Kim Miller 5K Raises Over $4,000 For Local Fight Against Breast Cancer
Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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.
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.