Summer 2011

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc. 

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In This Issue
DBCC & CAMP Rehoboth
Volunteer Spotlight
Wilm U goes PINK
The Starboard Partnership
Upcoming Events
Great Stuff News
Staff Special Trainings
New DBCC Board Members

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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. 


September 9 

Six Voices - One Piano Benefit Concert

8:30 pm

World Cafe Live at the Queen

Downtown Wilmington, DE


September 22

Race for the Pink Ribbon 5K

6:30 pm

Wilmington Riverfront, DE


September 24

Treasure the Chest Party & Auction 

7 pm

Minquas Fire Hall 

Newport, DE


October 8

Inaugural Dewey Does PINK - The "Gugie" 5K and Pink Party 

12 pm

Starboard Restaurant & Bar

Dewey Beach, DE


October 8

Paint it PINK Party & Art Show 

5 pm

Nassau Valley Vineyard

Lewes, DE


October 15

Second Annual Monster Miles for a Cause Walk

12:15 pm

Dover International Speedway 

Dover, DE


October 15

13th Annual Northern Lights of Life Gala

6:30 pm

Longwood Gardens

Kennett Square, PA


October 22 & 23

Treasure the Chest Yard Sale presented by FruitFlowers

Talleyville Center Parking Lot

Wilmington, DE




Sept. 15 - October 25

Tanger Style of PINK

Tanger Outlets

Rehoboth Beach, DE

Purchase your "Style of PINK" card for $1 and receive 25% off one item (at participating stores). DBCC receives proceeds from the card sales! You can buy the cards at the outlets or at any DBCC office starting Sept. 15!  


The Month of October

La Tonalteca locations will be donating $1 from every PINK Margarita sold on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in October!  More information to come soon. 


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


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 Trish 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




DBCC Programs 


Know someone newly diagnosed? Let them know about "Beginning Your Journey" Programs. 


Are you a survivor who has a desire to help others? Consider becoming a Peer Mentor.  


Has breast cancer touched you in a way that motivates you to give back? Consider becoming a DBCC Volunteer. 




Welcome to the summer edition of our e-newsletter Advocacy in Action! It has been a hot and hazy summer and DBCC is gearing up for lots of great fall events. Look down the left-hand column and check out all the different events from 5Ks to concerts to our Northern Lights of Life gala!

This newsletter has articles about our wonderful volunteers and partnerships that support or programs and services. There is also information about our resale shop, Great Stuff, and the announcement of new DBCC board members.

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.

We'll be sending a special Breast Cancer Awarenesss Month newsletter out in October so keep posted!

As always, thanks for reading!


Vicky Tosh-Morelli and Caitlin Dalik

Information Services Team

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition


DBCC & CAMP Rehoboth: A Partnership for Women's Health


Read about the partnership between DBCC and CAMP Rehoboth, a gay and lesbian community service organization in Rehoboth Beach, DE. CAMP Rehoboth Volunteer Kathy Wiz coordinated this year's first annual "Broadwalk on the Boardwalk" that raised money for DBCC--and was also a ton of fun! Click here to read more. 

Volunteer Spotlight: Brenda Blue of New Castle 

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Read DBCC Volunteer and Peer Mentor Brenda Blue's story about her breast cancer journey and how she helps others through their own. 


Click here to read about how she loves helping others! 



Wilmington University Athletics go PINK! 

Wilm U Soccer Team

Wilmington University teams have been going PINK and have raised over $7000 for DBCC. Read what Women's Soccer Head Coach Josh Ruggiero has to say about their initiative! Read the story about WilmU here

Starboard Owner Puts the "FUN" in Fundraising

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The Starboard Restaurant & Bar owner Steve Montgomery holds FUN fundraising events for DBCC. Read about the Starboard Golf Extravaganza, the upcoming "Dewey Does PINK 5K" and why Steve is so passionate about raising money for breast cancer organizations. Click here to read the story.


Register Today for these Upcoming Events! 

The hazy, hot days of summer are winding down and DBCC is gearing up for some great events in the fall!  Be sure to read through the left column for all upcoming events!


The Inaugural Race for the Pink Ribbon Women's Only 5K


Race for Pink RibbonOn Thursday, September 22, join DBCC for a 5K event - for ladies only! This event starts at 6:30 pm on the Wilmington Riverfront and we're sure we'll be turning the Riverfront PINK to kickoff Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Grab some girlfriends and start training for this 5K! There will be t-shirts, goodie bags, and a post-race party including awards. You can even setup your own personal fundraising page. For more information and to register for this event, click here. Race is presented by Races2Run. Sponsorship opportunities are available.


Walk the NASCAR Track at Dover International Speedway!
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On Saturday, October 15, join DBCC for the 2nd Annual Monster Miles for a Cause Walk! Grab some friends and walk the track where NASCAR races are held. There will be t-shirts, food, fun, and prizes! It's sure to be a fun event for the entire family so get PINK and get creative! For more information and to register, visit DBCC's new Monster Miles site here. Sponsorship opportunities are available.



The 13th Annual Northern Lights of Life Gala

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On Saturday, October 15, DBCC will hold its 13th Annual Northern Lights of Life gala at the picturesque Longwood Gardens. The event will feature gourmet food stations, drinks, exciting live and silent auctions and an upbeat fashion show with local breast cancer survivors modeling. New this year is live entertainment from popular dance band, On the Edge. For more information and reservations, please click here. Advertising, donation, and sponsorship opportunities are available.


For a complete list of upcoming events, click here. 


Great Stuff News: Sale going on now! 


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Although our summer sale is winding down, we still have a great selection of summer suits, dresses, tops, pants and shoes at ridiculously low prices!

Hurry in, our sale ends August 26th!


Fall is just around the corner. You will want to check out our vast collection of suits, dresses and separates. We also just received some really great looking boots and shoes for fall.   


Volunteer opportunities at Great Stuff!

If you find yourself with some extra time on your hands this fall, why not volunteer at DBCC's Great Stuff Savvy Resale shop?? If you love fashion and shopping, plus want to help a great cause at the same time, you will love being a volunteer at Great Stuff. Volunteer opportunities include: sales, sorting and pricing merchandise, receiving donations and merchandising.  Watch a video about volunteering here!! 


Call Dale or Trish today at 302-478-7890 to find out more  

about Great Stuff!


DBCC's Great Stuff is an upscale resale shop where all net proceeds benefit the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. 


DBCC Staff attend NBCC's Project LEAD Institute and the Era of Hope Meeting
DBCC Staff members Kelly Kershaw and Caitlin Dalik traveled to sunny California for the National Breast Cancer Coalition's Project LEAD Institute where they learned about the science of breast cancer and even got to tour a research lab! To read more, click here.


DBCC Education and Survivorship Program Director Cathy Holloway attended the Era of Hope meeting in Orlando. The meeting brings together researchers, clinicians, and breast cancer advocates who work with the Department of Defense's Breast Cancer Research Program. To read about it, click here

DBCC welcomes seven new members to its Board of Trustees 

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition welcomed 7 new members to its Board of Trustees in June 2011. They will serve three-year terms. Click here to read more about the new members and the new executive council!
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