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Color it Pink this October 1 to Honor Survivors, Families

Posted By on September 15th, 2014 at 3:34 pm | 0 comments.

Pink-Fountain-for-PLThe PA Breast Cancer Coalition invites you to kick off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with us Wednesday, October 1 at 11:00am in Harrisburg at the State Capitol East Wing Fountain. Together we will turn the Fountain pink in honor of survivors and families fighting breast cancer across our state.  Can you be there?

Throughout the entire month of October, the fountain will serve as a reminder to all women of the importance of good breast health and the need for annual mammograms. Over the years, the pink fountain has also become a beacon of hope for the hundreds of thousands of survivors across the Commonwealth that one day we will find a cure for breast cancer… so our daughters won’t have to. This event is made possible by the incredible support of the PA Department of General Services.
Color it Pink with the PBCC on Wednesday, October 1 at 11:00am outside the State Capitol East Wing Fountain on Commonwealth Avenue.  We hope to see you there!

Party for the Pink of It with Snitz Creek Brewery this Month!

Posted By on September 15th, 2014 at 3:34 pm | 0 comments.

Snitz-Creek-for-PLPink Apple Wheat Beer. Spending time outside. A buffet dinner. Live music. Have we caught your attention yet? Then join us at Snitz Creek Brewery in Lebanon on September 28th for “Party for the PINK of It!” a 5k fun run/1 mile walk event, followed by dinner, brews and music at the brewery. Proceeds from the event benefit PBCC and our work for breast cancer survivors and their families across the state. Want to go?

To register, click here.

Proceeds from the event benefit PBCC and our work for breast cancer survivors and their families across the state. Registration is only $35 for adults ($15 for children) and includes access to the entire event—including 2 beers or sodas on the house. It all gets started at 4PM—so grab the entire family and join us to Party for the PINK of It!.

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!

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 | 0 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!

 

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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Survivor Photo Exhibit to Visit Geisinger Medical Center This October

Posted By on October 11th, 2013 at 8:37 am | 0 comments.

Exhibit Speakers PhillyThe PBCC will celebrate life, courage, hope and dignity of Pennsylvania breast cancer survivors beginning October 24th at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Montour County. 67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania features photos and messages of strength from women across Pennsyvania who have battled this disease. We would love to see you there!

Join the PBCC, Geisinger Health System and the PA Department of Health for a special kick-off opening reception for the exhibit Thursday, October 24th at 5:30 p.m in Geisinger Medical Center’s Henry Hood Center for Health Research.  To RSVP for this event, call 800-377-8828, ext. 3050 or email Kristen Snoke, Community Outreach Director at Kristen@PABreastCancer.org. Following the reception, the photo exhibit will move to Geisinger’s Hospital for Advanced Medicine.

For complete details on Geisinger’s photo exhibit kick-off event, click here.

 

 

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!