Archive for June, 2012

Will We See You at the Plate or in the Outfield?

Posted By on June 15th, 2012 at 8:59 am | 88 comments.

As the weather heats up so does anticipation for the PBCC’s 5th annual Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer® home run derby! This July we will be traveling to eight minor league ballparks across the state allowing local teams and individuals an opportunity to “take their swing” and raise awareness and funds to support the fight against breast cancer. As the number of participants continues to grow so has our need for volunteers at each location.

In 2011 we had over 220 volunteers sign up to help make the home run derby possible. This summer we are looking for outfield shaggers to round-up balls and once again make each event a success. Volunteers will have the opportunity to experience being on a minor league field, enjoy a day outside and spend a few hours being part of a great cause. All we ask is that you don’t mind being out in the sun and on your feet; being able to catch or throw a ball is not necessary!

We can use volunteers at all locations, but we are most in need of volunteers at Harrisburg, Erie, Washington, Williamsport and Altoona. Remember, this could be a fun family activity to do with the kids or a break from the daily grind if your employer offers a volunteer incentive program! For more information please visit our website or contact Kristen Snoke at

Announcing 2012 PBCC Conference Awardees

Posted By on June 15th, 2012 at 8:58 am | 124 comments.

There are many people who work tirelessly in the fight against breast cancer. Some work in suits, some in lab coats. Others wear pink boas. We are pleased to recognize four of these individuals at the 2012 PBCC Conference, and we’d love for you to join us in celebrating their achievements. Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, Alicia Richards, Nancy Davidson, M.D., and Tammy Miller will be honored for their contributions to the cause at the Harrisburg Hilton on Tuesday, October 9. Register now for the early bird discount.

Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz and abc27 news anchor Alicia Richards will each be presented with the Pink Ribbon Award at the Pink Ribbon luncheon. Nancy Davidson, M.D. will receive the Potamkin Award for Research. Breast cancer survivor, author, and speaker Tammy Miller will be recognized with the Shining Light Award.

Corporate sponsorship opportunities are also available to fit every budget. Also new this year is an opportunity for you to help the PBCC make a bigger impact. Pledge to raise additional money beyond the conference registration fee, and you can earn additional PBCC merchandise. Your help will allow us to continue working on behalf of breast cancer survivors here in Pennsylvania.

Register now and use the promo code EARLY to save $20 off of the registration fee. For those who need some financial assistance to be able to attend the conference, scholarships are available. Please complete the online application to determine your eligibility. Learn more here.