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Survivor Programs

Survivor Programs

We proudly innovate new programs and services for those we serve. DBCC Survivor Programs for breast cancer survivors are held throughout the year to provide education, support, and friendship!

Peer Mentor Support For Breast Cancer

Our unique Peer Mentor Support for Breast Cancer provides breast cancer survivors who are ready to help others with the critical education and training required to become a DBCC Certified Peer Mentor. Once certified, Peer Mentors are matched as closely as possible with someone newly diagnosed at a similar age with a similar diagnosis, treatment, surgery, and lifestyle. DBCC Peer Mentors then provide free one-on-one personalized support.

Breast Care Assistance Fund

The Breast Care Assistance Fund is a critical service that DBCC is proud to offer, established to provide emergency funding and support to residents of Delaware undergoing treatment for breast cancer and facing financial barriers. The fund offers assistance for basic household bills and living expenses including mortgage/rent, utilities, and childcare, along with transportation, medical expenses, respite care, and survivorship services. More than 125 women have received direct financial assistance, totaling almost $200,000 in support.

For more information contact Lois Wilkinson at
(302) 672-6435 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Young Survivors in Action

Young Survivors in Action focuses on the issues and concerns facing younger women diagnosed with breast cancer. The main goal of YSIA is to provide networking, support, and education to young women diagnosed with breast cancer in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s and early 50’s. Topics include but are not limited to; nutrition, fertility, motherhood, stress, nutrition, and continuing to live life to the fullest. Check out our events page HERE to stay up to date with Young Survivor In Action events!

For more information contact Amanda Perdue, Survivor Specialist/Young Survivors in Action (YSIA) in Dover at
(302)672-6435 x 1005 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Yes2Health

Yes2Health is a FREE 12-week statewide community-centric initiative. The program includes residents age 40 and over who are at risk for breast cancer and/or cardiovascular disease. Yes2Health provides participants with a supportive atmosphere and the knowledge needed to learn how to create and implement positive lifestyle changes during the 12 weekly meet up sessions.
View the Events Calendar for dates and locations.

Nurture with Nature

The great outdoors provides a backdrop for camaraderie and support! The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s Nurture with Nature provides a fun way for survivors to connect and relieve stress.

The Nurture with Nature series allows women to come together and experience nature by hiking, kayaking, biking, horseback riding, astronomy, or simply walking through a forest or along a beach.  Outings occur approximately once a month throughout all of Delaware. During the winter months, we host craft events such as basket and jewelry making.

We welcome all who are newly diagnosed, currently in treatment, experiencing a recurrence, or a long term survivor to join us in our Nurture with Nature series.

For more information contact Lois Wilkinson at
(302) 672-6435 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

View the Events Calendar for dates and locations.

Sussex Survivor Socials’

Sussex County Survivors meet regularly to socialize, learn a craft, volunteer with an event, or get educated about a health topic. Meetings are generally held in the Sussex County Office. These events are volunteer driven so ideas and suggestions for topics or speakers are always welcome.

For more information contact Connie Holdridge at
(302) 644-6844 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

View the Events Calendar for dates and locations.