Winter 2011

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc. 

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Helping a struggling survivor
Clinical Trials Initiative
Nurture with Nature
Volunteer Spotlights!
Medical News
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Upcoming Events
Here at DBCC, we have lots of exciting events coming up! Listed below are some of the big ones you won't want to miss! For a list of all DBCC events, please click here.

2011 Southern Lights of Life

Saturday, February 19, 2011

5:30 to 10 p.m.

Dover Downs

Southern Delaware's premier breast cancer event! Individual [ticket] reservations are $125 each with different levels of sponsorship beginning at $400. For more information on how to donate, sponsorship opportunities and reservations, please click here.

Dine with Wine/
Corks for a Cure 
Friday, February 25, 2011
6:30 to 10 p.m.
Frog Hollow Golf Club

This wine pairing event featuring 50 varietals of wine paired with gourmet foods in addition to a pasta station and butlered hors d'oeuvres. Entertainment will be provided by the Michael Hunter Band. This event is sponsored by ShureLine Electrical, The Right Bottle and The Den at Frog Hollow Golf Club and will benefit DBCC. Tickets are $40 a person. For reservations and tickets, please call The Right Bottle at 302-653-6131 or click here.

VIDA! Latina Breast Health Forum
Saturday, March 19, 2011
8 a.m. to 12 noon
Georgetown Fire Hall

A free bilingual Spanish/English educational event on breast cancer screening, treatment and survivorship. Space is limited!  Call 1-888-672-9647 to register. Fore more event information, please click here.

14th Annual Breast Cancer Update

Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Time TBD
Sheraton in Dover
The Breast Cancer Update is one of many ways that DBCC uses its funds locally to benefit and serve the people of Delaware and its surrounding communities. 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. Complete agenda, registration information and continuing education credits will be forthcoming.

Second Annual DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk
Sunday, May 22, 2011
9:00 am
Tanger Outlet Center

Think of beautiful spring weather and mark your calendars for the Second Annual DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk. More details about the event are coming soon! You won't want to miss this great walk down at the beach!

For a list of all DBCC events, please click here.


Welcome to the new electronic edition of Advocacy in Action! Like many organizations, DBCC is transitioning to using more e-mail and social media to keep in touch with our friends. Not only does it help us save money - money that can now go to directly helping people in our communities - but enables us to send out news and information in a more timely fashion.

This newsletter is a compilation of articles on our new blog which is another way we can keep you informed about the goings on at DBCC. You can check the blog anytime or subscribe to an RSS feed to get emails whenever a new story is posted.

While most newsletters are a one-way conversation, our blog, Facebook and Twitter let you contribute to the conversation. You can comment on articles, "like" our posts on Facebook, or "retweet" announcements to your followers.

We are still building our e-mail list, so make sure to pass this along to your friends and family by using the link and encouraging them to sign up as well.


Vicky Tosh-Morelli and Caitlin Dalik
Information Services Team
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition

DBCC helps struggling survivor through her breast cancer journey

When breast cancer survivor Betty Duncan, 46, came to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition in the summer of 2010 she had just halted her breast cancer treatment after she found herself with little money and no place to live.  Now just a few months later, she is living in an apartment with her 15-year-old daughter, Whitney, and is a one-year breast cancer survivor.

To read more about Betty's story and how local businesses came together to help her, click here.

DBCC launches Clinical Trials Initiative

Clinical Trial Peer Mentors


DBCC recently launched its Clinical Trials Initiative as a continuation of the state-wide Peer Mentor program that was started at DBCC in 2006. To read about DBCC's Clinical Trial Peer Mentor Training Program

and how survivors are trained to assist those considering clinical trials, click here.

Survivors venture outdoors with Nurture with Nature Program




Yes, these fun activities are all part of DBCC's Nurture with Nature program, a series that allows breast cancer survivors to come together and experience nature.  These outings occur approximately once a month throughout the state. To read about what participants of the program have to say, click here.

Volunteer Spotlight: DBCC and Great Stuff

A special Q & A with DBCC Volunteer and Peer Mentor Elsa Trejo-Rodriquez of Millsboro! To read about Elsa's breast cancer journey and her desire to help others, click here.

And read a Volunteer Spotlight on Maryanne Geraghty and Roseanne DeFino, volunteers at DBCC's Great Stuff. To read more about their combined love for fashion and helping others, click here.

Women's Mobile Health Screening Van Update

Since being back on the road in July of 2010, the Women's Mobile Health Screening (WMHS) Van has screened 502 Delawareans. The van has recently visited the Korean Church in Hockessin, the Latina Conference in Wilmington, and Easter Seals in Georgetown to provide mammography screenings. To read more about where the van has traveled and information on getting screened on the van, click here.

Partnerships: "How Can I Help?"

Volunteers and Staff at Fruit Flowers Yard Sale
At DBCC, we are so very grateful when people ask us, "How can I help in the fight against breast cancer?" DBCC has partners all over the state which include local businesses, colleges, sports teams, salons, and so many more. To read about how to become a partner of DBCC and help in the life-saving fight against breast cancer, click here.

Medical News: New blood test to detect cancer

Recent news about a blood test to detect cancer created a lot of excitement on the evening news but some members of the medical community are concerned about its effects. Click here to read what DBCC Director of Information Services, Vicky Tosh-Morelli, has to say about the news and watch the video that aired on ABC News.

Thank you for reading and supporting DBCC in the fight against breast cancer!

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition
111 West 11th Street, Suite 3
Wilmington, Delaware 19801
Taking Action to Defeat Breast Cancer since 1991