Archive for the ‘Grassroots Partners’ Category

Lancaster City Police K-9 Unit Takes a “Bite Out of Breast Cancer”

Posted By on January 16th, 2018 at 2:26 pm | 0 comments.

Taking a Bite Out of Cancer, the Lancaster City Police K-9 and Mounted Units held a special fundraiser for the PA Breast Cancer Coalition in October 2017. Officers sold pink t-shirts in honor of breast cancer awareness month, with a portion of proceeds benefiting the PBCC’s life-saving work throughout the state. The first annual campaign was a doggone success, with a total of $562 going to our programs and services for breast cancer survivors in PA! The PBCC staff was thrilled when the K-9 unit stopped by our office to deliver the donation with dogs in tow! Thank you to Officers Alexander, Reppert, Hatfield and Bradley for bringing K-9s Axel, Stryker, Zoltan and Wodan to our headquarters in Lebanon for this presentation, and to Sargent Michael Gerace for spearheading this unique campaign! The PBCC is honored to be the recipients of this meaningful gift.

Dealerships a Driving Force in Fight Against Breast Cancer

Posted By on February 16th, 2017 at 3:53 pm | 0 comments.

The PBCC is thrilled to accept $28,838 from 9 car dealerships participating in this year’s Drive Out Breast Cancer campaign! Hoffman Ford contributed more than $10,000! Brenner Family of Dealerships raised an incredible $5,000 and the list goes on! Thank you to the dealerships as well as YOU, the customers, who helped to make it possible. We cannot thank you enough for the investments you have made in our organization and the women and families we serve every day.

A very special thank you to our Drive Out Breast Cancer coordinators (and faithful volunteers!) Helen Michener and Laraine Forry. You inspire us!

Here are the dealerships who participated in this year’s campaign:

Brenner Family of DealershipsDiamond ToyotaFreedom ToyotaFreysingerHoffman Ford





Infiniti of MechanicsburgLehman Volvo MechanicsburgLehman Volvo YorkMaguire's DuncannonMaguire's Hershey


Maguire's NissanTurner Kia



5th Annual Jeeps, Jams 4 Jugs

Posted By on May 10th, 2016 at 4:21 pm | 0 comments.

Jeeps-Jams-4-JugsRev your engines for the 5th Annual Jeeps, Jams 4 Jugs, on Saturday, June 4 at Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area, in Shamokin PA. The event features a Show and Shine competition, a Jeep ride, games, music, food and more! It promises to be a fun time for the whole family, with an after party from 2-6 p.m.! Interested in the event?

Registration will be held Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. A Show and Shine competition will be held at 1:00 p.m. with judging occurring during the after party. A registration fee of $15.00 is required for entering one category, and an additional $10.00 for each category entered after. Show categories include best of show, best trail ready, best restoration and more. Each winner will receive a trophy and all proceeds of the event will directly benefit the PA Breast Cancer Coalition. Not a Jeep owner but still interested? Join us at 2:00 p.m. for a live DJ, vendors, food and children’s activities. Cost is simply a donation for your entrance fee. Check out all of the details on the Jeep, Jams 4 Jugs Facebook page here.

PBCC Grassroots Partner Spotlight: One Lap of America

Posted By on April 14th, 2016 at 12:15 pm | 0 comments.

One-Lap---PinkLink--1One man and one Corvette are making one huge difference. Mount Joy business owner Jim Roberts, of Jim Roberts West Main Auto, is looking to rally the local community in his “One Lap of America” adventure. During the first week of May, this national endurance race challenges the preparation and staying power of both man and machine while raising money for charity.

Stickers will decorate the roof and body of the Corvette and can be purchased for a minimum donation of $10, benefiting the PA Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC). The donor name will be listed, or stickers can be purchased in honor or memory of a loved one. To make a donation, visit and fill in “One Lap of America” when prompted for the Title of Event.

Tickets Now on Sale for 2nd Annual Toasting a Cure at the Vineyard Event

Posted By on April 4th, 2016 at 9:48 am | 0 comments.


Bucks Valley Winery and Vineyard to host wine tastings, live music for PBCC

Spring has sprung and with it comes fun outdoor fundraisers for the PBCC! Save the Date for the Second Annual “Toasting a Cure at the Vineyard,” held at Bucks Valley Winery and Vineyards in Newport, PA on Saturday, June 11th. Join us for a delightful evening from 4-8pm on the patio of this Perry County winery and enjoy live music, delicious hors’d oeuvres, a silent auction and of course wine tastings!

Tickets are only $35 for this fabulous event, so grab your friends and join us to toast a cure at the vineyard this June! Find out all of the details and order tickets here.

Saddle Up! Ride for Life Set for April

Posted By on March 15th, 2016 at 8:30 am | 0 comments.

Ride-for-LifeThe 6th Annual Ride 4 Life will be held Saturday, April 23 at the Shale Knoll Indoor Arena in Annville. This one of a kind barrel racing event offers courses for riders of all experience levels. Whether you are a rookie or a master, there is a course for everyone.  Don’t miss it!

Started by breast cancer survivor Shelly Mix, Ride 4 Life has raised $13,000 over the years for the PA Breast Cancer Coalition. Shelly says she enjoys organizing the event every year because it’s something she feels passionate about.

 “As a breast cancer survivor and an avid barrel racer, I wanted to find a way to return the kindness and generosity shown to me in my time of need twelve years ago. I encourage every mom, sister, daughter, wife and friend to get a mammogram – it saved my life! Please join us for this festive day to celebrate and remember!” – Shelly Mix

Click here for event details.

Pink Zone Welcomes 600+ Survivors, PBCC CARES Students

Posted By on February 15th, 2016 at 9:15 am | 0 comments.

Pink-Zone-thumbnail-for-articleThere is a reason they call it “The Goosebump Game.” Pink Zone at Penn State brings thousands of fans and hundreds of breast cancer survivors together for a day of empowerment and action – and LOTS of pink! The PA Breast Cancer Coalition is fortunate enough to be a beneficiary of Pink Zone and to have participated in this year’s along with survivors and members of its PBCC CARES student program.

The PBCC was there for all of the action as the Lady Lions took on the Michigan Wolverines January 17.  Watch the video below for highlights and insights from the big game!


Fastpitch for a Purpose Focused on Striking Out Breast Cancer

Posted By on January 15th, 2016 at 9:40 am | 0 comments.

Pictured in photo: Organizer Stephanie Lux with her daughter Brooke Bosley, James Stonebraker, Sr., Kristen Snoke of the PBCC and Deena Pace.

Players, parents and patrons of Fastpitch for a Purpose came together in a huge way this past October, knocking it out of the park for the 4th consecutive year. Led by coordinator and creator, Stephanie Lux, this event raised $12,500 for the PBCC’s programs and services to help breast cancer survivors!

Every year, Stephanie rallies the youth in Shrewsbury, York County, to team up in the battle against breast cancer. Girls ages 8-18 play in this 2-day softball tournament, many of them in honor of a loved one who has been touched by breast cancer. The girls leave feeling inspired and passionate about the cause, knowing that they made a difference by doing something as simple as playing a game that they love.

Since 2012, this incredible community-wide fundraiser has contributed over $40,000 to the PBCC and helped spread awareness regarding our free resources. If you would like to get involved with this event, please visit their Facebook page here, and save the date for this year’s tournament: October 1-2, 2016!