Staff Profiles: Eliza Mohler

Eliza Mohler, Development Coordinator 

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Eliza Mohler joined DBCC in June 2017 as Development Coordinator. She is responsible for managing fundraising projects and special events, including community partnerships. As a long-time Delaware resident, Eliza is excited to use her 20 years of non-profit experience to help support women in her home state. She lives in Claymont with her husband and rescue dog, and in her spare time, she enjoys music, film, and writing.

To contact Eliza, please email her at emohler@debreastcancer.org    

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Staff Profile: Midline Estimable

Midline Estimable, Bilingual Community Outreach Manager

 

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Midline is our Bilingual Community Outreach Manager, and started working for DBCC in 2017. Working from our Rehoboth office, part-time and in the Nanticoke Cancer Center in Seaford, Midline manages outreach events in the Sussex County.  Midline is one of four bilingual staff members. Born in Haiti, Midline is fluent in both English and Creole. Midline emigrated from Haiti into the United States at the age of four. She later graduated from Wesley College in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts. She now has a son named Jordan who she says is the joy of her life.

To contact Midline, please email her at mestimable@debreastcancer.org

Staff Profile: Kelly Paustian

Kelly Paustian, Office Manager/HR

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Kelly with her husband Nate, and son Jackson at Longwood Gardens.  

Kelly Paustian has been at DBCC since August of 2009 when she started out as an Administrative Assistant in our Wilmington office.  Today, she is the agency’s Office Manager/HR Specialist and is the self-described, “Girl who has her hand in a little bit of everything”.  Kelly assists with grants and volunteers, oversees the agency’s partnerships, serves as the liaison between the Board of Trustees and the agency, manages human resources, coordinates meetings and events, and more. Kelly graduated from the University of Delaware in 2004 with a B.A in Sociology. Aside from that, Kelly is a proud wife to Nate, and mom to their son, Jackson, born September, 2016.  Mira, a 75lb shepherd/husky mix rounds out their family.  Kelly is also involved with the Wilmington Drama League, a local community theater, where she directs children’s plays.

To contact Kelly, please email her at kpaustian@debreastcancer.org

Senator Stephanie Hansen Tours Women’s Mobile Health Screening Van

On Monday, July 24th, Senator Stephanie Hansen was eager to tour the Women’s Mobile Health Screening Van while it was at Westside Family Healthcare in Bear.

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“It’s absolutely critical that we increase awareness and access to preventive care like mammograms, both from an individual quality-of-life perspective and to help control our health care costs as a society,” said Sen. Stephanie Hansen, D-Middletown. “Improving access is a real challenge in many communities across the state, some of which are miles from the nearest doctor’s office. Making cancer screenings a mobile service is a huge step in bridging that gap, and I applaud the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition for going above and beyond.”

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The Division of Public Health’s Women’s Mobile Health Screening Van is a mobile screening van that goes to local communities in Delaware to provide a number of services including:

  • Breast Screenings
  • Cervical Screenings
  • Blood Pressure Screenings
  • Cholesterol testing
  • Glucose testing
  • Information on healthy lifestyles
  • Translation services for Spanish and Haitian-Creole

It screens underserved women throughout the state and completed 1,005 mammogram screenings in the last fiscal year with 85% of these women considered low income.

Women ages 40 and older who are interested in scheduling a breast or cervical screening should contact the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition at 1-888-672-9647 to schedule their appointment. Click here to view the screening schedule on the Coalition’s website. Women who are uninsured or underinsured may be eligible for a free screening through the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) Screening for Life program.

 

Get Ready for the Battle on the Turf 5k Run/Walk!

It’s time to put on your racing shoes because on Wednesday, September 13th, the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition is holding its first annual Battle on the Turf 5k Run/Walk and 1.5 mile Fun Walk. This event is at the DE Turf Sports Complex in Frederica, Delaware and will start at 6:30 p.m. It is open to women, men, and children of all ages and is family friendly!

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Now here are a few things that you need to know about the event:

  • You can register before the event at races2run.com/events/battle-on-the-turf-5k/ for $25 until September 11th.
  • You can also register for Battle on the Turf the day of the race for $30 starting at 5:00 p.m.
  • You can register as an individual or as part of a team.
  • The event doesn’t just end the minute you cross the line as there will be REFRESHMENTS, MUSIC, AND AWARDS!
  • The awards given out after the race are for the top males and females in various age groups along with team awards that will be given out.

And what is this 5k helping the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition with? Our programs! This 5k will benefit our programs that:

  • Increase breast cancer awareness
  • Promote the importance of early detection
  • Provide access to mammograms and bilingual screening navigators
  • Offer support and resources to women and men in the community that are newly diagnosed or facing a recurrence of breast cancer.

All of this would not be possible without our sponsors & Supporters: DE Turf Sports Complex, Bayhealth, Dover Colonial Rotary, Dedicated to Women ObGyn, Wesley College, L&W Insurance, Eagle 97.7 FM, Races2Run, SODEL Concepts, and UnitedHealthCare.

We look forward to seeing you on September 13th at DE Turf Complex!

“Save Second Base” with the Wilmington Blue Rocks was a Great Success!

On Wednesday, July 12th, Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition held its annual breast cancer awareness game with the Wilmington Blue Rocks. There are so many great things to talk about from the game. To start, the Blue Rocks played the Lynchburg Hillcats at home and WON 5 to 4! The game went 13 innings! 

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Not only was the game a win for the Blue Rocks, but it was also a victory for our breast cancer survivors! Tickets were free for survivors and the Blue Rocks allowed them to come onto the field for a High Five Tunnel with the players before the game. A two-time survivor, Cindy, even brought her daughter Liorha to throw the first pitch!

It was a family friendly event that made everyone feel good! There were raffles and auctions for the uniforms the Blue Rocks were wearing. What made these jerseys special was that the players wore pink. People may have also seen the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition table selling merchandise throughout the night. And our friends at WJBR came out with special prizes and games for the occasion.

All around the game was amazing and a success for so many reasons:

  • Our section was rocking pink to show support
  • It was fun to watch the game and see the Blue Rocks win
  • Survivors Recognition was in full force
  • It was for kids and adults alike and everyone had a great time

Thank you so much for coming out to this wonderful event! We hope you will plan to join us again next year! Check our event schedule for more happening in your neighborhood!

2017 Lights of Life Gala

Please join the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition for the 2017 Lights of Life Gala

Lights, Camera, Auction”
A glamorous fun filled evening celebrating the Oscars

 

 

February 25, 2017
6:00 pm – 10:00 p.m.
Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
1131 North DuPont Highway

Purchase Tickets

* Paparazzi Red Carpet Entrance

Silent and Live Auction

Hollywood Celebrity Photo Opts

Hors d’oeuvres, Seated Dinner, and Open Bar

* Breast Cancer Survivor Fashion Show

DJ and Dancing

And more

Dress: Glitz and Glamour, Black Tie Optional

Click here for Sponsorship Opportunities

All proceeds benefit local programs and services in Delaware and the surrounding regions.

For more than 25 years the DBCC has been raising awareness of breast health issues through outreach, education, and support services to facilitate the early detection and treatment of breast cancer.