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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 for the 2014 Gallery of Hope before November 1, 2013

Gallery of Hope Dates

10/4-10/11: Marian Sutherland Library ? Mountain Top
10/5: The Wright Center Health Fair - Jermyn
10/7-10/11: Valley Open MRI ? Kingston
10/11-10/17: Pittston Memorial Library ? Pittston
10/14-10/21: Freeland Library ? Freeland
10/18-11/1: The Life Center in the Lycoming Mall, Muncy

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 Events

Month Long Fundraisers

Pinked! Campaign (Salons, schools and businesses fight back by selling shirts, pinking hair and other fundraising).  For a list of participants, please e-mail Nicole at Nicole.jorgensen@cancer.org.

King of Kings Gyros, 37 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre.  They will be selling pink shirts for $10, having donation jars around the business, and donating all late night tips through the entire month of October.

John?s Italian Restaurant, Rt 507, Greentown.  They will be having a Wall of Hope, collecting donations, selling a special drink with a portion of the proceeds being donated, and collecting bras to string across the bar while donating $5 per bra brought in throughout the month.  On October 11th they will be holding a celebrity bartender night and on October 18th they will be having a larger fundraiser including a basket raffle.

CVS, Wyoming Avenue, Exeter.  They are currently holding a basket raffle at the store through October 11th. This has been organized by breast  cancer survivor Amy Graham who is close to reaching her goal of $2,500 for the walk!

Valley Chevrolet, Kidder St, Wilkes-Barre.  They will be offering a rebate through the months of October and November in their service department. Any customer entitled to the rebate can choose to donate it back to Making Strides (either r$10 or $20 rebate) and Chevy will match the donations.

Dated Fundraisers

October 4, 5pm-7pm. KRZ 98.5 will be holding their annual Bras Across The Bridge event at Kirby Park.  People will donate a bra and $5 as a ?registration fee? and some will collect many bras and donations. The bras are then walked across the Market St bridge by participants.  Food, music, bra blinging station and other great activities!  Following this there will be a restaurant/bar percentage night at a location TBD. Learn More.

October 6, 12pm-4pm.  Froggy 101?s Jessie Roberts will be hosting her annual Strike Out Breast Cancer event at Southside Bowl in Scranton.  $10 entrance fee gets your game, shoe rental and concert by Love & Theft.  Basket raffles, door prizes and much more! Learn More.

October 11, 7pm. Pittston Area HS Cheerleaders are hosting a Pink Game vs. James M. Coughlin High School at Pittston.  Bake Sale, shirt sales, pink pom poms and much more!

October 12, 9:30am.  Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Pocono Mountains at East Stroudsburg University.  Learn More.

October  19, 9:30am. Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Wyoming Valley at Kirby Park.  Learn More.

October 26, 10am.  Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Lehigh Valley in Downtown Bethlehem.  Learn More.

October 28. Celebrity Bar Night at State Street Grill in Clarks Summit.  More details coming soon!


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.