Participants Enjoy Another Broadwalk on the Boardwalk to Benefit Local Breast Cancer Programs
Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (April 23, 2018)– The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is pleased to announce that the Eighth Annual Broadwalk on the Boardwalk, hosted by CAMP Rehoboth wrapping up Women’s Fest weekend, was another enjoyable victory in the fight against breast cancer. The event, held on April 15 in Rehoboth, raised over $9,000 dollars to support the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s local programs and services for those facing breast cancer.
Despite wind and cold weather, nearly two hundred attendees gathered on the boardwalk to join the free event, organized and originally created by Kathy Wiz in honor of her sister’s battle with breast cancer. All cancer survivors were included in the celebration.
This year’s walk had a special meaning for the Camp Rehoboth community. Steve Elkins, co-founder of Camp Rehoboth, passed away last month after a battle with lymphoma. Many participants donned stickers commemorating Steve to honor his legacy and wore pink for breast cancer and lavender for awareness of other cancers.
The 2018 event was made possible to due generous support from CAMP Rehoboth and the Jolly Trolley along with donations from the community. Sponsors include DJ Sharon/JuneTunes, Dos Locos, Fortier Photography, Geri Debiase Photography, Lori’s Café, Signarama and Steve Elkins and Murray Archibald. T-shirt were underwriten by Cathin Bishop, Deb Knickerbocker, Evelyn, Natalie, Lucilu and Gretchen, Evie, Barb & Toddy, Laura Simon and Mark Purpura.
Broadwalk on the Boardwalk is a free event. All of the proceeds raised came in the form of donations. 2018 Broadwalk on the Boardwalk highlights Women’s Fest weekend. The walk has raised over $60,000 for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition over the past eight years. Proceeds 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.
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.