Fundraising events and educational outreach programs sponsored by individuals, businesses, and organizations are scheduled throughout the state during the month of October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Funds raised provide support for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc. in bringing breast health programs and services to women and men throughout Delaware and surrounding communities of Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. Provided is a schedule of events which the public is encouraged to attend.

Volunteers and bilingual Spanish and English volunteers are always welcome at these events. For volunteer opportunities, please call Migdalia at 302-778-1102 x 1016.

MONTHLONG PROMOTIONS

The Bayhealth Cancer Institute and the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition present Go Pink T-Shirts to be worn every Friday during the month of October. Specially designed t-shirt are available for a donation of $10 or more. Visit www.bayhealthfoundation.org get your shirt at Bayhealth or DBCC offices in Dover and Wilmington.

TJ’s Repair AutoCare Center (201 Marshall St. Milford, DE) is putting the Brakes on Breast Cancer for the month of October. Schedule a FREE Brake & Safety Check during October 1-31 and TJ’s Repair, NAPA AutoCare Center, will donate 10% of brake sales to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. If your vehicle safety check determines your vehicle needs brake pads, Get FREE brake pads and only pay for labor this month only. Call 302.422.8383 to schedule an appointment today.

FUNDRAISING EVENT

Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant Donation Night
Wednesday, October 4, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant – 620 Justison Street Wilmington, DE 19801

Come out to Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant for a special Breast Cancer Awareness month event! Iron Hill will donate $1/pint of a special released beer to DBCC in conjunction with their monthly appreciation night for “King of the Hill” loyalty club members. For more information call (302) 472-2739.

11th Annual Delaware Auto Show Presented by the News Journal
October 6 through 8, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Chase Center on the Riverfront- 815 Justison Street Wilmington, DE 19801
$10.00 General Admission/Free for children 13 years and younger

The Delaware Auto Show is an annual event held at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, DE. This family-fun event is a great day out that allows you to see the latest model automobiles all in one place. The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition will be on-site providing breast health information and holding raffles. For more information visit www.delawareautoshow.com/

7th Annual Dewey Goes Pink 5K Run/Walk & 1.5 Mile Walk
Saturday, October 7, Registration Begins at 9:00 am, Race Begins at 11:00 am.
The Starboard, 2009 Coastal Highway Dewey Beach, DE 19971
$40 to run/walk | $45 to Register the day of | $25 for the pig roast only ticket

In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, The Starboard Paints Dewey Pink! This year we are excited to celebrate the 7th year of this fantastic event and fundraiser, with proceeds to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition now surpassing $300,000 in the first six years.  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 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 http://deweygoespink.com/ to register.

Oxford Feed & Lumber’s Pink Hobby Horse Prance
Saturday, October 7, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Oxford Feed and Lumber – 112 Railroad Ave Oxford, PA 19363
$10 registration fee

All the rage in northern Europe, Hobby Horse Competitions are coming to Oxford, Pennsylvania! From 9:00 to 11:00 am participants register, then assemble and customize stick ponies at the store. They are also welcome to bring a “pony” from home. At 11:00 am, the “pony show” will begin with divisions by ages each offering under saddle (walk, trot, canter), over fences, and trail classes.  Participants should wear athletic attire and sneakers or running shoes. As hobby horse “riders” and spectators build up quite an appetite, wood-fired pizza can be purchased from Nooners on-site as well as homemade ice cream by Kilby Cream. The always popular themed raffle baskets will again be featured.  Raffle tickets can be purchased throughout the entire month of October. There will be commemorative tee shirts for each registered participant. Advance registration is encouraged to ensure that participants will receive a tee shirt in their size.  The $10 fee includes tee-shirt, components to assemble one stick pony, and entries for one division.  Call 610-932-8521 or stop in the store to register.

Plantation Lakes Fundraiser and Bake Sale
Saturday, October 14, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Plantation Lakes Community Center -29787 Plantation Lakes Blvd. Millsboro, DE 19966
$5.00 per individual/$10.00 per family

Join Plantation Lakes for a walk, Bake Sale, Coffee, Raffles, & Breast Cancer Merchandise for Sale. For more information, please contact [email protected] or call 302-934-5200. Please come out to support this important cause!

Deer Park Tavern Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month 5K
Sunday, October 15, 8:00 am registration opens, 9:00 am race begins
Deer Park – 108 West Main Street Newark, DE 19711
$30 in advance/$35 day of; Student Price: $20 in advance/$25 day of; Guest fee for post race party $10

Join Deer Park Tavern to help raise awareness for breast cancer and raise money to support the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. Registrants will get a performance t-shirt, huge post race party with Michelob Ultra and Shock Top beer for those over age 21. Bloody Mary’s and post race refreshments courtesy of the Deer Park Tavern. Live entertainment, $5 pink grapefruit “crushes” with sales to benefit the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition and the Roaming Raven food truck. Visit races2run.com to register.

Pink Ribbon Boutique Girls’ Night to celebrate survivors
Thursday, October 19, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Delaware State Troopers Association Hall
6349 N. DuPont Hwy. Dover, DE 19901
Free to attend. DBCC will receive 10% of all sales from appointments booked at the event.

Pink Ribbon Boutique and Amoena will be hosting an event to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Join us for a fashion show, refreshments, laughter and fun. We’ll have special guest speakers, giveaways and product showcases from our favorite vendors, including Amoena. The fashion show will feature the latest fashion in both pocketed garments for the breast cancer client, and also compression garments for lymphedema and venous problems. 10% of all sales from appointments booked at the event will benefit DBCC. Please R.S.V.P. to 302-223-2889 by Oct. 9.

Monster Miles for a Cause Halloween Walk
Saturday, October 21, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dover Downs Monster Mile – 1131 N Dupont Hwy Dover, DE
$20 per person in advance and $25 on race day. Children 12 and under walk free with an adult.

Join DBCC for the 8th Annual Monster Miles for a Cause Walk Halloween Walk! Bring your family and friends RAIN or SHINE to share in fun, food, and Halloween festivities and the Monster Mile while joining the fight against breast cancer. Registration begins at 8:00 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 $20 per person in advance and $25 on race day. Children 10 and under walk free with an adult. Sponsorship opportunities are available, please contact [email protected] to find out more. To register, please visit the race website http://dbcc.ejoinme.org/monstermile

Fifth Annual Georgetown Breast Cancer Awareness Car and Motorcycle Show
Saturday, October 21, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
16 Mile Brewery Georgetown, DE
Free to attend/$12 per car to enter

Please join us for the Fifth Annual Georgetown Breast Cancer Awareness Car and Motorcycle Show on Saturday, October 21. All proceeds will benefit the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. The family friendly event will include a DJ, Door Prizes, Goodie Bags, Live Auction with Dave Wilson, craft fair vendors, swap meet, food vendors, meet and greet with NASCAR driver Harry Gant and an Evening Concert with Glass Onion. Please contact Levin Clark at 302-500-1128 for any questions.

Blended Families with a Twist Presents: Painting for a Cause Breast Cancer Awareness
Saturday, October 28, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Glasgow Park Barn – US-40 & DE-896 Newark, DE 19702

Blended Families with a Twist presents: Painting for a cause Breast Cancer Awareness event on October 28, 2017 from 3:00pm to 5:30pm at Glasgow Park Barn. Tickets for the event will be $40.00 which includes a painting, a breast cancer awareness t-shirt, and light refreshments. Each guest will paint their own picture which will already be on the canvas. For more information contact Trista Wright at (302) 824-5385 or via email [email protected]

9th Annual Currie Hair-Skin-Nails “There’s Life in Beauty” Fundraiser
Sunday, October 29, 11am to 4 pm
Two locations: Glen Mills (Glen Eagle Shopping Center, 585 Wilmington-West Chester Pike, Rt. 202.) and Justison Landing (Wilmington Waterfront – 317 South Justison Street)
Special discounted rates for salon services. Go to www.debreastcancer.org and click the “Events” tab for discounted rates.

Please join Currie Hair Skin Nails at their Glen Mills or Justison Landing location for discounted salon services. The Currie staff is donating their time and 100% of the proceeds to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. Call for an appointment today: Glen Mills 610-558-4247 or Justison Landing 302-777-7755.

EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH EVENTS

All Educational Events are FREE of Charge and Open to the Public

11th Anniversary of Go Pink! Health Fair at Bayhealth Cancer Institute

Friday, October 6, 10 am to 3 p.m.
Bayhealth Cancer Institute Dover, DE

Help us celebrate the 11th Anniversary of Go Pink! On Friday, October 6, from 10 am to 3 pm, Go Pink! for the day with a specially designed t-shirt. Proceeds will be divided between breast screenings and education programs available through Bayhealth Cancer Institute and the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. 2017 Go Pink! T-shirts are available for a donation of $10 or more. Visit www.bayhealthfoundation.org to register and for more information. Petch and Jhas from Eagle 97.7 FM will do a live remote on site broadcast from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Go Pink! Health Fair features free clinical breast exams, information on available cancer screenings, treatment and survivorship programs; health education opportunities; and a bake sale. Free screening mammograms will be available to women who are uninsured and underinsured.

Breast Cancer Survivor Brunch in Eastern Sussex County
Tuesday, October 10 at 10:00 am
Cancer Support Community – 18947 John J. Williams Highway, Suite 312, Rehoboth, DE 19971

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, the Cancer Support Community Delaware, the American Cancer Society and Tunnell Cancer Center Present East Sussex Pink Ribbon Brunch Honoring Breast Cancer Survivors on Tuesday, October 10th Beginning 9am and held at Cancer Support Community-DE,. October is Breast Cancer Survivors Month. Please join other Breast Cancer Survivors, enjoy brunch and a special time of celebration. Program presented by Karen Barwick. Seating is limited, so please register by September 28. To register, please call 645-9150.

A Breast Cancer Conversation (Middletown)
October 11 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Price Hall, 115 Cleaver Farm Road Middletown, DE 19709

A Breast Cancer Conversation is a free program for people diagnosed with breast cancer who are currently in or have completed their treatment. Join other breast cancer “survivors” and “thrivers” for: Encouragement, Friendship, Fellowship, and Support on the second Wednesday of every month including October 12, November 9, and December 14 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. We will meet at St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Middletown. Please call Lois Wilkinson at 302-672-6435 to register.

My Sister’s Keeper: A Free Program For Breast Cancer Survivors of Color
Tuesday, October 11, at 5:00 -6:30 pm
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition Dover Office – 165 Commerce Way, Suite 2, Dover, DE 19904

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition Presents My Sister’s Keeper: A Free Program For Breast Cancer Survivors of Color. The class is facilitated by Natasha Simms and Lynette Shannon, Breast Cancer Survivors and twin sisters. It is the mission of My Sister’s Keeper to support women of color at any stage of life going through and surviving breast cancer by providing knowledge, understanding, and information to encourage persistence through their journey. The class will meet the second Tuesday of the month from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m including October 10, November 14, & December 12. To Register: Contact Lois by calling 302.672.6435 or email [email protected].

“Beginning Your Journey” Program (Milford)
Thursday, October 12, at 5:00 -6:30 pm
Bayhealth Cancer Center at Milford – 21 West Clarke Avenue Milford, DE 19963

Beginning Your Pink Ribbon Journey is a free class open to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients and their loved ones and is sponsored by the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition in partnership with Bayhealth Cancer Institute. Join us to learn more about: breast cancer, nutrition during treatment, financial issues, your diagnosis and treatment, available support programs and other available resources. Classes are held in Milford on the second Thursday of the month including Oct. 12, and Dec. 14, 2017 from 5:00-6:30pm. Please call Lois Wilkinson to register at 302-672-6435. 

Breast Cancer Survivor Pink Tea in Western Sussex County
Friday, October 13, 1:00 to 3:00pm
Seaford Library (Woodruff Room) – 600 N Market St. Seaford, DE 19973

On Friday, October 13, 2017, breast cancer survivors are invited to attend an afternoon of fellowship and celebration sponsored by the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, the Cancer Support Community Delaware, the American Cancer Society, and Nanticoke Health Services. The annual Pink Ribbon Tea will be held from 1-3 pm at the Seaford District Library in the Woodruff Room. If you are a breast cancer survivor and would like to continue your journey toward wellness, we invite you to attend this special pink ribbon event. A cancer survivor from each group hosting the event will speak briefly about their organization. Light refreshments will be provided. Seating is limited, so please RSVP by October 5th. For more information or to register for the Pink Ribbon Tea, please contact Terri Clifton at 302-629-6611 extension 2577.

Navigating the Course (Lewes)
Tuesday, October 17, 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Beebe’s Tunnell Cancer Care – 18947 John J Williams Hwy Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Join us to learn more about breast cancer and the resources that are available to help you. This is a free program for people newly diagnosed with breast cancer. This program is facilitated by Connie Holdridge, Program Manager and Kathy Cook, RN, MSN Breast Health Nurse Navigator. Please call Connie Holdridge at to register 302-212-2947 or email [email protected].

“Beginning Your Journey” Program (Seaford)
Thursday, October 19, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital – 801 Middleford Rd Seaford, DE 19973

Beginning Your Pink Ribbon Journey is a free class open to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients and their loved ones. Join us to learn more about: breast cancer, financial issues, your diagnosis and treatment, available support programs and other available resources. Please call Connie Holdridge at to register 302-212-2947 or email [email protected].

Every Woman Matters – A Breast Health & Wellness Conference
Saturday, October 21, 7:30 am to 2:30 p.m.
John H. Ammon Medical Education Center – Christiana Hospital, 4755 Ogletown Stanton Rd. Newark, DE 19713

Mark your calendar for a breast health and wellness conference for all women and survivors on Saturday, October 21, 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the John H. Ammon Medical Education Center on the Christiana Hospital campus. This year’s topics include: Breast cancer progress in Delaware, What you need to know about dense breasts and breast cancer prevention, Understanding estrogen, progesterone and Her 2, Radiation update, Diabetes and cancer, Survivorship, Community resources and Triple negative breast cancer project. For more information call 302-623-4661.

Pink Ribbon Tea Bayhealth Milford
Monday, October 23, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Milford Memorial Hospital Board Room
21 West Clark Avenue Milford, DE 19963

Embrace live as a breast cancer survivor at the Milford Breast Cancer Survivor Tea on Monday, October 23 from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm at the Milford Memorial Hospital Board Room (21 West Clark Avenue Milford, DE 19963). We will have Refreshments and Door Prizes and current updates on the latest in breast cancer. To register, please call Lois @ 302.672.6435.

Continuing the Conversation (Western Sussex County)
Tuesday, October 24, at 4:00 p.m.
Nanticoke Cancer Center Library – 801 Rd 535 Seaford, DE 19973

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition presents “Continuing the Cancer Conversation” (Western Sussex County) at Nanticoke Cancer Center. All people who have experienced breast cancer as a patient or caregiver are invited to join us. Discussion will include sharing of experiences, ideas and suggestions on living with cancer and after cancer. Encouragement, friendship, fellowship and support is on the agenda. Please RSVP to Connie Holdridge if you would like to join the conversation. Call 302-212-2947 or email [email protected] Classes are held the Fourth Tuesday of each month from 4:00 to 5:30 pm. Those remaining 2017 dates include 10/24, and 11/28. No meeting in December.

Pink Ribbon Tea Bayhealth Dover
Thursday, October 26, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Bayhealth Cancer Center – 640 S. State Street Dover, DE 19901

Embrace live as a breast cancer survivor at the Dover Breast Cancer Survivor Tea on Thursday, October 26 from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm at the Bayhealth Cancer Center (640 S. State Street Dover, DE 19901). We will have Refreshments and Door Prizes and current updates on the latest in breast cancer. To register, please call Lois @ 302.672.6435.

Continuing the Conversation (Rehoboth)
Thursday, October 26, at 4:00 p.m.
Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition Rehoboth Office
18977 Munchy Brand Road, Unit 1
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

All women and men who have experienced cancer as a patient are invited to join. Discussion will include sharing of experiences, ideas and suggestions on living with cancer and after cancer Contact: Please call Connie Holdridge to register 302-212-2947 or email [email protected] This class is held on the 4th Thursday of the month at 4:00 pm. For 2017 those remaining dates are: October 26, November 23, and December 28. We include all breast cancer survivors, not just women for this class.

¡Vida! TM Multicultural Breast Health Forum in partnership with the Mexican Consulate
Saturday, October 28, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Holy Cross Catholic Church – 631 South State Street Dover, DE 19901

Join DBCC for a day of breast health education, free screenings and information on how to live a healthy lifestyle at our ¡Vida! TM Latina Breast Health Forum in partnership with the Mexican Consulate of Philadelphia. DBCC will have programs in Spanish, Haitian Creole, and English from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Dover. Free screenings for cholesterol, glucose, body composition, blood pressure, emphysema & chronic bronchitis (COPD) and skin cancer will be available along with free flu shots, health and wellness information and children activities. Mammograms and cervical screenings for women over 40 will be available by appointment on the Women’s Health Screenings Van – call (888) 672-9647 to schedule. The Mexican Consulate of Philadelphia will provide passport, consular identification card and birth certificate services. Call (877) 639-4835 to schedule an appointment. If you have any questions, please contact Midline Estimable at 302-212-2947.

 

VAN SCREENINGS

(Open to women ages 40 and over. Must call to schedule an appointment)

Screening @ MOT Jean Birch Senior Center
Friday, October 20, 9:00 am to 3:00 p.m.
MOT Jean Birch Senior Center – 300 S Scott St Middletown, DE 19709

The Women’s Health Screenings Van is bringing breast and cervical screenings to you. These screenings are quick and easy, and detecting cancer early can save your life. And now, the van offers blood pressure screenings, cholesterol, glucose testing, and information on healthy lifestyles. You must be 40 or older to have a breast and cervical cancer screening on the Women’s Health Screenings Van. If you’re uninsured or underinsured, you may be eligible for a free or reduced-cost screening through Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) Screening for Life program. Call 1.888.672.9647 to schedule your appointment and for the most up-to-date scheduling information.

Kingdom Empowerment Christian Church Seaford
Saturday, October 21, 9:00 am to 3:00 p.m.
Kingdom Empowerment Christian Church – 22606 Sussex Hwy Seaford, DE 19973

The Women’s Health Screenings Van is bringing breast and cervical screenings to you. These screenings are quick and easy, and detecting cancer early can save your life. And now, the van offers blood pressure screenings, cholesterol, glucose testing, and information on healthy lifestyles. You must be 40 or older to have a breast and cervical cancer screening on the Women’s Health Screenings Van. If you’re uninsured or underinsured, you may be eligible for a free or reduced-cost screening through Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) Screening for Life program. Call 1.888.672.9647 to schedule your appointment and for the most up-to-date scheduling information.

Mammography & Cervical Cancer Screening (VIDA Dover)
Saturday, October 28, 9:00 am to 1:00 p.m.
Holy Cross Catholic Church – 631 South State Street Dover, DE 19901

The Women’s Health Screenings Van is bringing breast and cervical screenings to you. These screenings are quick and easy, and detecting cancer early can save your life. And now, the van offers blood pressure screenings, cholesterol, glucose testing, and information on healthy lifestyles. You must be 40 or older to have a breast and cervical cancer screening on the Women’s Health Screenings Van. If you’re uninsured or underinsured, you may be eligible for a free or reduced-cost screening through Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) Screening for Life program. Call 1.888.672.9647 to schedule your appointment and for the most up-to-date scheduling information.

ONGOING PROGRAMS

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 302-672-6435 or email [email protected].