National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. WARM 103.3 encourages you to get regular mammograms and check yourself on a monthly basis.


Get Checked.

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. Learn more about the program.


Find a 3D Mammography Center.

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. Find a center near you. 


Get support.

The PA Breast Cancer Coalition is a great resource to support a breast cancer patient and their families. If you or someone you know is having difficulty accessing medical services, or has questions about insurance coverage related to breast cancer, they are here to help.
Visit them at www.pabreastcancer.org.


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Real Men Wear Pink. 

WARM 103.3’s Dave Russell is participating and you can help him reach his goal of $2,500 by donating here:  acsevents.org

Clothes don’t make the man. But they can make a huge difference in the fight against breast cancer. From community leaders to social influencers, this distinguished group of men is dressed for success and ready to raise awareness and money to support the American Cancer Society.

It’s an amazing opportunity for men to take a leadership role in the fight against breast cancer. Real Men Wear Pink is a program that works alongside Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events by giving communities the opportunity to nominate local male leaders.

These well-dressed and well-intentioned gentlemen then spearhead fundraising for the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer initiatives. Every dollar we raise helps save lives from breast cancer through early detection and prevention, innovative breast cancer research, and patient support. 

For additional information, visit RealMenWearPinkACS.org


Get Involved.

Our local community is driven to help fight this battle together. You can help the fight by attending to our community’s events for the awareness of breast cancer. Here’s a few of the upcoming events that you may find yourself interested in attending. 

Help The Fight at Breast-A-Ville 2019 – Wednesday, October 2nd, @ 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Location: Outside of the Student Memorial Center, 21 S George St, Millersville, PA 17551.  

Golf Fore the Cure Tournement – Sunday, October 6th, @ 9:30 a.m. Location: Colonial Golf and Tennis Club, 4901 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17112.

Spooky Nook’s 10th Annual Benefit – Saturday, October 5th, @ 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. Location: Spooky Nook Sports, 75 Champ Blvd, Manheim, PA 17545. 

Pink Out at The Pub – Saturday, October 12th. All Day Event. Location: Knicker’s Pub, 2700 Mt Rose Ave, York, PA 17402.

Breast Cancer Awareness Event, A Celebration of Life: I Am a Survivor – Monday, October 14th, @ 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Location: Northeast Neighborhood Association, 216 Chestnut St, York, PA 17403. 

Making Strides of Harrisburg Saturday, October 19th on City Island in Harrisburg. Check-in opens at 7:30am, walk starts at 8:30am.

Think Pink and Get Ink –  Saturday, October 19th, 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Location: J. Renee Brows, 120 W Philadelphia St, York, PA 17401. 

The Zombie Fun Run – Saturday, November 16th, 11:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Location: Field of Screams, 191 College Ave, Mountville, PA 17554

 


Donate.

The PA Breast Cancer Coalition’s goal is to find a cure to breast cancer now so our daughters won’t have to. Formed in 1993 by a dedicated, active and effective group of breast cancer survivors who have kept that common mission. Every program, event and campaign is carried out with that goal in mind. Donate and help find a cure.

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