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Patient Advocacy Tip: Stop the Fight with Help The Fight

Posted By on April 14th, 2016 at 12:16 pm | 0 comments.

Help-The-Fight---PinkLink-1Help The Fight is a non-profit organization in Lancaster, PA providing supportive funding for those diagnosed with breast cancer. This gap funding helps women and their families with household bills, medical treatment costs, daycare, insurance payments and much more. Financial assistance is also available for early screening for breast cancer.

To be eligible for funding, you must be currently in treatment for breast cancer, and your healthcare professional must complete the application form at http://www.helpthefight.org/fundingform/

PBCC Grassroots Partner Spotlight: One Lap of America

Posted By on April 14th, 2016 at 12:15 pm | 0 comments.

One-Lap---PinkLink--1One man and one Corvette are making one huge difference. Mount Joy business owner Jim Roberts, of Jim Roberts West Main Auto, is looking to rally the local community in his “One Lap of America” adventure. During the first week of May, this national endurance race challenges the preparation and staying power of both man and machine while raising money for charity.

Stickers will decorate the roof and body of the Corvette and can be purchased for a minimum donation of $10, benefiting the PA Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC). The donor name will be listed, or stickers can be purchased in honor or memory of a loved one. To make a donation, visit pbcc.me/donate and fill in “One Lap of America” when prompted for the Title of Event.

Are you a PA breast cancer researcher looking for funding?

Posted By on April 4th, 2016 at 9:56 am | 0 comments.

Applications are now being accepted for the PA Breast Cancer Coalition’s Breast Cancer Research Grants Initiative. Each year, the PBCC awards outstanding Pennsylvania researchers who are working to find a cure for breast cancer.

Click here for more information. 

Mammography Centers: We Need YOU!

Posted By on April 4th, 2016 at 9:51 am | 0 comments.

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Take our 1-question survey and join the 240+ mammography centers who have already shared information with the PBCC!

Do you work at a mammography center? We’d love for you to take 2 minutes to fill out our short 3D mammography survey. The PBCC has gathered information from 240 of more than 300 facilities offering mammograms across the state. Will you be next?

Help us to ensure our information is accurate when it comes to 3D mammograms in PA. Click here to take the survey now.

Tickets Now on Sale for 2nd Annual Toasting a Cure at the Vineyard Event

Posted By on April 4th, 2016 at 9:48 am | 0 comments.

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Bucks Valley Winery and Vineyard to host wine tastings, live music for PBCC

Spring has sprung and with it comes fun outdoor fundraisers for the PBCC! Save the Date for the Second Annual “Toasting a Cure at the Vineyard,” held at Bucks Valley Winery and Vineyards in Newport, PA on Saturday, June 11th. Join us for a delightful evening from 4-8pm on the patio of this Perry County winery and enjoy live music, delicious hors’d oeuvres, a silent auction and of course wine tastings!

Tickets are only $35 for this fabulous event, so grab your friends and join us to toast a cure at the vineyard this June! Find out all of the details and order tickets here.

Einstein to Host “67 Women, 67 Counties” Exhibit Featuring Faces of Breast Cancer in PA

Posted By on April 4th, 2016 at 9:44 am | 0 comments.

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Join Montgomery County Survivors and the PA Breast Cancer Coalition on May 17, for our exhibit opening at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery. Become inspired through stories and learn the importance for women to get annual screenings. Admission to the reception is free of charge. Want to go?

This exhibit includes a kickoff reception beginning at 5pm with a full program to follow, showcasing local breast cancer survivors sharing their stories as they faced the disease. The exhibit will be open through Monday, May 30. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to see it!

For more information or to RSVP to the event, click here!

3D Mammogram and Ultrasound: $50,000 Research Grant Winner Dr. Wendie Berg Examines Breast Cancer Screenings

Posted By on April 4th, 2016 at 9:41 am | 0 comments.

Study focused on effective screening techniques for women with dense tissue

Which is better at detecting breast cancer in women with dense breasts – an ultrasound or 3D mammogram? Dr. Wendie Berg, MD, PhD, FACR of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC aims to answer that question with her PBCC-funded research.

The PA Breast Cancer Coalition awarded a $50,000 grant to Dr. Berg this week to continue her studies of the two breast cancer screenings. Dr. Berg is specifically interested in screenings for women with dense breasts. Dense breast tissue can hide cancer on a regular 2D mammogram, and often, supplemental screenings are recommended. It is a personal subject for Dr. Berg; her mother was diagnosed when she was in high school and Dr. Berg found her own breast cancer diagnosis through additional testing.

Dr. Berg and her team hope to deter3-30 check presmine if one of the options (ultrasound or 3D mammogram) are best in detecting breast cancer. On October 5, 2015, the PBCC awarded Dr. Berg an extraordinary opportunity grant of $50,000 to jump-start the process. Her study was also chosen to receive a 2016 grant through the PBCC Breast Cancer Research Grants Initiative – a fund comprised of taxpayer donations and private funding from anonymous donors and foundations.

Watch the video below to learn more about Dr. Berg’s breast cancer screening research.

Every Pennsylvania taxpayer has the option to donate their state income tax refund directly to our Research Initiative on Line 32. By choosing Code A, you join our fight to end breast cancer. Didn’t get a refund? Click here to donate now. Our goal in 2016 is to establish an endowment fund for research that enables us to continue our important mission of finding a cure for breast cancer now… so our daughters won’t have to.

Surprise! More Pennsylvanians Receiving Unexpected Medical Bills

Posted By on March 15th, 2016 at 9:40 am | 0 comments.

woman-with-bills-for-pl2Medical bills can already be a hassle, but what do you do when they arrive out of the blue? Here’s how it happens: When a patient receives care at a facility that is considered in-network by her insurer, but a doctor who treated them at that facility is considered out-of-network, the patient is responsible for an extra fee. It happens even if the patient had no way of knowing the doctor is out of network. These “surprise” medical bills can be a financial burden on families, causing many personal bankruptcies. The PA Insurance Commission will be proposing legislation to protect health care consumers in our state.  We will keep you informed on this important issue!

Click here to see the proposed solution.