April 2010
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition
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Greetings!

Victoria Cooke
Ah, sunshine at last! We hope this note finds you in good health and spirits for the spring holidays and that the warm weather has you energized to Spring into Action.
 
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition's annual Spring into Action campaign is an invitation to join us in the fight against breast cancer. Your donation goes directly to supporting DBCC's programs and services for the women and men in our local communities, including programs of early detection and support of research through Peer Mentoring/Clinical Trials.
 
Early detection through screening mammograms and early treatment of breast cancer lead to greater survival rates, and DBCC helps to ensure that all women in Delaware who need mammograms can get them. Later this spring you will see the Women's Mobile Health Screening van back in action, outfitted with the latest digital screening technology, making screening mammography more accessible to women in all walks of life. Your support helps to keep programs like these on the road to ever-greater success.
 
There are other ways you can Spring into Action, though, that provide opportunities for learning, fun and new friendships in the process. More specifically, please register today for the 13th Annual Breast Cancer Update, April 28, and the 1st Annual DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk at Tanger Outlets, May 2.

Additional events are listed below. For more details or to register, visit our website at www.debreastcancer.org or call us at 866-312-DBCC.
 
Best wishes,
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Vicky Cooke, Executive Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
Event Highlights

13th Annual Breast Cancer Update
Breast Cancer: Before, After and in the Middle

Wednesday, April 28 from 8:30AM to 2PM
Delaware Technical Community College
100 Campus Dr, Dover, DE 19904
Free admission; pre-registration required
 
The 13th Annual Breast Cancer Update at Delaware Technical Community College in Dover features morning keynote speaker Dr. Len Lichtenfeld, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, American Cancer Society, and afternoon keynote speaker Kelly Corrigan, author of the New York Times best-selling book The Middle Place and the just-released book Lift. This annual one-day educational forum is free and open to the public and has become one of Delaware's most trusted sources of up-to-date breast cancer information. The event features discussions by panels of breast cancer experts and attracts crowds of physicians, nurses, breast cancer survivors and advocates each year. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are offered for nurses and social workers. To register: www.debreastcancer.org
DE-Feet Breast Cancer Logo
1st Annual DE-Feet Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk
Sponsored by Tanger Outlets

Sunday, May 2 at 9:00 AM (on-site registration begins at 7:30 AM)
Tanger Outlet Center (by Applebee's Restaurant)
36470 Seaside Outlet Drive
Rehoboth Beach, DE
$20/person, advance; $25/person, on-site
 
This first annual family event is in response to many requests from the community for a local breast cancer walk. It's being produced by Seashore Striders and is open to runners and walkers of all ages.  Corporate, community and school team participation is strongly encouraged, and advanced registration is recommended. All participants received a long-sleeved T-shirt.  There's even a "Sleepwalkers" category for those who are unable to attend but who want to show their support. Sleepwalkers simply register for $20, check the "Sleepwalker" category, and then sleep in on Sunday!  Bake sales, raffles, door prizes, face painting and children's activities for spectators. To register, visit www.seashorestriders.com or www.active.com.   For more information about the event or volunteer opportunities call DBCC at 302.644.6844. 

Spring Events
Treasure Chest Yard Sale
Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18 from 9AM to 3PM

FruitFlowers
1900 Newport Gap Pike, Wilmington, DE 19808
 
Treasure Chest Yard Sale is a two-day yard sale extravaganza sponsored by FruitFlowers to benefit DBCC.  For more information call Crystal at FruitFlowers at 302.636.0300 or Priscilla at DBCC at 302.778.1102 x17.
 
$5/$5 FruitFlowers
 In addition to the yard sale, FruitFlowers is running a year-long $5/$5 promotion to benefit DBCC. With each order, you save $5, and FruitFlowers donates $5 to DBCC. Just visit FruitFlowers Incredibly Edible Delites on Newport Gap Pike, Wilmington, and mention Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition or visit them online at www.store.fruitflowers.com.
 
 
Haircut for a Cure
Sunday, April 18 from 12PM to 3PM

Rori & Company
1066 Forrest Ave, Dover, 19904
 
Get a haircut for only $10. Rori Ann Allen, owner of Rori & Co. - formerly Lords & Ladies - invites women, men and children to join the fight against breast cancer by having their Haircut for a Cure. Stylists are donating their time and all fees go to DBCC. Appointments and walk-ins welcome. For more information, call 302.736.6999.
 
 
The Legend Pink Balloon Gala
Friday, April 23 from 7PM to 12AM

Hockessin Memorial Hall, Hockessin Fire Company
Old Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE
$35 per ticket
 
Come for a night including a Live DJ, Dancing, Food, Beer & Soda, Silent Auction, Putting Contest and more!  For $10, sponsor an Honoree Balloon in honor of a cancer survivor or in memory of someone.  For tickets or honoree sponsorships, call Karen Valentine at 302.738.7178 or Leah Noh at 302.834.6611.
 

23rd Annual Dover Mile
Friday, April 30 from 5:00-8PM

The Green on State Street (between North and Water Sts), Dover, DE
$15/walker - includes a pink t-shirt
 
Join DBCC and the Dover Rotary Club as survivors and friends walk the Dover Mile. 
The Dover Rotary Club will donate $10 to DBCC for every walker that joins their team.
 
 
Dance for the Cause
Saturday, May 1 from 7:00-11 PM

Millville Fire Hall
Route 26, Ocean View, DE
$25/couple; $14/single
 
The Alpha Zeta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi International, a women's organization based in Ocean View, is sponsoring Dance for the Cause to benefit the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition and Beebe Medical Center's Tunnell Cancer Center. The event includes "Seaside Jimmy" as DJ, a Chinese Auction, a 50/50 raffle, and tickets include two drinks per person, light refreshments and dessert. For tickets or more information call Mary Lou Meisler at 537-5618 or Cathy Kunst at 539-9217.
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
866-312-DBCC

165 Commerce Way, Suite 2
Dover, Delaware 19904
302-672-6435

16529 Coastal Highway, Suite 116
Lewes, Delaware 19958
302-644-6844