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Conference 2015: Join us for Education, Advocacy and Action this October

Posted By on July 15th, 2015 at 11:12 am | 0 comments.

patheadshotforplBy Pat Halpin-Murphy, President & Founder

The Countdown to our 2015 PA Breast Cancer Coalition Conference is ON! Our staff is busy planning a day full of education and empowerment for all attendees. This year’s Conference will be held Monday, October 5 at the Hilton Harrisburg Hotel. We will kick it off in style with the PBCC Pink Party presented by Penn State Hershey Breast Center on Sunday, October 4, a free event celebrating our Grassroots Partners and survivors.

The PBCC has gathered brilliant minds in the field of breast cancer for our workshops with topics including metastatic breast cancer, nutrition, lymphedema, breast density, triple-negative breast cancer, fertility, yoga, DCIS, survivorship and more. It will be a day of learning and networking with hundreds of other attendees interested in learning the latest in research, treatments and advocacy.

The PA Breast Cancer Coalition offers 3 FREE Continuing Education hours to nurses who attend. Scholarships and travel grants are also available through the Cary Massa Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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Perry County Welcomes PBCC Photo Exhibit, Survivors, Families to New Bloomfield Public Library

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

perry-county-survivorsSuperheroes. That’s how Perry County survivor Ann Marie Potter described her two sons who stood by her side while she battled breast cancer. Ann Marie joined survivor and Grassroots Partner Helen Michener in sharing their personal stories, struggles and messages of hope at the opening of “67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania” at the New Bloomfield Public Library this month. The photo exhibit was was on display June 4-13. Speakers encouraged women to get their annual screenings while sharing stories from their own personal journeys with breast cancer.

The PBCC welcomed dozens of community members for a week full of education and empowerment. We would like to thank the entire exhibit committee for allowing us to bring the display to New Bloomfield. The PBCC would also like to send a big thank you to Karns Foods for generously donating a delicious spread of food for the exhibit’s June 4 reception!

The PBCC’s exhibit features women from each of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties, along with messages about the ways in which breast cancer has touched their lives. The women reflect the diversity of Pennsylvania, and their stories reflect the impact of breast cancer on themselves, their families and their communities. The exhibit encourages women to learn about early detection and celebrates survivorship. “67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania” is sponsored by the PBCC and funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

Would YOU like to be featured in the PA Breast Cancer Coalition’s brand new photo exhibit?  Click here to share you story with us!

 

Registration Now Open for Free Affordable Care Act Webinar

Posted By on November 14th, 2014 at 7:54 am | 54 comments.

Affordable-care-act-webinar-for-PLNeed health insurance? Our free Webinar series continues Tuesday, December 2 at 7:00pm with everything you need to know about the Affordable Care Act.  This webinar, presented by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Regional Director Joanne Grossi, will detail the marketplace insurance choices available.  You will learn the key components and features of the Affordable Care Act.  We hope you can join us!

Ask questions, get answers!

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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 | 3861 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 | 899 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 | 117 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 | 913 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 | 633 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.”