On Monday, October 7, 2019 at 6:15 pm, the community is invited to join the Allen Cancer Care Center at Nanticoke and the City of Seaford for the annual Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Awareness Walk to “Turn Sussex Pink” and kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The walk brings community members together to honor breast cancer survivors and remember those who lost their battle with breast cancer.
Pre-walk activities will start at 6:15 pm and the walk will kick off at 7:00 pm following a three-block lighted path from the Allen Cancer Care Center at Nanticoke to Gateway Park, which will be decorated with pink lights and ribbons. The walk will end with a ceremony at Gateway Park that will include opening remarks, a proclamation, a presentation from a featured speaker, and an inspirational vocal performance. For more information about the walk or for help scheduling a mammogram, call Nanticoke’s Cancer Nurse Navigator at 302-629-6611, extension 3765.
During the month of October, Nanticoke will host several activities to promote breast cancer awareness including the Pink Ribbon Survivor’s Tea on Friday, October 11, a Sweet Serenity Fundraiser on Thursday, October 24, and the annual Bling the Bra fundraising contest running throughout the month. To learn more about Bling the Bra or to view this year’s full calendar of events, visit nanticoke.org/blingthebra.
The Allen Cancer Care Center at Nanticoke and the Mammography team at Nanticoke would like to remind you that the first sign of breast cancer usually shows up on a woman’s mammogram before it can be felt or any other symptoms are present. Nanticoke offers 3D mammography which provides increased accuracy and leads to fewer callbacks. Please remember to schedule your mammogram and remind all women in your life to get their mammogram! For more information about 3D mammography at Nanticoke, visit nanticoke.org/mammo.