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Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition Hosts Annual Conference

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EPHRATA, Pa., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC) Annual Conference will be held on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 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

The PBCC brings four influential award winners to the 2009 Annual Conference. The Pink Ribbon Award will be presented to Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, US House of Representatives, Appropriations Committee, and Senator Vincent J. Hughes, Pennsylvania State Senate, Minority Chair, Health & Welfare Committee.

In addition, the Vivian and Meyer P. Potamkin Foundation Award for Breast Cancer Research will be awarded to Joseph M. Serletti, MD, FACS, Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Linda C. Rhodes, Ed. D, Co-Author, PBCC's Breast Cancer: Covered or Not? A Guide on Insurance, will be honored with the Shining Light Award.

The conference kicks-off with an evening reception on Tuesday, October 13 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 website at

SOURCE Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition
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