Plantation Lakes Displays Support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month Through Fundraising and More
Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
MILLSBORO, DE (November 1, 2017) – The Plantation Lakes community of Millsboro, Delaware has gone above and beyond the call of duty for breast cancer awareness month. For the second year in a row, they held a bake sale and 5K on October 14 to support the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. The event included a walk/run, bake sale, ice cream sale, raffles, and merchandise and raised $4,750 to support local breast cancer programs and services.
In addition to the bake sale and walk, Plantation Lakes arranged a breast cancer golf tournament on October 28th. The organizer was Chris O’Halloran with the help of the Plantation Lakes Golf Professionals Brian Fedish and Ian Madinger. 67 golfers participated and they raised $3,000 for the cause.
Next year’s 3rd annual Plantation Lakes Breast Cancer event will be held on Saturday, October 13 and the golf tournament will be held on Sunday, Oct 14, 2018.
All proceeds will be used to expand DBCC’s programs in the local community which increase breast cancer awareness, promote the importance of early detection, provide access to mammograms, and provide support and resources to women and men who have been diagnosed or facing a recurrence with breast cancer. For more information about the Coalition, please visit http://www.debreastcancer.org.
The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition is a 501(c)(3) organization offering statewide programs of education, outreach, and support services to promote the early detection and treatment of breast cancer. Its vision 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.