The PA Breast Cancer Coalition has partnered with Penn State Schuylkill, Schuylkill Haven, to bring its photo exhibit, “67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania,” to Schuylkill County. A free reception is set for 5 to 8 p.m. today with speakers beginning at 6 p.m. and the exhibit runs through Sunday, Oct. 20, at the student community center.

This one-of-a-kind exhibit features women from each of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties along with photos and quotes about how their lives have been impacted by breast cancer. The survivors share their messages and show how breast cancer has not only affected them, but the lives of families and communities statewide. The exhibit also promotes the importance of screening mammograms for omen for early detection, according to PBCC.

“Those featured in the photo exhibit demonstrate the courage and bravery needed to fight this disease,” coalition president and founder Pat Halpin-Murphy was quoted in a news release.

She encourages county residents to visit the exhibit.

“They are more than just women; they are mothers, wives, aunts, sisters, daughters and friends,” Halpin-Murphy said.

Hosting the exhibit was an easy decision, said Patrick M. Jones, Ph.D., Penn State Schuylkill chancellor.

“The 67 women featured in this powerful photo exhibit put a human face on a terrible disease,” he said. “Their stories inspire all of us to continue the fight against cancer through research, education and philanthropy.”

Joining breast cancer survivors for the opening exhibit will be Jones, state Sen. David G. Argall, R-29, Rush Township, and representatives of PBCC.

The display is free and open to the public. To RSVP for the reception, call 800-377-8828, Ext. 3050, or visit

For more information on PBCC, call 800-377-8828 or visit