The programs of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition are designed to educate the community, outreach to under-served communities, connect survivors and honor those living with breast cancer.
Our Community Outreach and Education can bring information, resources and education to community groups, individuals, corporate and business groups, schools and colleges. These outreach programs include our Planting the S.E.E.D. Initiative (Survivorship, Education & Early Detection for Women of Color) and our ¡VIDA!™ Latina Breast Health Forums. We also have special seasonal programs like Black History Month and Hispanic Heritage month.
Survivor Programs bring education, fun and fellowship to breast cancer survivors, women recently diagnosed with cancer and their families.
The Mobile Mammography Van provides on-site breast cancer screening mammograms with up-to-date digital mammography equipment. With the support of the State of Delaware’s Department of Public Health Screening for Life program, uninsured women can receive free or low-cost screenings.
The Breast Cancer Update is our annual symposium featuring local and national speakers on “hot” topics in breast cancer research, treatment, diagnosis, and survivorship. Held each spring, this event is offered to the medical community and the general public.
The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition has several research initiatives including a Quality of Life Study, a Research Travel Grant of $1,000 to a graduate student in Delaware to attend an academic conference related to breast cancer, and clinical trials education. In addition, the Coalition is involved in the Breast Cancer Community Advisory Board.