Archive for the ‘Grassroots Partners’ Category

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

Posted By on August 15th, 2014 at 8:50 am | 0 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 | 0 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!

Stauffers of Kissel Hill Raises Thousands for Survivors at Pink Day

Posted By on June 16th, 2014 at 8:44 am | 0 comments.

Stauffers-Pic2Pink Day at Stauffers of Kissel Hill Garden Centers was a blossoming success as folks filed in to grab their gardening essentials on a beautiful spring day. At each of their 8 Central PA locations, Stauffers offered 2% of sales as a donation to the PBCC, gave away free watering cans to anyone who made a contribution, and held an employee bake-sale to raise money. In addition, PBCC staff and volunteers were on-hand to offer free resources, information and breast cancer materials. This year’s Pink Day raised an amazing $8,377.80!  The event at Stauffers has raised more than $24,000 since its inception in 2012!
Special thank you our friends at Stauffers of Kissel Hill for planting the seed and growing a great awareness event for the PBCC!

NHL Alums, Community, Face Off to Fight Cancer in PA

Posted By on March 14th, 2014 at 8:23 am | 0 comments.

NHL-Alumni-gameMore than a dozen former hockey pros took to the ice in honor of breast cancer survivors in Pennsylvania this month.  Players including Francois Leroux, Craig Muni, Andrew Cassels, Olympic gold medalist Lori Dupuis and many other alums had a chance to take on local amateur hockey enthusiasts in the annual NHL Alumni Challenge at Palmyra’s Klick Lewis Arena.  The event has raised thousands of dollars to support the PBCC.

Check out pictures from the event here.
If you would like to host an event for the PA Breast Cancer Coalition, contact Kristen Snoke, Community Outreach Director, Kristen@PABreastCancer.org, (717) 769-2301.

Cheers to Pinktober in PA!

Posted By on February 17th, 2014 at 8:55 am | 0 comments.

Fine-Wine-and-Good-Spirits-pic-for-webWe’re raising a glass to Fine Wine and Good Spirits whose Pinktober wine campaign raised nearly $9,000 to support the programs and services offered at the PBCC.  In addition to the Pinktober contribution, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board / Fine Wine and Good Spirits raised breast cancer awareness throughout the state.  Here’s how…

During the month of October, Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board stores sold 8,964 cases of wine designated to raise money for the PBCC.   For each case sold, the PLCB then donated $1 of the proceeds toward our cause.  Thank you to the PLCB and Fine Wine and Good Spirits staff for coordinating this amazing promotion and for making a difference in the lives of many women in Pennsylvania!

Would you like to host a Grassroots Partner event or campaign in your community?  Contact our Community Outreach Director, Kristen Snoke, at Kristen@PABreastCancer.org or (717) 769-2301.

Break Out Your Pom Poms: Pink Zone at Penn State is Almost Here!

Posted By on January 15th, 2014 at 8:40 am | 0 comments.

Survivors-with-pom-poms-for-webThe Penn State University Lady Lion Basketball Team is once again hosting its Pink Zone game on Sunday February, 16 at the Bryce Jordan Center.  The game is FREE to all survivors and their families.  Free Bus transportation is also available. Pink Zone has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for breast cancer facilities and organizations including the PBCC.  Hurry! The survivor registration deadline is coming soon…

Survivors interested in attending this year’s Pink Zone at Penn State are eligible for free admission to the game and special survivor activities.  They are also able to register for up to three free tickets to the game for friends or family.   Additional game tickets are available for purchase at a discounted rate of $5.00 each.  You will be contacted for payment of additional game tickets.

To Register or to learn more about tickets and transportation, click here.

We hope to see you there!

Lash Out at Cancer in Lancaster with the PBCC This Month!

Posted By on January 15th, 2014 at 8:38 am | 0 comments.

Before-and-after-eyelashes-for-webYou don’t want to miss this…
Lash Out at Cancer, a special “night out” to benefit the PBCC and the Four Diamonds Fund, will be held Thursday, January 23 from 6-9 p.m. at the Eden Resort in Lancaster.  The event will feature music, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, dancing, prizes and more.  Organizers hope to literally change the face of cancer by offering FREE eyelash extensions to cancer survivors who lost lashes in treatment.  Want to go?

Tickets for Lash Out at Cancer are available for $40 online here. You can learn more by watching the Fox 43 profile on next week’s event here. For more event information or information on free eyelash extensions for cancer survivors, click here.

President’s Corner: Commmitted to Make a Difference Every Day – Thank You Grassroots Partners!

Posted By on December 16th, 2013 at 8:30 am | 0 comments.

Pat HeadshotBy Pat Halpin-Murphy, President & FounderGP-Collage-thumbnail-2-for-web

As we enter our 21st year at the PA Breast Cancer Coalition, I’ve been thinking about what is yet to come. It’s something breast cancer survivors think about every single day. Our goal is to help them look forward to a bright future ahead. The very reason we’re able to move forward and enter this next chapter at the PBCC is because of the hard work, dedication, creativity and passion of our Grassroots Partners.

To date in 2013, more than 179 Grassroots Partner events have been held across the state raising nearly $400,000. That is absolutely incredible! From the bottom of our hearts, thank you to our Grassroots Partners, donors and volunteers for supporting the programs and mission of the PA Breast Cancer Coalition of finding a cure for breast cancer now… so our daughters won’t have to.

Click here for highlights from the 2013 Grassroots Partner events.

Interested in hosting an event for the PBCC in 2014?  Click here for more information.