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The PA Breast Cancer Coalition Announces Request for Applications for Income Tax Research Grants

Thursday, August 19, 2010 Cancer News J E 4
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EPHRATA, Pa., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Are you a breast or cervical cancer researcher in PA looking for additional research funding? The PA Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC) is awaiting your grant application for the PBCC's Income Tax Refunds for Breast and Cervical Cancer Research Grants. The grant funding cycle is July 1, 2011– June 30, 2012.

To download the Request for Application (RFA) visit www.pbcc.me/tax. Letters of Intent are due by September 15, 2010 and Full Applications are due by October 22, 2010. Whether submitted by mail or delivered in person, all materials must be received at the PBCC offices by 4 PM on their due date. The PBCC offices are located at 344 N. Reading Rd., Ephrata, PA 17522.

"I'm thrilled to announce this wonderful opportunity for Pennsylvania's breast and cervical cancer researchers," said Pat Halpin-Murphy, President and Founder of the PBCC. "I believe that the cure for breast and cervical cancer lies in the hands of one of these talented people. I'm proud to say that the PBCC will have a part in granting them the funds they deserve."

The PBCC's income tax check-off legislation allows Pennsylvanians to donate their state tax refund to breast and cervical cancer research. So far, the program has raised over $2.7 million. One hundred percent of the money is distributed as grants to outstanding researchers across the state.

The PBCC's Refunds for Breast and Cervical Cancer Research program continues to be a favorite among state taxpayers. Tens of thousands of Pennsylvanians donate their state tax refunds to breast and cervical cancer research, with an average donation of $8 per donor.

The PA Breast Cancer Coalition represents, supports and serves breast cancer survivors and their families in Pennsylvania through educational programming, legislative advocacy and breast cancer research grants.  The PBCC is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure now…so our daughters won't have to. For more information, please call 1-800-377-8828 or visit www.PABreastCancer.org.

SOURCE Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition

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