The community gathered in downtown Seaford to promote women’s health at the fourth annual Live For Chocolate, held May 5.
In addition to activities from previous years, this year’s event featured new fundraisers including
sponsorships, fundraiser activities and event-sponsored merchandise sales. Proceeds supported 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.
Recently, representatives from Nanticoke Health Services, the city of Seaford, the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce and Nanticoke’s Mammography team gathered to present a check to the Nanticoke Health Foundation in the amount of $4254.21 for the Nanticoke Breast Cancer Fund.
“Live for Chocolate was originally created by Nanticoke’s mammography department to reach out to female patients and provide an evening of education, fun and camaraderie,” said Missy Babinski, director of Radiology at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital. “It has grown significantly since partnering with the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce, the city of Seaford and downtown businesses. I am thankful that Live for Chocolate is now able to help fund mammograms for women in our community who would otherwise not be able to afford one. This event can now do more than we dreamed possible when we started — thank you.”
In October, Nanticoke’s annual Bling the Bra contest will also support the Nanticoke Breast Cancer Fund. During the month of October, “blinged-out” bra entries are displayed in the hallway next to the emergency room in the hospital. Entries are submitted by Nanticoke Health Services employees, physicians, volunteers and clinical students. Votes are collected through monetary donations either in the box by each entry or online. Winners will be announced Nov. 3.
For more on Bling the Bra, visitnanticoke.org/blingthebra.