Archive for April, 2013

Patient Advocacy: Camp Kesem

Posted By on April 15th, 2013 at 8:55 am | 185 comments.

Camp KesemApply online for this FREE summer camp for kids with a parent who has (or has had) cancer. The one-week sleep away camps are a chance for kids ages 6-16 to have a fun-filled week and just be kids. Everything at Camp Kesem focuses on the goal of giving campers the most fun week possible, while providing the extra support and attention that they need.

Camp Kesem empowers college student leaders nationwide to create free, life-changing summer camps for children affected by a parent’s cancer. In Pennsylvania, the counselors are students from the University of Pennsylvania.

The “A Day at Camp” link provides an overview of a typical day your child might expect:


Welcome Lesley Ridge!

Posted By on April 15th, 2013 at 8:55 am | 1197 comments.

Lesley RidgeThe PA Breast Cancer Coalition is honored to welcome Lesley Ridge to our Board of Directors as the new Northwest Vice President. Lesley, daughter of former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge and First Lady Michele Ridge, works as a Digital and Social Media Strategist in Erie. She will be a true asset to our PBCC board. Welcome Lesley!

Congratulations Sen. Harris Wofford!

Posted By on April 15th, 2013 at 8:54 am | 117 comments.

Harris Wofford and Pres. ObamaThe PBCC would like to congratulate Honorary Board Member former Sen. Harris Wofford who recently received the Presidential Citizens Medal, the nation’s second-highest civilian honor. Sen. Wofford was honored in a White House ceremony for his exemplary life of public service. Thank you for inspiring others to serve their communities and beyond. Congratulations Sen. Wofford!