DBCC on WBOC Discussing Upcoming DE-FEET 5K Walk/Run on May 18

Watch Education and Outreach Program Director, Cheryl Doucette, and breast cancer survivor and DBCC volunteer, Michele Hogsett do an AMAZING job on their DelmarvaLife segment which aired on WBOC last Monday. They start speaking at 1:28 and share personal stories and information on the DE-Feet Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk on May 18 at Tanger Outlets in Rehoboth, DE.

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…And We Have A Winner!

Congrats to Caitlin Blitz for winning our social media contest for the “Celebrate the Women in Our Lives Campaign”! Caitlin garnered over 315 likes on her beautiful photo and story about her mother, Tara, who battled Stage Four breast cancer.

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Participants were asked to submit a photo of themselves and special woman (wife, mother, sister, aunt, friend, mentor, etc) along with a short testimonial describing why she was important to them. Submissions that got the most Facebook likes by Mother’s Day would win a gift card to 1-800-Flowers.com.

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The Breast Cancer Racial Gap Widens: Why is the Mortality Rate higher for Blacks?


The racial divide amongst breast cancer mortality rates are seeing a troubling increase. An analysis of breast cancer mortality trends in 41 of the largest cities in the United States shows that the chance of surviving breast cancer correlates strongly with the color of a woman’s skin. Black women with breast cancer — whether they hail from Phoenix or Denver, Boston or Wichita, Kan. — are on average about 40 percent more likely to die of the disease than white women with breast cancer.

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Join Us for Our 2nd Annual Guest Bartender Fundraiser at BBC Tavern & Grill!

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Join DBCC for the 2nd Annual Guest Bartender Fundraiser at BBC Tavern & Grill on Wednesday, March 5th from 6-9 PM. Guest bartenders, delicious drinks, great crowd, and all proceeds benefit DBCC programs and services right here in Delaware. Support your favorite guest bartenders: Jayla Boire, Tynetta Brown, Devin Cahill, Katie Cahill, R.T. Christopher, Diana Dickson-Witmer, MD, John du Pont, Bill Holloway, Sheri Jenkins, Chris Kemple, Dale Maahs, Karen Miller, Jacqueline Napoletano, MD, Robert Poppiti, Kathy Seeman, Beth Selsor, Mark VanderHaar and Dennis Witmer, MD!

If you cannot come and would like to make a donation, please contact Cathy Holloway at cholloway@debreastcancer.org.

Black History Month Profile: Minne Riperton

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Do you know the song, “Lovin’ you is easy cause you’re beautiful”? It was a 1975 hit single by Minnie Riperton, talented African American singer and mother of the now-famous actress Maya Rudolph. Minnie’s career and life were cut short in 1979 at the age of thirty-one. Unfortunately, advanced staged breast cancer is to blame for taking Riperton’s life.

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Register for our Peer Mentor trainings in March!


The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition Peer Mentor Support Program provides free one-on-one support and education to those newly diagnosed with breast cancer. When you are diagnosed with breast cancer, it is often helpful to speak with someone who is a survivor and who has been through a similar breast cancer journey.

DBCC Peer Mentors are trained breast cancer survivors who wish to reach out to help and support others with breast cancer. We have a large network of young breast cancer survivors eager and willing to help other young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer.

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Black History Month Profile: Robin Roberts

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Robin Roberts is an American journalist who began her television career as a sportscaster on ESPN in 1990. Since 2005,  Robin has served as a co-anchor on ABC’s morning show, Good Morning America. In 2007, she was diagnosed with an early form of breast cancer. After reporting on a story about a friend who had passed away after a courageous battle with cancer, she decided to do a self breast exam and subsequently found a lump. “At first I thought, ‘This can’t be. I am a young, healthy woman.’, she said.  “Nevertheless, I faced my fear head on and made an appointment to see the doctor. Much as I was hoping the doctor would say it was nothing, she did a biopsy and confirmed that the lump I’d found was indeed an early form of breast cancer.”

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