by Terry Rogers
On Thursday, November 30, three Milford restaurants sponsored “Battle of the Bars” in order to raise money for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. Grotto Pizza, Abbott’s Grill and Arena’s had guest bartenders who collected tips, all of which were donated to DBCC.
Tyler Kuhn, Bettie Campbell and Brad Fielder, Milford’s “Marvelous Man,” were guest bartenders for the evening, while Petch of Eagle 97.7 was the guest bartender at Grotto Pizza Milford.
“It was an honor to be part of the Battle of the Bars,” Brad Fielder said. “It was happy for the opportunity to be part of this fun night, because it supports and raises awareness for such a worthwhile cause. Both personally and professionally, I always want to help a great cause such as the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition for all they do to support the needs of those fighting and recovering from the effects of breast cancer.”
At Arena’s, Eric Williams and Chris Shaffer of Mispillion River Brewery, Wayne Whitney of Carlisle Fire Company, Kassie Donovan of Ashtanga Yoga and Jenn Rowan of LifeCycle Bike Shop, were guest bartenders.
“I agreed to participate as a guest bartender representing LifeCycle because Battle of the Bars represents one of the greatest characteristics of our community: collaboration in humanitarian causes,” Ms. Rowan said. “The event was full of the good energy that comes from working with each other in our areas of business and charitable efforts while being able to serve and socialize with the people of Milford.”
Beth Krallis, Communications Director for DBCC, said that the event had raised over $1,100 for the organization. DBCC offers many services for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. The organization offers the Bosom Buddy Fund which provides assistance to uninsured and underinsured women in Delaware, offering them mastectomy bras, breast prosthetics, hats, scarves, wigs and more. They also offer peer mentoring services, survivorship programs and community breast health education programs.
A new Women’s Mobile Health Screening Van operated by DBCC visits neighborhoods providing breast cancer screenings to women who are 40 or older. The van accepts most insurances, but a prescription from a medical professional is required. Women who are uninsured or underinsured may qualify for free or reduced cost mammograms through the Screening for Life with the Division of Public Health.
“We love spending time in the Milford community,” Ms. Krallis said. “Working with the local bars and restaurants, and meeting with the constituents who live and work there. Battle of the Bars is a great opportunity to spread our message of breast health and awareness, and raise funds to support our breast cancer programs in Delaware which increase breast cancer awareness, promote the importance of early detection, provide access to mammograms, cervical s
creenings, and bilingual health navigators, and deliver support and resources to women and men who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.”
For more information about DBCC or to schedule the Women’s Mobile Health Screening Van, individuals can contact the organization at 1-888-672-9647.
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