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: Kelly's Story
HAZLE TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) It's a story like no other we've seen in our Buddy …
Buddy Check: Bold is Beautiful
FORTY FORT, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - Each person diagnosed with breast cancer has their own …
Buddy Check: Patient Navigation Program
SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) Life is busy!! Family, finances and a career. If cancer…
Buddy Check: April 28, 2016 - Pam's Story
FORTY FORT, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) In this month's Buddy Check, Jasmine Brooks introduces you…
Buddy Check: Finding Inspiration - February 2016
WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) A poem entitled "Cancer" was written for a …
Maternal & Family Health Services Cancer Screenings
MFHS provides free, life-saving screenings for breast and cervical cancer for eligible women …
Gallery of Hope
Awareness, screenings, and early detection are the keys in the fight against breast cancer. If detected early, the five-year survival rate for localized breast cancer is 97%. That’s why Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania created the Gallery of Hope.
Since 2000, the Gallery of Hope has been sharing the stories of breast cancer survivors from throughout northeastern and north central Pennsylvania . . . women and men whose experiences help us educate others.
If you know someone who's battled breast cancer and been an inspiration to others, nominate them for this year’s Gallery of Hope by clicking on the box below. And help us spread the word by displaying the traveling Gallery at your facility or event. Simply click on the "Request" link below.
Nominate a survivor from your community.
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.NBCAM.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.