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Our 2014 Grassroots Partners: Making an Impact Every Day

Posted By on December 15th, 2014 at 12:26 pm | 0 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 | 0 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 | 123 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 | 39 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 | 69 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 | 44 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 | 141 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 | 77 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.