Spring 2011

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc. 

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In This Issue
Latina Outreach
DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K
Volunteer Spotlight
Great Stuff Fashion Tips
Medical News
Southern Lights of Life Recap
Peer Mentor Program expands
DBCC receives award

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Upcoming Events

We have lots of exciting events coming up! Click here for a complete listing of all events!  Click the event titles below to be linked to more information. 


April 10

Broadwalk on the Boardwalk

9 am

CAMP Rehoboth

Rehoboth Beach, DE


April 13

14th Annual Breast Cancer Update

8:30 am

Dover Sheraton

Dover, DE


April 30

Legend Pink Balloon Gala

7 pm to midnight

Hockessin Memorial Hall

Hockessin, DE


April 30 - May 1

Annual Treasure the Chest Yard Sale


Wilmington, DE


May 5

24th Dover Mile

5 to 8 pm

YMCA of Dover

Dover, DE


May 9

Starboard Golf Tournament

Salt Pond Golf Course

Bethany Beach, DE


May 20

"Save Second Base" Night with the Wilmington Blue Rocks

7:05 pm

Frawley Stadium

Wilmington, DE


May 22

Second Annual DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk

9 am

Tanger Outlets, Seaside Location Rehoboth Beach, DE


June 4

Second Annual Endeavor Lodge #17 Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show


June 6

Bear Trap Dune Pink Classic Golf Tournament


June 18

Go Pink Breast Cancer Walk at Tall Pines

8 am

Tall Pines Camp Ground

Lewes, DE


June 22

Legend Classic Golf Tournament & Silent Auction

11 am to 6 pm

Cavaliers Country Club

Newark, DE

New events are always being added. Check our calendar for complete listings.

Emile Henry Pink Pie Dish

When you purchase a "Bake for the Cause" pink pie dish, Emile Henry will donate 10% of the proceeds to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition.  This non-stick, non-worry ovenware can help you create and serve your most healthy and savory entrees or most decadent deserts.  Click here to purchase one today!

Great Stuff

Sip & Shop

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A personalized shopping experience for you and your girlfriends at Great Stuff!


Want to make your friends or co-workers feel really special?

Let the ladies at Great Stuff help you create a unique and fun shopping experience. Reserve the entire shop just for you and your friends.

Call Dale or Pam at 302-478-7890 today for more details. Do something special for your friends while contributing to a great cause!


If you have a question about volunteering at the shop or making a donation, please call the number below. 


Great Stuff Savvy Resale

3619-A Silverside Road

(Talleyville Center at Concord Pike & Silverside Rd.)

Wilmington, DE 19810






Welcome to the second edition of our e-newsletter Advocacy in Action! Spring has sprung and DBCC has lots of great events coming up! Look down the left-hand column and check out all the different events from golf tournaments to walks to yard sales to ball games! You can also scroll down and sign up for the 14th Annual Breast Cancer Update or the Second Annual DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk at the Tanger Outlets!

This e-newsletter has articles about our programs and services, our wonderful volunteers, medical news, event recaps, announcements and more! And don't forget to read the article from our resale shop, DBCC's Great Stuff, about using color in your spring wardrobe.

We encourage you to give us feedback about the articles and information. You can follow and comment on our blog, "like" and comment on our Facebook posts, follow DBCC on Twitter and "retweet" to your followers, view our event photos on Flickr, and even use the link at the bottom of this page to let others know about DBCC.

Thanks for reading!


Vicky Tosh-Morelli and Caitlin Dalik

Information Services Team

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition


Education & Outreach in the Latina Community


DBCC held VIDA!, a Latina breast health forum on Saturday, March 19 in Georgetown. This free educational event featured speakers about breast cancer treatment, prevention, and survivorship as well as free health screenings by Beebe Medical Center.  Click here to read about this event and the upcoming volunteer training that will be presented in Spanish.

Register Today for these Upcoming Events! 

Spring is here and DBCC is gearing up for some great events!  Be sure to read the list in the left column of upcoming events.

The 14th Annual Breast Cancer Update

On Wednesday, April 13, DBCC will hold its 14th Annual Breast Cancer Update entitled Steps in the Right Direction: Reducing Your Risk for Breast Cancer. Thbreast cancer update 2010is free one-day symposium will be held at Dover Sheraton from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. This year's speakers will present the best available evidence on nutrition, physical activity, genetic factors, Vitamin D, hormonal treatments, and surgical approaches. Contact Hours are available for nursing professionals. For more information and to register for this event, click here.


The Dover Miledover mile

On Thursday, May 5, join DBCC for the 24th Dover Mile presented by the Colonial Rotary Club of Dover. DBCC is forming a team of survivors and friends to walk this one-mile walk in pink t-shirts. In order to be included in this fun event, entry forms and payment must be mailed to DBCC's Dover office by April 25. Click here for the entry form and for more details. 


The Second Annual DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk

On Sunday, Matanger walk 2010y 22, the Second Annual DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk will be held at the Tanger Outlets in Rehoboth. This all-ages, family friendly event will include a 5K timed run, 5K Walk and 1-Mile Fun Walk. There will be music, a Kids Corner, prizes and much more! Sign up today! Invite your friends, family and co-workers to join your team or donate to your fundraising page. Click here to visit the new DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K website and read more about the event and registration.    


Volunteer Spotlight: Merry Jones




A special Q & A with DBCC Volunteer and Peer Mentor Merry Jones of Dover!  


Click here to read about how Merry helps DBCC and what she enjoys about it!

Great Stuff: Spring Fashion Tips

Spring has sprung and where better to find some great pieces to add some color to your wardrobe than Great Stuff?


Read an article written by Great Stuff's Pam Hague about how to add color to your look and how to match colors effectively. To read the full article and see some great photos, click here.

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Medical News: Health Care Reform 

Recent Health Care Reform has people asking how it will affect breast cancer survivors and coverage for those who need to have annual mammograms. DBCC's Education & Outreach Coordinator Chelsea Michael answers these questions and provides some great resources about the changes in health care. Read more here.

Event Recap: Southern Lights of Life 2011 

SLOL Models Group Shot
Click the image above to see the 2011 Southern Lights of Life photo gallery


The 2011 Southern Lights of Life on Saturday, February 19 at Dover Downs raised over $189,000 and had over 600 attendees thanks to all the wonderful support from our volunteers, board members, partners and sponsors. The event was quite a success and guests were wowed by the performance by Shirley Alston Reeves. Still nothing stole the show quite like the annual fashion show featuring our wonderful breast cancer survivor models. If you missed the event, be sure to check out event photos by Bev Michel Photography at the right.


DBCC expands Peer Mentor Program to
Union Hospital


The Peer Mentor Support Program has expanded to Union Hospital in Cecil County, Maryland. To read about the Union Hospital Peer Mentor Training and upcoming trainings, please click here.

DBCC receives Delaware Academy of Medicine's Executive Director's Recognition



The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition was presented with the Delaware Academy of Medicine's Executive Director's Recognition. To read more about the award, click here.


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