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"Live for Chocolate" Promotes Women's Health

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 SEAFORD, Del. (WBOC) - The City of Seaford is satisfying its sweet tooth. Friday night from 5 to 9 p.m., downtown Seaford and Blades are transforming into a chocolate lover's dream with the second annual "Live for Chocolate" event.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lifetime. With early detection, breast cancer is very treatable. The "Live for Chocolate" event encourages women to get screenings and regular mammograms. 

The event is put on by Nanticoke Health Services, the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce and the City of Seaford. It features a scavenger hunt along 16 downtown businesses in Seaford and Blades with chocolate samples along the way. There is also food, live entertainment and door prizes. The entire event is free to the public. 

Rachel Benjamin is the owner of Sweet Serenity Chocolates in Seaford. She spent days preparing for Friday's event. 

"We have our chocolate fountain, truffle gift boxes, caramel apples and sea salt caramels, which are really popular right now," said Benjamin. Those were just some of the items she prepared. 

"We participate as a vendor, we do have a sales table in City Hall. We also provide some door prizes. We have also provided some of the chocolates for some of the vendors that are participating," said Benjamin. 

Although the chocolate draws in the crowds, the deeper focus is certainly on women's health. There are sashes for survivors, donated by Spicer Brothers Construction. 

"Anyone that is a breast cancer survivor, we want to be sure to honor them so they can stop in and get their sash," said Trisha Newcomer, City of Seaford Economic Manager. 

Lynn Brocato, the Executive Director of the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce says the event is great for showcasing what Seaford has to offer. 

"It brings everyone out to the community," said Brocato. "It's basically a win-win because we get everybody in downtown Seaford and Blades to visit our local businesses as well as learning about women's health and other services as far as cancer prevention." 

Of course, "Live for Chocolate" is also fun for participants. 

"There's some live entertainment all throughout, we have a tent set up in the back of City Hall. As people go throughout the evening for their scavenger hunt," said Newcomer. 

There's also some interesting treats available. Rumor has it that chocolate covered bacon is making an appearance at one of the vendors.

For more information about the event and a list of vendors and samples, click here

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