Did you know that one in eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime? In 2019, an estimated 268,600 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the U.S and this year, an estimated 41,760 women will die from breast cancer in the U.S., according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Many of us know at least one person who has been affected by breast cancer. And while the disease is something so many people fight each and every day, there are wonderful ways to make a huge impact during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. If you cannot attend or participate in a local fundraiser, consider making a donation to an organization near you.
Breast cancer survivors are invited to attend the Survivor’s Pink Ribbon Tea on Friday, Oct. 11 at 1 p.m. The event features an afternoon of fellowship and celebration hosted by the Allen Cancer Center at Nanticoke, the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, the Cancer Support Community in Delaware and the American Cancer Society. Light refreshments will be served. This celebration will be held in the Woodruff Room at the Seaford Library. To RSVP or for more information, call 629-6611 extension, 2577.
600 N. Market St. Extended, Seafordâ€‹ • 629-2524
Make the trip to Fordham & Dominion’s tap room and try their limited release for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Brewbies Pink Lager. The cranberry mango lager is good for the taste buds and the soul, as 15 percent of Brewbies Pink Lager sales throughout the month of October will be donated to the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. Visit the brewery on Friday on Friday, Oct. 11 from 5-9 p.m. for a special Brewbies beer release party and enjoy live music by Catch the Drift and food by Crazy Rick’s Food Truck.
1284 McD Drive, Dover • 678-4810
Plantation Lakes, a golf community located in Millsboro, is holding its fourth annual Breast Cancer Event. This year’s event will be a weekend long celebration on Friday, Oct. 11-Sunday, Oct.13 at the Plantation Lakes Community Center, and proceeds will once again benefit the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. On Friday and Saturday, purchase raffle tickets for your chance to win a gift basket. A Breast Cancer Family Walk/Run will be held on Saturday morning and a golf outing at Plantation Lakes Golf & Country Club will take place on Sunday. For more information about the event, contact Bobbi Reeves at 301-518-1752, or Kathy O’Halloran at 973-534-1436, PLbreastcancerevent@gmail.com.
Plantation Lakes Golf & Country Club, 29787 Plantation Lakes Blvd., Millsboro • plantationlakesclub.com
Present a Give20 coupon when you dine at any of Iron Hill Brewery’s three Delaware locations on Wednesday, Oct. 16 and the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition will receive 20 percent of food and non-alcoholic sales. Get your coupon here.
19815 Coastal Highway Rehoboth Beach • 260-8000
Don’t miss the seventh annual Georgetown Breast Cancer Awareness Car, Truck, Motorcycle and Tractor Show, hosted at the Marvel Carriage Museum on Sunday, Oct. 20. This fun-filled day includes a car show, craft fair, swap meet, food vendors, live auction, collector car/truck/motorcycle/tractor auction, helicopter rides and a parade. This year’s event will feature an autograph session with NASCAR legend Donnie Allison and drivers Shawn Ward, Kerry King, Taylor King, Bobby Reid and Kurt Lawson, and a live auction by Dave Wilson.
Also new this year is a pin-up girl contest, hosted by Macey Holyak Photography. Come dressed and ready in 1940s-1950s classic, family-friendly, attire. Prizes and awards will be given, including a free pin-up session with the photographer to the first-place winner. Register for the pin-up girl contest by Oct. 14 by emailing Macey Holyak at firstname.lastname@example.org. Admission to the event is free, but it is $12 to register your car. Proceeds from this event goes toward the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition.
Marvel Carriage Museum, 510 S. Bedford St., Georgetown • 855-9660
Purchase an Unlimited Use #TangerPink Savings Card for just $10 and get 25 percent off any item at participating Tanger Outlet Rehoboth stores through Oct. 31 Proceeds benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and local beneficiaries, including Beebe Healthcare’s Oncology Services. Tanger Outlets has donated over $17 million to breast cancer research through the Pink Campaign, onsite events and other initiatives since 1993. Purchase your Pink Savings Card at either Seaside or Surfside Shopper Services or on the outlet’s website.
36470 Seaside Outlet Drive, Rehoboth Beach • 226-9223