Casey to be Honored by the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition

October 5, 2010

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

EPHRATA, Pa., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – U.S. Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr., a breast cancer advocate for the women of Pennsylvania, will receive the Pink Ribbon Award from the PA Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC). The presentation will take place at a luncheon session during the PA Breast Cancer Coalition Annual Conference at the Harrisburg Hilton on Wednesday, October 13th.

Senator Casey co-sponsored the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act, prohibiting employers or insurers from using genetic information to make decisions about a woman’s employment or coverage. An early diagnosis of a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation gives a woman multiple options that might prevent the growth of cancer cells. This legislation gives peace of mind and allows women to access this important information without the fear of losing her health insurance or job. Senator Casey has also been an advocate for women to receive yearly mammograms.

The Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition 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.”

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 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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