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First in the Nation: Governor Wolf Signs Statement Covering 3D Mammograms in PA

Posted By on August 16th, 2016 at 10:15 am | 0 comments.

Pat and Governor Wolf rounded cornersOn October 5, 2015, Governor Tom Wolf made Pennsylvania the first state in the nation to require insurance coverage of 3D screening mammograms for women insured under PA law. First Lady Frances Wolf made the historic announcement almost one year ago at the PA Breast Cancer Coalition Conference in Harrisburg. Now, 3D screenings mammograms are covered at no additional cost to insured women and women covered through Medicaid.

To mark the 1st anniversary of the groundbreaking news, the PBCC is informing women across the state about how to access 3D screening mammograms in their area. We’ve launched a 1-question survey of all mammography centers. At our Conference October 10, we will release a list of the Pennsylvania 3D mammography centers. The list will also be published on our website, in our Frontline newsletter and right here in PinkLink.

Do you work for a mammography center that offers 3D screening mammograms? Don’t miss the list! Take the survey now and make sure your facility is listed as a 3D mammography provider.

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Shop. Support Survivors. AmazonSmile Gives Back with Every Purchase

Posted By on March 15th, 2016 at 8:31 am | 0 comments.

Amazon-SmileDo you shop on Did you know you can arrange for Amazon to donate to the PBCC every time you make a purchase? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the PBCC every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.05% of the purchase price to the PBCC. It really adds up!

On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you need to select the PA Breast Cancer Coalition to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember that you’ve selected the PBCC, and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation to our efforts.

3D Mammogram Coverage Information Available for PA Women

Posted By on February 15th, 2016 at 9:26 am | 0 comments.

3d-mammogram-for-PL3D mammograms are FREE for women in Pennsylvania! If you are insured under PA law or if you are covered by Medicaid in PA, 3D mammograms are available at no cost to you.

Have questions?

Click here to download our free 3D mammogram information sheet.

Click here for frequently asked questions about 3D mammograms from the PA Insurance Commission.

Free Weekend Fly Fishing Retreats Available in PA for Survivors

Posted By on February 15th, 2016 at 9:22 am | 0 comments.

Casting-for-recovery-for-PLCasting for Recovery is an organization that allows women who have, or have had, breast cancer to meet in a natural setting and learn the sport of fly fishing. The retreats offer an opportunity to meet new friends, exchange information, and have fun. Experience something new while enjoying beautiful surroundings within a safe and nurturing environment. Click here to learn more and to apply for YOUR retreat!
Casting For Recovery offers 2 ½ day fly fishing retreats at absolutely NO COST! In addition to retreats across the country, there are two in Pennsylvania:  September 18-20th at Skytop Lodge in Skytop PA, and August 26-28th at The River Village, Spruce Creek PA. The deadlines for applying are July 10th for Skytop and June 17th for Spruce Creek.

Scholarship Available to Erie Student Touched by Breast Cancer

Posted By on January 15th, 2016 at 9:54 am | 0 comments.

Strings-for-a-cure-scholarshipStringsforaCURE is offering a $1,000 Educational Scholarship to help an Erie County student whose family has been touched by a breast cancer diagnosis.
The award is a one time, non-renewable scholarship in the amount of $1,000.  Payment will be made payable directly to the winner’s selected post graduate institution. Applicants should be graduating in May/June 2016 from an Erie County high school, charter school, or home school and live within a 60-mile radius of Erie PA.
Entries must be received by April 30, 2016.

For the application and further details, click here.

Free Program Offers Support, Guidance to Children with Loved Ones Battling Cancer

Posted By on February 16th, 2015 at 8:28 am | 1112 comments.

CLIMB-programCLIMB® (Children’s Lives Include Moments of Bravery) is a FREE program offered by Penn State Hershey Medical Center  and designed to help children cope when someone they love has cancer. Sessions are held over four successive Wednesday evenings and are facilitated by a health care provider trained in caring for families of cancer patients. CLIMB® is open to children between the ages of 5 and 13. Registration ends Feb. 17!

Participants will gain new understanding of cancer and its treatment, and bond with others their age going through the same thing.
WHERE:  Penn State Hershey Breast Center
WHEN:    February 18th, February 25th, March 4th and March 11th
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with dinner provided
To register, call Nicole Cook or Lynn Fantom at 717-531-7492 or email
For more information, click here 

Healthy PA Accepting Applications for Health Insurance Coverage

Posted By on January 15th, 2015 at 10:28 am | 1126 comments.

healthypapic2forplAre you a Pennsylvania resident living without insurance? If so, you may qualify for Healthy PA, a private coverage option available in our state. Healthy PA expands Medicaid insurance coverage for uninsured adults between the ages of 21 and 64 who earn below 133% of the poverty line. A family of 4 must earn less than $31,728 to qualify.

Click here to find out if you meet the income guidelines.

Click here to learn more about Healthy PA and enrollment.

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Hand Knits for Hope: Free Hats for Cancer Patients

Posted By on January 15th, 2015 at 10:26 am | 53 comments.

bopeepsbonnetsBo Peep’s Bonnets is the creative result of a Lancaster County daughter’s search for stylish hats for her mother to wear during her chemo treatment. Danielle (a.k.a. Bo Peep) decided to fill the need she saw for winter hats by using her own knitting skills to come up with beautiful hats designs. Now, several years later, Bo Peep’s Bonnets offers a free hat to any woman experiencing hair loss through chemotherapy treatments. How can you apply?

Simply fill out the request: You even get to choose from a dozen different designs!

And for you knitters, a few free hat patterns: