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Got a Giving Spirit? You’re Probably Good-Looking, Too…

Posted By on December 16th, 2013 at 8:29 am | 3 comments.

heart-in-hands-image-for-webWhen it comes to donating your money or time to a charity of choice, do you ever wonder – what’s in it for you? According to an article published in the Wall Street Journal by Arthur Brooks, studies show that donors to charity are happier, healthier and handsome than those who choose not to give.

Researchers at the University of Chicago found that happiness and generosity go hand-in-hand.  Charitable givers are 43% more likely to say they are “very happy” when compared to nongivers.  The same goes for volunteering to nonprofits.  Scientists at the University of Buffalo studied hundreds of volunteers, finding that their charity work significantly lowered the association between stressful life events and death.

Dutch and British researchers surveyed students, showing them one of three videos featuring a handsome actor.  Those who saw the video of that actor donating to charity, the more good-looking he appeared.

According to the study, you can’t afford not to give, whether it’s a monetary donation or the donation of your time.  Take some time to support the causes you’re passionate about this holiday season.  You’ll be better off for it.

To read Arthur Brooks’ Wall Street Journal article in its entirety, click here.

Thank You for Making the 2013 PBCC Conference a Success!

Posted By on November 15th, 2013 at 8:37 am | 0 comments.

Conference article imageWhat a way to celebrate 20 Years of supporting and representing Pennsylvania’s breast cancer survivors and their families! The 2013 PA Breast Cancer Conference was a huge success from the Pink Party kick-off event to the survivor’s reception, we had a wonderful time with all of you.  We were fortunate enough to spend the day learning with you about the latest developments in breast cancer research, treatment and recovery.

Together we can find a cure for breast cancer now … so our daughters won’t have to.

We want to hear about your Conference experience. Don’t forget to take the post-conference survey here.

Click here for photos from the 2013 Pink Party and Conference!

Celebrating 20 Years Strong: Thank You for a Successful 2013 PA Breast Cancer Coalition Conference!

Posted By on October 24th, 2013 at 11:29 am | 1 comment.

20-from-Magazine-Cover-smallerRGBWe could not think of a better way to celebrate 20 years of turning awareness into action than to spend a day learning about the latest developments in breast cancer alongside nearly 1,000 survivors, caregivers, advocates, and researchers.

The Conference began with a star-studded Pink Party featuring celebrity hosts and a premiere of the 2013 Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center’s Pink Glove Dance video. Special thanks to our hosts Nell McCormack Abom, witf; Sue Campbell, WINK 104; Tammy Miller, Tammy Speaks, LLC; Alicia Richards, abc 27; Lesley Ridge, PBCC Board of Directors; Earl David Reed, 105.7 The X; and emcee Dave Marcheskie, abc 27!

The PBCC was privileged to honor world-renowned researcher Dr. Dennis Slamon with the Potamkin Research Prize, Pink Ribbon Awardees Mindy Gray and Jeanne Schmedlen and Shining Light Awardee Westmoreland Walks.

We would love to hear about your experience at the Conference. Click here to take the Post-Conference survey.

A special thank you goes out to our 2013 Sponsors. Without you, we could not offer this fabulous event!

Thanks to you, we are 20 Years Strong. Please join us next year for the 2014 PBCC Conference on Monday, October 13 at the Harrisburg Hilton!

Awareness. Education. Action. There’s Still Time to Register for the 2013 PA Breast Cancer Coalition Conference

Posted By on October 11th, 2013 at 8:45 am | 1 comment.

Conference Registration SliderWe are just days away from the PA Breast Cancer Coalition Conference in Harrisburg!

We hope you will join us in celebrating our 20th Anniversary with a day of learning, networking and fun! The PA Breast Cancer Coalition Conference offers educational workshops covering the latest in breast cancer research, treatment and advocacy. This year’s event will begin with a special session by 2013 Potamkin Prize Awardee and world-renowned researcher Dr. Dennis Slamon who discovered the life-changing treatment Herceptin. His work has saved the lives of thousands of women.

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Kick-off the Conference with us in style at this year’s Pink Party! We’re rolling out the pink carpet for a celebration of breast cancer survivors, Grassroots Partners and PBCC volunteers. The reception is free to the public and will feature celebrity bartenders, hors d’oeuvres and music.

Help us celebrate the PA Breast Cancer Coalition’s 20th Anniversary with the largest conference crowd yet!

Conference registration will be available online through Monday, October 14th at 5:30pm. Registration will be also be available at the Hilton beginning at 7:00am on Tuesday, October 15th.

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President’s Corner: One Month Away! PBCC to Celebrate 20 Years of Education, Advocacy & Outreach at Annual Conference

Posted By on September 16th, 2013 at 9:00 am | 0 comments.

Pat Halpin-Murphy, President & FounderWe’re one month away from the PA Breast Cancer Coalition’s 20th Anniversary Conference!  The PA Breast Cancer Coalition is thrilled to reflect on the past 20 years of advocacy, outreach and survivorship with YOU.  Not only are we looking back, we are looking to the future of breast cancer in Pennsylvania and beyond.  This year’s Conference will feature the very latest in breast cancer research and education, including a special presentation by world-renowned researcher and PA native Dr. Dennis Slamon.

The PBCC has chosen a special Shining Light Awardee for its 20th Anniversary Conference.  Westmoreland Walks has been one of the most successful PBCC Grassroots Partners for the past 12 years.  The Board of Directors works tirelessly, year-round, on events and breast cancer outreach, including the annual Westmoreland Walks event at Twin Lakes Park.

We caught up with the hard-working Westmoreland Walks board members at Twin Lakes.  Click on the video below to learn more about their journey promoting breast cancer awareness in Western PA.

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Join us as we honor our 2013 Awardees at the PBCC Conference on October 15th at the Harrisburg Hilton!

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Tomorrow Night! Join us for the PBCC’s Ribbon Cutting and Open House!

Posted By on September 16th, 2013 at 8:57 am | 0 comments.

Staff Photo for Open House2013 has been a year of new beginnings for the PA Breast Cancer Coalition.  Not only are we celebrating our 20th Anniversary, the PBCC has also moved to a new headquarters in Lebanon!  We welcome anyone interested in meeting our staff to our ribbon cutting ceremony and open house tomorrow night.  Will we see you there?
Open House will be held Tuesday, September 17th from 5-8pm in the PBCC’s statewide headquarters at 2397 Quentin Road, Suite B in Lebanon, PA.  The event will begin with an official Ribbon Cutting event by the Lebanon Chamber of Commerce.  A reception will follow featuring light refreshments.  The event is free and open to the public.  To RSVP, please call 800-377-8828 or email Alyssa@PABreastCancer.org.  We hope to see you tomorrow!

PHOTO CONTEST! Share Your PBCC Pics from the Past 20 Years

Posted By on September 16th, 2013 at 8:56 am | 0 comments.

Photo Contest PicSend us your favorite photo from a PA Breast Cancer Coalition event or rally over the past 20 years and you could win FREE registration to the 2013 PBCC Conference in Harrisburg!

Here’s how to enter…

1.  Choose your favorite picture from a PBCC Event.

2. Send the photo in an email to Info@PABreastCancer.org with some details about the event and your participation with the PA Breast Cancer Coalition.

3. Check on Facebook, Twitter and PABreastCancer.org to find out if you won!

All entries must be received by September 30.  Winner will be announced on October 1, 2013.  Questions?  Call 800-377-8828.

Good Luck!

PBCC to Honor Basser Research Center Founder Mindy Gray at 20th Anniversary Conference

Posted By on August 16th, 2013 at 9:23 am | 2 comments.

She has already accomplished what most women hope to achieve in their lifetime. Driven by the memory of her sister Faith Basser who lost a battle to ovarian cancer at a young age, 2013 Pink Ribbon Awardee Mindy Gray has created a vision for the future of cancer research. She and her husband, Jon, recently donated $25 million to found the Basser Research Center for BRCA at the University of Pennsylvania’s Abramson Cancer Center. Penn’s Basser Center will focus specifically on research of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes which can increase the risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer in women who carry them.

We are honored to welcome Mindy to the 2013 PA Breast Cancer Coalition Conference on October 15th at the Hilton Harrisburg. Join us in honoring her many accomplishments and her dedication to finding a cure now… so our daughters won’t have to.

Click on the video to hear more about Mindy’s story, her vision for the Basser Research Center for BRCA and her message to women in Pennsylvania.

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Don’t miss the chance to meet Mindy at the 2013 PA Breast Cancer Coalition Conference! 

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