Westmoreland County to Host PA Breast Cancer Coalition Photo Exhibit Breast Cancer Survivorship

Updated on April 22, 2014

Survivors to Share Stories at 67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania Kick-off Reception

The PA Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC) is proud to partner with Excela Health, Westmoreland Walks, Inc., and the Pennsylvania Department of Health this Spring to bring its photo exhibit, 67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania to North Huntingdon from May 1 – 10. A free kick-off reception will be held Thursday, May 1 inside the Excela Square at Norwin atrium at 6:30 p.m.

This unique exhibit features women from each of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties, along with stories about how breast cancer has touched their lives. The survivors exemplify the diversity of Pennsylvania, and their messages reflect the impact breast cancer can have on families and communities across our state. The exhibit celebrates survivorship and encourages women to learn about early detection. 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 Westmoreland County residents to experience this inspirational and educational exhibit. “32 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in Pennsylvania today. The goal of 67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania is to educate women about this disease while giving a voice to breast cancer survivors across the Commonwealth,” said Halpin-Murphy. “We are thrilled to bring that message to Westmoreland County this May.”

A special exhibit opening reception featuring local survivors, health care professionals, and representatives from the PA Breast Cancer Coalition, Excela Health and Westmoreland Walks, Inc. will take place on Thursday, May 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the Excela Square at Norwin north entrance atrium. The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will be on display through May 10. To RSVP for the free May 1 kick-off reception, please call 800-377-8828 x2306.

Exhibit partner Westmoreland Walks, Inc., hosts events throughout the year to support the PBCC’s efforts. President Kathy Brown says she is excited to share the exhibit’s message with Westmoreland residents. “Westmoreland Walks, Inc. is thrilled “67 Women, 67 Counties” is visiting Westmoreland County once again,” said Brown. “It is humbling to learn the stories of these courageous, inspiring Pennsylvania survivors.”

“Breast cancer knows no geographic boundaries. It touches the lives of every resident of Pennsylvania,” said Excela Health Chief Medical Officer Dr. Carol Fox. “The person with breast cancer is someone’s mother, wife, sister, daughter or friend. This common bond is showcased in the traveling display we are hosting at Excela Square at Norwin. I am hopeful that our community will be inspired by the courage represented and motivated to take their own health seriously. Early detection is the best prevention.”

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. 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.

Pat Halpin-Murphy President and Founder


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