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Take the FREE Online Course on the Free Treatment Program

Posted By on September 17th, 2012 at 11:58 am | 0 comments.

Over 800 people have taken the PBCC’s free online course on Pennsylvania’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Program, which provides free treatment for uninsured and underinsured women battling breast cancer – and YOU  should join them! The course is available for all who wish to take it, with free continuing education credits available for nurses and social workers. Click here to take it now!

Real case studies give practical examples of who is eligible for free treatment, how the program works, and the overall benefit to the women who are covered through the program. Those who take the course will have the knowledge necessary to direct women to the program so that they can get the care they need without worrying about how to pay for it.

Batters of all ages step up to the plate in Altoona

Posted By on July 30th, 2012 at 10:26 am | 0 comments.

The Skys the LimitOn Wednesday, July 25, batters, fans and a plethora of volunteers came out to the Peoples Natural Gas Field, home of the Altoona Curve, to participate in the second-to-last home run derby of the season. Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer® at the Altoona Curve started out with a group of “little sluggers” stepping up to the plate to take their turn at the batting cage. This group, comprised of 3 batters under the age of 15, knocked off the socks of spectators as they made some incredible hits to the outfield and truly held their ground. Look out for this group in the years to come at Altoona!

Thanks to all of our teams, and the groups of volunteers who stayed with us throughout the day to shag balls in the outfield as the sun beat down on them…that’s dedication! We had groups from AT&T, Best Buy, YTI Career Institute and the Altoona Curve Junior. We couldn’t have been there without you, thanks for your support!

Check out the list of teams below, and our solo home run hitter!

Home Run Hitters:

Thanks to everyone who came out, including the staff of the Altoona Curve for their help and enthusiasm at our event. View all of the photos from the Altoona Derby at Peoples Natural Gas Field here.

Swinging for the Fences in Williamsport

Posted By on July 27th, 2012 at 3:47 pm | 0 comments.

On Tuesday, July 24th, Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer® rolled into Historic Bowman Field, home of the Williamsport Crosscutters, for the 5th annual home run derby. Batters, volunteers and fans came out on this sticky summer morning to support the PA Breast Cancer Coalition and our efforts to fight breast cancer across the state. Check out the list of teams below, and we hope to see you out at the ballpark in Williamsport next year!

 

Special thank you to all the media partners who came out to the event, including WNEP Channel 16, WBRE-TV and the Williamsport Sun-Gazette. Check out the video clip from WBRE here. Additionally thanks to the staff at the Crosscutters and our great volunteers who stayed throughout the entire day!  View all of our photos from the Williamsport Derby here. Next up: Lancaster on Saturday, July 28! Follow us @PBCC for live tweets during game days!

Competition Heats Up in Washington

Posted By on July 26th, 2012 at 5:10 pm | 0 comments.

The sun was out as our teams, individual batters and an abundance of volunteers gathered on July 20th at the Washington Wild Things at Consol Energy Park. The 5th derby of the season kicked off with local Representatives Brandon Neuman and Robert Matzie going head to head to see which team would claim official bragging rights over the other. They decided that the losing team would have to wear the pink boa on the House floor in order to bring awareness to the Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer® competition.  With the help of 8 home runs (7 coming from one batter alone!), Neuman’s Crew won for the second consecutive year, and Rob Matzie will soon be seen publicly in the pink boa, all in the name of breast cancer awareness!

Thanks to all of our teams and spectacular volunteers at the Washington Wild Things. Check out the lineup of teams and individual batters below:

And our home run hitters included:

Congratulations to batter Bill Klenoshek, who is currently our overall individual batter winner with 675 points and of course our 7-home-run-batter Joe Oliphant!  Thank you to everyone who came out to the Washington Derby, and special thanks to the staff at Consol Energy Park for your support and entertainment throughout the day! Our volunteers truly appreciated the dance music in between batters! Everyone that was there made this a very energetic, silly and successful event for the PBCC. View all the photos from our day at the ballpark here.

5th Annual Home Run Derby a Hit at the Harrisburg Senators

Posted By on July 13th, 2012 at 9:12 am | 0 comments.

Harrisburg BattersOnce again, Harrisburg brought our largest Take a Swing Against Breast Cancer® home run derby with 26 teams, 1 single batter and over 35 energetic volunteers! On Tuesday, July 10th, we kicked off the 5th annual home run derby season at the Harrisburg Senators’ Metro Bank Stadium where people of all ages came out to enjoy this exciting day. Special thanks to the Harrisburg Senators staff and everyone who made this day such a success!

Take a look at our high scores and team photos from our first of eight across the state this year:

 

Thanks again for your support! Stay tuned to see if we get any home runs at our next location: York Revolution’s Sovereign Bank Stadium! View all of the Harrisburg photos here.

Take the PBCC’s Online FREE Treatment Course Today!

Posted By on March 16th, 2012 at 8:59 am | 0 comments.

Did you know that FREE treatment is available for uninsured and underinsured women battling breast or cervical cancer here in Pennsylvania? The PBCC is working to spread the word on this important program to all by offering a FREE online course. Check out our video! Nurses and social workers who take the course can earn free credits. Take the course today!

Those who take the course will have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of this important program, and how it serves as a lifeline for those who are uninsured and underinsured battling breast cancer. As part of the course, you can review real-life case studies and read inspiring stories from survivors who benefitted from the program.

If you have any questions or problems with the course, please contact Jen at Jennifer@pabreastcancer.org or 800-377-8828 x101. Please note that the course is not compatible with mobile devices.

Free Online Course for FREE Treatment Coming Soon

Posted By on February 17th, 2012 at 8:57 am | 0 comments.

Ensuring that women with breast cancer have access to treatment has been critically important to the PBCC. Through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Program, free treatment is available to uninsured and underinsured women in Pennsylvania. In March, the PBCC will provide a free online course for all interested in learning more about the program, with 2 free credits available to nurses and social workers. Would you or a nurse, social worker, or advocate you know benefit from taking the course?

If you or someone you know may be interested in taking this free course, please let us know! We would love to put you on our list to receive more information once registration is open. While nurses and social workers are eligible to receive credit by taking the course, anyone who would like to learn more about the program and how it can benefit women in Pennsylvania is welcome to enroll.

Knowledge is power. Empower yourself with information that can help save the lives of uninsured and underinsured women battling breast cancer in Pennsylvania. Email Jennifer for more information today.

Coming Soon: PBCC’s Free Online Course for Nurses and Social Workers on the Free Treatment Program

Posted By on January 16th, 2012 at 8:59 am | 0 comments.

The PBCC is proud to announce that its new online course will be available in March. This 2-hour course is FREE for nurses, social workers, or anyone who wants to learn more about how women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer can get FREE Treatment through the Commonwealth of PA’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment program (BCCPT). Nurses and social workers can earn 2 credits FREE through taking the course. This program offers full free medical care for uninsured and underinsured women who have been diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer. For the women who learn about the program, the benefits are life saving.

If you are a nurse, social worker, patient navigator, advocate or just someone who wants to know more about this important program then this course is for you.  Look for more information over the next few months. We’ll send out alerts when the course is ready to go.

A special thanks goes to the NSABP for their generous support!