Each October, the PBCC puts on a breast cancer conference in Harrisburg. Approximately 700 people attend – survivors, co-survivors, medical professionals, legislators, business leaders and breast cancer advocates of all types. If you’ve never attended, you’re really missing something special, in my opinion. The staff of the PBCC works almost year-round on this event, planning the workshops, lining up the speakers, designing the print materials, signing up the exhibitors, deciding on the food, registering the attendees…the tasks go on and on.
One of my favorite conference jobs is working on the Cary Massa Memorial Scholarships and Travel Grants. The PBCC offers a limited number of travel grants, as well as full and partial scholarships for the conference. Full scholarships cover the entire registration fee. Partial scholarships cover all but $25 of the registration fee. And the highly-desired travel grants cover the full conference registration cost, one standard guest room at the Harrisburg Hilton the night before the conference, and reimbursement for documented travel expenses (not to exceed $100 total). Click here to see more details and to download a scholarship or travel grant application.
We encourage anyone who needs assistance in paying for attendance to the conference to apply, although priority is given to breast cancer survivors.
If you’d like to contribute to this fund which helps women attend this educational and uplifting event, click here. And thank you!