Fifer Orchards Farm and Country Store Hosts Breast Cancer Survivors
Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
CAMDEN, Del. (June 29, 2018)– A group of eighteen breast cancer survivors from the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) visited Fifer Orchards Farm and County Store of Camden in June for a Nurture with Nature excursion. The survivors learned about Fifers 3,000 acres of orchards filled with corn, tomatoes, blueberries, peaches, apples; and about their quickly growing Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program. They also had the opportunity to tour the farm and orchard by wagon, pick blueberries, and enjoy homemade apple cider donuts and ice cream. The survivors enjoyed fellowship with each other to share stories of survivorship, hardship, and encouragement with one another throughout the evening.
The Nurture with Nature series allows women to come together and experience nature by hiking, kayaking, biking, horseback riding, astronomy, or simply walking through a forest or along a beach. Outings occur approximately once a month throughout Delaware. Programs are free or low cost and open to anyone affected by breast cancer. To learn more, contact Lois Wilkinson at (302) 672-6435.
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.