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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer risks, the value of screening and early detection, and treatment options available to women and men who are diagnosed with one of the many forms of breast cancer. More than 249,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer every year, and nearly 41,000 die from the disease.

In Pennsylvania, the HealthyWoman Program is a free breast and cervical cancer early detection program of the Pennsylvania Department of Health. It is funded by the Department of Health and through a grant the department receives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  If you need a mammogram or if you have been diagnosed with breast cancer and need FREE Treatment, PA's HealthyWoman Program is here to help. HealthyWoman provides free mammograms to women of low to moderate income. To learn more about the HealthyWoman Program, visit

Did you know? Governor Tom Wolf made Pennsylvania the first state in the nation to require insurance coverage of 3D screening mammograms for women insured under PA law. 3D mammograms offer better detection and fewer false alarms. Click here to find a 3D mammography center near you.
Also, PA provides for the Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment (BCCPT) Program which is administered by the Department of Health and the Department of Human Services and provides full health care benefits to women needing treatment for breast or cervical cancer, or a pre-cancerous condition of the breast or cervix.  Click here to download the application.

The Commonwealth is fortunate to have the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC) which is a wealth of support & information for those in Pennsylvania diagnosed with breast cancer.  The PBCC is a network of strength for survivors (and their support systems!) & are the primary source of action. For additional information on the PBCC, they offer FREE care packages through its Friends Like Me program to women recently diagnosed with breast cancer in PA. If you or a loved one lives in PA and has been diagnosed within the past 6 months, click here to request a package today!  

Be a supporter today!  Pink Ribbon License Plates

Pink Ribbon License PlatesPennsylvania’s breast cancer awareness license plate proudly proclaims your commitment to breast cancer awareness everywhere you travel! Plates can be ordered ONLY through the PBCC. The one-time cost of the specialty license plate is $50, which includes a contribution to the PBCC. Personalized plates are now available for $200! 

Download the short application now!

Pennsylvania gets another extension on REAL ID program

Do you need a real ID REAL ID FAQs Document Check The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has notified officials that Pennsylvania has been granted an extension until the beginning of August 2019 to comply with the REAL ID guidelines.

This extension means Pennsylvania residents can use their current drivers' licenses to continue accessing federal facilities like courthouses and prisons and to board commercial aircraft.
REAL ID-compliant driver's licenses and photo ID cards are to be available in March 2019, but residents are being encouraged to pre-verify for the required documentation as soon as possible to avoid long waits & delays.

Click here for additional information on the Pennsylvania REAL ID and, as always, please feel free to contact my office with any questions or concerns you may have with this or any state-related matter.

PennDot answers most-asked questions about REAL ID

The Morning Call | October 11, 2018

PennDot officials hosted a Facebook Live discussion in an effort to clarify misconceptions and answer questions about REAL ID-compliant cards as the department prepares to begin issuing new cards in March.

In two years, Pennsylvania's ID cards and driver's licenses will no longer be sufficient to get residents onto domestic flights or into secure federal buildings. Residents will need either passports or REAL ID-compliant cards with uniform security standards.

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Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC) Download Application