Champions of philanthropy, breast health and more are recognized.
By Eileen Smith Dallabrida
There are many heroes and heroines in the battle against breast cancer.
On May 28, the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition will honor individuals and organizations who have made a difference at The Shining Light Awards, a celebration at the University of Delaware’s STAR (Science Technology and Advanced Research) Campus in Newark.
“The purpose is to recognize those who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of early detection and treatment of breast cancer in Delaware and who have served to motivate and inspire others to be champions of the cause,” says Victoria Cooke, DBCC executive director. The Honorees Include:
Spotlight on Philanthropy Gregg and Stacey Bacchieri of Kennett Square are longtime supporters of DBCC. The Bacchieris have shown exceptional generosity and leadership in volunteer fundraising in the community, and a commitment to encourage, motivate and inspire others to take leadership roles in philanthropy on behalf of DBCC.
Spotlight on Survivorship Betty Bours of Wilmington, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1956. Bours is a true role model, contributing many years of service to the community of survivors through personal generosity, inspiration to others and by contributing time and energy to DBCC.
Spotlight on Healthcare Delivery, Individual Diana Dickson-Witmer, M.D., who is the medical director of the Breast Center at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center at Christiana Care. A breast surgeon, Dr. Dickson-Witmer is on DBCC’s advisory board and has a proven track record in improving outcomes and delivering the highest quality care to people diagnosed with breast cancer in Delaware.
Spotlight on Business Perdue Farms, to be accepted by Megan Neal, human resources manager. Perdue is a model employer helping associates gain access to healthcare and improve their overall well-being. The Milford plant in Sussex County provides employees with access to breast health screenings on-site by partnering with DBCC and promotes DBCC programs to its employees and throughout the community.
Spotlight on Healthcare Delivery, Company Bayhealth Medical Center, to be accepted by Terry Murphy, president and CEO at Bayhealth. Bayhealth provides breast health services and medical information and partners with DBCC. The medical center has provided techniques, information, and concepts contributing to eliminating major causes of breast cancer, as well as research in prevention, diagnosing and treating breast cancer.