The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition announced that the eighth annual Broadwalk on the Boardwalk, hosted April 15 by CAMP Rehoboth to wrap up Women’s Fest weekend, raised more than $9,000 dollars to support the DBCC’s local programs and services for those facing breast cancer.

Nearly 200 attendees gathered on the boardwalk to join the free event, organized and originally created by Kathy Wiz in honor of her sister’s battle with breast cancer. Cancer survivors were included in the celebration.

This year’s walk had a special meaning for the Camp Rehoboth community. Steve Elkins, cofounder of Camp Rehoboth, passed away in March after a battle with lymphoma. Many participants donned stickers commemorating Elkins to honor his legacy and wore pink for breast cancer and lavender for awareness of other cancers.

Support from Camp Rehoboth and the Jolly Trolley along with donations from the community made the Broadwalk on the Boardwalk possible. Sponsors include DJ Sharon/JuneTunes, Dos Locos, Fortier Photography, Geri Debiase Photography, Lori’s Café, Signarama and Steve Elkins and Murray Archibald. T-shirts were underwritten by Cathi Bishop, Deb Knickerbocker, Evelyn, Natalie, Lucilu and Gretchen, Evie, Barb & Toddy, Laura Simon and Mark Purpura.

Proceeds raised came in the form of donations. The 2018 Broadwalk on the Boardwalk highlights Women’s Fest weekend. The walk has raised more than $60,000 for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition during the past eight years.

Proceeds benefit DBCC’s programs which increase breast cancer awareness, promote the importance of early detection, provide access to mammograms and provide support and resources to women and men in the local community who are newly diagnosed or facing recurrence of breast cancer.