You’re busy. We’re busy. Everyone is busy.
We thank you for reading our call to action and considering supporting the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s life-saving mission.
Breast cancer gets the spotlight annually during October, but we all know it’s around 365 days a year. For those already fighting this disease, as well as the 1,050 Delawareans estimated to receive a devastating breast cancer diagnosis this year alone, breast cancer is a profound reality that knows no bounds and respects no schedule, touching the lives of our families, friends, and neighbors, women and men alike.
Our small yet mighty staff works tirelessly every day to be a resource for those at risk of breast cancer, in need of breast cancer screenings, diagnosed with the disease, or on the other side of their journey. We fight resolutely every day for those needing our services, however, we can’t do it alone. Today, we invite you to join us, be part of their brave journey, and become a beacon of hope and healing.
Your thoughtful, tax-deductible donation will directly impact those who need it most.
• $1000 will contribute to the basic living needs of a survivor by helping to pay their rent, utilities, food, and medical bills while they are actively in treatment so they can focus on healing without the financial toxicity and stress caused by their disease.
• $500 will contribute to DBCC’s Breast Cancer Update, a public health research symposium bringing leading national cancer experts, cutting-edge breast cancer treatment, and innovative therapies directly to those impacted by breast cancer in Delaware.
• $250 will contribute to in-person and virtual survivorship programming providing mental health, wellness, and support resources.
• $100 will fund early detection navigation and outreach initiatives, saving lives through regular screenings.
• $75 will support a patient with transportation costs to receive treatments.
• $50 will provide essential educational materials and resources for newly diagnosed patients.
Your generosity will make a meaningful difference in the life of someone impacted by breast cancer.
Breast cancer survivors and their loved ones are counting on us to stand together against this fight. Please help DBCC to ensure that no one is left to face this relentless disease alone. Thank you!
Wishing you and yours joy and blessings this holiday season,
CEO/Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition
Our Programs at Work
Each day, DBCC takes action to defeat breast cancer. During FY 2022-2023:
• DBCC presented peer mentor trainings, adding 20 new peer mentors to the 307 active peer mentors who provide one-to-one emotional support, resources, and research-based information to 114 newly diagnosed women.
• DBCC held over 334 survivor programs and activities serving 2,677 breast cancer survivors. This included educational classes for those newly diagnosed, ongoing self-support programs, a holistic conference, Nurture with Nature activities, and a variety of networking and educational programs.
• The Survivorship Team continues to expand the Yes2Health program during the last fiscal year, offering 128 classes throughout the state with 772 participants.
• DBCC has expanded its services with additional My Sisters Keeper support sessions in New Castle County, designed to support women of color, along with adding Viva La Vida, a support program for Latina survivors.
• DBCC assisted 1084 women with navigation and coordinated 636 mammogram screenings through the Women’s Health Screening program. DBCC provided 166 women with interpretation and 129 with transportation to their screening.
• DBCC reached over 2330 people through community events and breast health presentations, connecting 493 individuals to DBCC services. DBCC continues to provide bi-lingual interpretation for clients. DBCC staff includes four Spanish-speaking individuals, and one member fluent in Haitian Creole, making DBCC a tri-lingual organization.
• Through the Breast Care Fund, DBCC provided $71,214 in assistance to women diagnosed with breast cancer. Assistance addresses quality of life issues, as well as emergency funding when other funding sources are not available.
• DBCC held the 25th Annual Breast Cancer Update on April 19, 2023. Presented virtually for the third time in its history, the Annual Breast Cancer Update provided cutting-edge information and education on the most current topics in breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, detection, and survivorship to an audience of 131 virtual attendees, including medical professionals, survivors, and members of the general public free of charge.