The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition announced the Lights of Life gala will take place from 6 to 11 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24, at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. This year's ‘70s-themed celebration, Lights of Life Goes Disco Nights, will be an evening of living and giving in support of those affected by breast cancer. Lights of Life is Delaware's premier breast cancer fundraiser with all proceeds benefiting the coalition’s programs and services in the local community.
Through fundraising efforts, in its fiscal year 2017 DBCC served nearly 4,000 women and men in Delaware, provided over 1,000 mammograms through the Women's Mobile Health Screening program, and served over 150 newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.
This year's gala will be co-chaired by Amy Strickland and Dominique Picott. For the first time, two levels of tickets will be offered. The VIP solid gold experience will be $125 per person, and the silver mirror ball dessert and dancing ticket will be $50 per person. The VIP experience will take place from 6 to 11 p.m. and includes admission, access to silent and live auctions, fashion show, open bar, dinner, dessert and dancing.
The silver mirror ball event will be from 8 to 11 p.m. and includes access to the fashion show, auction, two drinks and dancing. Entertainment will be provided by DJ Un33k from Spinjocs Entertainment. The fashion show will feature local breast cancer survivors. The live auction items will include wonderful trips, experiences and many items that cannot be found in stores. Various levels of sponsorship opportunities are available, beginning at $500.
"This year's Lights of Life gala will be a celebration in support of survivorship and in remembrance of those we've lost to breast cancer," said Strickland.
"We are looking forward to this signature event which brings together survivors, community members, healthcare providers, and friends of the agency for a magical evening. The funds raised at Lights of Life empower DBCC to deliver on its mission and improve the lives of women in Delaware and beyond," said Picott.
The funds raised at the 2017 Lights of Life gala were used to support breast cancer programs in Delaware which increase breast cancer awareness; promote the importance of early detection; provide access to mammograms, cervical screenings and bilingual health navigators; and deliver support and resources to women and men who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
This event has sold out in previous years. To make reservations online, go to debreastcancer.org/Lights. For information about sponsorships, advertising and item donation, contact Eliza Mohler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-778-1102.