Wilmington Blue Rocks to Host Breast Cancer Awareness Game
Beth Krallis, Communications Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
302-778-1102 ext. 1014
WILMINGTON, DE (June 18, 2015)—The Wilmington Blue Rocks will hold their Annual Breast Cancer Awareness theme night on Thursday, July 9 as they take on the Frederick Keys. The game, which begins at 6:35 pm, will be held at the Frawley Stadium on the Wilmington Riverfront. The Wilmington Blue Rocks and the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) partner on this event to raise awareness of the disease and also raise funds for DBCC’s local programs and services.
Survivor tickets are free. Survivors will be invited to participate in a survivor lap and a “High Five Tunnel” before the game. During the game, there will be special Pink Jersey auction to benefit DBCC along with a raffle. DBCC merchandise will be available for sale at the stadium.
Attendees are encouraged to wear pink to the game. Tickets can be purchased for $9 at http://dbcc.ejoinme.org/bluerocks. Free survivor tickets must also be reserved online. Ticket sales will benefit DBCC’s programs that increase breast cancer awareness, promote the importance of early detection, provide access to mammograms, and provide support and resources to men and women in the local community who are newly diagnosed or facing a recurrence of breast cancer. For more information, visit http://www.debreastcancer.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.