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Summer Derby Series Finishes Strong

Posted By on August 2nd, 2013 at 10:08 am | 0 comments.

Jody RoofThe sixth annual Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer® home run derby series made its final stop of the summer in Erie on Tuesday. We couldn’t have done any of  it without our sponsors and 195 volunteers. The 57 teams and 13 individual batters gave us a lot to cheer about throughout the summer. The derby saw twenty-four balls knocked out of the park! John Furlong amassed the most amount of home runs with an incredible 5 out-of-the-park hits! Congrats to our overall champions, hailing from the York Home Run Derby, Bombs With Burt!

Here’s a look at the top ten teams statewide:

Bombs With Burt – 2,350232323232-fp53733-nu=3235-656-269-WSNRCG=36325334-3327nu0mrj

PeoplesBank 4 - 2,335

Mark & John Furlong – 2,175

PeoplesBank 3 - 1,875

Neuman’s Crew 2 – 1,810

PeoplesBank 2 – 1,725

Team Sporange – 1,590

Guns of Roses – 1,575

Tesco Tools 1 – 1,535232323232-fp53739-nu=3235-656-269-WSNRCG=3632533479327nu0mrj

Tesco Tools 2 – 1,525

RKL Team 2 – 1,525

Top Five Individuals Statewide:

John Furlong – 675

Blair Beer - 625

John Furlong – 535

Greg Gunter –  410

Jeff Ebersole – 375

We can’t thank everyone enough for your support! YOU helped raise awareness and funds all over the state of Pennsylvania. YOU are helping to find a cure now…so our daughters won’t have to!

Final 2013 Derby Closes With a Bang

Posted By on August 1st, 2013 at 9:46 am | 0 comments.

DSC07989The 6th annual Take A Swing Against Breast Cancer home run derby series saw its last action of the summer as teams took the field at Jerry Uht Park in Erie on Tuesday. In all, ten teams and two batters came out to support the PBCC. Neuman’s Crew, led by Representative Brandon Neuman and his two home runs, earned the top spot.

 

Here’s a look at the other participants:

Neuman’s Crew 2 – 1810

Tesco Tools 1 – 1535

Tesco Tools 2 – 1525

Neuman’s Crew 1 – 1325

GoErie.com - 1160

List Family Warriors – 1070

Marquette Savings Bank Team 2 – 960

Erie Times-News – 950

Marquette Savings Bank Team 1 – 765

Pretty In Pink – 550

Individual Batters:

Blair Beer - 625

Jeff Ebersole – 375

Congratulations to home run hitters Brandon Neuman (2), Joe Oliphant (2), and Blair Beer (1). Thank you to all volunteers and batters who helped make the sixth annual installment of the Home Run Derby series such a success! We truly couldn’t do it without you!

Clipper Magazine Stadium Turns Pink as Teams Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer

Posted By on July 23rd, 2013 at 8:43 am | 0 comments.

Guns of Roses without BoasThe latest installment of the Home Run Derby series saw a lot of action this past Saturday in Lancaster. Fourteen teams and four individual batters came out to Clipper Magazine Stadium to Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer®. In the end, Guns of Roses, a team of City police officers, beat out UTI to take home the pink bats. Guns of Roses was also the day’s highest fundraising team.

Here’s how other teams did:

Guns of Roses – 1,575

UTI Performance – 1,370

UTI Power – 1,305

Furlong Boys – 1,280

Susquehanna Bank 1 – 1,145

Susquehanna Bank 2 – 1,070

Wells Fargo 2 – 920

UPMC – 890

Ameriprise Financial – 835

PSU Hershey Medical Center 1 – 810

Dart Container 2 – 785

Dart Container 1 – 775

Wells Fargo 1 – 760

PSU Hershey Medical Center 2 – 260

Individual Batters:

Corey Deyo – 345

Josh Blantz – 345

Dan Virgil – 335

Kelly Krasley – 240

You can check out all of the pictures from the day here. Don’t forget to stay up-to-date on everything PBCC by following us on Twitter and Facebook. Thank you to all of the batters, volunteers, and stadium staff who made the event run so smoothly. We couldn’t do it without you!

The derby series wraps up in Erie on Tuesday, July 30th.

Shelton VolunteersUTI Teams

Team With Fitting Name Takes York Derby Title

Posted By on July 22nd, 2013 at 3:45 pm | 0 comments.

DSC07877Bombs with Burt certainly proved they were capable of brandishing such a team name. They were able to nail four homers on Friday, helping to push them to the top spot in the York derby. Kevin Tracey hit the first home run for his team. The other three came from Jody Roof. In total, Sovereign Bank Stadium saw eight home runs hit during the day!

Here are the full results from the day:

Bombs with Burt – 2,350

PeoplesBank 4 – 2,335

PeoplesBank 3 - 1,875

PeoplesBank 2 – 1,725

RKL Team 2 – 1,525

Johnson Controls – 1,460

PeoplesBank 1 – 1,450

Team Hard Body – 1,425

RKL Team 1 – 1,060

UPMC – 830

FOX43 – 805

Individual Batter:

John Furlong – 675 & 535

You can check out all of the pictures from the day here.Don’t forget to stay up-to-date on everything PBCC by following us on Twitter and Facebook. Thank you to all of the batters, volunteers and stadium staff who made the event run so smoothly. We couldn’t do it without you!

We hope to see you in Erie, at our last derby of the summer!

PBCC, PA First Ladies Join to “Knock Out Breast Cancer”

Posted By on June 17th, 2013 at 8:17 am | 0 comments.

Pat, Susan Corbett, Steve edited for PLThe PBCC honored PA First Lady Susan Corbett and former First Ladies last week during a special “Knock Out Breast Cancer” rose dedication in the Governor’s Residence Gardens.

The ceremony featured special Pink Knock Out Roses donated by Star Roses and Plants/Conard Pyle in collaboration with Morris Arboretum.  The roses will serve as a living legacy  to showcase the crucial work of the First Ladies and the importance of our goal to “find a cure for breast cancer now… so our daughters won’t have to.”

The PBCC also honored a few special Grassroots Partners at the event. North Dickinson Elementary School Students Sam, Clay, Nicholas, Delaney and Mia from Carlisle have raised thousands of dollars – all by asking their fellow classmates, teachers and staff to contribute their spare change.  The Penny Wars competition spread throughout the school district.  Last year, Penny Wars raised nearly $6,000 for the PBCC.

If you would like to see the Pink Knock Out Roses up close, the Governor’s Residence offers summer garden tours every Tuesday and Thursday between 10:00am and 2:00p.  Tours are conducted at no charge, but reservations are required. For more information on the tours, click here.

Click on the video to watch CBS21′s TV coverage of the Rose Dedication

 

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Click here for pictures from the event

 

 

Welcome PBCC Board Member Kelly Urbani!

Posted By on June 17th, 2013 at 8:15 am | 0 comments.

Kelly UrbaniThe PBCC welcomes Kelly Urbani as the new Grassroots Partner Representative on our Board of Directors!  Urbani serves as an organizer of Westmoreland Walks, a successful event for the PBCC entering its 11th year this October.

Kelly graduated from Edinboro State University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education.  She earned both her Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction in 2010 and Principal K-12 Certification in 2012 from Gannon University.

Kelly has served on the Westmoreland Walks, Inc. Board of Directors for the past seven years.  Westmoreland Walks, Inc. was created in 2000 by a group of women who were touched by breast cancer in some way.  Wanting to contribute towards breast cancer research and do something to help women as they progressed through the stages of their breast cancer diagnosis, the idea of a walk was born.  As a grassroots partner of the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition, Westmoreland Walks has raised more than $250,000!

Additionally, Westmoreland Walks, Inc. hosts an annual Spa Day. Women battling breast cancer are invited to participate in a full day of education, relaxation, inspiration and friendship.  Kelly was also instrumental in creating the Pink Ribbon Scholarship which is awarded to a High School Senior whose life has been impacted by breast cancer.  Dedicated to improved communication, advocacy, and research, Kelly is honored and thrilled to have an opportunity to serve as a Grassroots Partner Representative with the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition.

Kelly resides in Greensburg, PA with her children, Dominic age 12, and Mia, age 10.  She is a first grade teacher at R. K. Mellon Elementary School in the Ligonier Valley School District.  Kelly and her children enjoy skiing in the winter and spending time together at the pool in the summer.

 

Dover Area HS Baseball Spreads Breast Cancer Awareness

Posted By on May 13th, 2013 at 8:55 am | 0 comments.

Dover Area HSDover Area High School students Bryce Smith and Brady Hilbert stepped up to the plate for breast cancer awareness and used their baseball team as a part of their senior project when the Eagles took on the York Suburban Trojans in early May.

The students reached out to the PA Breast Cancer Coalition as their project’s beneficiary and they planned a dress-down day at all 6 of the Dover Area schools with donations coming to the PBCC. They also sold t-shirts in support of the project, and wore the pink t-shirts together as a team. The game was a huge success and even the four-legged friends joined in the action! Thanks so much to Bryce and Brady for coordinating the breast cancer awareness game and spreading the word to the Dover community about the PBCC’s services and programs. Overall, total donations are still being tallied, but the awareness spread by the teammates is invaluable!

Learn more about how YOU can be a Grassroots Partner for the PBCC here.

 

Be a Part of History May 7th with the PA Breast Cancer Coalition!

Posted By on May 1st, 2013 at 9:24 am | 0 comments.

 

BE A PART OF HISTORY THUMBNAIL

 

Be a part of history next week! 2013 is a major milestone here at the PA Breast Cancer Coalition, and we need YOU to help us celebrate. The PBCC is marking 20 historic years of education, advocacy and outreach on May 7th at 10:30am in the State Capitol Rotunda for a special Mother’s Day presentation of 67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania. Join us as we gather in front of the Capitol steps to commemorate the women, men and their families who have battled breast cancer in Pennsylvania. Don’t forget to stay connected to the PBCC on Facebook and Twitter. We hope to see you in Harrisburg next week!

To RSVP, call 800-377-8828, x304 or email Kristen@PABreastCancer.org.

-Pat Halpin-Murphy and the PBCC Staff

P.S. We are searching for women to represent the 32 women who are diagnosed with breast cancer each day in Pennsylvania to be featured in a stunning visual iillustration on the Capitol steps. If you would like to be part of this opportunity, please contact Kristen@PABreastCancer.org to reserve your space!