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2010-09-30 11:37:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Commission for Women today turned the state Capitol's Veterans War Memorial Fountain hot pink to highlight October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. "This pink fountain is truly a spectacle, but our goal is a serious one: by raising awareness of breast cancer, we can save lives," said Leslie Stiles, executive director of the Pennsylvania Commission for Women. "We hope that the pink fountain will serve as a reminder for...

2010-05-19 11:55:00

PHILADELPHIA, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Commission for Women today celebrated the opening of its exhibit, "Voices: African American and Latina Women Share Their Stories of Success," at the African American Museum of Philadelphia. With a goal to raise awareness about the critical need for young girls to have visible role models, the exhibit was adapted from the commission's successful book of the same name. Both the book and the exhibit portray 50 African...

2009-09-30 11:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Commission for Women kicked off October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month by turning two of the state's most majestic fountains hot pink to educate, inspire, and provide some comfort to breast cancer survivors. "These pink fountains are truly a spectacle, but our mission in turning fountains pink is a serious one: we want to raise awareness about breast cancer and, in turn, save lives," said Leslie Stiles, executive...

2009-07-27 12:00:00

Leaders Denounce Plan as Harmful to Women and Children HARRISBURG, Pa., July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Commission for Women today hosted a rally at the state Capitol to oppose devastating budget cuts proposed by the Senate that would endanger critical services for women and their families and end the agency's 35 years of advocacy for women and girls. "As recently as 2002, the Institute for Women's Policy Research ranked Pennsylvania as one of the 10 worst states for...

2008-09-22 15:00:14

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Anne C. Bale of the Pennsylvania Commission for Women, +1-717-787-8128 HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To help women to take control of their health and improve their access to important health information, the Pennsylvania Commission for Women today placed the first bilingual, touch-activated Women's Wellness Guide kiosk in the waiting room of the Allegheny County Jail. This is the first of 13 kiosks to be placed around the state....


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.