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Fastpitch for a Purpose Focused on Striking Out Breast Cancer

Posted By on January 15th, 2016 at 9:40 am | 0 comments.
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Pictured in photo: Organizer Stephanie Lux with her daughter Brooke Bosley, James Stonebraker, Sr., Kristen Snoke of the PBCC and Deena Pace.

Players, parents and patrons of Fastpitch for a Purpose came together in a huge way this past October, knocking it out of the park for the 4th consecutive year. Led by coordinator and creator, Stephanie Lux, this event raised $12,500 for the PBCC’s programs and services to help breast cancer survivors!

Every year, Stephanie rallies the youth in Shrewsbury, York County, to team up in the battle against breast cancer. Girls ages 8-18 play in this 2-day softball tournament, many of them in honor of a loved one who has been touched by breast cancer. The girls leave feeling inspired and passionate about the cause, knowing that they made a difference by doing something as simple as playing a game that they love.

Since 2012, this incredible community-wide fundraiser has contributed over $40,000 to the PBCC and helped spread awareness regarding our free resources. If you would like to get involved with this event, please visit their Facebook page here, and save the date for this year’s tournament: October 1-2, 2016!

Powerful Grassroots Partners Make Impact Across Pennsylvania

Posted By on December 15th, 2015 at 10:52 am | 0 comments.

Tatatrot2015You. YOU are the reason the PA Breast Cancer Coalition is able to help breast cancer survivors, support their families, advocate for the women of Pennsylvania and award research grants to outstanding scientists in our state.

Grassroots Partners continue to amaze us with their creative ways to make an impact. You’ve organized walks, dress-down days, football games, tea parties – even a boatload of bras!  You’ve opened the doors to your restaurants, car dealerships, banks, grocery stores and everywhere in between to further our mission of finding a cure for breast cancer now… so our daughters won’t have to. For that, we thank you.  Women facing breast cancer, families and researchers thank you, too for making a difference.

Grassroots Partners – you ROCK! Watch the video below as we salute the 2015 Grassroots Partners:

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Lancaster Newspapers Goes Pink, Raises Thousands for PA Survivors

Posted By on December 15th, 2015 at 8:23 am | 0 comments.

LNP-for-PlLNP (Lancaster Newspapers) washed the pages of its October 25th Sunday News edition in “pink in pursuit of a cure”, and featured an interview with PA Breast Cancer Coalition President and Founder Pat Halpin-Murphy on the front page! The pink initiative went much further than simply transforming the color of its pages—it was all to help bring awareness to National Breast Cancer Awareness month, honor and memorialize breast cancer survivors and those who have lost their battle, and recognize the health care providers and advocates who empower and embrace the cause. PBCC Board Member and Vice President for the South Central Region, Alice Sanders, was also featured in a spotlight interview in the Living Section.
In addition, these pink pages generated a donation of over $17,000 for the PBCC—all from ad sales that chose to go “pink” for a day! The LNP Pink Edition was a historic and meaningful initiative that was a huge success in its first year. Thank you to Barbara Hough Roda, LNP Executive Editor and everyone who sponsored an ad in this special edition!

Pink Zone at Penn State Free Survivor Registration Now Open!

Posted By on November 16th, 2015 at 1:15 pm | 0 comments.

PinkZone2Want to spend the day with more than 700 Pennsylvania breast cancer survivors? Register now for Pink Zone at Penn State on Sunday, January 17 at the Bryce Jordan Center. Survivors attend the game for free along with 3 free tickets for friends and family. Don’t miss this empowering and FUN Lady Lion basketball game that supports breast cancer organizations including the PA Breast Cancer Coalition! Want to go?

Get your Pink Zone t-shirts here, and visit the Pink Zone website for all of the details, including free transportation sponsored by Fullington Trailways!

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Click, Clink: Think Pink with PBCC and Sutter Home this Fall

Posted By on September 16th, 2015 at 8:22 am | 1 comment.

Now through October 31, you can make a difference for Pennsylvania women facing breast cancer, with one simple text message.  Text “HOPEPA” to 89800 and Sutter Home Winery will donate $1 to the PA Breast Cancer Coalition.  Plus, a portion of Sutter Home wine sales in PA will also be donated to our cause.

The texting campaign runs through the end of October.  Standard data and messaging rates apply.  Sutter Home will donate up to $10,000 to the PBCC during that time period, so get texting!

Look for this ad at your local wine and spirits store and help us provide hope in PA for survivors and their families:

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Grab Groceries, Give Back! Whole Foods Teams with PBCC in Nickels for Nonprofits

Posted By on July 30th, 2015 at 10:58 am | 0 comments.

whole-foods-nickels-for-nonprofitsWhole Foods of North Wales in Montgomery County has teamed up with the PA Breast Cancer Coalition on Nickels for Nonprofits. The program runs for the next few months to spread awareness and to raise funds for our mission. Want to participate?

Here’s how it works:

1. Bring your reusable bags when you shop at Whole Foods Market in North Wales, PA now through September 27.

2. Mention the PA Breast Cancer Coalition at checkout.

3. 5 cents for every bag you use is donated to the PBCC’s support and advocacy efforts for women facing breast cancer!

Encourage your local Whole Foods Market to support the PA Breast Cancer Coalition through Nickels for Nonprofits. Click here to find your local store, ask for an application and get started! To learn more about Community Giving at Whole Foods, click here. Thank you for making a difference with us!

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.