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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!


Calling All Survivors! Share Your Story in our New Photo Exhibit

Posted By on January 15th, 2015 at 10:29 am | 973 comments.

PhotoExhibitNewforplThe PA Breast Cancer Coalition is unveiling a brand new photo exhibit and we would love to feature YOU! Our photo exhibit travels the state each year, educating women and families about the importance of early detection. Each exhibit panel features real women who have battled breast cancer from each of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties. Would you like to participate?

If you would like to be featured in our new photo exhibit, please click on the form here, tell us a little about yourself, your diagnosis and what you would like to share with other women facing breast cancer.  Send the completed form and a high resolution photo to or  mail your information and photo to 2397 Quentin Road, Suite B Lebanon, PA 17042.

Thank you for your interest in participating!  The new exhibit will be on display this summer!

PBCC Photo Exhibit Travels to Westmoreland County this May

Posted By on April 15th, 2014 at 8:32 am | 984 comments.

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 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 | 586 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  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 | 1041 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 or 800-377-8828.


Sacred Heart Hospital to Showcase PBCC Photo Exhibit This Week

Posted By on June 17th, 2013 at 8:17 am | 1772 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 | 237 comments.




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

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 to reserve your space!


Gloria Ferri – Survivor Spotlight, Carbon County

Posted By on July 18th, 2012 at 9:59 am | 306 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.