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Breast Cancer Awareness Month – PINK Edition!


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month & I am turning THIS edition of the Boscola Bulletin PINK to honor & remember those who have lost their battle, to support those who are fighting their battle, and to give a ‘SHOUT OUT’ to those who have conquered their battle!

Find a 3D mammograms CenterThe fountain at the Capitol turns PINK each October to help serve as a reminder that we are still fighting for a cure & to help remind all women in Pennsylvania about the steps that have been taken to ensure they have access to basic health services – as we know, early detection is KEY!
Did you know, in 2015 Pennsylvania became the FIRST state in the nation to require insurance coverage of 3D mammograms for women insured under Pennsylvania law?

Screen Out CancerThe Pennsylvania Department of Health also provides the PA Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (PA-BCCEDP) which is funded through a grant received from the Center for Disease Control & Prevention.  It provides services such as: Mammograms; Pap and HIV Tests; and follow-up diagnostic tests for abnormal screening results.  To be eligible for this program,you must be a resident of Pennsylvania and meet certain additional age & income requirements. If breast or cervical cancer is detected through the PA-BCCEDP, you may be eligible for free treatment through the Department of Human Services (DHS) – Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Program (BCCPT).

Pink Ribbon License Plates

Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition 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 Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition. 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!

Please complete pages 1 and 3 and submit them with payment to the address below. Please keep page 2, the Frequently Asked Questions, as a reference.  If you lease your vehicle, you also need to download and complete an MV-1L form. Please complete this form and attach it to your license plate application.

To order, complete all necessary forms and send with payment (check or credit card information) to:

PA Breast Cancer Coalition
2397 Quentin Road, Suite B
Lebanon, PA 17042

Did you know...

Free Breast Cancer Care PackagesThe PA Breast Cancer Coalition offers 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!  The packages contain educational information & books, as well as soft touches like a pink ribbon pin, cosmetics and other donated gifts. This care package supports newly-diagnosed Pennsylvanians at a time when they need it most.

Some additional resources…

Worried about keeping a job during treatment or being a caregiver?

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) applies to taking care of yourself as well as others. To qualify, your place of employment must have 50 or more employees and you must have worked there for at least 12 consecutive months. The act requires your employer to provide 12 workweeks of unpaid leave time. Details are on the Department of Labor website.

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