February 2012

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc. 

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In This Issue
Ask the Doctor
Volunteer Spotlight
NBCC's Annual Summit
Great Stuff News
Upcoming DBCC Events

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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. 


February 25

Southern Lights of Life Gala 

6 to 10 pm 

Dover Downs Hotel & Casino 

Dover, DE


March 2, 3 & 4 

Designer Bridal Gown Sale  

Friday, 3/2: 4 to 8 pm

Saturday 3/3: 9 am to 6 pm

Sunday, 3/4: 11 am to 4 pm 

Sheraton Wilmington South Hotel

New Castle, DE


March 24 

Second Annual VIDA Latina Breast Health Forum

12 to 4 pm

Templo de la Iglesia Betel

Georgetown, DE


April 15

Second Annual Broadwalk on the Boardwalk

Time TBD

CAMP Rehoboth & Boardwalk 

Rehoboth Beach, DE  


April 18

15th Annual Breast Cancer Update

8 am to 2 pm

Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center

Dover, DE


April 27

2012 Pink Balloon Gala presented by The Legend Foundation

Time TBD

Hockessin Memorial Hall

Hockessin, DE


May 4

Girls Night Out with the Milford Chamber 

4 pm 

Carlisle Fire Hall

Milford, DE 


May 13 

Mother's Day Ice Cream Special

12 to 8 pm 

Woodside Farm Creamery 

Hockessin, DE 


May 18-20

Weekend at the Bellmoor

Bellmoor Inn & Spa

Rehoboth Beach, DE


May 19-20

Treasure the Chest Yard Sale presented by FruitFlowers 

Location TBD 

Wilmington, DE  


May 19

First Annual Paint the Town PINK Party & Art Auction 

5:30 pm

CAMP Rehoboth

Rehoboth Beach, DE 


May 20 

3rd Annual DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K

9 am  

Tanger Outlets  

Rehoboth Beach, DE


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






We feel it is now more important than ever for you to understand DBCC's mission, programs, funding, and outcomes.  The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition is the only non-profit organization in Delaware focused solely on breast cancer and breast healthAnd for that, we owe you a big thank you.  Your donations, volunteered hours, partnerships, and support allow us to serve the community.  


We invite you to view our Annual Report, which includes information about how DBCC operates, who we serve, how we raise money, and where the money goes.


We want you to know that all of the money we raise here stays here and we are proud to report that eighty-seven cents of every dollar we raise goes directly to our programs and services.  Our programs of education, community outreach, support and screening serve the local community in Delaware and our neighbors in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey.  The dollars we raise help your community--your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors who have been impacted by breast cancer. 


We thank you for your continued support and thank you for your leadership in the fight against breast cancer in Delaware and the surrounding communities. 


Thank you,

Signature of Vicky Cooke  

Vicky Cooke

Executive Director 


P.S. Consider making a gift to DBCC today to help fund our programs in the local community.  Every dollars counts! 

Ask the Doctor: Breast Cancer Risks, Mammograms, Ultrasounds and MRIs

What are the true risks for breast cancer?  How does a breast MRI compare to an Ultrasound?  Are mammograms the best tool we have to detect breast cancer early? 
Jacqueline Napolentano
Dr. Napoletano 

DBCC asks Dr. Jacqueline Napoletano, DBCC Board Member and Radiologist at Christiana Care, about breast cancer risks, mammography, MRI and ultrasounds.  In this four-part educational piece, Dr. Napoletano breaks the information down for you.

Read the 4 articles on the DBCC blog here:

Volunteer Spotlight: Rosemary Engle of Dover


Rosemary Engle



Breast cancer survivor Rosemary Engle is a DBCC Peer Mentor and Volunteer.  She is also the Fashion Committee Co-Chair for this year's Southern Lights of Life gala (to be held this Saturday night!).  Read about what she loves most about volunteering for DBCC here.



Want to see an END to breast cancer?
Register Today for NBCC's Annual Advocate Summit in DC on May 5 - 8 and learn more

The National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) has set a deadline--to end breast cancer by January 1, 2020.  Each spring, NBCC hosts the Annual Advocate Summit to educate breast cancer advocates about the important work in breast cancer research and prevention.  This year's summit will be held Saturday, May 5 through Tuesday, May 8.  Click here to learn more about the summit. 


Have some spring cleaning to do?
Great Stuff
is now accepting spring donations! 

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Spring has sprung at Great Stuff!

We are now accepting spring donations so if you have some gently used or like-new pieces to donate, we would love to have them!  Click here for a list of donated items that we accept.

Did you know that Great Stuff also has furniture?  If you are looking for the next great piece for your home, be sure to check Great Stuff!

Great Stuff is also seeking new volunteers for the shop.  Volunteers help with sales, sorting clothing, window displays, pricing and more (like modeling in the photos above!).  Watch this video about volunteering at Great StuffIf you are interested, please call the Asst. Manager Trish at 302-478-7890.


DBCC's Upcoming Events: Join Us!
February 25: Southern Lights of Life
This Saturday evening marks our 9th Annual Southern Lights of Life gala at Dover Downs.  Tickets are still available by calling the Dover office at 302-672-6435. There will be dinner, drinks, live and silent auctions, a live performance from Danny and the Juniors featuring Joe Terry and an upbeat fashion show with local breast cancer survivors modeling.  Click here for a sneak peak of some of the auction items!

March 2, 3 & 4: Designer Bridal Gown Sale
Do you know a bride-to-be on a budget?  DBCC is having a sale of over 900 donated bridal gowns.  Prices will start at just $100 and include all the top designers!  Click here for more information.  The sale will be held at the Sheraton Wilmington South and is free and open to the public on March 3 & 4.

March 24: VIDA™ Latina Breast Health Forum
Join DBCC for our Second Annual VIDA™, a free educational forum that focuses on breast cancer screening, treatment and survivorship.  This year's event will be held at the Grace United Methodist Church in Georgetown and will offer free health screenings.  Click here for additional details.

April 18: 15th Annual Breast Cancer Update
Save the Date for this year's Breast Cancer Update--Bridging the Gap: From Surviving to Thriving.  This year's event will focus on the evolution and future of targeted therapies, advances in brachytherapy, and helping survivors make the transition from patient to survivor and beyond.  This event is free and open to the public.  Contact hours will be available for nurses and social workers.  You can view the agenda and register today here!

May 20defeet walker: DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K at the Tanger Outlets in Rehoboth Beach
DBCC is very excited to present the 3rd Annual DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk!  Last year we had over 1,100 participants and we hope to top that this year!  Online registration is now open so sign up today and create a team!


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