2008-09-24 / Local & State

PA Breast Cancer Coalition Hosts Conference

To celebrate 15 years of education, advocacy and research

The Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC) Annual Conference will be held on Wednesday, October 8, 2008, at the Harrisburg Hilton & Towers from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in celebration of its 15 years of education, advocacy and research.

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 and corporate leaders."

Registration for this highly acclaimed conference, which includes a continental breakfast, Pink Ribbon Awards luncheon, and conference tote bag. Continuing education credits are also available for nursing attendees. Registration is available online at www.pabreastcancer.org/conf.

This milestone year for the PBCC brings four influential award winners to the conference. The Pink Ribbon Award will be presented to Estelle Richman, secretary, PA Department of Public Welfare, and Frank Pinto, president and CEO, PA Association of Community Bankers.

In addition, the Vivian and Meyer P. Potamkin Foundation Award for Breast Cancer Research will be awarded to Timothy Rebbeck, Ph.D., professor of biostatistics and epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Sandy Cray, survivor, volunteer, advocate and Lehigh Valley vice president, PBCC Board of Directors, will also be honored with this year's Shining Light Award.

The conference kicks off with an evening reception on Tuesday, October 7, at 6:00 p.m. There, the PBCC will honor 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. For more information on the PBCC, please call 1-800-377- 8828 or visit the Web site at www.pabreastcancer.org.

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