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VIDA Multicultural Screening/Health Fair Coming to Seaford on July 8

Date: May 11, 2017
Contact:

Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
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MILFORD, DE (May 11, 2017)—The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is pleased to announce the next ¡VIDA! ™ Multicultural Screening and Health Fair will take place at the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club in Seaford on Saturday, July 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This trilingual program in partnership with the Mexican Consulate of Philadelphia will be FREE and offer health screenings, information about healthy living, community programs, prizes, giveaways and additional resources to the public. The program is made possible with support from Beebe Healthcare, the Mexican Consulate of Philadelphia, the Carpenter Foundation, the Instituto de Los Mexicanos en el Exterior, Highmark Delaware, Fund for Women, Ventanilla de Salud, and the Chichester Dupont Foundation.

¡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 Seaford forum will
feature blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, BMI and bone density screenings provided by Beebe Healthcare. Families are welcome. The program will also offer free lunch, free water ice donated by Rita’s Water Ice, and children’s activities.


Migdalia Garduno, Bilingual Outreach and Screening Coordinator said, “The Seaford ¡VIDA!™ is vitally important to members of our community of all ages and backgrounds. These screenings can be lifesaving. And we are proud to partner with the Mexican Consulate to provide passport, consular identification card and birth certificate services.”

The Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club is located at 310 Virginia Avenue in Seaford. Please contact Migdalia Garduno at 302-778-1102 x 1016 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 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.