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Gallery of Hope


Awareness, screenings, early detection and intervention are the keys in the fight against breast cancer. That?s why Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania created the Gallery of Hope. Since 2000, the Gallery of Hope has been sharing stories of breast cancer survivors from across the region whose experiences help educate and motivate others to actively protect their health. The 2014 Gallery of Hope traveling exhibit goes on display in locations across northeastern and north central PA on February 1. If you know someone who has battled breast cancer and been an inspiration to others, we urge you to nominate them. Share their story. Honor their courage. Help us educate others.

Nominate a survivor from your community.

Commonwealth Health


Even though the Mammothon is over Commonwealth Health is here to help you all month long. If you have questions or want to schedule a mammogram please call 800-828-WELL (9355).

Healthy Recipes

Here are some healthy recipes you can cook for October and all year long.

- Dijon Herb Crusted Chicken

- Mashed Maple Sweet Potatoes

- Oven Fried Chicken

- Sauteed Zucchini Squash and Red Peppers

- Sesame Chicken

About Buddy Check

Each month, we feature people and events in the fight against Breast Cancer and other devastating cancers. We share inspiring stories of survival from people throughout Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania in hopes it will help others live a healthy, happy life.

Buddy Check



October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. We have made a lot of progress but still have a long way to go and need your help!

Learn more at www.nationalbreastcancer.org.


The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) is a collaboration of national public service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies working together to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide greater access to services.

Since its inception more than 25 years ago, NBCAM has been at the forefront of promoting awareness of breast cancer issues and has evolved along with the national dialogue on breast cancer. NBCAM recognizes that, although many great strides have been made in breast cancer awareness and treatment, there remains much to be accomplished. Today, we remain dedicated to educating and empowering women to take charge of their own breast health.

Learn More at www.nbcam.org.