“I was born and raised in Georgetown, graduated from Georgetown High School (Now Sussex Central) and attended Delaware Hospital School of Nursing in Wilmington. After graduation, I married Frank Gordy and we raised a daughter and two sons.
In 2007, at the age of 77, I was diagnosed with grade 3 carcinoma of the left breast. A small lumpectomy was done. After much debate, I agreed to a year of chemo and radiation by the caring staff at the Tunnell Cancer Treatment Center.
As a cancer survivor, now at age 83, I still play golf. I am also active in a monthly reading club. I have traveled many places over the world. Since my treatment, my husband and I have traveled to Maine, Florida, Hawaii, and the Western National Parks. I exercise regularly by walking, gardening and at classes.
I think my background as a nurse helped me accept the treatment. Since my recovery, I have mentored other ladies through the Breast Cancer Coalition, my church and friends. I know it is very helpful as you go through treatment to talk with someone who is a survivor.”
The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, is celebrating its award winning resale shop GreatStuff Savvy Resale’s third year anniversary with the opening of GreatStuff Home!
GreatStuff Home, a furniture store like no other, will open its doors to the public on October 25th. At GreatStuff Home shoppers can expect to find furniture and home accent pieces like lamps and framed art for a fraction of its original cost. The inventory will continually change, enticing shoppers to return again and again. Those who have been touched by breast cancer may also find comfort and resources at the shop that will be staffed, in part, by breast cancer survivors.
Dewey Goes Pink was an absolutely wonderful event with close to 1700 participants! This is the third year that Dewey has gone pink for DBCC and each year the event gets bigger and bigger. For a full, detailed description of the event and photos, check out the Dewey Beach News’ online newsletter. Much thanks and appreciation to Steve Montgomery, owner of The Starboard Restaurant, who organized the race, Wayne and Barb Kursh of Races2Run.com for managing the race and the staff and volunteers of DBCC for their dedication, enthusiasm and time.
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Check the dates below for the Women’s Mobile Heath Screening Van this October in southern Delaware! With the latest in digital imaging equipment, and health professionals from Beebe Medical Center, the van brings mammography services to locations throughout the state convenient to the women who need them.
Click here for more information and frequently asked questions about the mammography van.
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The 8th Anniversary of Go Pink! was held this past Friday, October 4th! Bayhealth Medical Center and DBCC have partnered to sell tee shirts recognizing breast cancer awareness to individuals and local organizations to facilitate a statewide PINK-out and health fair at Bayhealth’s Women’s Center in Dover that afternoon. We sold a whooping 5,000 shirts this year thanks to your contributions!
Check below for submitted photos of the community celebrating Go Pink Day!
Today marks the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Although this is the busiest time of the year for us, it is also the most rewarding. Here at DBCC, we are committed to our mission to empower our community by raising awareness of breast health issues through outreach, education and support services, in order to facilitate the early detection and treatment of breast cancer. Please support us by checking out the many events and partnerships we have planned throughout the entire month to help facilitate this mission. See you there!
Go PINK Day!
Bayhealth Medical Center
October 5 – noon
Dewey Goes Pink 5K
Dewey Beach, DE
October 5 – noon
Oxford Arts Alliance Showhouse