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Courage in your Community: Erie Breast Cancer Survivors Honored at PBCC Photo Exhibit Opening Reception

Posted By on May 15th, 2015 at 8:35 am | 0 comments.

patheadshotforplIt was a powerful and inspirational evening in Erie last week as local breast cancer survivors shared their stories of hope and courage. The PA Breast Cancer Coalition was honored to showcase its photo exhibit, 67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania at the beautiful Ramond M. Blasco, M.D. Memorial Library. More than 100 guests participated in the exhibit opening reception on Thursday, May 7.

From the moment they hear the words, “You have breast cancer,” every woman endures a unique and complicated battle. Survivor Sue Fassette is a 3-time survivor now thriving through her connections to the Erie support group Linked By Pink. Survivor Bettylou Perkins spoke of her own struggles and determination to beat breast cancer from Day 1.

The PBCC was also thrilled to welcome Mary Rennie, Executive Director of the Erie County Public Library, Joanne Grossi, Regional Director for Region III of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper and Dr. Greg Engel, Medical Director of the Comprehensive Breast Program at UPMC Hamot as speakers for the evening.

We want to thank everyone who shared in our celebration of life, courage, hope and dignity last week. If you have not seen the exhibit yet, you still have time!. It will be on display at the Blasco Library through May 17!

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Erie Area Survivors: Apply for Grants through Linked By Pink

Posted By on May 15th, 2015 at 8:28 am | 0 comments.

Linked-By-PinkLinked By Pink is a nonprofit organization providing assistance to younger breast cancer patients. Traditionally, Linked By Pink serves women who were diagnosed under the age of 45; however, that age limit is temporarily extended to women under 55. If you fit the age requirement and live within a 45-mile radius of Erie, you are welcome to apply for financial help through one of their grant programs. The grants offered cover medical, travel, or living expenses. Gas cards are available for travel to medical appointments, and rent, mortgage, and utility payments are paid directly to the provider. Further details about eligibility and the application forms are at www.linkedbypink.org.

Westmoreland County Hosts Inspiring Exhibit Kick-off Celebrating Survivors

Posted By on May 15th, 2014 at 10:15 am | 252 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 | 306 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 | 285 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 | 2607 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 | 213 comments.

 

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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 | 1303 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!