Plantation Lakes, a development in Millsboro, may be small but the residents are strong supporters of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. Over the next few weeks, the development has seven events planned to benefit the organization which raises awareness of breast health while also offering education and support services to those who have been diagnosed as well as to promote early detection and treatment.
“The Plantation Lakes community will host their sixth year of fundraising events in support of DBCC,” Kathy O’Halloran, a member of the Plantation Lakes Breast Cancer Committee, said. “Located on Route 24 in Millsboro, “Plantations Lakes Turns Pink” starts with a 5k Run/3k Walk on Saturday, September 25. Throughout the month of October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we will hold a series of events.”
The run/walk is a timed race and is being managed by Seashore Striders. In the past, this has been more of a community event, O’Halloran said. This year, they are hoping to open it up to others outside of the community. Check-in is at 8 AM and the race begins at 9 AM. The cost to participate is $25 for early bird registrations, $28 the week of the race and $30 the day of the race. Non-competitive walkers are welcome, and the fee is by donation. Pre-registration is not required although those who do not pre-register will not receive an event t-shirt. Registration is available at https://www.seashorestriders.com/race-schedule/inaugural-plantation-lakes-5k-runwalk-0.
“We are seeking sponsorships for the race and for our other events,” O’Halloran said. “In 2020, despite a global pandemic, we were able to hold a few events with safety protocols in place and raised $23,016 thanks to businesses, neighbors and the Town of Millsboro. Anyone who is interested in becoming a sponsor can contact me at [email protected] for a sponsorship form.”
In addition to the run/walk, Plantation Lakes will hold a Celebrity Bar Night and Cornhole Tournament at The Landing Bar & Grille. Madeleine Overturf, WRDE anchor, is one of the celebrity bartenders who will be supporting the cause. This event is October 1 from 5 to 8 PM.
“On Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, we will hold our basket raffles in The Landing Ballroom,” O’Halloran said. “These are beautiful baskets with donated items that will be on display throughout the ballroom. Purchase chances and select the ones you like the best and you could win! Friday, the raffles will be held from 4 to 8 PM and on Saturday from 9 AM to 2 PM.”
A golf tournament is planned on Sunday, October 17 with a 12 PM start and on Saturday, October 23, Zumba will be held in the Community Center Parking Lot. Registration is required for the Zumba event which will take place at 1 PM. On Thursday, October 28, Music Trivia Bingo will be held in the Landing Bar & Grille Ballroom from 5 to 8 PM. Throughout the month, raffle tickets are available for a Mega Restaurant and Golf price. Winners will receive $600 in area restaurant gift cards or four foursomes at select area golf courses.
“All proceeds go to benefit DBCC,” O’Halloran said. “Our committee was formed in 2016. I lost my mother to breast cancer in 1989 and raising funds for DBCC is my way of honoring her memory. Everyone on the committee has a personal reason for being a part. I am joined on the committee by Bobbi Reeves, Barbara Dewey and Judy Duffy. We are supported by a dedicated team of ICON Management personnel at the HOA and the Plantation Lakes Golf and Country Club, local businesses and a community of caring, dedicated neighbors who have faithfully donated and logged countless hours of volunteer time to help make our events successful. In just five years, over $70,000 has been raised for DBCC.”
For more information about Plantation Lakes Breast Cancer Committee, contact [email protected] or visit them on Facebook at Plantation Lakes Breast Cancer Event. To learn more about DBCC or find additional events and partnership events taking place across Delaware to help raise awareness for Breast Cancer that help to support DBCC’s work in our local communities can be found at www.debreastcancer.org.
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