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  • DBCC sells gowns for a good cause

  • The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition hosted its final designer bridal gown sale last weekend, but with the profits raised, the organization hopes that it may be able to generate the inventory to continue the fundraiser.
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  • The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition hosted its final designer bridal gown sale last weekend, but with the profits raised, the organization hopes that it may be able to generate the inventory to continue the fundraiser.
    For the last three events, Harrington Fairgrounds have donated space to DBCC to sell hundreds of donated bridal gowns, allowing the organization to hold a no-cost fundraiser that also offers brides-to-be the chance to purchase designer gowns for only $50.
    “It’s very rewarding for us to be helping so many brides in the community who are looking for a dress for their special day, and for us to be able to give that to them and help any bride on a budget during that special times, it’s just really exciting,” said DBCC Communications Director Beth Berger. “It’s also a comfort to know that for many of them who have been touched by breast cancer, they have a chance to learn about us and our volunteers.”
    Last weekend’s event raised $11,000 and sold more than 200 gowns, according to Berger, which adds to the $60,000 the event has generated through its previous events.
    Although the organization started with about 500 donated designer dresses, this last sale has cleaned out most of the inventory, and DBCC is looking to donate the remaining dresses to other organizations.
    “If we were able to get enough new inventory, I think we would do it again because it’s been successful and it’s been a lot of fun,” Berger said. “We said this was the final sale, but it’s in demand. In order to continue it, we need more donations and new inventory to get that together.”
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