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Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer® Slides into Action

Posted By on June 28th, 2012 at 4:09 pm | 568 comments.

The PBCC held a special event at the Harrisburg Senators Metro Bank Park to announce our 5th Annual Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer home run derby series, coming to eight minor league baseball stadiums this July. Senator Mike Brubaker from Lancaster County, PBCC’s President and Founder Pat Halpin-Murphy, and Harrisburg Participant Rob Ziemba rallied together along with mascots Rascal and Downtown to kick-off of the event series and celebrate the past successes of the event.

Starting off on July 10th in Harrisburg, the PBCC will be counting grand slams, adding up points and crowning a winning team, all in the name of breast cancer awareness and support. Grab a group of friends, family or coworkers and be a part of this unique series of events. Visit to view the full schedule of events and sign up to participate. Hurry, we hit the road in just 12 short days!

Go Pink At Pocono tee-shirts now available!

Posted By on June 27th, 2012 at 11:58 am | 687 comments.

Did you know the PA Breast Cancer Coalition is heading to the Pocono Raceway this August?  Get your Go Pink at Pocono tee-shirt today and show your support for breast cancer awareness and this one-of-a-kind event!

The PA Breast Cancer Coalition Showcases Traveling Photo Exhibit In Luzerne County at Hazleton Health & Wellness Center

Posted By on June 15th, 2012 at 10:24 am | 2137 comments.

June 14, 2012

Contact:   Jennifer Pensinger
Program Director
717-721-2580 x101

HAZLETON, Pa.The PA Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC) announces its partnership with the Luzerne County Exhibit Committee to bring its traveling photo exhibit, 67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania, to the Hazleton Health and Wellness Center from June 14th through June 24th.

Pat Halpin-Murphy, president and founder of the PBCC, encourages everyone to visit the exhibit. “Breast cancer is not a rare event separate from the fabrics of our everyday lives. It impacts our mothers, daughters and friends. We must educate ourselves about this disease and fight to find a cure now…so our daughters won’t have to.”

“We are very happy to have been given the honor to host the exhibit. It further reinforces the importance of breast cancer awareness and early detection as key components in fighting breast cancer,” said Jim Edwards, President/CEO of the Greater Hazleton Health Alliance. “This exhibit also compliments the Women’s Services, including digital mammography, that we provide at the Hazleton Health & Wellness Center and the already established events that we host every October during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.”

An opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, June 14th at 6 p.m. The exhibit and reception are FREE and open to the public. To RSVP for the opening reception, please call 800-377-8828 x304. 

This work of art features women from each of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties, along with a message about how breast cancer has touched their lives. The women reflect the diversity of Pennsylvania, and their stories show the impact of breast cancer on themselves, their families and their communities. The exhibit encourages women to learn about early detection and celebrates life, courage, hope and the dignity of women and families who have battled breast cancer. 67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania is sponsored by the PBCC and funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

The PBCC represents, supports and serves breast cancer survivors and their families in Pennsylvania through educational programming, legislative advocacy and breast cancer research grants. The PBCC is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure now…so our daughters won’t have to. For more information, please call 800-377-8828 or visit