May 2012

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc. 

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Mammography Information
Volunteer Spotlight
DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K
Upcoming DBCC Events
Breast Cancer Update Recap
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Deadline 2020: An End to Breast Cancer
Did you know that the National Breast Cancer Coalition has set a deadline to end breast cancer by January 1, 2020? Click here to learn more about the deadline.
Ongoing Events

May 7 to May 20
Test drive a car at Diver Chevrolet and they'll make a donation to DBCC. More information here.

May 1 to June 30
If you get a mammogram in May or June you can stop by a DBCC office for a voucher for a FREE $10 gift card for the Tanger Outlets. Click here for the details!

All year partnership with FruitFlowers 
Not sure what to get mom for Mother's Day? Send FruitFlowers! Call and say "DBCC" and they'll take $5 off your order and donate $5 to DBCC.

Nielsen-Kellerman Thinks Pink

Beginning in May, NK will be selling Pink Kestrel Pocket Weather Meters in addition to the pink bumpers for rowing products. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to DBCC. Promotion runs until October 2012. See the products here

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. 


May 11 

2nd Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Choral Concert at Dover High School 

7 pm 

Dover High School 

Dover, DE

May 12

VIP Breakfast for DBCC at Harrington Raceway & Casino 8 to 10 am 

Harrington Raceway & Casino 

Harrington, DE


May 13 

Mother's Day Ice Cream Special

12 to 8 pm 

Woodside Farm Creamery 

Hockessin, DE

May 18

Hooked on Pink Patio Party 

5:30 pm 

Just Hooked Restaurant 

Fenwick Island, DE   

May 18-20

Weekend at the Bellmoor

Special rates for DBCC fundraiser 

Bellmoor Inn & Spa

Rehoboth Beach, DE


May 19-20

Treasure the Chest Yard Sale presented by FruitFlowers 

Fruit Flowers 

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

June 1
Bear Trap Dunes Clubhouse
Ocean View, DE


June 2

Planting the S.E.E.D. Breast Health Forum and Screening Event 

9 am to 3 pm

St. Joseph's Parish Hall

Middletown, DE


June 4   

Dunes Pink Classic Golf Tournament 

Bear Trap Dunes Golf Course

Ocean View, DE       


June 6 

Bras for a Cause 

5:30 pm 

Aqua Grill  

Rehoboth Beach, DE 


June 14 

Survivor Night at the Races at Harrington Raceway  

5 pm 

Harrington Raceway Clubhouse

Harrington, DE


June 16  

First Annual Thrive & Survive Pink Ribbon Fun Walk at Harrington Raceway 

8 am  

Harrington Raceway Track Infield

Harrington, DE

June 16 

Second Annual Tall Pines Turns Pink 5K Walk 

Tall Pines Campground  

Lewes, DE

June 21 

Legend Classic Golf Tournament and Silent Auction 

Cavaliers Country Club

Newark, DE

June 21
6 pm
Bella Vista Trattoria
Wilmington, DE

July 12
7:05 pm
Frawley Stadium
Wilmington, DE

July 25
Deerfield Country Club
Newark, DE

August 12-19
JP's Wharf
Bowers, DE





The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition and Governor Jack Markell are once again proclaiming that May is Mammography Month in Delaware. As the month of Mothers' Day, May is the perfect time to attend to the health of the women we love--our mothers, grandmothers, sisters, daughters, relatives, co-workers, and friends. Please join us and remind the women in your life to schedule their annual mammogramThe Tanger Outlets have partnered with DBCC on their initiative and will offer a FREE $10 gift card to all women who get a mammogram in May or June.

The American Cancer Society recommends that all women over the age of 40 receive an annual screening mammogram.
  DBCC is working to educate our community, advocate for screening and treatment, and remove financial, cultural and language barriers so that all women in Delaware in need of a mammogram can get one.


This month, some of our community partners are hosting events to raise awareness, educate the public, and help raise funds in the fight against breast cancer in Delaware.  You might have already seen our supplement in the May issue of Delaware Today which highlights some great information about our programs and services (You can read the articles here). You can see our upcoming events at the left or view this printable calendar of all fundraising events in May. 


And we hope you will join us on May 20 for our Third Annual DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk. This event is a lot of fun and is raising money for a great cause. Scroll down to read more about it!


Thanks for reading!
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition


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

Mammography Information
May is Mammography Month is the perfect time to learn more about mammography and why it is the best screening tool doctors have for finding breast cancer early. Click the links below to learn more:

Ask the Doctor article about mammography written by Dr. Jacqueline Napoletano, Radiologist at The Breast Center at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, Christiana Care Health System.


30 Mammography Facts - Follow @DEBreastCancer on Twitter  to see one a day for the entire month of May or view all of them here.  


Tips for Getting Your Mammogram and some other frequently asked questions.


Where can you get a mammogram? Check out the mammography site finder on the DBCC website.


Did you know that DBCC operates the state's mobile mammography van? Read more about the van including information for those who are uninsured or under-insured and need a mammogram.  


Want to know where the van will be this month? Check out this calendar. Remember that you need to call to make an appointment.  


Volunteer Spotlight: Linda Houben of Wilmington 

Breast cancer survivor Linda Houben is a DBCC Peer Mentor and Volunteer. She volunteers each year at the Northern Lights of Life gala, the DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K and other DBCC events. Click here to read more about how she found out about DBCC and got involved. 


Linda (right) with her daughter Kelsey.  


Are you ready to help DE-feet Breast Cancer?
5K Run/Walk on Sunday, May 20th! 

Join DBCC on Sunday, May 20 at the Tanger Outlets in Reh
defeet walkeroboth Beach for the Third Annual DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk! Participants can choose to take part in the timed 5K Run, untimed 5K Walk or 1-Mile Fun Walk. There will also be a Survivor Celebration, Kid's Corner, bake sale, music, pre-event ceremony, and a post-event reception including an award ceremony.


Register today and start your personalized fundraising page! All pre-registered participants will receive an event t-shirt (must be registered by May 11th)!  Invite your friends and family to join you on a team. Sponsorships are still available for businesses!  


Join Us Registration DE-feet

Looking for some fundraising ideas?

We spoke with one of last year's top fundraisers, Peggie Ball, to see how she did it!  Read what she had to say here.

DBCC's Upcoming Events: Join Us!

June 2: Planting the S.E.E.D. Breast Health Forum and Screening Event in Middletown
Join DBCC for our new African American Breast Health Forum,
Planting the S.E.E.D (Survivorship, Education & Early Detection). This is a free event and open to the public. The community is encouraged to attend to learn about breast health and healthy living. There will be free health screenings available. Learn more about the event here.

Nurture with Nature Events
The weather is getting nicer so it's time for our Nurture with Nature
program to head outdoors! The Nurture with Nature series allows breast cancer survivors to come together and experience nature by participating in outdoor activities. Check the DBCC Calendar for upcoming events including two at Ashland Nature Center on June 6th and 10th.

Save the Date
Thursday, September 13 - Second Annual Women's Race for the Pink Ribbon at the Wilmington Riverfront
Saturday, October 13 - 14th Annual Northern Lights of Life Gala at Longwood Gardens

DBCC Event Recap: The 15th Annual Breast Cancer Update

On April 18, over 300 nurses, medical professionals, social workers, survivors and advocates attended DBCC's 15th Annual Breast Cancer Update at the Sheraton in Dover. This year's free one-day conference focused on  the evolution and future of targeted therapies, advances in brachytherapy, and helping survivors make the transition from patient to survivor and beyond.

Missed the Breast Cancer Update?
See this video from WBOC that interviews breast cancer survivor Michele Munday. And also check out this article from Delaware First Media News which includes video interviews with Dr. Scott Siegel and nurse navigator Darcy Burbage of the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center and DBCC Executive Director Vicky Cooke.


Born to Stand Out: Spring Fashion Trends at Great Stuff

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What's IN this spring?

What's the breakout color this season? What accessory that Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Moss frequently wear is a must-have for the summer? Click here to read an article about spring fashion trends including photos of the trends from Great Stuff! 
And remember, you can always SHOP, DONATE or VOLUNTEER at
Great Stuff! A great way to help the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition as all proceeds benefit DBCC. 
For more information about Great Stuff visit their website or Facebook page.

If you are interested in volunteering, please call the Asst. Manager, Trish, at 302-478-7890.

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.

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition