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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.”