MEADVILLE, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC) is pleased to work with the Crawford County Exhibit Committee and the Yolanda G. Barco Oncology Institute to bring its traveling photo exhibit, “67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania,” to Crawford County from March 1st to March 10th. The photo exhibit will be displayed in lobby of Meadville Medical Center’s Yolanda G. Barco Oncology Institute located at 16792 Conneaut Lake Road in Meadville.
An opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, March 1st at 5 p.m. The exhibit and reception are FREE and open to the public. To RSVP for the opening reception, please call 800-377-8828 x303.
This work of art features women from each of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties, along with a message about how breast cancer has touched their lives. The women reflect the diversity of Pennsylvania, and their stories show the impact of breast cancer on themselves, their families and their communities. The exhibit encourages women to learn about early detection and celebrates life, courage, hope and the dignity of women and families who have battled breast cancer. “67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania” is sponsored by the PBCC and funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
Pat Halpin-Murphy, president and founder of the PBCC, encourages everyone to visit the exhibit. “Breast cancer is not a rare event separate from the fabrics of our everyday lives. It impacts our mothers, daughters and friends. We must educate ourselves about this disease and fight to find a cure now…so our daughters won’t have to.”
“Meadville Medical Center’s Yolanda G. Barco Oncology Institute is honored to host 67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania,” said Valerie Bond Waid, B.S.N., M.B.A., R.N., the director of cancer care services at the Yolanda G. Barco Oncology Institute. Bond Waid adds, “The exhibit showcases how far breast cancer spreads throughout the Commonwealth. By generating awareness, we can generate hope.”
The PBCC 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 800-377-8828 or visit www.PABreastCancer.org.