VIDA Multicultural Screening/Health Fair Coming to Dagsboro on July 16
Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
DAGSBORO, DE (July 7, 2016)—The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC), with support from the Mexican Consulate of Philadelphia, Discover Bank, the Laffey-McHugh Foundation, Highmark Delaware, Beebe Healthcare, the Fund for Women, Ventanilla de Salud, and Instituto De Los Mexicanos En El Exterior, is proud to announce the next ¡VIDA!™ Multicultural Breast Screening and Health Fair will take place at the Dagsboro Church of God on Saturday, July 16 from 8:30 am to 12:30 p.m. The program will be FREE and offer health screenings, information about healthy living, community programs, snacks, and additional resources to the public.
¡VIDA!™ is a multicultural event focused on breast cancer screening, treatment, and survivorship. It began in 2011 as a bilingual (Spanish/English) educational event that has grown to include all backgrounds and ethnicities, and offers programs to women, men, and children. The Dagsboro forum will feature free glucose, cholesterol, BMI, DEXA, and blood pressure screenings from Beebe Population Health. The Mexican Consulate of Philadelphia will be on-site from 8:30 am to 2:00 p.m. to offer help with passports and matricular consular and birth certificates by appointment. Appointments can be made by calling 877-639-4835 or by visiting consulmex.sre.gob.mx/filadelfia/. Snacks will be provided and families are welcome.
Cheryl Doucette, community consultant for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition said, “Our Dagsboro ¡VIDA!™ health fair will offer healthy living information and lifesaving screenings to families in need in Western Sussex County. We will have bilingual volunteers on site to help us with Spanish translation so please bring your whole family and join us.”
The Dagsboro Church of God is located at 32224 Dupont Boulevard in Dagsboro. Please contact Cheryl Doucette at 302-423-1119 for additional information.
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.