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Vida Multicultural Screening/Health Fair Coming to Dover on October 3

Date: September 18, 2015
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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DOVER, DE (September 18, 2015)—The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC), in partnership with the Mexican Consulate of Philadelphia are proud to announce the next ¡VIDA!™ Multicultural Breast Screening and Health Fair will take place at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Dover on Saturday, October 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The program will be free and open to the public. This ¡VIDA!™ is presented in part by support from Astra Zeneca, Bayhealth, Hoy en Delaware, Instituto De Los Mexican en el Exterior, La Exitosa 104.1 FM, the Laffey-McHugh Foundation, and Ventanilla de Salud.  The timing of the forum allows community members to stop by at any point to learn about healthy living, community programs, and get to know staff members from the breast cancer coalition and other partner organizations.

¡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 fall forum will feature clinical breast exams on-site, mammograms by appointments and additional health screenings including cholesterol, glucose, body mass index, blood pressure, and osteoporosis will be provided along and information from many vendors. A puppet show for children will be provided by the Bayhealth Education Department. The Mexican Consulate of Philadelphia will be on site from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to provide help with passports, matricula consular and birth certificates. For an appointment for a mammogram on the Women’s Mobile Health Screening Van, please call 1-888-672-9647. Light refreshments will be provided and families are welcome.

Cheryl Doucette, Outreach and Education Program Manager for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition in Kent County said, “We are excited to partner once again with the Mexican Consulate to provide health information, screenings, and official documents to the community at no cost. ¡VIDA!™ has become a trusted resource to the many families of Kent and Sussex Counties.”

The Holy Cross Catholic Church is located on 631 South State Street in Dover. The State of Delaware’s Women’s Mobile Health Screening (WMHS) Van will be on-site to provide screening mammograms with a prescription from a doctor. Please contact Cheryl Doucette at 302-672-6435 for additional information.

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About DBCC:

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 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.