Archive for the ‘Partnerships & Promotions’ Category

Two Cars Sport Pink Throughout Travels

Posted By on April 26th, 2011 at 10:12 am | 0 comments.

I thought I’d continue our posts with another car-themed Grassroots Partner. Rick Stauffer, PBCC’s on-call computer tech, will begin a marathon of driving on April 28th. Rick and his friend Jim Roberts are participating in the One Lap of America series of races. Rick and Jim will be racing at several tracks across the U.S. and plan to support the PBCC through their travels.

In an effort to raise awareness and donations, Rick & Jim are selling stickers that adhere to their cars. They are accepting donations in any amount, but for a minimum donation of $10 Rick & Jim will put a sticker on their cars with the name of someone you would like to honor or recognize in memory. You can also put your own name on the sticker to show your support. They plan to place as many stickers on their cars as possible including on the roof, on the roof hoop and the high part of the back window. They plan to leave the stickers on the vehicles through the competition and show season that lasts well into the fall.

If you would like to support Rick & Jim’s quest to fill their cars with PBCC stickers, you can send your donations to:
PA Breast Cancer Coalition
Attn: One Lap 2011
344 N. Reading Rd.
Ephrata, PA 17522

Be sure to check out Rick & Jim’s blog throughout the race. We’ll keep you posted on how much they raise! Go Rick & Jim!

Peruzzi Scion Created a Special Car

Posted By on April 25th, 2011 at 10:51 am | 0 comments.

As with many things that happen here at the PA Breast Cancer Coalition, Peruzzi Scion approached us with an idea. Peruzzi designed a special Scion xD with pink ribbon effects across the exterior of the car plus a few other extras. Once a lucky person/family purchases the xD, Peruzzi will make a $500 donation to the PBCC in honor of the new owners. Take a look at the finished product pictured below!

If you’re interested in the Scion xD: Breast Cancer Edition, contact Peruzzi at 877-545-2111.

Breast Cancer Survivor, Family, Friend, Health Care Provider? Share Your Story

Posted By on April 15th, 2011 at 9:09 am | 3 comments.

Tammy Miller is collecting your stories for her book, Pink Ribbon Stories: A Celebration of Life. Not sure what to say?  Tammy or a team member will interview you and write your story. The publication is due out this Summer with proceeds going to the PBCC.

We are looking for your stories, thoughts, and poems to encourage, inspire, and make you smile, from anyone whose life has been touched by breast cancer.  Since some people are not sure where to begin with their story, we are offering some questions you may consider:

  1. What did you learn through this process?
  2. What words of encouragement would you offer others?
  3. Is there anything you wish you knew before going through this?
  4. Is there anything you wish your doctor would have told you?
  5. Can you identify anything humorous that happened on this path to recovery?

These specific questions do not have to be in your story, but are being offered for consideration.

Submit your information to Tammy at: pinkribbonstories@tammyspeaks.com. You can send it as a Word document (1,200 word max) or in the body of an e-mail. If you need assistance with the typing/telling of your story, please let Tammy know and someone will assist you with your submission.

Deadline for all submissions is June 1, 2011. All stories are subject to editing for space. Any questions, please contact Tammy at: tammy@tammyspeaks.com or call (814) 360-4031.

Martin’s ‘Chips in for a Cure’ for Mother’s Day

Posted By on April 15th, 2011 at 9:06 am | 1 comment.

A favorite snack is coming back to do even more good for the PBCC! Martin’s Potato Chips is bringing its pink ribbon bags back to the shelves for a Mother’s Day promotion. Look for the special bags of the Kettle Cook’d Potato Chips in a store near you between May 2 and May 14. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these special bags will be donated to the PBCC.

Martin’s has donated over $84,000 to the PBCC through the sale of the pink ribbon bags of their most popular product, the Kettle Cook’d Potato Chips. The company was recognized as a 2010 Pink Ribbon Award recipient last year at the PA Breast Cancer Coalition Annual Conference. We are thankful for all their continued efforts!

FrontLine, PBCC’s Print Newsletter: Spring 2011 Edition Online

Posted By on March 30th, 2011 at 3:54 pm | 1 comment.

The Spring 2011 edition of the PBCC’s print newsletter, FrontLine, is now available online! Thanks to Issuu, this newsletter is available to everyone though various websites including Facebook and PABreastCancer.org. Over the next few editions, we will be working to increase online content for FrontLine including videos, photos, and more!

Currently, FrontLine is mailed out to over 57,000 households and businesses across the state quarterly. If you receive FrontLine in the mail and wish to instead receive correspondence from the PBCC electronically, email us! We’ll be happy to make the change.

Enjoy the Spring 2011 edition!

A Frequent Question: What do you do?

Posted By on September 8th, 2010 at 2:56 pm | 0 comments.

Every day I drive from my home in Elizabethtown to Ephrata.  I have friends who go to work and feel like they don’t have a purpose in his or her workplace.  That is NOT the feeling I have every morning on my commute.

I started interning with the PA Breast Cancer Coalition in January 2009.  I quickly learned about how things work in the office and around the state.  It is simply inspiring to see the drive of our full time staff, but also our advocates in communities across PA.  I knew I was going to like it here.  I am entering my fourth month of full time employment with the PBCC and my 21st month of knowing leading champions in the breast cancer cause.

Almost daily, our staff receives phone calls and e-mails asking how the PBCC can help those diagnosed with breast cancer or how people in the community can get involved with our organization.  There are many answers to both of those questions.  To help, I’ve included our mission video below.  Yes, it may be 12 minutes long, but believe me, it’s 12 minutes that will show you the effect this non-profit has across the state.

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Now, what can you do?  How can you have an impact on the women and families in Pennsylvania fighting breast cancer?  Here are a few simple ways:

This is a short list of how you can contribute to what the PA Breast Cancer Coalition does on a daily basis.  If you have questions about anything that is listed here or have a new idea, please feel free to contact us at info@pabreastcancer.org or 1-800-377-8828!

Chip in for a Cure!

Posted By on April 29th, 2010 at 3:57 pm | 1 comment.

No, you’re not seeing things….those bags of Martin’s Kettle Cook’d-Chips really are pink!  And the sale of those bags of chips in stores all across Pennsylvania benefits the PBCC!  Martin’s Potato Chips partnered with us back in October to sell specially-designed bags of their most popular chips and they were a huge hit!  Amazingly, Martin’s was able to donate over $23,000 to the PBCC last fall and hopes to do the same this May.

So, visit your local grocery store before May 8th, find the 9 oz. bag of Martin’s Kettle-Cook’d chips with the pink ribbon on it, and put one or more in your shopping cart.  The PBCC will receive 25 cents from each purchase.

Please visit the Martin’s website for more info. 

State Legislator Has a Pink Challenge for You

Posted By on April 9th, 2010 at 2:28 pm | 0 comments.

You’ve seen your state legislators in their pinstripe suits and ties. You’ve seen them shaking hands and kissing babies during election years. But you’ve never seen them like this! Representative Scott Boyd will dye his hair pink when $10,000 is raised to support the PA Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC) through the Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer Home Run Derby.

To take Representative Boyd up on his challenge and donate to see his hair turn pink, visit www.ScottBoydsPinkHair.com.

“If we can raise $10,000 for the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition, I will dye my hair pink for the first home run derby event of 2010 on Thursday, July 1st at Metro Bank Park with the Harrisburg Senators. This is a great way, no matter what your political affiliation, for every person to support the PBCC,” said Boyd.

The Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer Home Run Derby is a partnership between the PBCC and the PA Association of Community Bankers (PACB). The Home Run Derby events take place in all 11 minor league baseball stadiums throughout Pennsylvania. A complete schedule and more information on how you can sponsor, play or volunteer can be found at www.PaHomeRunDerby.org or by calling 800-377-8828 x102.