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Why Will YOU Give?

Posted By on November 6th, 2012 at 2:03 pm | 0 comments.

This November 30, The PA Breast Cancer Coalition will join hundreds of nonprofits, organizations and businesses in Lancaster County for the Extraordinary Give.

So, what is this whole Extraordinary Give thing, anyway?  It’s a 24-hour online giving marathon hosted by the Lancaster County Community Foundation during which the PA Breast Cancer Coalition has an opportunity to raise thousands of dollars to support women and families in Pennsylvania.  Beginning at midnight, November 30, anyone in the world can log on to ExtraGive.org, search for the PBCC and give a donation of $25 or more.  During that time, the Community Foundation will choose donors for special incentives.  For example, during the “Midnight Madness” hours of 12am – 3am, the Foundation will select a donor at random and throw in a little “Extra” to whichever organization that person chose to support.  Click Here for more information on prizes or head to ExtraGive.org.
Find out why many PBCC supporters have chosen to donate:

Will YOU Give to the PBCC?

If you’re undecided, we’ve chosen the Top 5 Reasons why you should consider it:

1.  All of the money will stay right here in Pennsylvania.   $.83 of every dollar we receive goes to support our programs and services.

2.  The need is great.  32 women in Pennsylvania will be diagnosed with breast cancer TODAY and more than 12,000 will be diagnosed this year.

3.  Research.  Scientists and doctors in PA are breaking ground on possible new treatments every day, but they cannot continue their work without funding from nonprofits like the PBCC.

4.  Advocacy.  There are no questions too big or too small.  The PBCC staff works to find the answers, treatments and resources for women every day.

5.  Because we need to find a cure now.  Each one of our programs at the PBCC supports that mission. From our Friends Like Me Care Packages to our Refunds for Research program, the PBCC relies strongly on contributions from the community to continue our work.

For 20 years, we have been fortunate to have generous donors, volunteers and Grassroots Partners.  The PBCC has set an Extraordinary Give goal of $3,200 – $100 for each woman in PA diagnosed with breast cancer every day.  Help us continue our mission for the next 20 years by setting aside a little “Extra” and participating in this year’s Extraordinary Give on November 30!

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PBCC Conference Scholarship, Grant Awardees Show Gratitude

Posted By on October 25th, 2012 at 10:28 am | 0 comments.

Each year, generous donors across Pennsylvania contribute to the PBCC’s Cary Massa Memorial Scholarship Fund which provides financial assistance for those who wish to attend our annual Conference in October.  The fund was created in memory of Cary Massa, an active member of the ABC’s support group of Carlisle, who passed away in 2006 after a courageous battle with breast cancer.   Massa’s  family and friends decided to memorialize Cary by offering this opportunity to survivors, caregivers, students and medical professionals.

What donors may not realize is, while their gifts are always appreciated by the PBCC, the effect their generosity has on grant and scholarship recipients is what truly makes the difference.  In the week following this year’s conference, letters of thanks and appreciation starting pouring in to our Ephrata office.  Here are just a few of the responses we received:

The PA Breast Cancer Coalition would like to thank everyone who has provided these recipients with the experience of attending our Conference over the past several years.  We could not do what we do, without you!

Remember, together we can “find a cure for breast cancer now… so our daughters won’t have to.”

2012 PBCC Conference a Tremendous Success

Posted By on October 16th, 2012 at 8:57 am | 0 comments.

For the past 19 years, the PBCC has been improving the lives of Pennsylvanians. Each year we gather in Harrisburg for a great day of educational workshops, networking and for the opportunity to hear from dynamite speakers and experts in the field of breast cancer from all across PA. The 2012 Conference was no exception. Click here for a video. With nearly 1,000 attendees over the 2-day event, we showed how easy it is to turn Awareness into Action!

The four individuals that we honored embody how the power of one can change the lives of many. Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, abc27 anchor Alicia Richards, Dr. Nancy Davidson from University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and motivational speaker and breast cancer survivor Tammy Miller all spoke about what drives them to make a difference in the lives of others and how they turn awareness in action.

Thank you to all who attended this great event! Photos and recaps from the Conference will be online soon!

Save the date for the 2013 PA Breast Cancer Coalition Conference as we showcase “The Power of Pink” and celebrate our 20th Anniversary. We hope you will join us on Tuesday, October 15, 2013! Look for more information over the coming months!

First Ladies Help the PBCC Color It Pink in Harrisburg

Posted By on October 16th, 2012 at 8:56 am | 0 comments.

Joined by First Lady Susan Corbett and former First Lady Michele Ridge, the PBCC turned the Capitol Fountain pink on October 1 to kick off breast cancer awareness month and our 20th Anniversary year-long celebration. The First Ladies spoke at the event of the importance of annual screenings and their commitment to the PBCC’s mission of finding a cure for breast cancer now…so our daughters won’t have to.

Leslie Stiles and Leslie Anne Miller who served as PBCC Honorary Chairs during the Rendell administration, also lent their support to the event. Special thanks to Secretary Sheri Phillips and the Department of General Services for turning the fountain pink for the occasion.

Former First Ladies Ellen Casey and Kathy Schweiker also offered their support to the event, although they were not able to attend.