Former NASCAR star Gant at breast cancer event

GEORGETOWN — A unified effort to support the fight against breast cancer is gearing up for a big deal in the heart of Sussex County. The sixth annual Georgetown Breast Cancer Awareness Car, Truck, Motorcycle and Tractor Show will be held Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Marvel Carriage Museum on South Bedford Street in Georgetown. […]

Fifer Orchards hosts breast cancer survivors

CAMDEN — A group of 18 breast cancer survivors from the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition visited Fifer Orchards Farm and County Store of Camden in June for a Nurture with Nature excursion. The survivors learned about Fifers’ 3,000 acres of orchards filled with corn, tomatoes, blueberries, peaches, apples; and about their quickly growing Community Supported […]

‘Live for Chocolate’ a sweet way to support women’s health

SEAFORD — Nanticoke Health Services is again joining forces with the Western Sussex Chamber of Commerce and the city of Seaford to promote women’s health awareness at the fifth annual Live for Chocolate on Friday, May 4, from 5-9 p.m. in downtown Seaford. The event will include food, games, education, shopping, music and more. Proceeds […]

Surviving together: Breast Cancer Update attracts hundreds

  DOVER — The fight against breast cancer is a moving target that affects hundreds of new “survivors” who receive positive diagnoses each year. That’s among the biggest reasons that the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) hosts an annual Breast Cancer Update — to get as much information out to as many people that need […]

Lights of Life Goes Disco Nights gala set on tap

DOVER — The Lights of Life Goes Disco Nights gala will take place Saturday at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino. Each year, the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition holds their Lights of Life gala to raise awareness and funds for local breast cancer programs and services in Delaware. This year’s event is a disco-themed celebration and […]

Hundreds unite to fight against breast cancer

DOVER — Three weeks after tens of thousands of NASCAR fans descended on Dover International Speedway a small army of pink gathered outside the track Saturday morning. The 300-plus people were not there for sports but for a cause that engenders just as much passion: the fight against breast cancer. Cancer killed about 596,000 Americans […]

Construction crew builds breast cancer awareness

  MILFORD — About 425 construction workers, from carpenters to iron workers, put down their tools Tuesday morning and gathered outside the multi-story hospital they are building to don pink T-shirts and hard hats to raise awareness for breast cancer screenings. The pause in work is critical to raise awareness about early detection, said Adam […]

Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition honors Shining Stars

DOVER — Dennis Hallock just wanted to help. When one of the senior secretaries at Dover’s Central Middle School was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010, Mr. Hallock, the school’s Parent Teacher Organization president, decided to organize a fundraiser to benefit the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. “We raised a few hundred dollars,” he recalled. Over […]

Breast cancer prevention is moving forward

  DOVER ­— A new state-of-the-art breast cancer screening option rolled into town last week as the new Women’s Mobile Health Screening Van. “This will save lives, it doesn’t get any simpler than that,” said Gov. Jack Markell. “Kids will be able to grow up with moms they might not otherwise be able.” The Delaware […]

Dover father-daughter dance aims to create memories

DOVER — Moms get a lot of attention, and not just on Mother’s Day, says social worker Natasha Simms. That’s not always the case with dads, though. “It is too often we see negative fathers in the media,” she said. “As a single mother, I’m celebrated all the time, but I don’t see single fathers […]