Every year, #DoMore24DE gets bigger and bigger and last year, DBCC had its best year yet with the campaign. This year, let's do it again! Will you help?
About Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition
Mission: To empower our community by raising awareness of breast health issues through outreach, education and support services, in order to facilitate the early detection and treatment of breast cancer.
The vision of the agency is to create a community where every person diagnosed with breast cancer becomes a survivor, and fear and doubt are replaced with knowledge and hope. The DBCC also supports the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s advocacy efforts to end breast cancer.
Our Reach - we are a statewide organization with offices in Wilmington, Dover, and Rehoboth.
Our programs of education, community outreach, support, and screening serve the local community in Delaware and the surrounding areas, including Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey. During fiscal Year 2019-2020:
- DBCC presented peer mentor trainings, adding 7 new peer mentors to the 312 active peer mentors who provide one-to-one emotional support, resources and research-based information to 201 newly diagnosed women.
- DBCC held over 147 survivor programs and activities serving 1,204 breast cancer survivors.
- The Survivorship Team has implemented a new program during the last fiscal year - Yes2Health is a free 12-week program featuring weekly walking meet-ups and bi-weekly educational programs including fitness, health, and wellness education.
- DBCC coordinated 849 mammograms and 16 cervical screenings through the Women’s Health Screening program.
- DBCC reached over 3,423 people through community events and breast health presentations, connecting 114 individuals to DBCC services.
- Through the Breast Care Fund, DBCC has provided $63,000 in assistance to women diagnosed with breast cancer.
- DBCC held the 22nd Annual Breast Cancer Update in April 2019. This is the only event of its kind in the State of Delaware that provides cutting edge information and education on the most current topics in breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, detection, and survivorship to annual audiences of over 400 medical professionals, survivors, and members of the general public free of charge.