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  • A Message from Pat Halpin-Murphy

    Who We Are

    Our Programs

    Our Accomplishments

    Financial Statements

    Educate. Empower. Inspire.

    INSIDE:

    The mission of the PBCC is to find a cure for breast cancer now... so our daughters and granddaughters won’t have to.

  • The PBCC staff is available to answer any questions.

    Heather Hibshman Executive Director Carol Burkholder Office Manager Kim Eubanks Data Manager Tricia Grove Director of Finance and Administration Sarah Lightman Community Outreach Director Dolores Magro Director of Patient Advocacy and Conference Development Jennifer Pensinger Program Director Kevin Smith Communications Director

    PA Breast Cancer Coalition 344 North Reading Road Ephrata, PA 17522 www.PABreastCancer.org 1-800-377-8828 717-721-2580

    Show your PBCC support!

    Order PBCC merchandise online at www.PABreastCancer.org

    Thank you to all the volunteers

    who helped the PBCC in 2010.

    We couldn’t do it without you!

    NEED HELP?

  • Message from Pat Halpin-Murphy President & Founder, PA Breast Cancer Coalition

    Breast cancer survivors must be heard. They must have a voice in the medical, legislative, insurance and corporate communities throughout this state. The PA Breast Cancer Coalition is the voice for breast cancer survivors in our Commonwealth.

    We know that the only way to end the breast cancer epidemic is to find a cure for breast cancer. Since 1993, when we founded the PBCC we have dedicated our lives to this mission. The PBCC is the only statewide grassroots breast cancer organization, and we represent patients, survivors, families, medical professionals, government, labor, and industry leaders.

    Our highly acclaimed statewide outreach efforts include Friends Like Me; our traveling photo exhibit, 67 Women - 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania; Refunds for Breast Cancer Research; and the PA Breast Cancer Coalition Conference. These vital life-saving programs raise thousands of dollars for research, create awareness, provide free care packages to new survivors, and educate the public.

    My battle with breast cancer ignites my resolve to make certain that our generation is the last to ever fear breast cancer. As a grandmother, I thank you for joining the PBCC’s efforts “to find a cure now... so our daughters and granddaughters won’t have to.”

    Welcome

    The first PBCC Annual Conference was October 17, 1995 at the Harrisburg Hilton and was called the “Keystone Breast Cancer Conference.” 240 people attended. Today nearly 1,000 attendees join us each year at the Hilton.

    DID YOU KNOW?

    Board of Directors Pat Halpin-Murphy, President & Founder

    Leslie Stiles Honorary Chair

    Leslie Anne Miller, Esq. Executive Vice President

    Sandra Christianson Corporate Secretary

    G. June Hoch Treasurer

    Madlyn Abramson Rosemary Boland

    Deborah Freer John Glick, MD

    Gary Gurian Andrea Mastro, Ph.D.

    Denise Robison Alice Sanders

    Jeanne Schmedlen Mary Simmonds, MD, FACP

    Pat Stewart Ted Williams

    Norman Wolmark, MD

  • Programs

    REFUNDS FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH

    FREE Treatment for Breast Cancer Today in Pennsylvania, because of the efforts of the PA Breast Cancer Coalition and our grassroots advocates, uninsured women of low or moderate income who are diagnosed with breast cancer can get FREE TREATMENT through the Commonwealth of PA’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Program (BCCPT).

    Each year tens of thousands of Pennsylvania tax payers donate their state tax refund to breast and cervical cancer research. The average donation is only $8 and as of December 2010 over $2.75 million has been raised. One hundred percent of the money is distributed as grants to breast and cervical cancer researchers in Pennsylvania.

    In 2010 the PBCC awarded 6 grants to:

    Sandra Fernandez, Ph.D. Fox Chase Cancer Center

    Allan Lipton, M.D. Penn State University College of Medicine Hershey Medical Center

    Hannah Rabinowich, Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh

    Janet A. Sawicki, Ph.D. Lankenau Institute for Medical Research

    Richard Steinman, M.D., Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh

    Marius Sudol, Ph.D. Geisinger Clinic, Weis Center for Research

  • In June of 1994, the PBCC traveling photo exhibit, “67 Women - 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania”, made its debut at the PA State Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg.

    Today, this educational work of art is still spreading the message of early detection. It has been displayed everywhere from shopping malls to colleges and hospitals to county fairs.

    In 2010 the exhibit received a face-lift and began its 16th year of touring the state celebrating the life, courage, hope and dignity of women who have battled breast cancer.

    This exhibit is funded by the PA Department of Health.

    Each October at the Harrisburg Hilton, the PBCC hosts the premiere breast cancer conference in PA. This highly acclaimed event offers Grand Rounds for Physicians and Healthcare Professionals, educational workshops and a Pink Ribbon Awards Luncheon. This conference is designed for breast cancer survivors, caregivers, medical professionals, community and corporate leaders, legislators and advocates.

  • Programs

    www.PABreastCancer.org

    For the latest in breast cancer research, community education activities, advocacy updates, patient resources and mammogram screening opportunities be sure to subscribe to the PBCC’s newsletter FrontLine.

    Previous issues of this quarterly publication are always available at: www.pabreastcancer.org/media/newsletter/archives

    For the latest breast cancer information or to find out when the PBCC is coming to your neighborhood, visit www.PABreastCancer.org.

    You can also request a Friends Like Me Care Package for a newly diagnosed woman, find a support group in your area, read stories of survivorship in our “Survivor Spotlight” and show your support by ordering a pink ribbon pin or t-shirt.

  • Patient Advocacy - You are not alone. Whether you are facing a breast cancer diagnosis or need a mammogram, the PBCC’s Patient Advocate is here to help.

    In 2010 our full-time Patient Advocate directly served 76 women with issues including mammograms, prosthetics, wigs, and insurance. She also helped educate nurse navigators and other healthcare providers about the free treatment available in Pennsylvania through the Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Program (BCCPT).

    Helping breast cancer survivors across the Commonwealth one woman at a time. That is the mission of the PBCC’s Friends Like Me program.

    Through this outreach initiative we provide care packages to newly-diagnosed women at no cost to the woman or her family. We also provide resources including a statewide listing of support groups and a suggested reading list for the patient and her family.

  • PBCC In Action

    791 newly diagnosed women received Friends Like Me care packages completely free of charge.

    218 Grassroots Partner events were held across PA and thousands of people at these events helped hope grow.

    219,211 copies of the PBCC print newsletter Frontline and

    117,735 e-mails of PinkLink helped people stay connected to the PBCC.

    369 people became a driving force in the fight against breast cancer by ordering a Pink Ribbon License Plate.

  • 283 individuals volunteered at PBCC events.

    15,500 people learned about early detection from the traveling photo exhibit

    67 Women - 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania.

    76 women received the help they needed from our on-staff Patient Advocate.

    3,663 copies of Breast Cancer: Covered or Not? A Guide on Insurance

    were distributed.

  • Social Networking

    DID YOU KNOW?

    The PA Breast Cancer Coalition, the source of action and information for Pennsylvania women with breast cancer and their families, has a wide array of information and materials available in multiple mediums.

    The PA Breast Cancer Coalition was formed in 1993 by a dedicated, active and effective group of breast cancer survivors who had one common mission: to find a cure for breast cancer. Every program, event and campaign is still carried out with that goal in mind. Today, we are the source of action and information for Pennsylvania women with breast cancer, and their families.

    facebook.com/PABreastCancer

    twitter.com/pbcc

    PABreastCancer.wordpress.com

    flickr.com/people/pbccyoutube.com/PABreastCancer

    PABreastCancer.org/media/newsletter

  • The PA Breast Cancer Coalition was formed in 1993 by a dedicated, active and effective group of breast cancer survivors who had one common mission: to find a cure for breast cancer. Every program, event and campaign is still carried out with that goal in mind. Today, we are the source of action and information for Pennsylvania women with breast cancer, and their families.

    Awards & Recognition 2010 Tempo Award

    Presented by Adagio Health

    PBCC President & Founder, Pat Halpin-Murphy received the Tempo Award for outstanding advocacy and awareness work in the breast cancer field. Adagio Health presents the Tempo Award to individuals and organiz

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