Girls Night Out Supports DBCC

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Pictured (left to right): Front row: Ruth Abbate, Dr. Mike Meyer, Cheryl Doucette, Angela Dorey, Vicky Cooke, Pete Renzi. Back Row, Christine Rust, Laurie Judd, Debbie Jewell, Sue Ryan.

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) announced on Tuesday, June 3 that proceeds from the Third Annual Girls Night Out featuring the Marvelous Men of Milford Fashion Show and Auction exceeded $24,000 and the Milford Chamber presented DBCC with a $13,500 check on Friday, May 30th. Proceeds are split between the Greater Milford Chamber and the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition.

The funds were raised at the 3rd Annual Girls Night Out, featuring the Marvelous Men of Milford Fashion Show and Auction which took place at Harrington Raceway on May 2. About 350 people gathered for dancing, games, food, auctions, a fashion show, and the modeling of the Marvelous Men of Milford.

Dr. Mike Meyer was crowed Milford’s Marvelous Man 2014. He personally raised over $12,000 and was awarded a wheel barrel full of prizes. “My decision to participate stems from two things.  The first is that my mother was victim of a 14 year battle with breast cancer.  The second is the dedication of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition to serve the communities in Delaware,” Meyer said. He was eager to support DBCC because “the funds stay local and DBCC maintains a low level of overhead that allows them to maximize your donation.”

In Milford, DBCC runs events to help the community year-round. Every other month Beginning your Pink Ribbon Journey classes are held on Bayhealth’s Milford campus to answer questions about breast cancer treatment, financial concerns, transportation issues, and offer support to men and women facing breast cancer. In addition, Nurture with Nature activities are regularly held in the area, along with survivor socials to bring together breast cancer survivors for fun activities such as hiking and watercolor journaling. DBCC also hosted a ¡VIDA! Multicultural Health Fair in Milford in March 2014, to bring together men, women, and children of all ages to receive information about breast health and overall wellbeing.

“Girls Night Out is always a lot of fun and DBCC really enjoys getting to know the community in Milford,” said Cheryl Doucette, Education and Outreach Program Director for Kent and Sussex County. “We are grateful for our relationship with the Milford Chamber and enjoy working together to hold events that are entertaining, informative, and lead to lasting relationships.”

DBCC run programs statewide that increase breast cancer awareness, promote the importance of early detection, provide access to mammograms and provide support and resources to men and women in the local community who are newly diagnosed or facing a recurrence of breast cancer.