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  • Seaford vigil walk will kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  • On Monday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m., the community is invited to join Nanticoke Cancer Care Center, the American Cancer Society and the City of Seaford for a vigil walk to Seaford's Gateway Park to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


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  • On Monday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m., the community is invited to join Nanticoke Cancer Care Center, the American Cancer Society and the City of Seaford for a vigil walk to Seaford's Gateway Park to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 
    Gateway Park will be decorated in pink lights and ribbons and each participant will light a candle as we honor survivors and remember those who lost their battle with breast cancer. Community members are encouraged to wear pink during the walk along a luminary lighted path from Nanticoke Cancer Care Center to Gateway Park. State Rep. Danny Short (R-Seaford) will be presenting proclamations.  Lori Dalton, an elementary educator and Teacher of the Year recipient, and a breast cancer survivor, will be the featured speaker. Lori Lee will share her vocal talents through an inspirational song. 
    During the month of October, Nanticoke Memorial Hospital Campus and Mears Health Campus will be "making strides against Breast Cancer, making Sussex County a Hot Pink Community, with several additional activities planned to promote breast cancer awareness. The Wellness Community and the Cancer care Center will hold a tea at the NHS food court on Friday, Oct. 9 from 2:30-4 p.m.
    Nanticoke employees will be encouraged to wear pink on Friday October 23rd, and the food court menu will reflect the "Pink" Breast Cancer awareness theme.   On Tuesday,
    Oct. 27 there will be a community open house at the Mears Health Campus with information on breast health, self-breast exams and the importance of early detection.  Dr. Kathleen Gordon, Radiologist, and mammography staff members will be on hand to answer questions and
    provide tours.
    For more information, please contact Ms. Melinda Huffman, Cancer Screening Nurse Navigator, at 302-629-6615 ext. 3765.
     
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