Welfare Grant to Fund Women’s Health and Wellness Conferences
Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
WILMINGTON, DE (December 22, 2016) — The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, (DBCC) Inc. has been on the forefront providing breast cancer health and wellness in the First State for the past two and a half decades. This December, the agency received a gift to help further its mission in the form of a $35,000 grant from the Welfare Foundation.
Originally formed in 1930 by Pierre S. du Pont, the Welfare Foundation promotes the social welfare of people and communities in Delaware and southern Chester County, Pennsylvania. The $35,000 Welfare Foundation grant will fund the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s Women’s Health and Wellness Conferences: Mind • Body • Soul. The dynamic and informational workshops will be held in each of the counties and cover topics related to overall mind, body, holistic, physical, mental and spiritual well-being and interactive demonstrations.
The programs of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition compliment the current health care model focused on population health, compliance, and preventative risk reduction. Additionally, access to insurance for all Delawareans is now fully underway. DBCC will assist with the number of new patients entering the health system that will need a point of service for their breast health.
DBCC state-wide programs focus on providing a comprehensive cycle of care beginning with outreach & breast health education, identifying women to be screened, screening, providing peer mentor support for those diagnosed, educating about clinical trials initiatives and engaging in advocacy efforts to end breast cancer.
About Welfare Foundation
Pierre S. du Pont (1870-1954), the industrialist, conservationist, farmer, garden designer, engineer, and philanthropist, was the great-grandson of Eleuthere Irenee du Pont, who arrived from France in 1800 and founded the DuPont Company in 1802. Pierre formed the Welfare Foundation in 1930 with a stated mission of promoting the social welfare of people and communities in Delaware and southern Chester County, Pennsylvania and assisting other private or public charitable, educational, scientific organizations, and government agencies in promoting the same purpose.
The Foundation has made grants to nonprofits totaling over $130 million in the past 25 years. To learn more about Welfare Foundation, please visit http://www.welfarefoundationde.org/.
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.