Fifth Annual Broadwalk on the Boardwalk Hailed a Success
Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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”.
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.