It was a little different from normal, but the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition and CAMP Rehoboth were able to hold the annual Broadwalk on the Boardwalk this year after it was canceled in 2020.
The Broadwalk on the Boardwalk, created by Kathy Wiz in honor of her sister’s battle with breast cancer, is a free event that historically wrapped up CAMP Rehoboth Women’s Fest weekend. This year, under the name Broadwalk on or off the Boardwalk, the event took place April 25.
It typically draws hundreds of people to the Boardwalk and CAMP Rehoboth to enjoy music, camaraderie and fun, said Connie Holdridge, the coalition’s Sussex County program director. There’s the walk to the south end of the Boardwalk, pictures at the Greene Turtle and a human circle of love enveloping the survivors who are celebrating in the center of the circle, she said.
This year, people were asked to walk on their own, take pictures and share them on Facebook. People also came to CAMP Rehoboth, bought special signature boas for a donation and took them on their walks. There were newly diagnosed survivors with their supporters, as well as breast cancer survivors who were many years into their survivorship journey, said Holdridge.
“Overall, it was a beautiful day where we enjoyed seeing people in masks and chatting with small groups who come to celebrate with us all morning,” said Holdridge. “During these trying times, your help is needed more than ever.”
People who did not get a chance to participate or drop off a donation but would still like to can go to dbcc.ejoinme.org/Broadwalk. All proceeds benefit the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition’s programs, including increasing breast cancer awareness, promoting the importance of early detection, providing access to mammograms, and providing support and resources to men and women in local communities who are newly diagnosed or facing a recurrence of breast cancer.
For additional information about the event, call 302-212-2947 or email Holdridge at firstname.lastname@example.org.