Photos courtesy of Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, June 2017 Shining Light Awards Ceremony at the Chase Center, Wilmington, DE by Fred Bourdon.

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) is calling for nominations for the 2018 Shining Light Awards. Shining Light Awards recognize those individuals, businesses and healthcare institutions who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of the early detection and treatment of breast cancer in the Greater Delaware region and who have served to motivate and inspire others to be champions of the cause. Nomination forms are available on the DBCC website, and due by January 19, 2018.

The award categories include: Spotlight on Philanthropy, Spotlight on Survivorship, Spotlight on Healthcare Delivery and Research, and Spotlight on Business or Organization. Winners will be selected by an independent selection committee in early 2018. More than one winner may be selected in each category at the discretion of the selection committee. The award recipients will be honored at an annual recognition reception on Friday, June 8, 2018 at the Chase Center in Wilmington.

The Shining Light Awards began in 2014 as the first breast cancer recognition awards offered in the state of Delaware. They are intended to motivate and inspire others to work together to end breast cancer. Former award winners include Stacey and Gregg Bacchieri, Betty Bours, Dr. Diana Dickson Witmer, Bayhealth Medical Center, Perdue Farms Milford Plant, Sussex County Women’s Council of Realtors, Jacquie Connell, Helen F. Graham Cancer Center and Research Institute at Christiana Care, Delmarva Broadcasting of Central Delaware, Steve “Monty” Montgomery and Adam Howard for the philanthropic efforts of Dewey Goes Pink, Peggie Ball, Dan Mapes of Beebe Healthcare, The Honorable Nancy Cook, Randy Currie of Currie Hair Skin Nails, Victoria Cooke, Deloris Donnelly, Dennis Hallock, Capital School District, Mid-Delaware Imaging and Highmark Delaware.

All proceeds from the Shining Light Awards will benefit DBCC’s programs that increase breast cancer awareness, promote the importance of early detection, provide access to mammograms and cervical screenings, and provide support and resources to women and men in the local community who are newly diagnosed or facing a recurrence of breast cancer. All materials must be submitted electronically on the DBCC website, no later than January 19, 2018. For more information about the Shining Light Awards nominations, upcoming reception, and sponsorship opportunities, please call 302-778-1102.