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Westmoreland County Hosts Inspiring Exhibit Kick-off Celebrating Survivors

Posted By on May 15th, 2014 at 10:15 am | 0 comments.

Westmoreland-Image-revisedThe PA Breast Cancer Coalition was honored to partner with Westmoreland Walks, Inc. and Excela Health to celebrate the life, courage, hope and dignity of breast cancer survivors earlier this month. Local survivors shared their incredible stories at the PBCC’s photo exhibit kick-off reception inside Excela Square at Norwin. Guests also learned about the importance of early detection and access to screening through a program at Excela called “Walk-In Wednesdays.” The photo exhibit features women from communities across Pennsylvania, sharing thoughts and photos following their breast cancer diagnosis.

“This exhibit, “67 Women, 67 Counties,” was something we started a few years ago.  And, this is hard to believe now, but in the 90s, there were many, many women who were not comfortable with saying, ‘I’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer,’” said PBCC President and Founder Pat Halpin-Murphy.  “That’s really what gave me the idea of having someone, a woman from each county in this state.”

Westmoreland Walks, Inc., a successful Grassroots Partner of the PBCC and Excela Health graciously offered to share the Coalition’s message of early detection and awareness with Westmoreland County between May 1 and 10.

Thank you for your hard work and dedication to finding a cure for breast cancer now… so our daughters won’t have to!

WATCH: See more from Westmoreland’s exhibit kick-off in the video below

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For photos from the event, click here.

For more details:
www.pbccexhibit.org
www.westmorelandwalks.org
www.excelahealth.org

Special thanks to Joe Golden for providing music at our exhibit opening reception and for our video!

Survivor Photo Exhibit to Visit Geisinger Medical Center This October

Posted By on October 11th, 2013 at 8:37 am | 0 comments.

Exhibit Speakers PhillyThe PBCC will celebrate life, courage, hope and dignity of Pennsylvania breast cancer survivors beginning October 24th at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Montour County. 67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania features photos and messages of strength from women across Pennsyvania who have battled this disease. We would love to see you there!

Join the PBCC, Geisinger Health System and the PA Department of Health for a special kick-off opening reception for the exhibit Thursday, October 24th at 5:30 p.m in Geisinger Medical Center’s Henry Hood Center for Health Research.  To RSVP for this event, call 800-377-8828, ext. 3050 or email Kristen Snoke, Community Outreach Director at Kristen@PABreastCancer.org. Following the reception, the photo exhibit will move to Geisinger’s Hospital for Advanced Medicine.

For complete details on Geisinger’s photo exhibit kick-off event, click here.

 

 

PBCC Survivor Photo Exhibit to Visit Philadelphia

Posted By on September 16th, 2013 at 8:57 am | 0 comments.

Exhibit panels for PLThe PBCC is Philadelphia bound! Our survivor photo exhibit, 67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania will kick-off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with an opening reception September 26 at the SEPTA Market East Regional Rail Station. We would love to see you there…

Join the PBCC, SEPTA, the PA Department of Health and the Family Planning Council as we celebrate the life, courage, hope and dignity of breast cancer survivors.  To RSVP for this event, call 800-377-8828, ext. 3040 or email Kristen Snoke, Community Outreach Director at Kristen@PABreastCancer.org

For complete details on the SEPTA survivor photo exhibit kick-off event, click here.

PBCC Launches New Online Photo Exhibit

Posted By on August 15th, 2013 at 8:22 am | 0 comments.

Online Exhibit for PLThe PA Breast Cancer Coalition is excited to announce its latest project, the 67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania Online Exhibit.  Over the past 20 years, hundreds of women and men have shared their brave stories, quotes and pictures with our traveling photo exhibit.  Now, anyone can visit PBCCExhibit.org to hear their inspirational messages.  “We visit many counties each year, but not every one of them.  Our Online Exhibit allows us to reach thousands of men, women and families touched by breast cancer in Pennsylvania,” said PBCC President and Founder Pat Halpin-Murphy. “This interactive site will serve as an important tool in educating women and celebrating the life, courage, hope and dignity of our survivors.”

To visit the 67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania Online Exhibit, click here.

Coming soon:  Phase 2!  Look for more interactive content including video profiles from our many PA survivors in the coming months!

A special thank you to FGV Media of Mechanicsburg for designing our new online exhibit look!

Funding for the 67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania photo exhibit is provided by the PA Department of Health.

 

Be a Part of History May 7th with the PA Breast Cancer Coalition!

Posted By on May 1st, 2013 at 9:24 am | 0 comments.

 

BE A PART OF HISTORY THUMBNAIL

 

Be a part of history next week! 2013 is a major milestone here at the PA Breast Cancer Coalition, and we need YOU to help us celebrate. The PBCC is marking 20 historic years of education, advocacy and outreach on May 7th at 10:30am in the State Capitol Rotunda for a special Mother’s Day presentation of 67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania. Join us as we gather in front of the Capitol steps to commemorate the women, men and their families who have battled breast cancer in Pennsylvania. Don’t forget to stay connected to the PBCC on Facebook and Twitter. We hope to see you in Harrisburg next week!

To RSVP, call 800-377-8828, x304 or email Kristen@PABreastCancer.org.

-Pat Halpin-Murphy and the PBCC Staff

P.S. We are searching for women to represent the 32 women who are diagnosed with breast cancer each day in Pennsylvania to be featured in a stunning visual iillustration on the Capitol steps. If you would like to be part of this opportunity, please contact Kristen@PABreastCancer.org to reserve your space!

 

Summer edition of FrontLine now available online

Posted By on June 22nd, 2012 at 9:27 am | 0 comments.

Take a read through our summer edition of FrontLine, our quarterly newsletter. If you would like to register for the 2012 Conference, to sign up for the Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer home run derby, or to find out more about our Grassroots Partners, take a browse through our site!

The PA Breast Cancer Coalition Showcases Traveling Photo Exhibit In Luzerne County at Hazleton Health & Wellness Center

Posted By on June 15th, 2012 at 10:24 am | 0 comments.

PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 14, 2012

Contact:   Jennifer Pensinger
Program Director
610-763-5937
717-721-2580 x101

HAZLETON, Pa.The PA Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC) announces its partnership with the Luzerne County Exhibit Committee to bring its traveling photo exhibit, 67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania, to the Hazleton Health and Wellness Center from June 14th through June 24th.

Pat Halpin-Murphy, president and founder of the PBCC, encourages everyone to visit the exhibit. “Breast cancer is not a rare event separate from the fabrics of our everyday lives. It impacts our mothers, daughters and friends. We must educate ourselves about this disease and fight to find a cure now…so our daughters won’t have to.”

“We are very happy to have been given the honor to host the exhibit. It further reinforces the importance of breast cancer awareness and early detection as key components in fighting breast cancer,” said Jim Edwards, President/CEO of the Greater Hazleton Health Alliance. “This exhibit also compliments the Women’s Services, including digital mammography, that we provide at the Hazleton Health & Wellness Center and the already established events that we host every October during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.”

An opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, June 14th at 6 p.m. The exhibit and reception are FREE and open to the public. To RSVP for the opening reception, please call 800-377-8828 x304. 

This work of art features women from each of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties, along with a message about how breast cancer has touched their lives. The women reflect the diversity of Pennsylvania, and their stories show the impact of breast cancer on themselves, their families and their communities. The exhibit encourages women to learn about early detection and celebrates life, courage, hope and the dignity of women and families who have battled breast cancer. 67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania is sponsored by the PBCC and funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

The PBCC represents, supports and serves breast cancer survivors and their families in Pennsylvania through educational programming, legislative advocacy and breast cancer research grants. The PBCC is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure now…so our daughters won’t have to. For more information, please call 800-377-8828 or visit www.PABreastCancer.org.

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Survivor Spotlight – Heather Vail

Posted By on April 13th, 2012 at 9:02 am | 1 comment.

I attended my first PBCC conference in 2001 when my good friend Helen Harshbarger was honored with the Shining Light award. Through Helen, I also became involved with the PBCC’s traveling photo exhibit. Then in 2006 my routine mammogram uncovered a density. I had a biopsy, just to be sure it was nothing to be concerned about but as it turned out, it was breast cancer. I had surgery, radiation, and was on tamoxifen for the next five years.

I had worked in the women’s center at Guthrie Hospital for quite some time, but until you’ve walked in those shoes yourself you really don’t know what it’s like. I was always supportive of patients and friends but being on the receiving end of that support showed me how important that is.

One of my two sons was in Iraq at the time of my diagnosis and I didn’t tell him about it. I didn’t want him worrying about me while I was worrying about him. My other son, my husband, my daughter-in-law, friends and neighbors were wonderful! Faith in God helped me get through surgery and recovery.

Now I work in the breast center at Guthrie, and one of the things I enjoy most is stepping in for Karen Cartwright, the nurse navigator, when she’s not available. I take the patient’s history, ask them how they are doing, and let them know that I’ve been through it too.

I like to read, walk my two rescue dogs, and work in my garden. My husband Red and I also have a 12 year-old cat that dislikes everyone and tolerates the dogs. I follow professional football and am an avid Penn State fan. I also watch “Dancing with the Stars,” and I actually vote!

Heather is featured in the PBCC’s traveling photo exhibit 67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania.  See Heather’s photo and quote at any of our Spring opening receptions.