A PINKtober to Remember

Well friends… we certainly had an October to remember! We want to give a huge thanks to the staff members, board members, volunteers, survivors, and supporters who made magic happen over the last month. October is a time to raise awareness, support, and funds for breast cancer and every year we are blown away by how many businesses, restaurants, community organizations, elected officials, and community members come to us to raise support and awareness for the cause. Thanks to YOUR INTEREST AND YOUR EFFORTS, we are able to come together and turn awareness into action. As a local organization, we rely on local fundraising efforts to help fund our mission and programs of breast cancer support, mentorship, and education in the community. NONE OF THIS WOULD BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT YOU! 

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Just a quick recap… on our October to remember!

  • We had thirty-three (33) partnerships and breast cancer events throughout the month.  This number does not count the many donations we received from generous supporters who just came together on their own and donated the proceeds to DBCC. This includes Dewey Goes Pink, which raised $95,000 and the Georgetown Car Show which raised over $10,000 among many others.
  • We had fourteen (14) month long partnerships throughout October. These were businesses who ran month long promotions to support the cause.
  • Winner for the “Most Bizarre” funds raised goes to WSTW who auctioned off a pink unitard worn by one of their DJ’s throughout October at various events.  They chose DBCC as the recipient of the funds.  Custom Coatings & Designs bid and won it for $500! 23244391_10155883904759595_5154434169719737799_n
  • Twelve (12) new partnerships came in during October. These are organizations who we haven’t worked with before and we are grateful they came to us!
  • The State of Delaware’s Women’s Mobile Health Screening van spent 18 days on the road screening throughout the state which averages to a little over four screenings a week! They provided breast and cervical screenings, along with blood pressure screenings, cholesterol, glucose testing, to women who are traditionally underserved and/or underinsured when it comes to accessing healthcare.
  • Staff attended over twenty (20) outreach events and breast health presentations, held three (3) Pink Ribbon Teas for breast cancer survivors, one (1) ¡VIDA! Multicultural Outreach and Screening event; and one (1) educational conference with Christiana Care – Every Woman Matters.IMG_9332
  • Great Stuff Savvy and Home had a FANTASTIC month.  They ran a month long customer appreciation month with DAILY incentives to shop. IMG_9382
  • And among all that, we continued to assist countless women, men, and their families through our programs and services which will allows us to serve as Delaware’s most trusted breast cancer resource!

Special thanks to all of our 2017 October partners. If we missed you, please contact bkrallis@debreastcancer.org to add your name to the list. It was only an accident if you were left off. 🙂

Bel Boutique, Big Fish Grill Rehoboth, Big Fish Grill Ocean View, Big Fish Grill Glen Mills, and Big Fish Grill Riverfront, Blooming Boutique, Iron Hill, Brickworks, Capitol School District, Chaiyo Dover Sushi & Thai, Columbus Inn, Continental Jewelers, Deer Park Tavern, News Journal/Delaware Online and Delaware Auto Show, Gatehouse Media, Del-One Federal Credit Union, Dewey Goes Pink (Starboard & Body Shop Fitness Rehoboth), Delaware Sports League, Sussex Tech Volleyball, Fusion Fitness, Georgetown Car Show, Bayhealth Go Pink!, Harvest Ridge Winery, McAleer School of Irish Dance, Kings Tire and Lube Milford, Lefty’s Alley and Eats, Katie O’Rourke LuLaRoe, Melodic Movements Dance Team and Performing Arts Program, DBCC’s Monster Mile for a Cause sponsors and participants, Dover International Speedway, Painting for a Cause at Glasgow Park Barn, Tonic, Oxford Feed and Lumber, Pink Ribbon Boutique,  Plantantion Lakes, Salon Pasca, Something Sweet Gourmet, Tanger Outlets Rehoboth, Currie Hair Skin Nails Glen Mills and Justison Landing, TJ’s Auto Repair Milford and UD Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey. 

 

 

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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.

Thank YOU for supporting the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition through another PINKtober!

Thank YOU for supporting the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition during Breast Cancer Awareness Month! It has been a wild October spreading breast cancer awareness in our community. We are grateful to have so many generous partners in our neighborhoods across the state, helping us share our resources with folks who need them and helping raise funds to support our local programs and services of support, education, and survivorship. We have to take a moment to thank all of our partners, volunteers, sponsors, and donors!2016-partnership-collage

 

We want to especially give a shout out (in no particular order) to:

Pirees Piri Piri Grill in Pike Creek

Kings Tire and Lube

McDonald’s

Third Base Liquors

Sea Tows Boats

Duck Donuts in Newark

One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning

Gatehouse Media

Bayhealth Medical Center

Sante Fe, Wilmington Location

Rawlins Orthodontics

Chevy of Dover

Milford Police

The Melting Pot

Anytime Fitness Bear

Brandywine Lighting Gallery

Artist Designs

TJ’s Repairs in Milford

The News Journal/Delaware Online

Ed Oliver golf club

Dos Locos in Rehoboth

First State BMX

Plantation Lakes

First State Chevy Olds

NASCAR Dover

Eagle 977/Delmarva Broadcasting

Atticus Bow Ties

Capitol School District

Continental Jewelers

Dewey Goes Pink 5K organizers the Starboard and the Body Shop and Races2Run

Tanger Outlets

Milford High School

Ronny’s Garden World

Oxford Feed and Lumber

Deer Park & Races2Run

Lovering Studio

Harrington Raceway

Lula Roe Dover Vendors

Beer Pong Organizers Alex and Thomasine Bianchi & Christopher Burgos

UD Hockey (Men’s D1, D2, D3 and Women’s) organized by Katrina Anderson

Tocara Jewelry & Sullivan’s Steakhouse

Farmers Insurance

Lake Forest East Elementary

Premier Cosmetics and Dermatology

Currie Hair Skin Nails

Capriotti’s

Georgetown Car Show Organizers Levin Clark and Georgetown Mayor Bill West

Monster Mile Sponsors: Edgewell Personal Care, Highmark Delaware, Yencer Builders, Willis Chevrolet & Buick, Bayhealth, Chevrolet of Dover, Dover Colonial Rotary Club, Mid-Delaware Imaging, Price Acura and Price Honda, Ronny’s Garden World, and Lighthouse Construction

…and so many more. Too many to name. If we inadvertently left you off this list, so sorry, just let us know and we’ll add you. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Although October is over, the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition is still here to serve our community. If you or someone you know is diagnosed with breast cancer, call 1-866-312-3222.

 

Do More 24 … with DBCC and United Way!

Do you want to create positive change throughout the state of Delaware? If yes, join us for Do More 24!

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Do More 24 is Delaware’s first community day of giving campaign. This online fundraiser will begin at 12:01 AM and end at 11:59 PM on June 2nd. The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition is participating in the Do More 24 Delaware campaign, which is powered by United Way of Delaware. The innovative fundraiser will bring together more than 250 nonprofits that serve the entire state. We hope you will join us for Do More 24 Delaware by supporting our organization. Here are some ways you can help:
  1. Donate. On June 2nd, go to https://domore24delaware.com/npos/delaware-breast-cancer-coalition
  2. Spread the word. Ask your friends and family to join you in creating positive change on June 2nd.
  3. Share our stories. Visit us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and help us spread the word about donating to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition on June 2 for Do More 24!
If you are thinking to yourself.. there are so many worthwhile nonprofits in Delaware to help on June 2 …why should I give to DBCC? We thought you might ask that! Instead of us telling you about all the great local programs and services we provide to the community, it might be helpful to hear from our friend and breast cancer survivor, Lori Holveck, pictured below with her daughter and son.

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Thank you for supporting the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition through another PINKtober!

Thank you for supporting the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition during Breast Cancer Awareness Month! It has been a wild October spreading breast cancer awareness in our community. We are grateful to have so many generous partners in our neighborhoods across the state, helping us share our resources with folks who need them and helping raise funds to support our local programs and services of support, education, and survivorship. We have to take a moment to thank all of our partners, volunteers, sponsors, and donors!

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We want to especially give a shout out to:

Gatehouse Media

Bayhealth Medical Center

News Journal/Delaware Online

Fun and Festive Jewelry Making Store

ATI Physical Therapy

Upper Cut Salon

Harvest Ridge Winery

The Hadley Group at Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate

Skyzone Newark

Rawlins Orthodontics

Atticus Bow Ties

New Beginnings Spa at Dawn Career Institute

Capitol School District

Brighton Collectibles

Dewey Goes Pink 5K organizers the Starboard and the Body Shop

Tanger Outlets

Park Place, Grottos Pizza, Abbott’s Grill, Arena’s and Longshots in Milford

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Milford High School

Ronny’s Garden World

Oxford Feed and Lumber

Premier Cosmetics and Dermatology

Inspire Me Events

Currie Hair Skin Nails

Cedarfield Ruritan Club

Georgetown Car Show Organizers Levin Clark and Georgetown Mayor Bill West

Monster Mile Sponsors: Townsend Brothers Chevrolet, Willis Chevrolet, Forever Fit Foundation, Merle Norman Cosmetics, Dover Rent All Tents & Events, Bayhealth Medical Center, La Red Health Center, Price Honda/Acura, Ronny’s Garden World, Kent County Women’s Journal, Mid-Delaware Imaging, Ms. Diana Brode, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Psi Iota Chapter, and Watras Photography

…and so many more. Too many to name. If we inadvertently left you off this list, so sorry, just let us know and we’ll add you. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Although October is over, the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition is still here to serve our community. If you or someone you know is diagnosed with breast cancer, call 1-866-312-3222.