Over 250 Latina community members attend second annual Vida! Latina Breast Health Forum in Georgetown


GEORGETOWN, DE (March 30, 2012)—This past Saturday over 250 community members participated in the Second Annual VIDA!™ Latina Breast Health Forum sponsored by the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition (DBCC). This free event was held at the Grace United Methodist Church and educated participants about breast cancer screenings, treatment and survivorship. The forum, which was presented in Spanish, was not just for women as it included information about prostate cancer and general health.

Adelia Marroquin-Jerez spoke at the event about her breast health journey that started at last year’s VIDA!™ conference. Other speakers included Sunny Villafañe of DBCC who spoke about breast health and breast cancer and Eli Valenzuela who spoke about prostate cancer. The event included a free lunch for all attendees which was donated by La Tonalteca. Free health screenings for skin cancer, diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol and osteoporosis were available. The Women’s Mobile Health Screening Van provided screenings mammograms for women who made appointments for that day.

The event was sponsored by the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition, La Tonalteca, Maxima 900 AM Radio, Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, Grace United Methodist Church, and Beebe Medical Center.

“We are very happy with the response to our 2nd Annual VIDA! Latina Breast Health Forum held in Georgetown,” said DBCC Program Manger Cheryl Doucette. “This is a great way for members of the community to have access to much needed screenings and information concerning their health.”