Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition Hosts Statewide Conference

September 21, 2010

U.S. Senator Robert Patrick Casey receives Pink Ribbon Award

EPHRATA, Pa., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC) Annual Conference will be held on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at the Harrisburg Hilton & Towers from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Pat Halpin-Murphy, President and Founder of the PBCC said, “The Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition Annual Conference is the only statewide breast cancer conference in Pennsylvania bringing together breast cancer survivors, advocates, medical professionals, volunteers, legislators, corporate and union leaders. For the most up-to-date information on breast cancer research and treatment, you need to participate in the PBCC conference in Harrisburg.”

The PBCC honors four influential breast cancer activists at the 2010 Annual Conference. The Pink Ribbon Award will be presented to U.S. Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr., U.S. Senate, and Martin’s Potato Chips, Inc., a major PBCC Grassroots Partner through the “Martin’s Chips in for a Cure” program.

In addition, the Vivian and Meyer P. Potamkin Foundation Award for Breast Cancer Research will be awarded to Thomas B. Julian, MD, Associate Director of Medical Affairs, NSABP; Associate Director, Allegheny Breast Center; and Professor of Human Oncology, Allegheny General Hospital Cancer Center. Rosalyn Evans, breast cancer survivor, PBCC volunteer, and founder, ABC’S Support Group, will be honored with the Shining Light Award.

Registration for this highly acclaimed conference, which includes a continental breakfast, Pink Ribbon Awards Luncheon, and conference tote bag, is $85, and bring a friend discounts are still available. Continuing Education credits are also available for nursing attendees. Registration is available online at www.pbcc.me/Conf.

The conference kicks-off with an evening reception on Tuesday, October 12 at 6:00 p.m. There, the PBCC will honor the women profiled in the 67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania traveling photo exhibit as well as Grassroots Partners for their dedication to spreading the message of breast cancer awareness and early detection through unique fundraising and community outreach events throughout the year.

The PA Breast Cancer Coalition 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 1-800-377-8828 or visit www.PABreastCancer.org.

SOURCE Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition

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