September 25, 2018

Nanticoke Health Services will hold its annual “Bling the Bra” fundraising contest in October to promote breast cancer awareness and raise funds for the Nanticoke Breast Cancer Fund, which helps pay for mammography screenings for women in Western Sussex County who are uninsured, underinsured, or unable to meet co-payment requirements.

Throughout the month, “blinged-out” bra entries will be on display in the hallway next to the ER in the hospital. Entries are submitted by Nanticoke Health Services employees, physicians, volunteers, clinical students and local businesses. Voting will open September 27 in-person and October 1 online, and will close November 2 at 4:00 pm. During the voting period, everyone is encouraged to vote for their favorite entries with monetary donations either in the box by their favorite entry or online. The top three entries to raise the most donations will be announced as winners at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, November 6 at 3:30 pm. For more information about “Bling the Bra” and to see this year’s entries, visit

Nanticoke Cancer Care Services 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. Learn more at Please remember to schedule your mammogram and remind all women in your life to get theirs as well!

Nanticoke Health Services includes Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, the Nanticoke Physician Network and the Nanticoke Health Foundation. Nanticoke Memorial Hospital was the first hospital on Delmarva to receive a 4-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and is the only hospital in Delaware and Maryland to be nationally recognized by Healthgrades with both the Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ and the Patient Safety Excellence Award™. Nanticoke holds a Level III Trauma Center certification, is nationally certified by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center, and is a Gold Plus Award performer according to the American Heart/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® program. Nanticoke’s Cancer Care Services holds Accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and is a member of the Association of Community Cancer Centers. Nanticoke’s medical staff includes over 160 health care providers practicing in 40 different specialties including the 45 providers employed within the Nanticoke Physician Network.