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 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.

Breast Cancer Update Was Great Success

Just about 300 people attended this year’s 19th Annual Breast Cancer Update held at Dover Downs Hotel and Rollins Conference Center on April 13. This year’s theme, Personalized Medicine: Not Your Grandmother’s Breast Cancer, focused on new methods of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment, and more personalized options.

The morning sessions included informative talks about advances in diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer from Kevin Fox, M.D., Director, Rena Rowan Breast Cancer and Mariann T. and Robert J. MacDonald Professor in Breast Cancer Care Excellence, University of Pennsylvania, a look at what kind of research is being done here in Delaware by Jennifer Sims-Mourtada, Ph.D., Senior Clinical Scientist, Helen F Graham Cancer Center at Christiana Care Health System, and a look at complementary medicine including naturopathic practices by Marie Winters, ND, FABNO, Manager of Naturopathic Medicine, Cancer Treatment Centers of America and spirituality by Drew Angus, DMin, Director of Spiritual Outreach, Cancer Treatment Centers of America.

New this year was a look at breast reconstruction and nipple recreation. Erik Hoy, M.D., Plastic Surgeon, Premier Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery and Mandy Sauler, CPCP, Micropigmentation Specialist, Owner, CosMed Tattoo, LLC, both spoke about reconstruction after surgery and nipple recreation via tattooing. If you liked Mandy’s talk, you might enjoy this short video from Penn Medicine as well.IMG_9535

The day ended with a survivor panel with three local survivors sharing their stories, Barbie Andrews, Cheris Reed, and Holly Thatcher. This is always one of the most touching parts of the day and a favorite of many attendees!

Our expert panel of moderators included Owen Thomas, M.D., Radiation Oncology, Delmarva Radiation Services, Tunnell Cancer Center; Sara Gavenonis, M.D., Diagnostic Radiologist, Christiana Care Health System; Clara Higgins, D.O., FACOS, Trauma Medical Director, Beebe Healthcare; and Wendy Newell, M.D. FACS, General Surgeon, Wolf Creek Surgeons.

DBCC would like to thank the planning committee, chaired by board members Nanci Mayer-Mihalski and Wilma Yu, along with board members Tynetta Brown, Sue Bowlby, Patti Key, Beth Selsor, Linda Powell, Mary McLaughlin, Rena Howard, Donna Stinson, Ciro Poppiti, Amy Norgate, Dr. Clara Higgins, Dr. Wendy Newell  and all the sponsors, staff, volunteers, vendors, and all those who attended!

See you next year for the 20th Annual Breast Cancer Update – Wednesday, April 26, 2017!



Breast Health Outreach & Education in Your Neighborhood


The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Delaware’s MOST trusted breast cancer resource has a few upcoming outreach and education programs coming to your neighborhood. Please mark your calendars to join us …..



VIDA Living a Healthy Lifestyle Bilingual Health and Screening Fair

Saturday, April 2, 2016

11:30 am to 2:30 pm

Multicultural Church and Community Center, 105 NE Front Street, Milford, DE 19963

Join us for a day of breast health education, free screenings, and information on how to live a healthy lifestyle on Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 11:30am to 2:30pm at the Multi-Cultural Church & Community Center in Milford. The day will include: Clinical Breast Exams provided on site, Mammogram appointments available on the van (call 1-888-672-9647 to register), Health screening and insurance information from many vendors, and Glucose, Cholesterol, BMI, DEXA screenings provided by the Bayhealth Education Department. Food and snacks will be provided plus Families are welcome and Free Clothing Giveaways will be offered. Hope you can join us!

For more information visit our webpage, here.


Total Woman’s Conference: Empowering the Wise and Well Woman

Saturday, April 9, 2016

10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Milford Library, 11 SE Front Street, Milford, DE

Join the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition and Women of Wellness, LLC for the Total Woman’s Conference: Empowering the Wise and Well Woman on Saturday, April 9 from 10am to 1pm at the Milford Library. You can expect informative workshops, free screenings, and lunch. Admission is free but  registration is required. Visit to register.

For more information visit our webpage, here.


VIDA Living a Healthy Lifestyle Bilingual Health and Screening Fair

Saturday, April 23, 2016

8:30 am to 1:30 pm

Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club, 310 Virginia Avenue, Seaford, DE 19973

Join us for a day of breast health education, free screenings, and information on how to live a healthy lifestyle on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 8:30am to 1:30pm at the Western Sussex Boys and Girls Club in Seaford. The day will include: Clinical Breast Exams provided on site, Health screening and insurance information from many vendors, and Glucose, Cholesterol, BMI, DEXA screenings provided by the Beebe Community Health. Food and snacks will be provided plus Families are welcome and Free Clothing Giveaways will be offered. Hope you can join us!

For more information visit our webpage, here.

Welcome to Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2015!

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and DBCC is very fortunate to have a number of community partners who help raise awareness and funds for our programs and services in the community. Below is a list of events and promotions in the month of October that support DBCC.

Our community partnerships are so important because DBCC is not supported by a national organization – we raise our money in Delaware and it stays in Delaware to support the needs of our communities. With more than 780 women expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer in Delaware this year alone, your support will make it possible to pair a newly diagnosed individual with a trained peer mentor, to provide a road map to care and support through Beginning Your Journey workshops, to bring vital screening services into the communities that need them most, and to celebrate survivorship in the outdoors with Nurture for Nature outings and more.

As always we thank you for your support of DBCC!

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition
Tanger Outlets PINKStyle Campaign in Rehoboth Beach

Tanger Outlets in Rehoboth Beach launches their 2015 PinkStyle Campaign from October 1 to 31, 2015.  The promotion offers shoppers the opportunity to purchase a “Powerful Pink Card” for $5 in exchange for an unlimited use savings card which entitles the bearer to 25% off a select item once a day at  participating Tanger Outlet stores.  Discount cards can be purchased at Tanger shopper services located at Tanger Surfside or Tanger Seaside, or online by selecting the “Delaware: Rehoboth Beach” location. Proceeds of the Powerful Pink Card will be donated to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
the Charity Gala at the Delaware Auto Show

For years, the Charity Gala at the Delaware Auto Show has been the highlight of the show for many. This fun formal affair on Friday, October 2, will benefit the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. Enjoy the newest 2016 automobiles, amazing food, live music and mix and mingle. Tickets are $100. For more information visit the Delaware Auto Show website.
Dewey Goes Pink 5K Run/Walk
In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Starboard Paints Dewey Pink on Saturday, October 10! The original date was rescheduled due to the forecast. This year we are excited to celebrate the 5th anniversary of this amazing event.  Dewey Goes Pink is a 5K race (or 1.5mi walk) two friends Steve ‘Monty’ Montgomery and Adam Howard started in memory & honor of their moms.  Monty lost his mother, Barbara ‘Gugie’ Montgomery five years ago after a 25 year fight.  Adam’s mom is currently a survivor. These guys felt the right thing to do was use their businesses to bring awareness as well as raise funds because in one way or another, every single one of us is affect by the nastiness of breast cancer. Visit the Dewey Goes Pink website to register.
Survivor Sunday at Tanger Outlets

Help DBCC and Tanger Outlets Kick off the “Powerful Pink Card” sales with FREE fun, games, prizes,& giveaways for survivors from 1 to 4 pm on Sunday, October 4. Crabcake sandwiches will be half price at $4 and crab soup $3. Tanger Outlets in Rehoboth Beach launches their 2015 PinkStyle Campaign from October 1 to 31, 2015. Proceeds of the Powerful Pink Card will be donated to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Monster Miles for a Cause Walk

Join DBCC for the 6th Annual Monster Miles for a Cause Walk on Saturday, October 17! Bring your family and friends RAIN or SHINE to share in fun, food and the Monster Mile while joining the fight against breast cancer. Registration begins at 9:00 am and the walk step off promptly at 10:00am. Walkers should arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled walk time. The cost is $25 per person in advance and $30 on race day. Children 10 and under walk free with an adult (t-shirts not included for children who walk free). T-shirts guaranteed if pre-registered before October 1, 2015. Sponsorship opportunities are available, please contact Michelleto find out more. To register, please visit the race website to register.
Third Annual Georgetown Breast Cancer Awareness Car Show

Please join us for the Third Annual Georgetown Breast Cancer Awareness Car Show on Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18! Oct 17 is a Cruise-in Saturday night on the circle in Georgetown from 5pm – 9pm featuring The Crusers live band. Oct 18 is the car show from 9 am – 3 pm including 50+ trophies, Dash plaques, DJ, Door prizes, and a live auction. Registration is from 9am to 12pm at no cost and $12 per car to enter. For more information contact Levin Clark (302) 500-1128 or Connie Holdridge 302-644-6844 or by email.
Currie Hair, Skin, Nails “There’s Life in Beauty”
Looking for a new hairstyle or interested in a relaxing mani-pedi? Visit Currie Hair Skin Nails Salons in Glen Mills, PA and Justison Landing in Wilmington onSunday, October 25 for their annual “There’s Life in Beauty” fundraiser. They will have discounted pricing and 100% of the proceeds benefit DBCC. Click here for more details. Limited appointments available. Call to make yours today!
October 2015 Partnership Events
Best of the Bars in Milford
Thursday, October 8, 5 to 7 pm at various locations, Milford, DE (Abbott’s Grill, Arena’s,Grotto Pizza and Park Place)
The event will happen at four bars in Milford simultaneously from 5:00 pm to 7:00pm. Show your spirit for your local bar and support your favorite bartender by raising the most money. Bartenders can raise money with tips and donations before the event.  Bars: Abbott’s Grill, Arena’s, Grotto Pizza and Park Place. Contact Cheryl Doucette at 302.672.6435 or for more information.
Brews for a Cause at 33 West
Thursday, October 8, 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm at 33 West Ale House & Grill, 33 W. Loockerman St. Dover, DE
33 West is proud to support the fight against breast cancer on Thursday, October 8 with silent auctions, guest bartenders Jenny Mabus, Prentice Griffin, Lois Wilkinson and Cam Llwewllyn, 50/50 raffle, beer and cocktail specials. All donation benefit the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition and stay local.
Oxford Feed & Lumber’s Pink 50 Poker Prance
Sunday, October 11, 8 am to 1 pm at Oxford Feed and Lumber Trailer Parking Lot on Rt 273, Fair Hill, MD
Calling all equine enthusiasts! Join Oxford Feed and Lumber for this upcoming event! For a $35 registration fee (before October 1), you can be a part of this Poker Prance for DBCC and other local breast cancer organizations! Riders may begin between 8 am and 12 pm on October 11 in Fair Hill, MD. Your donation includes lunch, a pink t-shirt and assorted goodies and a popular trail ride through Fair Hill. Gift cards will be awarded for the top 5 poker hands and top 5 “Most Pink” horse and rider! Five raffle winners will receive 5 free bags of feed. Purina feed will also be available for purchase at a super discount! Stop by Oxford Feed & Lumber, beginning Sept. 11, for early raffle chances. NEW THIS YEAR: “Pink” Horseshoes are available for just $10. Purchase a shoe in memory or support of someone who has or had breast cancer. Oxford Feed and Lumber can even paint a name on the top of the shoe.  Proceeds will benefit the Delaware and Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalitions and a local Maryland agency.
Ronny’s Garden World’s Fifth Annual Ladies Night Out
Sunday, October 11, 5 to 8 pm at Ronny’s Garden World, 5580 Dupont Pkwy, Smyrna, DE 19977
Join Ronny’s Garden World for their Fifth Annual Ladies Night with special discounts and raffles. Help spread awareness for breast cancer and get your holiday shopping done early. Many Local Vendors will be there to show their support with products available for immediate purchase or to order. Refreshments served by Main Street Market. Wine Sampling provided by Sheridan’s Irish Pub. Lots of Giveaways and Raffle. Raffles to begin at 7:00 P.M. and 100% of Proceeds from the Raffles to be donated to the DELAWARE BREAST CANCER COALITION!!
2nd Annual Pamper Me Pink
Thursday, October 15, 5 to 7:30 pm at Premier Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery
537 Stanton-Christiana Road, Newark, DE 19713
Dr. Erik Hoy of Premier Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery presents the 2nd Annual “Pamper Me Pink” event to raise awareness of breast cancer on Thursday, October 15 from 5 to 7:30pm in Newark. All ticket proceeds will be donated to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. They are available for $15 in advance and $20 at the door. The event includes food, wine, entertainment, raffles, live demos and a silent auction. Meet the surgeons, staff and representatives from the many products and services they offer. Attendees can pre-purchase services like Botox/Dysport, Restylane, Hair Laser Removal, Coolsculpting and more at reduced event prices as well as 30% off skin care products that night. Call 302.633.7550 x 340 for tickets.
50 Shades of Pink
Friday, October 16, 6 to 9 pm, at the Cordrey Center, 30366 Cordrey Rd., Millsboro, DE
Join Inspire Me Events for 50 Shades of Pink on October 16 from 6 to 9 pm at the Cordrey Center in Millsboro for a great evening in support of DBCC.
Concert for a Cure
Friday, October 23, 6 to 9 pm at Dover High School, 1 Dover High Drive, Dover, DE
Capital School District and the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition present “A Concert For a Cure” to help fund local breast cancer programs. This concert will feature singer/songwriter and CSD alumni, Kevin McCove and the Kevin McCove band and Atlantic Recording artist Andre “Royal” Watson. Tickets will be sold at William Henry Middle School, Central Middle School, Dover High School or For more information call Dennis Hallock at 302-670-2750 or email

Click here for details about the events listed above.

Promotions Throughout the Month of October
“Fun and Festive” Goes Pink
Visit “Fun and Festive” jewelry making store in the Milton Mercantile for the month of October and get a pink bracelet! The owner and Mayor of Milton, Marion Jones and her sister, Kathy Jones will be offering pink beaded bracelets for sale through the month of October for a donation. 100% of the proceeds of the pink bracelets will come to DBCC. Fun and Festive is located in the Milton Mercantile, 109 Union Street, Milton, DE.
The Upper Cut Salon and Spa of Dover Goes Pink 
The Upper Cut Salon and Spa of Dover, owned by Carol Thomas, is holding an annual pink strand fundraiser for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition for the month of October. Get a pink strand extension in your hair and 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. Strands are $10. You can stop by the salon, located at 119 S. Dupont Highway Dover, DE 19901 or call 302-736-1661 to schedule an appointment. These strands are clamp style extensions that do not damage the hair.
DAWN Career Institute

Donating $1 per new “like” on their Facebook page

Skyzone Trampoline Park is Going Pink! 

Visit Sky Zone Trampoline Park in Newark during the month of October and 100% of sales from Pink Merchandise (socks and wristbands) and donation cards will benefit DBCC.
Click here for a complete list of DBCC events.
Breast Cancer Survivor Events in October
10/13 – Survivor Brunch in Rehoboth Beach
10/15 – “Beginning Your Journey” Program at Nanticoke Hospital
10/16 – Survivor Pink Tea in Seaford
10/20 – Navigating the Course at Beebe’s Tunnell Cancer Center
10/23-10/24 – “Nurture with Nature” Ashland Nature Center Overnight Stay
Every Wednesday
Breast Cancer Survivor Yoga at the Studio of Sue McCarthy in Lewes
Ongoing Peer Mentor Support 
The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s Peer Mentor Support ProgramTM offers ongoing, free, one-on-one emotional support and resources to those newly diagnosed with breast cancer by trained breast cancer survivors.  If you are newly diagnosed and wish to speak to someone who has experienced a similar breast cancer diagnosis, please call 302-468-4814 or email
Click here for details about the events listed above.
Educational Events in October
10/3 – VIDA! TM Latina Breast Health Forum in partnership with the Mexican Consulate at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Dover
10/14 – Wise Woman Wednesday at the office of State Farm Insurance Agent Janine O’Donnell in Lewes
10/24 – TOTAL WOMAN CONFERENCE: Empowering the Wise and Well Woman at the Wilmington Library
Click here for details about the events listed above.

Join Breast Cancer Survivor Laura Ferguson at the Race for the Pink Ribbon on 9/10!

Please join two time breast cancer survivor Laura Ferguson of Newark, Delaware, for the Race for the Pink Ribbon 5K Run Walk to benefit the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition on September 10 on the Wilmington Riverfront.

“Throughout all of my struggles, I’ve always been a runner and that’s always been something important in my life,” says Laura. “It’s taken on different stages throughout my battles with breast cancer, where there were times that I couldn’t even get up off the couch due to all the different surgeries and things. But running has always been something that helps me stay calm, focused and kind of get my thoughts together when I’m out on a run or even walking with some friends.”

 The proceeds raised at the Race for the Pink Ribbon will support local women and men affected by breast cancer like Laura. Join us to help provide Peer Mentor Support, Beginning Your Breast Cancer Journey Classes, fellowship activities like Survivor Socials, Nurture with Nature and Young Survivors in Action to those affected by breast cancer in our community. Visit our website to register today!

Register Today!