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Saddle Up! 5th Annual Ride 4 Life Set to Raise Funds for PA Survivors

Posted By on March 16th, 2015 at 8:36 am | 0 comments.

shelly-mixThe 5th Annual MidAtlanticSpeedHorse.com‘s Ride 4 Life is here! This open barrel race to benefit the PBCC has raised over $9,500 in the past 4 years, spearheaded by breast cancer survivor and horse enthusiast Shelly Mix! Join over 160 riders April 25 in Annville, Lebanon County, PA for target barrel races, a rookie race and junior horse barrel competitions. It all gets started with exhibitions at 8:30am and the show at 11:00am. There will also be vendors, food and more!

Find out all the info, register, donate or become a sponsor on their website here.

Would you like to organize a fundraiser for the PBCC? Visit pbcc.me/hostevent or contact Kristen@PABreastCancer.org for more information.

NHL Alumni to Face Off Against Breast Cancer this March

Posted By on February 16th, 2015 at 8:29 am | 0 comments.

Pucks-with-ProsCalling all ice hockey fans: Join the PA Breast Cancer Coalition for a fun-filled weekend with NHL Alumni at Pucks with Pros on March 6th and 7th! It all gets underway Friday night at Hersheypark’s Coaster Cafe with an exclusive Meet and Greet Hot Stove Party featuring dozens of former pros. Hear the alums tell their stories and bid on some one-of-a-kind silent auction items. The action continues Saturday at the Pucks with Pros Alumni Classic game at Klick Lewis Arena. Want to go?

A limited number of tickets to the Meet and Greet Hot Stove Party are available online at www.PuckswithPros.com for $30.  Tickets are also available for $40 at the door.  Snitz Creek Brewery will supply original beer selections for the event.  On Saturday, pros and their teams are set to challenge each other in a “Fantasy Tournament” at Klick Lewis Arena in Palmyra. Don’t miss it!

Pucks with Pros, organized by Jon Jehrio, has raised more than $90,000 for the PA Breast Cancer Coalition over the years.

Visit www.PuckswithPros.com for information on NHL Alumni lineup and weekend events.  Be sure to spread the word using #PuckswithPros on Twitter and Facebook. We hope to see you there!

Westmoreland County Goes Pink, Unites to Support Survivors

Posted By on January 15th, 2015 at 10:27 am | 0 comments.

Westmoreland Walks

WestmorelandteamsforplOctober was a busy month for our supporters in Westmoreland County! For the 13th consecutive year, Westmoreland Walks blew us away with the Breast Cancer Walk and “Get your PINK On” awareness events throughout their communities. In total, Westmoreland Walks raised over $42,000 for the PA Breast Cancer Coalition and our programs and services for breast cancer survivors! The PBCC would like to thank the Westmoreland Walks Board of Directors President Kathy Brown, PBCC Board Member Kelly Urbani, and ALL of the ladies who work tirelessly on this event throughout the year to make it such a success! These volunteers truly continue to make a difference one step at a time for survivors, families, researchers and breast cancer advocates! This event also inspires others in the Westmoreland County community to contribute during breast cancer awareness month.

 

Greater Latrobe Aqua Club
GreaterlatrobeforplFor the past 5 years, the Greater Latrobe Aqua Club has held a Swim-a-Thon, with proceeds benefiting the PBCC. This year, under the leadership of club President Beth Jackson, they donated $2,313 from their event! Westmoreland County has now grown to host a whole handful of annual events that benefit the PBCC! We are grateful for this tight-knit, community-minded region in Western PA!

Our 2014 Grassroots Partners: Making an Impact Every Day

Posted By on December 15th, 2014 at 12:26 pm | 291 comments.

Pat-with-grandchildren-at-Isaac's-for-PLYou walked. You trotted. You swam. You rode the trails. You even brewed pink beer. And ALL of you have made a difference. I’m talking about our PA Breast Cancer Coalition Grassroots Partners. It is because of your hard work, dedication, passion and creativity that we are able to reach out and provide help to thousands of women and men facing breast cancer across Pennsylvania.

– Since January 1, the PBCC has sent more than 564 free Friends Like Me care packages to recently diagnosed survivors full of educational materials, scarves, head wraps and small gifts.

– Last month, thanks to YOUR efforts, the PBCC and an anonymous donor awarded a $100,000 grant to Penn State Hershey breast cancer researcher Dr. Craig Meyers to continue his work to help find a cure for breast cancer now… so our daughters won’t have to.

– With your help, we are able to advocate for the women of Pennsylvania on legislation like the Breast Density Notification Act which was recently signed into law.

– Our incredible Grassroots Partners allow us to offer scholarships to breast cancer survivors who wish to attend our annual PBCC Conference in Harrisburg.

– Your fundraising efforts also help us to provide Patient Advocacy to women at a time when they need it most.

From the women battling breast cancer in our state, their families and the entire staff at the PA Breast Cancer Coalition, thank you. We hope you will continue this fight with us to find a cure for breast cancer now… so our daughters won’t have to.

Click on the video below to see photos from this year’s Grassroots Partners.

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Want to hold a fundraiser in your community?  Contact Kristen@PABreastCancer.org and become a PBCC Grassroots Partner today!

PA Motor Equipment Company Contributes Thousands in Support

Posted By on December 15th, 2014 at 9:42 am | 323 comments.

At Kenworth-of-PA-for-PLKenworth of Pennsylvania / Motor Truck Equipment Company, employees are driven to give back to their communities and help those in need. Leadership at this Cumberland County company decided to invite all employees to make a donation to the PBCC by way of payroll deduction, and company matched every gift—totaling an incredible gift of $7,620 to help survivors receive the resources and services needed to navigate their diagnosis!

The PBCC is overwhelmed by the outpouring of support from the owners and employees at Kenworth, and a special thanks goes out to Tonya Karcher, HR Manager for her work in organizing the first year of this fundraiser. Your thoughtfulness and hard work helps us continue on our mission to “find a cure now, so our daughter’s won’t have to.” Thank you for making a difference in the lives of breast cancer survivors and their families.
Would your company like to do a fundraiser for the PBCC?  Contact Kristen@PABreastCancer.org to get started.

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

Posted By on September 15th, 2014 at 3:34 pm | 414 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!.

Ta-Ta Trotters Raise Tens of Thousands for Survivors & Families

Posted By on August 15th, 2014 at 8:50 am | 4310 comments.

tatatrotforwebIt was a spectacular day in Sunbury on July 12 as the streets were painted pink for this year’s Ta-Ta Trot. Survivor Julie Rockey and her amazing committee, including longtime PBCC friend Cheryl Delsite, took the annual 5K walk/run to the next level this year with more than 2,600 physical and virtual “trotters” from each and every one of the 50 states!

What started back in 2010 with 62 runners has exploded in year 5, raising a grand total of $27,121.68 for the PBCC to continue our work to find a cure! This event goes way beyond being a breast cancer fundraiser, as they spread awareness and the message of hope and healing 365 days a year. Thank you to all of the Ta-Ta Trot sponsors, runners, walkers, volunteers and especially the committee that puts it all together.  We look forward to continue working with you until we finally can say “ta-ta” to breast cancer once and for all!

For more photos from the 2014 Ta-Ta Trot, click here.

Lebanon County Golfers Join PBCC’s Fight Fore a Cure

Posted By on July 11th, 2014 at 12:50 pm | 306 comments.

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Real golfers wear pink! Or Purple, green or white. The Lebanon Country Club Women’s golf league hosted a 4-color tournament again this year to benefit the PBCC and it was once again an absolute success.

Held on a hazy and hot June morning, players enjoyed lots of contests and prizes to be won throughout the course, along with a wonderful program and luncheon following play. Special guests Dr. Karla Ludwig and breast cancer survivor Amanda Musser, both from Good Samaritan Hospital in Lebanon, spoke during the event about the importance of events like these to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research and programs. All in all, the second annual tournament netted $7,000! Congratulations to everyone involved for hosting yet another fun and successful golf outing, and special thanks to committee chair Susan Wood for her hard work on the event. See you June 15, 2015 for next year’s tournament at Lebanon Country Club!