For over thirty years the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC) has worked tirelessly to empower our community by raising awareness of breast health issues and increasing access to care through outreach, education, and support services, to facilitate early detection and treatment of breast cancer.
DBCC has had many partners along the way helping to lead the charge against the battle of breast cancer encouraging early detection, and working toward advanced treatments of the disease. In an effort to recognize and honor those who have stood behind DBCC in this mission, have made a significant contribution to the advancements made toward ending breast cancer in the Greater Delaware region, and who have served to motivate and inspire others to be champions of the cause, the agency created the Shining Light Awards in 2014. Since then, 32 community partners have received the award throughout the state. These ‘Shining Lights’ include Delaware’s former First Lady, Carla Markell, Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, Dr. Diana Dickson-Witmer FACS, Perdue Farms, and the Incyte Charitable Giving Foundation. Joining this remarkable group as 2023’s Shining Light Awards is L&W Insurance.
“This year, we will be recognizing L&W Insurance, a community partner that has graciously supported our efforts for many years,” Francesca Vogel, CEO of DBCC, said. “Touched by breast cancer themselves, L&W has gone above and beyond to support DBCC with team participation, volunteers, expertise, and sponsorships in an effort to promote survivorship support and early detection when there are more treatment options available for those dealing with this devastating disease.”
Chelsea L. Clark, Director of Organizational Culture and Communications for L&W Insurance, stated that the company was honored to be a recipient of this year’s Shining Light Award.
“L&W Insurance is both humbled by and honored to receive the Shining Lights recognition from Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition,” Clark said. “DBCC is a beacon of support and advocacy for those diagnosed with breast cancer here in Delaware. Breast cancer has directly touched so many of the lives in our L&W family that it is a privilege for us to give our time to aid the DBCC mission. Their programs, their staff, and their unwavering commitment to survivorship are the shining lights we are proud to support.”
L&W Insurance will be honored this year on August 2 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at The Waterfall in Claymont, DE. The cocktail reception is open to the public and tickets are $70 for guests or $50 for breast cancer survivors. Ticket prices include a beautiful assortment of gourmet food stations, open bar, networking, and the awards ceremony.
“We are also accepting sponsorships to this event,” Vogel said. “We have sponsorship opportunities ranging from $600 to $10,000, with each level offering specific benefits. Each sponsorship level offers tickets to the event as well as recognition before, during and after the event.”
Tickets can be purchased by visiting https://give.debreastcancer.org/ge/sla2023. Sponsorship details can be found at https://debreastcancer.org/dbcc-events/shining-light-awards. All ticket sales and sponsorships go toward the many DBCC programs that meet the unique needs of the many populations impacted by breast cancer. Donations also support programs geared toward uninsured adults, providing them with free or low-cost cancer screenings, helping to remove barriers to screenings, treatment, and support.
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