VIDA Multicultural Screening/Health Fair Coming to Milford on April 22
Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
MILFORD, DE (April 7, 2017)—The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is pleased to announce the next ¡VIDA!™ Multicultural Screening and Health Fair will take place at the Milford Community Center on Saturday, April 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This trilingual program will be FREE and offer health screenings, information about healthy living, community programs, free clothing and lunch and additional resources to the public. The program is made possible by support from Bayhealth, the Milford Multicultural Church and Community Center, Perdue, The Carpenter Foundation, The Chichester Dupont Foundation, Highmark Delaware, and the National Association of Hispanic Nurses.
¡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 Milford forum will
feature clinical breast exams on-site and additional health screenings such as glucose, cholesterol, and blood pressure. Lunch will be provided, along with free clothing giveaways. Families are welcome.
Migdalia Garduno, Bilingual Outreach and Screening Coordinator said, “The April 22 ¡VIDA!™ in Milford is vitally important to members of our community. These free medical tests can be lifesaving to someone who is never or rarely screened. We will have volunteers on site to help translate medical results in Spanish and Creole.”
The Milford Community Center is located on 105 NE Front Street in Milford. The next ¡VIDA!™ forum will be held on July 8 in Seaford. Please contact Migdalia Garduno at 302-778-1102 x 1016 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.