The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition Inc. recently announced the organization will commemorate 25 years of service in 2016. Special programs and events will be ongoing throughout the year.
Founded in 1991, the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition began as a small group of community volunteers who were committed to decreasing the mortality rate of breast cancer in Delaware. In 1997, DBCC became a 501c3 nonprofit organization serving to raise awareness of breast health issues in Delaware through outreach, education and support to help facilitate early detection and treatment of breast cancer.
Over the past 25 years, DBCC has developed and implemented programs tailored to the unique needs of different populations, including young women with breast cancer, African-American women, Latinas, lesbians and women with disabilities. DBCC has conducted many educational sessions for the general public through corporate and community organizations to train women to become advocates for their own breast health.
In addition, DBCC has referred thousands of adults for free and low-cost cancer screenings, and has removed barriers to cancer screenings and treatment by providing interpretation, transportation and support services.
Today, DBCC remains the only organization in Delaware focused solely on breast health issues as they affect the women and men who live here. DBCC also is proud to serve neighbors in the surrounding communities in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey.