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FRONTLINE TM On the front line in the battle against breast cancer. SPRING 2012 Refunds for Research Campaign Underway Thanks to PA Taxpayers, PBCC Awards $150,000 to Cancer Researchers; Launches Tax-Season Effort to Raise Funds for Research R Andy Minn, M.D., Ph.D. and Takemi Tanaka, Ph.D. are officially recognized as 2012 Refunds for Research awardees by PBCC President & Founder Pat Halpin-Murphy and Councilman Dennis O’Brien. efunds for Breast and Cervical Cancer Research is an effort to raise funds for grants to Pennsylvania-based researchers with the help of Pennsylvania taxpayers. State taxpayers can opt to donate all or part of their income tax refund to the PBCC’s Refunds for Research campaign. Philadelphia’s City Hall provided a great opportunity to kick-off the 2012 campaign. Andy Minn, M.D., Ph.D. of the University of Pennsylvania and Takemi Tanaka, Ph.D. of Thomas Jefferson University - two of the three researchers selected as grant awardees this year. City Councilman Dennis O’Brien, a long time friend of the PBCC, joined PBCC President and Founder Pat Halpin-Murphy in congratulating Dr. Minn and Dr. Tanaka on their selection as award recipients, presenting each researcher with $50,000 grants, and speaking about how the program is making a difference. Join us on April 2nd as we congratulate Dr. Allan Lipton of The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine on his $50,000 grant. The event will be held at 2pm in the East Wing Rotunda at the Harrisburg Capitol. We hope to see you there! For more information or to RSVP, email Jen Pensinger at REFUNDS FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH Your state tax refund today can ensure her tomorrows. This tax season YOU can help find a cure for breast cancer! Look for the PA Breast Cancer Coalition’s Refunds for Research line (line 35) on your state income tax form and donate your refund to breast cancer research. Every penny raised goes to research. Help find a cure for breast cancer now... so our daughters won’t have to. Lahela

FrontLine - Spring 2012

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