Archive for the ‘Donation’ Category

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.

Pink Gloves and Pride: Penn State Hershey Medical Center’s Viral Video Wins National Award

Posted By on November 13th, 2013 at 2:41 pm | 60 comments.

Pink Glove Dance imageAfter hours and hours of filming, costume changes, roller coaster rides and even roller-skating surgeons, the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center’s Pink Glove Dance viral video has taken second place!  For the second year in a row, the hospital submitted a video featuring its staff wearing pink gloves to a national campaign.  Thousands of viewers voted online for hundreds of video submissions and Penn State raised $10,000 for the PA Breast Cancer Coalition!

The Pink Glove Dance was created by Medline Industries, Inc., a nationwide medical supply company to promote breast cancer awareness while allowing cancer organizations to earn money for their programs and services.  Last year, Penn State entered the competition for the first time and won $5,000 for the PBCC.  This year, the medical center placed second and raised more than $12,000 total to support the PBCC and breast cancer survivors across the state.  THANK YOU PENN STATE HERSHEY!

If you didn’t get a chance to watch Penn State Hershey’s award-winning video, click here.  

PBCC to Participate in Day of Giving, Raise Funds for Research

Posted By on November 13th, 2013 at 2:37 pm | 0 comments.

Extra Give ImageOn Friday, November 22, you have an opportunity to stretch your donation to the PA Breast Cancer Coalition through the Lancaster County Community Foundation’s Extra Give.  The Extra Give is a one-day-only online giving marathon for nonprofits serving the Lancaster County area and beyond.

Here’s how it works:

  • Starting at 12:00am on Friday, November 22, donors from all across the country can log on to ExtraGive.org and select an organization from the list OR click on this direct link.
  • Once you’ve chosen the PA Breast Cancer Coalition, you simply click and make a secure online donation.
  • Throughout the day, nonprofits are chosen at random to receive “bonus” donations, and, a percentage of all donations collected for the PBCC will be matched by the Community Foundation.

Important Facts:

  • You don’t have to live in Lancaster County to donate!  As long as you have a computer, your donation will be accepted.
  • Last year, the PBCC was able to raise more than $2,000 from donors and matching gifts
  • The Extra Give is ONE DAY only!  Donations will only be accepted during Friday, November 22, 2013.  For more information on how it works, please visit ExtraGive.org.

The PA Breast Cancer Coalition relies on donors like you to provide programs and services to survivors, families and breast cancer researchers in PA.  Check out PABreastCancer.org for more on what we do!

 

Bride and Groom Give Back on Their Big Day

Posted By on July 15th, 2013 at 8:20 am | 1 comment.

Fink WeddingNewlyweds Alison and Shawn Fink decided to make a special contribution on their special day. In lieu of traditional wedding favors, the Finks sent a donation to the PBCC in honor of the bride’s mother Loretta. Loretta is a 5-year breast cancer survivor. Alison wore her mother’s wedding dress to walk down the aisle.

Along with the generous donation, Mr. and Mrs. Fink provided their guests with pink ribbon stickers and pink oreos with a message to spread awareness of our continued fight to find a cure for breast cancer.  The PBCC would like to thank the newlyweds for their selfless generosity and kindness.  Best wishes for a wonderful life together!

 

Support the PBCC: You Can Make a Difference Today!

Posted By on December 17th, 2012 at 8:02 am | 0 comments.

 

Every day in Pennsylvania, 32 women hear the words, “You have breast cancer.” These 32 women aren’t just a statistic – they are mothers, wives, aunts, and daughters. The PBCC exists to lend support to these women. Please consider making a year-end donation to help us continue to serve Pennsylvania’s women and their families. Give today!

Pink Glove Dance Video Goes Viral, Raises Thousands for PBCC

Posted By on November 12th, 2012 at 8:48 am | 0 comments.

Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center knows a thing or two about the power of pink.  More than 600 faculty, staff, and students at the hospital recently sported pink surgical gloves and raised awareness about early detection in the annual Pink Glove Dance competition hosted by Medline.

Hospitals and non-profits across the country compile videos every year in hopes of raising money for local and national breast cancer organizations.  Penn State Hershey used a strong social media and online presence to promote its 2012 video submission for the PA Breast Cancer Coalition.  Each hospital department choreographed its own routine to Katy Perry’s “Part of Me” with featured guests like the Penn State Nittany Lion and patients of all ages.  Hundreds of thousands of votes were tallied and we are thrilled to announce that Penn State Hershey was awarded second place in the contest with a prize of $5,000!  The Medical Center has generously offered to donate all of that money to the PBCC.

“This may be the most creative and enthusiastic show of support the PBCC has ever seen.  It’s incredible,” said PBCC President and Founder Pat Halpin-Murphy.  “The PA Breast Cancer Coalition is truly grateful for the time, dedication and generosity of the Penn State Hershey staff.

Each day, 32 women in Pennsylvania are diagnosed with breast cancer.  Each year, more than 2,000 of those women will lose their lives to the disease.  With the help of the Penn State’s contribution, the PBCC aims to improve the quality of breast cancer education, research, programming and outreach in the state.   Thank you Penn State Hershey!

In case you didn’t get a chance to watch Penn State’s Pink Glove Dance video, you can watch it here:  Pink Glove Dance 2012
You can read more about Penn State Hershey’s Cancer Institute and the competition here:  Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute

 

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.”