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Conference 2014: Join us in Honoring Outstanding Oncologist, Dr. Kevin Fox

Posted By on September 15th, 2014 at 3:41 pm | 0 comments.

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Pat Halpin-Murphy, PBCC President and Founder

Thousands of women are alive today, thanks to Dr. Kevin Fox.

Dr. Fox’s expertise and compassion shines through in his patients at the Rena Rowan Breast Center at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center. For his excellence in oncology, the PA Breast Cancer Coalition will award Dr. Fox with the Potamkin Prize at the 2014 Conference on October 13 in Harrisburg. We hope you will join us in acknowledging the exceptional care he has provided to women in Pennsylvania for decades.

Dr. Fox will also present the PBCC Conference Plenary Workshop Session. Don’t miss it!

Watch the video below to learn more about Dr. Fox and his incredible work with breast cancer patients across the state.

To register for the 2014 PBCC Conference, click here.

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FREE Webinars Coming this Month

Posted By on June 2nd, 2014 at 10:56 am | 0 comments.

Webinar-Graphic-for-PinkLink     Ask the Expert!  The PA Breast Cancer Coalition will expand its educational programs and services this June with the launch of FREE Webinars for survivors and advocates. The first presentation, offered Tuesday, June 24 at 7:00pm, will be “Understanding Your Breast Cancer Reconstruction Options” hosted by Dr. Joseph Serletti, Chief of Plastic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine.
Dr. Serletti plans to focus on the latest in breast and nipple reconstruction options as well as how to best prepare for surgery and post-operation recovery. He will also be available to answer questions during the webinar. Anyone interested in learning more about this topic is invited to join us for this unique educational opportunity, free of charge.

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Final 2013 Derby Closes With a Bang

Posted By on August 1st, 2013 at 9:46 am | 0 comments.

DSC07989The 6th annual Take A Swing Against Breast Cancer home run derby series saw its last action of the summer as teams took the field at Jerry Uht Park in Erie on Tuesday. In all, ten teams and two batters came out to support the PBCC. Neuman’s Crew, led by Representative Brandon Neuman and his two home runs, earned the top spot.

 

Here’s a look at the other participants:

Neuman’s Crew 2 – 1810

Tesco Tools 1 – 1535

Tesco Tools 2 – 1525

Neuman’s Crew 1 – 1325

GoErie.com - 1160

List Family Warriors – 1070

Marquette Savings Bank Team 2 – 960

Erie Times-News – 950

Marquette Savings Bank Team 1 – 765

Pretty In Pink – 550

Individual Batters:

Blair Beer - 625

Jeff Ebersole – 375

Congratulations to home run hitters Brandon Neuman (2), Joe Oliphant (2), and Blair Beer (1). Thank you to all volunteers and batters who helped make the sixth annual installment of the Home Run Derby series such a success! We truly couldn’t do it without you!

Team With Fitting Name Takes York Derby Title

Posted By on July 22nd, 2013 at 3:45 pm | 0 comments.

DSC07877Bombs with Burt certainly proved they were capable of brandishing such a team name. They were able to nail four homers on Friday, helping to push them to the top spot in the York derby. Kevin Tracey hit the first home run for his team. The other three came from Jody Roof. In total, Sovereign Bank Stadium saw eight home runs hit during the day!

Here are the full results from the day:

Bombs with Burt – 2,350

PeoplesBank 4 – 2,335

PeoplesBank 3 - 1,875

PeoplesBank 2 – 1,725

RKL Team 2 – 1,525

Johnson Controls – 1,460

PeoplesBank 1 – 1,450

Team Hard Body – 1,425

RKL Team 1 – 1,060

UPMC – 830

FOX43 – 805

Individual Batter:

John Furlong – 675 & 535

You can check out all of the pictures from the day here.Don’t forget to stay up-to-date on everything PBCC by following us on Twitter and Facebook. Thank you to all of the batters, volunteers and stadium staff who made the event run so smoothly. We couldn’t do it without you!

We hope to see you in Erie, at our last derby of the summer!

PBCC Conference Scholarship, Grant Awardees Show Gratitude

Posted By on October 25th, 2012 at 10:28 am | 0 comments.

Each year, generous donors across Pennsylvania contribute to the PBCC’s Cary Massa Memorial Scholarship Fund which provides financial assistance for those who wish to attend our annual Conference in October.  The fund was created in memory of Cary Massa, an active member of the ABC’s support group of Carlisle, who passed away in 2006 after a courageous battle with breast cancer.   Massa’s  family and friends decided to memorialize Cary by offering this opportunity to survivors, caregivers, students and medical professionals.

What donors may not realize is, while their gifts are always appreciated by the PBCC, the effect their generosity has on grant and scholarship recipients is what truly makes the difference.  In the week following this year’s conference, letters of thanks and appreciation starting pouring in to our Ephrata office.  Here are just a few of the responses we received:

The PA Breast Cancer Coalition would like to thank everyone who has provided these recipients with the experience of attending our Conference over the past several years.  We could not do what we do, without you!

Remember, together we can “find a cure for breast cancer now… so our daughters won’t have to.”

Swinging for the Fences in Williamsport

Posted By on July 27th, 2012 at 3:47 pm | 0 comments.

On Tuesday, July 24th, Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer® rolled into Historic Bowman Field, home of the Williamsport Crosscutters, for the 5th annual home run derby. Batters, volunteers and fans came out on this sticky summer morning to support the PA Breast Cancer Coalition and our efforts to fight breast cancer across the state. Check out the list of teams below, and we hope to see you out at the ballpark in Williamsport next year!

 

Special thank you to all the media partners who came out to the event, including WNEP Channel 16, WBRE-TV and the Williamsport Sun-Gazette. Check out the video clip from WBRE here. Additionally thanks to the staff at the Crosscutters and our great volunteers who stayed throughout the entire day!  View all of our photos from the Williamsport Derby here. Next up: Lancaster on Saturday, July 28! Follow us @PBCC for live tweets during game days!

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!

Refunds for Breast Cancer Research Kick-Off at Capitol

Posted By on April 13th, 2012 at 8:59 am | 0 comments.

Donate Your State Income Tax Refund Today

The PBCC presented Allan Lipton, M.D. of the Penn State College of Medicine with a $50,000 grant at a kick-off event for the 2012 Refunds for Breast and Cervical Cancer Research Campaign at the Capitol Building. Michael Wolf , Executive Deputy Secretary at the PA Department of Health, and Debbie Freer, a breast cancer survivor and PBCC Board Member joined PBCC President & Founder Pat Halpin-Murphy in speaking at the event.

Dr. Lipton was one of three Pennsylvania researchers chosen to receive a research grant this year through the PBCC’s Refunds for Breast and Cervical Cancer Research program. His research centers on metastases and whether a biomarker can be found in blood to help doctors determine which of two FDA-approved therapies would be more effective in treating the patient. The two other researchers – Andy Minn, M.D., Ph.D. and Takemi Tanaka, Ph.D. – were presented with their grants at an event held at Philadelphia City Hall in February.

With only days left to file your taxes, be sure to check yes on line 35 of your PA state income tax form to donate all or part of your refund to the PBCC’s Refunds for Research program.