eNewsletter - Community Outreach

Fifth Annual Harrisburg Cancer Education Summit: A CelebrationEducation Summit

Mark your calendars for the fifth annual Harrisburg Cancer Education Summit on Saturday, November 1, at the Zion Assembly Church of Harrisburg, 2101 North 5th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110. The Summit is the signature event of the Harrisburg Community Cancer Network (HCCN). The Summit is sponsored and supported by Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society and the Wal-Mart Foundation. This year, both PinnacleHealth and the Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition will be represented at the event. 

This year's Summit themed "A Celebration" will highlight progress made in the last five years, including successes of the Community Health Worker Program, advances in cancer research and cancer care, and survivorship.

The Harrisburg Community Cancer Network is working diligently to reduce the burden of cancer in Harrisburg and Dauphin County with a focus upon minority and medically underserved populations. 

Register today by calling 717-531-0003, ext. 289477. Please leave your name and phone number. You will receive a return call to confirm your registration. 

For more information about the Harrisburg Community Cancer Network, visit PennStateHershey.org/canceroutreach.

Free Prostate Cancer Screening for Employees and Patients

Prostate cancer strikes one in seven American men. There's no better time than NOW to get checked for prostate cancer. Penn State Hershey will host a free screening on Monday, September 22 and Wednesday, September 24 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. in University Physician Center, Suite 3100 on the Medical Center campus. Appointments are available on a first-call basis. For more information and to register, call 1-800-243-1455. Click here to share a flyer with your patients.

Thank You, Penn State Hershey, for Supporting Relay for LifeRelay for Life

Caption: Kaitlyn Vander Woude is a member of the Connect the Dots relay team composed of Information Technology staff and family members. The team raised $4,422 this year and more than $56,000 since 2006.

For many years, Penn State Hershey Medical Center and Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute have been active and supportive partners with the American Cancer Society. This year is no different. We at the American Cancer Society want to reach out and formally thank everyone at the Medical Center and Cancer Institute who have helped to make the mission of the American Cancer Society possible through their generous and selfless participation in Relay For Life and Bark For Life. Through the time and effort of fundraising teams and their dedicated captains, as well as a sponsorship from the Cancer Institute, we are working towards eliminating cancer as a health burden in order to celebrate more birthdays! Our most sincere thanks to teams "Connect the Dots", "We Are!", "CI Barking Lions" as well as many individual donors and supporters who believe in a world without cancer as much as we do! Your dollars raised will further efforts and milestones of programs like the free wig room located in the first floor infusion area of the Cancer Institute which has provided over 160 wigs to women losing their hair due to cancer treatment. You truly are making a difference in people's lives when they need help the most!

Yours in the fight,
Kelly Edwards and your partners at the American Cancer Society