November 2009
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition Upcoming Events

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Victoria Cooke
Dear :

October was a whirlwind of awareness-raising and fundraising activity for DBCC, thanks to the outpouring of support from people throughout the state. We're grateful for our wonderful network of survivors, volunteers, advocates and partners who made our events during Breast Cancer Awareness Month so successful.

As you know, though, raising awareness in the fight against breast cancer doesn't end as we turn the calendar page. Women and men continue to be affected by and diagnosed with breast cancer every day of every month, throughout the year.
That's why, as we head into November, we ask for your continued support and your help in spreading the word about Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition and these upcoming events.

See you soon!

Victoria Cooke
Executive Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.

Event Highlights
Shop to Stop Breast Cancer Fashion Show Extravaganza
Saturday, November 7 from 1:00-5:00 PM
Deerfield Golf and Tennis Club
507 Thompson Station Rd, Newark, DE

Tickets $25/adults, $15/age 18 and under, available at the door

Annual event features beauty services, vendors showcasing the latest trends in fashion, shopping opportunities, refreshments, door prizes and a fashion show featuring local breast cancer survivors. Purchase tickets online at or call 1-866-966-9033.

A Celebration of Life through Music
Friday, November 20 at 7:00 PM
Opera Delaware Studios
4 South Poplar St, Wilmington, DE

Minimum $25 ticket donation.

An evening of Opera and Broadway music performed by area professional and amateur performers in support of DBCC to help underinsured breast cancer patients in our community. Online Auction to benefit DBCC is also being held. View the items here.

Tickets are available online at or by calling 302.778.1102 x13.
DelMarvalous Women
Delmarvalous Women Awards Banquet
Friday, November 20 at 6:00 PM
Sheraton Dover Hotel
1570 N Dupont Hwy, Dover, DE
Eagle 97.7 FM presents the Class of 2009 "Delmaralous Women" from Central and Southern Delaware. Twenty-seven outstanding women selected from nominations received over a period of seven weeks will be honored for their brave, successful, heroic journeys and what makes them "Delmarvalous." The awards banquet includes a silent auction. Beneficiary for the evening's event is the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition.
Please note: This event is for honorees and their invited guests only.
Contact:         Eagle 97.7 at 302.422.7575 for more information

November Events
(Free unless otherwise noted)
Peer Mentor Training
Monday, November 9 from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Brandywine Assisted Living in Fenwick (Rte 54 & Rte 20)
Peer Mentor Training session is for breast cancer survivors to be trained as
mentors to newly diagnosed breast cancer survivors. Light lunch is provided. Registration is required.          
Kelli Meoli or Cheryl Doucette, DBCC Lewes, 302.644.6844 or
Beginning Your Breast Cancer Journey
Tuesday, November 10 at 10:00 AM
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center (East), Christiana Care
Program for newly diagnosed breast cancer survivors facilitated by health care professionals and DBCC staff provides information, support and resources to help them on their journey.
Cathy Holloway, DBCC Wilmington, 302.778.1102 x13 or to register or for more information
Nurture Your "SELF"
Wednesday, November 11 from 2:00-4:00 PM        
Helen F. Graham Cancer Center (East), small conference room
Free program offering guidance offering guidance, education, support and warmth to those with advanced breast cancer, facilitated by Nancy Bailiff, LCSW and Michelle Lambert, RN, MSN, OCN.
Registration is required.
Cathy Holloway, DBCC Wilmington, 302.778.1102 x13 or
Unite Sussex, Town Hall Meeting
Thursday, November 12 at 7:00 PM
CHEER Community Center
20520 Sand Hill Rd, Dover, DE
DBCC will have a table with information at this community town hall event.
Cheryl Doucette, DBCC Sussex Office, 302.644.6844 or
Survivor Social: Painting Class
Thursday, November 12 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Newark (private home); call for reservation and location information
$10per person for paint supplies; bring wood or glass object for your canvas (e.g., vase, wine glasses, wooden box or other wood or glass object)
Description:  Learn painting techniques to decorate glass or wood. Light lunch served following class.
Cathy Holloway, DBCC Wilmington, 302.778.1102 x13 or to register or for more information
New Castle County Business Women's EXPO
November 17, 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Clayton Hall at the University of Delaware, Newark, DE
The event will feature over 100 tabletop exhibits, educational workshops, and an awards luncheon. DBCC will have a table display.
Vicky Tosh-Morelli. DBCC Wilmington, 302.778.1102x11 if interested in volunteering. For more info about the Expo visit the NCCCC website.

Breast Health Presentation

November 18, 10:30 -11:30 AM
DelTech Community College
Georgetown Campus
Program provided for nursing students
Cheryl Doucette, DBCC Lewes, 302.644.6884 or
Survivor Social: Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Tuesday, November 24, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
East Coast Nursery
$25/person; pre-paid reservation required; seating is limited
Make a fresh floral arrangement for your Thanksgiving table...
Cheryl Doucette, DBCC Sussex Office, 302.644.6844 or

This is just a sample of the many breast cancer awareness activities happening in November! Check the DBCC website for updates on more events.

Thank You!
Thank you for Taking Action to Defeat Breast Cancer in Delaware!
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition
111 West 11th Street, Suite 3
Wilmington, Delaware 19801

165 Commerce Way, Suite 2
Dover, Delaware 19904

16529 Coastal Highway, Suite 116
Lewes, Delaware 19958