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McKean County Grassroots Partners Plan Motorcycle Poker Run

Posted By on July 15th, 2015 at 11:02 am | 0 comments.

PA-SnowseekersStart your engines. The PA Snowseekers are hitting the road for the PBCC in the 10th Anniversary Motorcycle Poker Run Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25.  Festivities begin Friday night at the Snowseekers Clubhouse in Highland Corners with live entertainment by The Shiners.  Saturday’s run starts with breakfast and ends with a silent auction, prizes and post-run dinner. Want to participate?

Click here to learn more about the 10th Anniversary Motorcycle Poker Run. We hope to see you there!

Grassroots Partner Events Making a Difference Across Pennsylvania

Posted By on June 15th, 2015 at 8:34 am | 0 comments.

June is quite a busy time for our incredible Grassroots Partners all over the state!

Stauffers2Gorgeous pink ribbon flowers welcomed guests to the 4th Annual Stauffers of Kissel Hill Pink Day at Home and Garden center locations from York to Lititz. Stauffers donated 2% of all sales on June 6 directly to our programs and services at the PBCC and raised more than $6,600! In addition, customers had a chance to win a pink garden, treat themselves to delicious homemade baked goods and learn more about our mission. Thank you to the wonderful guests we had a chance to speak with and, of course, to Stauffers of Kissel Hill for your dedication to making a difference in the community.

June 6 also marked the 1st Annual Toasting a Cure at the Vineyard at the brand new Bucks Valley Winery and Vineyard in Toasting-a-CureNewport, Perry County. The event raised $8,000 for the breast cancer survivors and families in PA! Guests enjoyed summer wine tastings, live music and a silent auction, not to mention gorgeous weather and breathtaking views. Thank you to survivor Helen Michener and her team for making Toasting a Cure a huge success!

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

Think Spring, Think Pink! Stauffers to Hold Annual Pink Day for the PBCC June 6

Posted By on May 15th, 2015 at 8:29 am | 0 comments.

stauffers-pink-day-previewSpringtime means gardening, planting, mulching and PINK DAY at Stauffers of Kissel Hill Garden Centers! Join us on Saturday, June 6th at all 8 locations in Central PA for this 4th annual event! The fun runs all day, with a bake sale, educational info from PBCC (10am-2pm), and your chance to win a pink garden from Stauffers of Kissel Hill! Additionally, 2% of all sales on Pink Day will go to support PBCC’s programs and services for breast cancer survivors in PA!

Stop by to grab your gardening essentials on Saturday, June 6th and make a difference in the lives of women facing breast cancer in your community! Find out all the details here.

5,000 Miles. One Goal: Fight Breast Cancer

Posted By on April 15th, 2015 at 8:28 am | 784 comments.

One-lap-of-america-for-plLancaster County Corvette Club members Jim Roberts and Shane Lintner wanted to combine their love of racing with a greater calling to help breast cancer survivors and their families. Through their participation in the 2015 One Lap of America, they are able to leverage support for the PBCC by traveling 5,000 miles for our cause! How?

“The lives of many of our friends have been touched by cancer, especially breast cancer,” said Roberts. “This is a tangible way others can support the cause, by having their name or the name of a loved one come along on this journey with us.”

The Brock Yates’ One Lap of America is an endurance race that challenges the preparation and endurance of both man and machine. It is an offshoot of the original “Cannonball Sea to Shining Sea Memorial Trophy Dash” created in the early 1970’s. Today, all the competition takes place on the tracks, and when all is said and done, the duo will have traveled nearly 5,000 miles in eight days, working their way out as far west as Colorado in Jim’s Yellow 2000 Corvette Coupe! Stickers that will decorate the roof and body of the Corvette can be purchased for a minimum donation of $10. They will list the donor name, or you can purchase one in honor or memory of a loved one. To make a donation, simply visit pbcc.me/donate and fill in “One Lap of America” when prompted for the Title of Event.

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

Posted By on March 16th, 2015 at 8:36 am | 427 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 | 447 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 | 601 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 | 328 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!