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.
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
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.
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.
Cooke, Executive Director
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.
13th Annual Breast
Breast Cancer: Before, After and in the Middle
April 28 from 8:30AM to 2PM
100 Campus Dr, Dover,
admission; pre-registration required
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
1st Annual DE-Feet
Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk
Sponsored by Tanger Outlets
May 2 at 9:00 AM (on-site
registration begins at 7:30 AM)
Center (by Applebee's Restaurant)
36470 Seaside Outlet Drive
Rehoboth Beach, DE
advance; $25/person, on-site
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
Treasure Chest Yard Sale
April 17 and Sunday, April 18 from 9AM
Newport Gap Pike, Wilmington,
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
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
April 18 from 12PM to 3PM
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
April 23 from 7PM to 12AM
Memorial Hall, Hockessin Fire Company
Old Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE
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
April 30 from 5:00-8PM
on State Street
(between North and Water Sts), Dover,
- includes a pink t-shirt
and the Dover Rotary Club as survivors and friends walk the Dover Mile.
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
Millville Fire Hall
Route 26, Ocean View, DE
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
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
16529 Coastal Highway, Suite 116