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Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition announces great escape program

For breast cancer survivors and families
August 13, 2017
Shown are (l-r) Connie Holdridge, Ray Nails, Cathy Holloway, Deborah Nails with Natalie Nails, Chris Holdridge, Austin Edmunds, Nate Edmunds, Kelly Edmunds, Megan Holdridge with CJ Holdridge, Brenda Hazard, Sheila Kintz with Tanner Kintz and Eileen Filliben Edmunds. SUBMITTED PHOTO

The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition Inc. kicked off the first Patricia Shea Dillon Great Escape Program July 22 with a private tour of Fort Miles Battery 519 in Cape Henlopen State Park. The program is for children with a mother or other close family member who is currently a breast cancer survivor.

Five families joined the coalition for a private tour of the museum exhibits and artifacts in the 15,000-square-foot fortified underground chamber which was constructed in 1941 under the threat of World War II.

The program's purpose is to bring together families affected by breast cancer so they can experience fun and free social events, and meet other families going through similar circumstances. This program was made possible by the Patricia Shea Dillon Fund of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. Scholarship opportunities for children with a mother or other close family member currently in treatment for breast cancer are also available on a case-by-case basis.

For more information, contact Connie Holdridge at 302-212-2947 or email choldridge@debreastcancer.org.