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Conference 2014: Massa Scholarship Fund Makes Conference Experience Possible for PA Breast Cancer Survivors

Posted By on August 15th, 2014 at 8:51 am | 0 comments.

Pat HeadshotBy Pat Halpin-Murphy, President & Founder

On October 13, we will welcome hundreds of attendees to our PA Breast Cancer Coalition Conference in Harrisburg for a day of learning and networking. Many of our guests will be there, thanks to the Cary Massa Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Cary was a wife, a mother, a friend, a fighter and a shining light to those around her. She lost her battle with breast cancer in 2006, but Cary’s family, friends and fellow members of the ABC Support Group have chosen to preserve her memory through the Cary Massa Scholarship Fund. Since its establishment, the fund has allowed hundreds of women to attend the PA Breast Cancer Coalition Conference, free of charge.

Cary’s husband, Dr. Robert Massa and her dear friend Rosalyn Evans share Cary’s story and explain why they felt it so important to carry on her legacy in this way. We are grateful they have chosen to celebrate Cary’s life by giving to survivors across Pennsylvania.

Click on the video below to hear Cary’s story:

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For more information on our scholarship opportunities, click here.

Register Now for the 2014 PA Breast Cancer Coalition Conference!

Posted By on July 10th, 2014 at 7:21 pm | 0 comments.

Conference2013PresidentsCornerforPLHave you been touched by breast cancer?  Maybe you’re a survivor or maybe you’re caring for one of the thousands of Pennsylvania woman who face this battle every day.  If you’re interested in learning the very latest in breast cancer research, treatments, advocacy, nutrition and survivorship, we invite you attend the PA Breast Cancer Coalition Conference on Monday, October 13, 2014 at the Harrisburg Hilton hotel.

Attend our many outstanding workshops, stroll through the exhibitor area, and spend the day with health professionals and other survivors who share our goal of finding a cure for breast cancer now… so our daughters won’t have to.

Early bird registration is now open online for $65.  Continuing Education Hours are also available for an additional fee.

Bring a friend and experience Pennsylvania’s premiere statewide breast cancer conference this fall!

WATCH: Click on the video below to learn more about the PA Breast Cancer Coalition Conference

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Click here to register for the 2014 PA Breast Cancer Coalition Conference!

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 | 0 comments.

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 | 0 comments.

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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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!

President’s Corner: 2013 Conference Awardees Announced

Posted By on July 15th, 2013 at 8:23 am | 0 comments.

Awardees

This October, The PA Breast Cancer Coalition will honor four awardees who have changed the face of breast cancer in Pennsylvania and beyond.  We are delighted to announce the 20th Anniversary Conference Awardees: Dr. Dennis Slamon, Mindy Gray, Jeanne Schmedlen and the Westmoreland Walks Board of Directors.  Together, they have saved thousands of lives, inspired many others and raised breast cancer awareness across the country.

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Dr. Dennis Slamon, world-renowned for discovering the ground-breaking treatment known as Herceptin, has devoted his life to finding a cure for cancer.  For that dedication and the profound impact he has had on women in PA, and indeed, worldwide, the PBCC has chosen Dr. Slamon as the 2013 Potamkin Prize awardee.  A Pennsylvania native, Slamon’s clinical research of the HER-2 gene changed what was once a one of the worst breast cancer prognosis into one of the most hopeful.  We will be thrilled to award him our Potamkin Prize for Breast Cancer research at our 2013 Conference on October 15th in Harrisburg.

Click here to listen to a podcast of our recent interview with Dr. Slamon.

Look for profiles of our awardees in future editions of PinkLink! 

Don’t miss an opportunity to join us in honoring these incredible men and women at the 2013 PBCC Conference on October 15th in Harrisburg!

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