support”, acknowledged Cathy Holloway, Program Director of Education and Survivorship for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. “Having somebody to provide you with guidance, let you know what to expect, and help with the emotional and physical pain you may face is exceptionally helpful and can vastly improve your breast cancer journey. In 2014, the coalition trained 16 new peer mentors to join our 245 active peer mentors who provided one-on-one support, resources and comfort to 253 newly diagnosed women.”

This is a free training and no experience is necessary.  Registration is required and space is limited. Topics include listening skills, the mentorship role, confidentiality, problem solving, handling difficult situations, and reporting requirements. Trainees learn through lecture, interactive activities and role plays.

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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 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.

Marvelous Men Fashion Show and Auction Set for May 1

Date: April 09, 2015
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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MILFORD, DE (April 9, 2015)—The Milford Chamber of Commerce (CCGM) and Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) are proud to present the Fourth Annual Girl’s Night Out featuring the Marvelous Men of Milford on Friday, May 1 at Harrington Raceway and Casino. Taking place in the Gold Ballroom from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m., the Marvelous Men of Milford will be modeling, mascots will be challenging, food and drinks will be flowing, and raffles and games will be offered all to raise funds to support the DBCC’s local programs and services to support those faced with breast cancer, and to help support the daily operations of the CCGM.

As part of the entertainment for the evening, the Marvelous Men of Milford will model for the prize of Most Marvelous Man. There will be at least 8 Marvelous Models this year. The mascots to compete in the Marvelous Mascot Contest include the SnoYo Penguin, Aaron’s Lucky Dog, News Hound from the Delaware State News and two mascots from two Milford School District.  Additional attractions include a cupcake contest and raffle contest, featuring an exclusive weekend getaway to the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel in Rehoboth Beach. The emcees for the night are Petch and Amy from Eagle 97.7 and Gary John from Eagle 97.7 will be playing the tunes to keep the girls dancing. There will be a cash bar, with a Signature Cocktail, and this year’s food vendors include: Mr. BBQ, Abbott’s Grill, Milford Diner, Bonz (Harrington Raceway), Park Place,  Hometown Diner, and Delmarva Popcorn.

Tickets for Girl’s Night Out are $30 per person and include a seat, a keepsake photo from C.M. Baker Photography, food, games, and entertainment. The event is open to men and women and it will sell out. Corporate Sponsors include Delmarva Broadcasting, the Delaware State News and Milford Chronicle and i.g. Burton. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

Last year’s Girls Night out raised over $24,000 and $13,000 was donated to DBCC. The rest of the proceeds went to support the CCGM. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit http://www.milfordchamber.com or call 302-422-3344.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

2015 Shining Light Award Winners To Be Honored on June 12 in Wilmington

Date: March 30, 2015
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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WILMINGTON, DE (March 30, 2015)—The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Shining Light Awards. The honorees will be recognized at an awards ceremony open to the public at the Chase Center on the Wilmington Riverfront on Friday, June 12, 2015 from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. Awards will be presented to individuals and companies in the following categories: Sussex County Chapter Women’s Council of Realtors for “Spotlight on Philanthropy”; Jacquie Connell for “Spotlight on Survivorship; Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute at Christiana Care Health System accepted by Nicholas J. Petrelli, MD, for “Spotlight on Health Care Delivery”; and Delmarva Broadcasting Company of Central Delaware for “Spotlight on Business”.

The Shining Light Awards began in 2014 as a way to honor individuals and organizations who have made a difference in the local battle against breast cancer. This year for the first time, the public was invited to nominate those most deserving of the Shining Light Awards for recognition. A panel of independent judges including Suzanne Loudermilk, Diana Dickson-Witmer, MD, FACS, Donna Stinson,
FACHE, Bill Strickland, and chaired by Tynetta Brown, joined together to select the four most deserving candidates for the awards.

“There are countless heroes and heroines in the battle against breast cancer in Delaware,” stated Vicky Cooke, DBCC Executive Director. “We wish we could have awarded them all but our four 2015 honorees were the standout winners who will motivate others to become supporters of breast cancer in whatever capacity they can.”

The Sussex County Chapter Women’s Council of Realtors (WCR) is a business and realtor group focused on promoting women in the real estate business in Sussex County. They raise money to train new members each year. In 2011, the WCR decided to expand their fundraiser to also benefit a local charity, the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. Since 2011, they have been putting on their fundraiser, Bras for a Cause, each June to bring together local businesses, community members, and breast cancer survivors for a fun, spirited evening. The event has grown bigger each year and subsequently, so have the donations. In four years, nearly $90,000 dollars have been raised for DBCC through the WCR. The Sussex County Chapter Women’s Council of Realtors are being awarded as the exemplary philanthropic leaders for their tremendous philanthropic spirit, leadership in fundraising, and commitment to encourage and motivate others to join the cause.

Jacquie Connell was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer in the spring of 2009 and at the time of her diagnosis the cancer had already spread to her bones. She was told she probably had about 2 years to live.  Jacquie is a survivor because that was almost 6 years ago. Jacquie is a true role model, living with a positive, courageous, and strong spirit, she is an inspiration to everyone she touches. Jacquie is a talented artist and began “Inner Art”, a monthly class where she teaches painting to cancer survivors at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute at Christiana Care Health System. She has volunteered with DBCC numerous times over the years and provided one-on-one support to countless women she’s met along her journey, offering encouragement, hope and friendship. 

As the Medical Director of the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute at Christiana Care Health System, Dr. Nicholas J. Petrelli has overseen the establishment and expansion of the Breast Center and Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Clinic. The number of mammograms, breast cancer patients seen, cancer patients on clinical trials, and funding for clinical as well as basic science research have increased exponentially under his leadership. Genetic Counseling, under the direction of Zohra Ali-Khan Catts, has allowed the hospital to evaluate families with a history of cancer, provide genetic counseling to individuals and offer testing for genetic mutations and frequently the same can be done for other cancers. In addition, the community health and education department, under the direction of Nora Katurakes of the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute along with Christiana Care’s outreach navigators and community partners, offer exceptional care to countless women across the state and deliver outstanding health outcomes in health care delivery and research.

Delmarva Broadcasting Company (DBC) of Central Delaware provides ongoing exposure and support to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition on four radio stations, Eagle 97.7 FM, Cool 101.3 FM, La Exitosa 930 AM/104.1 FM, and Delaware 105.9 FM. Under the leadership of General Manager Mike Kazala, DBCC staff members are given access to live morning show interviews, public services announcements, recorded interviews on their weekly “In Touch With Delmarva” programing, and sponsorship opportunities for every DBCC event. Delmarva Broadcasting staff members volunteer and host events throughout the year to join the fight against breast cancer in Delaware. Delmarva Broadcasting of Central Delaware is a model employer, showcasing to the public, and their staff, the importance of breast cancer awareness, education, support, financial resources, and programs.

As of March 30, 2015 the Shining Light Awards are made possible due to generous support from Hologic, Morris James, and WSFS Bank. Additional sponsorship opportunities, beginning at $500, are available and individual reservations are $40 per person. For more information about the Shining Light Awards winners, sponsorship opportunities, and registration information, please visit http://www.debreastcancer.org. 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 men and women in the local community who are newly diagnosed or facing a recurrence of breast cancer.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

6th Annual DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K Kicks Off On May 17 in Rehoboth

Date: March 23, 2015
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition
302.778.1102 ext. 1014
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REHOBOTH BEACH, DE (March 23, 2015)—The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is pleased to announce the Sixth Annual DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk will take place at the Tanger Outlet Center in Rehoboth Beach on Sunday, May 17, 2015. This year’s race is presented by Schagrin Gas, produced by Races2Run, and sponsored in part by Tanger Outlets. The Run/Walk is a family-friendly event open to participants of 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 Sixth Annual DE-feet Breast Cancer Run/Walk 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. Registration is $25 per person noon on before May and $30 for day-of registration. Online registration is open at http://www.defeetbreastcancerwalk.org. Participants will partake in the chip timed 5K Run/Walk at 8:30 a.m. or a 1-Mile Fun Walk at 8:05 a.m.

“We are really proud that DE-feet brings together nearly 1,200 people each year,” said Vicky Cooke, DBCC Executive Director.  “We attracted participants from over fifteen states last year; families, children, and adults of all ages. It is comforting to see people coming together to support or remember someone in their life who has been touched by breast cancer.”

Registration will open at 7 a.m. and pre-race activities begin at 7:55 a.m. featuring live music and a special “Circle of Hope” survivor celebration. Tech t-shirts are guaranteed for pre-registered participants and Tanger outlet coupons are available. After the race, there will be a party under the tent with a food court, wine and beer garden, and awards for top finishers in various age categories. Team and individual spirit awards will also be presented. Racers and participants are encouraged to wear PINK.

“Team building and fundraising is encouraged as part of the 5K,” stated Vicky Cooke. “Last year, we raised over $60,000 and over one third of that revenue came from team fundraising. Many of the teams came up with creative costumes, imaginative names, and really had fun with it. People can donate to a team even if they cannot come out to the race.” Teams can fundraise by holding a car wash, collecting change, or holding a bake sale.

Major sponsor’s to-date include Schagrin Gas, Sposato Landscape Co., Tanger Outlets, and WBOC. Additional sponsors will be disclosed at the event. Proceeds from the Sixth 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 women and men 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.  Online registration, as well as printable registration forms, can be found on the site.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

VIDA Multicultural Screening/Health Fair Coming To Milford On March 21

Date: March 12, 2015
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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MILFORD, DE (March 12, 2015)—The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC), with support from Discover Bank, the Laffey-McHugh Foundation, the Multicultural Church and Community Center, and the Milford Lions Club, is proud to announce the next ¡VIDA!™ Multicultural Breast Screening and Health Fair will take place at the Multicultural Church and Community Center in Milford on Saturday, March 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The program will be FREE and offer health screenings, information about healthy living, community programs, free giveaways and additional resources to the public.

¡VIDA!™ is a multicultural event focused on breast cancer screening, treatment, and survivorship. It began in 2011 as a bilingual (Spanish/English) educational event that has grown to include all backgrounds and ethnicities, and offers programs to women, men, and children.

The Milford forum will feature clinical breast exams on-site from Bayhealth Nurse Practitioner, Cindy Martin, mammograms by appointment and additional health screenings and insurance information from many vendors including Beebe Healthcare Community Health. For an appointment for a mammogram on the Women’s Mobile Health Screening Van, please call 1-888-672-9647. Food and snacks will be provided, along with free clothing giveaways and emergency food bags. Entertainment for the children will also be provided, featuring a kid’s corner with activities and a magic show.

Cheryl Doucette, Outreach and Education Program Manager for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition in Kent County said, “DBCC has been working with Pastor Richie Portalatin of the Multicultural Church for months to plan our Milford ¡VIDA!™. The Pastor has lent so much time and support to ensuring the program will be a success, offering healthy living information and lifesaving screenings to families in need in the Kent and Sussex Community.”

The Multicultural Church and Community Center is located at 105 Northeast Front Street in Milford. The State of Delaware’s Women’s Mobile Health Screening (WMHS) Van will be on-site to provide screening mammograms (with a prescription from a doctor). Additional ¡VIDA!™ forums will be held on April 25 in Georgetown and October 3 in Dover. Please contact Cheryl Doucette at 302-672-6435 for additional information.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition to Host 18th Annual Breast Cancer Update on April 22

Date: March 11, 2015
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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DOVER, Del. (March 11, 2015)– The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is pleased to announce that the 18th Annual Breast Cancer Update will be held on Wednesday, April 22 at Dover Downs Hotel from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The Breast Cancer Update features leading medical experts and speakers discussing the most up-to-date information on breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. The annual one-day educational forum is free and open to the public and has become one of Delaware’s most trusted sources of up-to date breast cancer information.
The 2015 program is co-chaired by Nanci Mayer-Mihalski and Wilma Yu, RN, BSN, MS, CEN.

“This year’s Breast Cancer Update highlights the past, the present, and the future of breast cancer,” expressed Nanci Mayer-Mihalski, Co-Chair of the 18th Annual Breast Cancer Update. “Attendees can expect to learn about the history of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, understand the research that impacts new treatments, and explore therapies that can enhance the physical and mental wellbeing of a breast cancer survivor today.”

Featured speakers for this year’s conference include: Diana Dickson-Witmer, MD, FACS, , Breast Center at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute at Christiana Care Health System; Stuart Martin, PhD, Associate Professor of Physiology, University of Maryland; Kenneth L. van Golen, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, University of Delaware; Maria Theodoulou M.D., Medical Oncologist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Professor of Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, NY; Owen Thomas, MD, Radiation Oncologist, Beebe Healthcare Tunnell Cancer Center; Lisa Marshall, OTR/L, CLT, Director of Specialty Rehabilitation Inc. Providing services at Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute at Christiana Care Health System; and breast cancer survivors Jennifer Denham, Suzanne Murphy and Amanda Perdue. Moderators include Pranitha Naini, MD, Hematology, Medical Oncology, Bayhealth Medical Center; Dennis Witmer, MD, FACS, Board of Trustees, Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition and Vice Chair of Surgery for Surgical Quality and Performance Improvement, Christiana Care Health System and Joseph Rubacky III, DO, Family Physician, Dover Family Physicians and Board of Trustees, Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition.

“As Delaware’s most trusted resource on breast cancer, DBCC is pleased to present the 18th Annual Breast Cancer Update which will explore pertinent topics in diagnosis and treatment to be presented by expert speakers,” said Wilma Yu, RN, BSN, MS, CEN, Co-Chair of the 18th Annual Breast Cancer Update. “As the event co-chair for the past several years, it is a pleasure to lead one of DBCC’s signature programs, providing the most current breast cancer information and research for healthcare professionals as well as the community.”

The event features discussions by panels of breast cancer experts and attracts nearly 400 community members each year including physicians, nurses, social workers, breast cancer survivors, and advocates. 4.25 contact hours and .42 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be available to nursing professionals and social workers for $30.00. Registration is available at dbcc.ejoinme.org/bcu. Registration will end on Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

Support for the 2015 update is made possible by: Bayhealth Medical Center, Beebe Healthcare, Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute at Christiana Care Health System, C.M. Baker Photography, Corexcel, Delaware Department of Health and Social Services - Division of Public Health, Delaware State News, Genentech, Genomic Health, Highmark Delaware, Mid-Delaware Imaging, Nanticoke Health Services, The Rubacky Family, and Tanger Outlets Rehoboth. Additional sponsors and exhibitors will be announced at the event. Opportunities to exhibit at the Update are still available.

For additional details about the 18th Annual Breast Cancer Update, including an agenda and online registration, please visit http://www.debreastcancer.org or visit dbcc.ejoinme.org/bcu or call 302-778-1102 ext. 1014. Dover Downs is located at 1131 North Dupont Highway in Dover. The event will be held in Ballrooms B and C.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

Local Clothing Shop Supports Fight Against Breast Cancer With Donation

Date: February 24, 2015
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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MIDDLETOWN, DE (February 24, 2015) — The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is pleased to announce local Middletown clothing boutique, Wardrobe by Carolyn and Nadira, as a partner in the fight against breast cancer in Delaware. Local store owners Carolyn Douglas, Founder of Douglas Exquisite Fashions and Nadira Alston, Founder of Lai Renise hosted a Sip and Shop featuring hors d’oeuvres and fabulous shopping on February 7 to raise awareness for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s Planting the S.E.E.D. initiative and donated sales for the day to support the Coalition. Fifteen percent of daily sales were donated to the DBCC equaling $111.

The funds donated by Wardrobe by Carolyn and Nadira will benefit DBCC’s Planting the S.E.E.D. (Survivorship, Education and Early Detection) breast health initiative. Planting the S.E.E.D. focuses on the specific breast health needs of women of color. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in African American women, and women of color have the highest death rates from breast cancer of all of the racial groups. DBCC is
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educating the Black Community about breast health and connecting women to resources for screening.

Wardrobe by Carolyn and Nadira emphasizes Creativity, Sophistication, Confidence, and Identity.  Carolyn and Nadira capture a unique collection of clothing, handbags, jewelry, and accessories to complete any women’s wardrobe. They are located at 11 West Main Street 2nd Floor, Middletown, Delaware 19709. Call 302.378.5444 or visit http://www.VisitWardrobe.com to learn more. For additional information on DBCC’s Planting the S.E.E.D. initiative, please contact Chadeia Mitchell at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 302-778-1102 x 1018.

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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 http://www.debreastcancer.org.

Vida Multicultural Screening/Health Fair Coming to Seaford This March

Date: February 18, 2015
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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SEAFORD, DE (February 18, 2015)—The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC), with support from Discover Bank, the Laffey-McHugh Foundation, and the Mexican Consulate of Philadelphia, is proud to announce the next ¡VIDA!™ Multicultural Breast Screening and Health Fair will take place at the Seaford Boys and Girls Club in Seaford on Saturday, March 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The program will be free and open to the public. The timing of the forum allows community members to stop by at any point to learn about healthy living, community programs, and get to know staff members from the breast cancer coalition and other partner organizations.

¡VIDA!™ is a multicultural event focused on breast cancer screening, treatment, and survivorship. It began in 2011 as a bilingual (Spanish/English) educational event that has grown to include all backgrounds and ethnicities, and offers programs to women, men, and children.

The spring forum will feature clinical breast exams on-, mammogram appointments and additional health screenings and insurance information from many vendors. The Mexican Consulate of Philadelphia will be on site from 8:30am to 2pm to provide help with passports, matricula consular and birth certificates. For an appointment for a mammogram on the Women’s Mobile Health Screening Van, please call 1-888-672-9647. Light refreshments will be provided and families are welcome.

Cheryl Doucette, Outreach and Education Program Manager for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition in Kent County said, “¡VIDA!™ has become the place to go for health information and screenings for the family. We are looking forward to hosting four forums this year throughout Kent and Sussex Counties to share our message of healthy living and provide lifesaving screenings to those in need.”

The Seaford Boys and Girls Club is located 310 Virginia Avenue in Seaford. The State of Delaware’s Women’s Mobile Health Screening (WMHS) Van will be on-site to provide screening mammograms (with a prescription from a doctor). Additional ¡VIDA!™ forums will be held at no cost on March 21 in Milford, April 25 in Georgetown and October 3 in Dover. Please contact Cheryl Doucette at 302-672-6435 for additional information.

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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 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.

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition to Host Peer Mentor Training in Lewes

Date: January 22, 2015
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 14
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LEWES, DE (January 22, 2015) – The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is pleased to announce a Peer Mentor Support Training for breast cancer survivors at the Heron Bay Clubhouse in Lewes on February 12. DBCC Peer Mentors are trained survivors who provide free one-on-one support and education to those newly diagnosed with breast cancer.

The session will take place on Thursday, February 12, from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm and a light dinner will be provided. To register, please contact Connie Holdridge by phone, (302) 644-6844 or by email, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). The Heron Bay Clubhouse is located on 30404 East Barrier Reef Boulevard and the training will take place in the Clubhouse.

“Peer mentors are one of the signature programs of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition”, declared Connie Holdridge, Program Manager of Education and Survivorship for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition in Sussex County. “In 2014, the coalition trained 16 new peer mentors to join our 245 active peer mentors who provided one-on-one support, resources and comfort to 25

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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 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.

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition Receives $11,000 Donation

Date: January 21, 2015
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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REHOBOTH BEACH, DE, Dec. 21, 2015 – Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. announced today that the company donated $11,000 in the Rehoboth Beach-area, to help in the fight against breast cancer during the 22nd annual Tanger PinkSTYLE Campaign. In the spirit of the holidays and the season of giving, funds were donated to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC), a local organization offering statewide programs and services of education, outreach, and early detection and treatment of breast cancer. The mission of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition is to empower our community by raising awareness of breast health issues through outreach, education and support services, in order to facilitate the early detection and treatment of breast cancer.

Headquartered in Wilmington with offices in Sussex and Kent Counties, the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’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.  The vision of the agency is to create a community where every person diagnosed with breast cancer becomes a survivor, and fear and doubt are replaced with knowledge and hope.

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.

“Our annual breast cancer campaign gives us the opportunity to raise awareness and help save lives in the communities that we call home,” said Steven B. Tanger, President and Chief Executive Officer for Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. “The success of our annual PinkSTYLE campaign is made possible through the support of our retail partners and the millions of shoppers that visit Tanger Outlet centers dedicated to finding a cure for breast cancer.”

The 2015 Pink- STYLE Campaign was celebrated across 42 Tanger Outlet Centers in the United States and Canada. Beginning in September, customers were able to purchase an unlimited 25% off Savings Pass valid on a single item at participating stores. Funds raised benefitted breast cancer organizations in local communities as well as nationally through the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), the nation’s highest-rated breast cancer organization.

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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 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.

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About Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc.

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. is a publicly-traded REIT headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina that presently operates and owns, or has an ownership interest in, a portfolio of 43 upscale outlet shopping centers in 22 states coast to coast and in Canada, totaling approximately 14.5 million square feet leased to over 3,100 stores operated by more than 490 different brand name companies. With more than 30 years of experience in the outlet industry and 2 additional centers currently under construction, Tanger Outlet Centers continue to attract more than 185 million shoppers annually. Tanger has filed a Form 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission that includes a supplemental information package for the quarter ended September 30, 2015. For more information on Tanger Outlet Centers, call 1-800-4TANGER or visit the company’s web site at http://www.tangeroutlets.com.

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition & Women in Action Partner on Health Program for Women of Color

Date: January 18, 2015
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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NEWARK, DE (December 14, 2015) – The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) and Muriel E. Gilman Women in Action Mentoring Program are proud to announce the Wise and Well Women’s Power Sessions to be held on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at the University of Delaware’s Science, Technology, And Advanced Research (STAR) Campus in Newark from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This free event offers workshops on nutrition, breast health, stress management, financial literacy, addiction prevention, yoga and other physical activities.

The Wise and Well Women’s Power Sessions is a service project for the Muriel E. Gilman Women in Action Mentoring Program, and in partnership with the DBCC, serves as the second series of the Wise and Well Program.

The Wise and Well program of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition began in October 2015 to offer traditionally underserved women a holistic approach to healthy living. The program is funded by Highmark Delaware and the Laffey-McHugh Foundation and currently traveling across the state. The program intends to break down barriers to preventative measures for women in Delaware and target comorbidities. According to statistics from the American Cancer Society, nationally, African American women have the highest death rates from breast cancer of all of the racial groups and are 40% more likely to die of breast cancer than white women. There is no way to prevent breast cancer but adopting healthy lifestyle choices like exercise, balanced eating, and stress management can substantially decrease a woman’s chance of developing breast cancer and other diseases in the first place.

“Research indicates that comorbidities such as breast cancer and hypertension or breast cancer and diabetes can increase the risk of dying from the disease,” said Chadeia Mitchell, Education and Outreach Director of New Castle County for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. “At the Wise and Well Women’s Power Sessions, women will learn ways to combat comorbidities in easy to replicate routines and discover healthy living tips to reduce risks for disease.”

At the conference, organizers will be collecting prom dresses for the Fairy God Sisters of Delaware. Those in attendance are invited to bring gently used gowns, shoes, purses, and other formal accessories to help the Fairy God Sisters of Delaware offer a prom experience to young women in need.

The Wise and Well Women’s Power Sessions are free to attend but registration is required. Space is limited. Visit http://www.debreastcancer.org, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 302-778-1102 x 1018 for more information. To register, please visit http://www.tinyurl.com/wiseandwell. The University of Delaware STAR Campus is located on 540 S. College Avenue in Newark, Delaware.

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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 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.

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About Muriel E. Gilman Women in Action Mentoring Program

Women in Action focuses on fostering powerful and meaningful, cross-generational mentoring relationships between aspiring and established women leaders in order to enhance their leadership effectiveness as leaders in their personal, professional and community service lives. Launched by United Way of Delaware, in collaboration with Great Dames, Inc., this program has been created in honor of Muriel E. Gilman, the first female executive and long-time board member of United Way of Delaware, in a way that reflects Muriel’s legacy of advocacy, volunteerism, and mentoring of aspiring community leaders in Delaware.

The program is open to adult women (ages 22+) in public, private and nonprofit sectors in Delaware with an interest in mentoring other women in areas of leadership development and community impact.

For more information contact Jamee Boone at United Way of Delaware at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Sharon Kelly Hake at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).