October 2011

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc. 

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In This Issue
Ask the Doctor
Volunteer Spotlight
Breast Cancer Apps
Peer Mentor Program
Nurture with Nature Tribute
Great Stuff News

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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. 


November 1 

Treasure the Chest Drink for Pink Wine & Dine

6 pm 

Bella Vista Trattoria 

Wilmington, DE


November 19 

Shooting for a Cure Pool Tournament 

10 am

Sharp Shooters Sports Bar  

New Castle, DE


November 30 

Treasure the Chest Pink Power Happy Hour

5:30 pm

The Mexican Post 

Wilmington, DE


December 9th - 11th 

Emile Henry Warehouse Sale

Friday, 12/9 - 4 to 8 pm

Saturday 12/10 - 8 am to 5 pm

Sunday 12/11 - 8 am to 5 pm 

Emile Henry Warehouse 

New Castle, DE 


Emile Henry donates 10% of sales from the above pink pie plate and at the warehouse sale, they donate 10% of proceeds from their entire

line of pink products!  




Lady's Image in North Wilmington is having a special raffle for a Blessings jewelry necklace. Make a donation to DBCC and enter for a chance to win.


Go Pink! merchandise sales are going on through the end of December. It's the perfect gift that also gives to others. Proceeds benefit DBCC and Bayhealth Medical Center.


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






Welcome to the special October edition of our e-newsletter Advocacy in Action!  It has been a very busy month for DBCC with lots of education & outreach events and fundraisers in the community. 


And today is the last day of October, marking the last day of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While the color pink may soon transition to holiday colors, please remember the fight against breast cancer is every month.  


This year in Delaware, approximately 810 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. We encourage you to join the fight right here in Delaware. You can volunteer, donate, partner with DBCC, or simply help spread the word. 


Recently DBCC kicked off its 2011-2012 Annual Fund campaign. The tagline this year is "meeting the needs of those we serve" and that is the goal of our programs and services written about in this newsletter. The Annual Fund supports programs which provide access to mammography, support for those newly diagnosed, valuable information about clinical trials, and education & outreach for the underserved communities. Please consider supporting DBCC's mission with a gift to the Annual Fund today - every dollar makes a difference!

We hope you will take a few moments to read the articles below about our programs and some important information about breast cancer and breast health.

Thank you!


Vicky Tosh-Morelli and Caitlin Dalik

Information Services Team

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition


Ask the Doctor: The Facts about Breast Cancer (And clearing up the myths we commonly hear)

Do plastic water bottles or birth control pills cause birth control? How do the BRCA genes affect breast cancer risk? Does the radiation from mammograms cause cancer?

There are a lot of myths about breast cancer. We asked Dr. Jon Strasser, DBCC Board Member, to give us the facts. Click here to read what you need to know about breast cancer.

Volunteer Spotlight: Michele Hogsett and the event she created, Save the Breast Fest 

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Breast cancer survivor Michele Hogsett donates her time and talent to organize the Save the Breast Fest event every year with live music! Click here to read about her volunteer efforts and why she started this wonderful fundraiser for DBCC.



Technology: A Review of Breast Cancer & Breast Health Smart Phone Apps

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We've all heard the saying, "There's an app for that," and breast cancer & breast health are no different. Read a review of 8 free apps for the iPhone that focus on breast cancer and breast health. No smart phone? No problem! Most apps have a website component as well!


DBCC's Peer Mentor Support Program 

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Did you know that DBCC has a peer mentor program that matches those newly diagnosed with breast cancer with a trained survivor?  


Read the story of how three ladies who had mentors became trained mentors themselves to help others impacted by breast cancer.  


A Tribute to Deloris Donnelly, Nurture with Nature co-founder

Race for Pink RibbonDBCC's Nurture with Nature program was co-founded in 2006 by breast cancer survivor and naturalist, Deloris Donnelly.


Read this story about Deloris' love for the great outdoors and how she feels it helps to nurture those going through a breast cancer journey.

Great Stuff celebrates one-year anniversary 


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- a resale shop where all net proceeds benefit DBCC. Great Stuff just celebrated its one-year anniversary
in business thanks to its wonderful volunteers, donors, patrons and the support from the community!


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

about Great Stuff!    


As always, we appreciate your support of DBCC and thank you for reading! 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, and view our event photos on Flickr.

We challenge you to take part in the fight today...
Please forward this e-mail to three friends and let them know about
the work that DBCC does and how they can get involved.

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition

111 West 11th Street, Suite 3

Wilmington, Delaware 19801



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