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PBCC Photo Exhibit Travels to Westmoreland County this May

Posted By on April 15th, 2014 at 8:32 am | 1 comment.
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Westmoreland County Exhibit Participant Ginny Amalong

Westmoreland County, home to one of the PBCC’s most successful Grassroots Partner events, Westmoreland Walks, Inc. will host our photo exhibit this May. The PBCC is also partnering with  Excela Health and the Pa Department of Health to bring 67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania to Greensburg.

The exhibit begins with a FREE opening reception Thursday, May 1 at 6:30pm inside the North Entrance of the Excela Square at Norwin building.   Join us to kick-off this inspirational exhibit and celebrate breast cancer survivors.  Please RSVP to reserve your seat, as space is limited, by emailing Stacy@PABreastCancer.org or calling 800-377-8828 x 2306.

If you can’t make it on May 1, the photo exhibit will be displayed through May 10 at Excela Square at Norwin.  Many thanks to our partners Excela Health and Westmoreland Walks for bringing this educational exhibit to Westmoreland County!

For more details and to RSVP, click here.

“67 Women, 67 Counties” to Kick-Off Spring Tour in Clarion County

Posted By on March 14th, 2014 at 8:23 am | 0 comments.

Clarion-Hospital-PicThe PA Breast Cancer Coalition will bring its photo exhibit featuring women who have battled breast cancer in all of Pennsylvania’s 67 Counties to the Cancer Center at Clarion Hospital on March 27.  The exhibit called 67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania, shares the incredible stories of brave Pennsylvania women and encourages attendees to take action when it comes to early detection.  Want to attend?

The exhibit kicks off with an opening reception at the Cancer Center on Thursday, March 27 at 5:30pm.  Join us for a night honoring survivors including a short speaking program, refreshments and inspiration.   Please RSVP to let us know you are attending by emailing Stacy@PABreastCancer.org.  This is a FREE reception and is open to the public! The exhibit will be on display through April 6.

For more information, click here.

Survivors Share Brave Stories at Allentown Exhibit Opening

Posted By on July 15th, 2013 at 8:19 am | 0 comments.

Lehigh Exhibit SurvivorsAllentown played host to an emotional and inspiring night of survivorship last month as the PBCC brought its photo exhibit to Sacred Heart Hospital.

Lehigh Valley survivors Robin Lysek and Lananh Rissmiller, who is currently undergoing treatment, shared their brave stories with the public at the June 20th Opening Reception.  Sacred Heart Hospital breast surgeon Dr. Cara Guillfoyle also spoke of her inspiring work with patients on their journey through breast cancer treatment.

 “There is a turning point in a patient’s life between the shock when they’re initially diagnosed with breast cancer and the moment when they make the conscious decision to fight; the moment when you take on the challenges of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation and while maybe reluctant, you step into the ring with your opponent and put on your gloves,” Guillfoyle said.  “This is the moment when you become a survivor.  It is this strength and perseverance that we’re here to celebrate today.”

Thousands of Lehigh Valley residents and visitors viewed the exhibit at Sacred Heart Hospital in June.  If you would like to have the exhibit at a location near you, contact PBCC Community Outreach Director Kristen Snoke at Kristen@PABreastCancer.org or 800-377-8828.

 

Sacred Heart Hospital to Showcase PBCC Photo Exhibit This Week

Posted By on June 17th, 2013 at 8:17 am | 0 comments.

Robin LysekSacred Heart Hospital has partnered with the PBCC and the PA Department of Health to bring its FREE photo exhibit, 67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania to Allentown this week.

This unique exhibit features women from each of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties, along with their stories of how breast cancer has touched their lives. The women exemplify the diversity of Pennsylvania, and their messages reflect the impact of breast cancer on themselves, their families and their communities. 67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania encourages women to learn about early detection and celebrates survivorship.

The hospital will kick things off with a special opening reception featuring local breast cancer survivors, health care professionals, community members and representatives from the PA Breast Cancer Coalition on June 20 at 6:00pm.  The exhibit is free and open to the public.   We hope you will join us for this inspiring and educational event!

Read more about Thursday’s Opening Reception here.

 

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!

 

Gloria Ferri – Survivor Spotlight, Carbon County

Posted By on July 18th, 2012 at 9:59 am | 0 comments.

I was 60 years old when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I thought it couldn’t happen to me. That was 22 years ago. My doctor had scheduled a mammogram for me and that mammogram saved my life. I wouldn’t have known about the cancer until it was too late. Sometimes women tell me that they don’t want to have a mammogram because they’re afraid it will hurt. I tell them that one little hurt is going to save you a big one later on.

When I was first diagnosed, Pat Halpin-Murphy hadn’t created the PA Breast Cancer Coalition yet. But once it got started, the PBCC invited me to represent Carbon County in the traveling photo exhibit. I agreed right away. I’m always willing to help with anything. I know that Pat and the PBCC have been working tirelessly and will always keep going to help other women.

Through surgery and radiation treatments, I had faith. And I kept my sense of humor and kept busy. That will get you through difficult times. I love to crochet and have made many bride dolls, and I wanted to do something special for the PBCC. So I made a pink doll and attached 67 roses to the train to represent the women in the 67 counties from the exhibit, and I added pink beads in memory of those we have lost. I was happy to be able to present the doll to Pat at the recent exhibit opening at the Hazelton Health & Wellness Center. Quite a few friends have asked me to make one for them but I won’t make another one like it. It’s one of a kind, just like Pat is.

Over the years I’ve seen a lot of changes, like digital mammograms and other advances. I see many more women getting mammograms now and talking openly about their breast cancer. It’s really good to see that.

Hazleton Hosts 67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania

Posted By on July 18th, 2012 at 9:58 am | 0 comments.

The Hazleton Health and Wellness Center hosted the 67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania traveling photo exhibit last month. An opening reception featuring a number of speakers kicked off the exhibit’s stay in Luzerne County. The reception concluded with a moving recognition of all breast cancer survivors in attendance.

Joining Pat Halpin-Murphy in speaking at the exhibit were Jim Edwards, CEO of the Greater Hazleton Health Alliance, Joanne Grossi, regional Director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; State Senator John Yudichak, State Representative Tarah Toohil, and breast cancer survivor and Luzerne County exhibit participant Beverly Hernandez.

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!