DBCC Gown Sale Raises Hope

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The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) will host a $100 Designer Bridal Gown Sale on Saturday, March 9 at the Delaware State Fair Grounds in Harrington. The event will feature over 500 donated bridal gowns for sale at drastically discounted prices with all proceeds benefiting DBCC’s programs and services in Delaware and the surrounding communities. This one-day sale will begin at 9 am and close at 4 pm. The event is free and open to the public.

The gowns, which have been donated to DBCC by manufacturers, bridal shops and brides, will all be priced at $100. The sale will include couture and exclusive designer wedding gowns valued up to $8,000, which will be sold at a very small fraction of their original retail prices. Gowns are of assorted styles and designers and range from sizes 2 to 32.

This is the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s third bridal gown sale. DBCC held a Designer Bridal Gown Sale last March at the Sheraton Wilmington South and again in November at the Delaware State Fairgrounds. Together, the two sales raised over $25,000 for DBCC.

“We are so thrilled that so many brides found their wedding gowns at our sale,” said Caitlin Dalik, Public Affairs Coordinator for DBCC. “At the sale in November, brides were lined up for their chance to find their dream dress for $100 and it was such a fun shopping event.” The November 2012 sale was attended by over 500 people and was staffed by over 50 volunteers.

“DBCC’s Designer Bridal Gown Sale is truly a community effort,” explains Vicky Cooke, DBCC’s Executive Director. “Designers, bridal shops and brides from across the country have donated wedding gowns to raise money for the fight against breast cancer.”

The funds raised through this sale will be used to expand DBCC’s programs in Delaware and the surrounding communities to increase breast cancer awareness, promote the importance of early detection, provide access to mammograms and support and resources to women and men who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. For more information about DBCC’s programs and services, please visit www.debreastcancer.org.

The address of the State Fair Grounds is 18500 South DuPont Highway, Harrington, DE 19952. The sale will be held in Dover Building on the fairgrounds. All sales will be cash or credit card only. Free parking is available at the fairgrounds. For more information about the sale, please visit www.debreastcancer.org/brides or call 1-866-312-DBCC and choose extension 10.