Millsboro’s Plantation Lakes sets events to benefit breast cancer group

By Glenn Rolfe
Posted 9/2/21

MILLSBORO — The Plantation Lakes community will host its sixth year of fundraising events in support of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition.

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Millsboro’s Plantation Lakes sets events to benefit breast cancer group

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MILLSBORO — The Plantation Lakes community will host its sixth year of fundraising events in support of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition.

Located on Del. 24 in Millsboro, the development’s “Plantation Lakes Turns Pink” initiative starts with a 5K run/3K walk Sept. 25, followed by a series of events in October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Check-in for the run/walk will open at 8 a.m., and the race will start at 9. The cost is $25 for early birds, $28 during race week and $30 on race day. To register, go online.

Noncompetitive walkers are welcome. Their fee is by donation; preregistration is not required, but the event T-shirt is not included for walkers.

Other Plantation Lakes events to benefit DBCC include:

  • Oct. 1, 5-8 p.m. — Celebrity Bar Night/Cornhole Tournament at the community’s The Landing Bar & Grille. Featured celebrity bartender will be WRDE anchor Madeleine Overturf.
  • Oct. 15, 4-8 p.m., and Oct. 16, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — basket raffles in The Landing’s Great Ballroom.
  • Oct. 17, noon — golf tournament, Plantation Lakes Golf & Country Club.
  • Oct. 23, 1 p.m. — Zumba, Community Center parking lot (registration required).
  • Oct. 28, 5-8 p.m. — music trivia bingo, The Landing’s Great Ballroom.
  • Ongoing — restaurant and golf raffles. Winners receive $600 of gift cards for area restaurants or four foursomes at select nearby golf courses.

All proceeds will benefit the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. A 501(c)(3) organization, DBCC has been raising awareness of breast-health issues for 30-plus years, through survivor-support services, health programs and events to help foster healing and recovery.

The Plantation Lakes Breast Cancer Committee was formed in 2016.

Kathy O’Halloran, one of the founding members, lost her mother to breast cancer in 1989.

“Raising funds for the DBCC is my way of honoring her memory,” Ms. O’Halloran said. “Everyone on the committee has a personal reason for wanting to be a part.”

Ms. O’Halloran is joined on the committee by Bobbi Reeves, Barbara Dewey and Judy Duffy. They are supported by a dedicated team of ICON Management Services personnel at the homeowners association and the Plantation Lakes Golf & Country Club, local businesses and “a community of caring, dedicated neighbors who have faithfully donated and logged countless hours of volunteer time to help make their events a success,” according to organizers.

In just five years, these efforts have raised more than $70,000 for DBCC.

For more information, email plbreastcancerevent@gmail.com or visit the Plantation Lakes Breast Cancer Event Facebook page.

To learn more about DBCC, click here.