hometown-heroes-feature-leadCONGRATULATIONS!  Three members of your community were proudly nominated to be American Cancer Society of Delaware’s Hometown Heroes and WON!   Join the celebration of our LOCAL Heroes at The Crystal BallA Future without Cancer to be held at the Wilmington Country Club on Sept 28, 2013 from 7:00 pm – 12:00 am.  The Crystal Ball is a black tie optional event full of friends, dancing and both silent and live auctions.  Come enjoy a look into the future, a future without cancer. Are you in the mood to dress up?  This is a fun and exciting event and a chance to Congratulate your Heroes!

Click here for tickets or to make a donation on their behalf or on the behalf of a loved one.


And the Hometown Hero Winners are…

Members of our community were asked to nominate volunteers, community leaders and medical professionals who deserve to be recognized for their extraordinary commitment to fight cancer and their efforts toward supporting the mission of your American Cancer Society.  Our nominees should stand out in the areas of saving lives from this disease, fundraising or providing comfort and services to cancer patients.

We received a number of very qualified nominees and are proud to announce the 2013 recipients of this award.

Volunteer: Carla Bricotto

Carla has been one of the driving forces on the Relay For Life Committee of Middletown and a long standing volunteer with your American Cancer Society.  She has served in many capacities throughout her tenure of service including Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and her most recent venture of securing Relay Recesses to engage youth in healthy choices and making a difference.  Carla is not only an inspiration and a go getter but she too is a cancer survivor. Congratulations Carla!

Community Leader: First State Prostate Support Group

First State Prostate Support Group began its humble beginnings as an American Cancer Society Man to Man support group and has grown to a far reaching community support group known as First State Prostate Support Group, a multi-state support system where men and their loved ones have a safe place to discuss their questions, concerns and needs.  The passion and drive the members have for those facing the diagnosis of cancer have extended the quality of life for so many. Congratulations First State Prostate Support Group!

Dickson-Witmer-DianaMedical Professional: Dr. Diana Dickson-Witmer

Dr. Diana Dickson-Witmer, a board certified surgeon with over 32 years of practice in the field, is currently the medical director of the Christiana Care Breast Center at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center. Dr. Dickson-Witmer recently served as Vice Chair of the Standards Revision Task Force for the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. This task force, with input from 50 national organizations, developed the commission’s new standards for cancer centers throughout the country. She also is an active member of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, serving on both the Prevention Committee and the Cancer Care Standards Development Committee. Congratulations Dr. Diana Dickson-Witmer!


“We hope that you are as proud of our Heroes as we are.  Join us in congratulating our members that stand out in our Fight to the Finish!”

Lorraine S. Botticelli Home Town Hero Chair American Cancer Society, Inc.