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Breast Cancer Research: How You Can Help in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania taxpayers can donate all or part of their tax refund to cancer research in the Keystone State through a program called Refunds for Research

The PA Breast Cancer Coalition offers an annual program, Refunds for Research, that allows Pennsylvania taxpayers to help support cancer research in the Keystone State.

By checking YES on line 35 of the PA 40 tax form, taxpayers can donate all or part of their state income tax refunds to breast and cervical cancer research. Every penny contributed goes directly to support PA breast and cervical cancer researchers in Western Pennsylvania and around the state as they work for a cure.

Those who donate will join the thousands of Pennsylvania taxpayers who have contributed more than $2.8 million for Pennsylvania-based cancer research.

Recent recipients in Western Pennsylvania include the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Magee-Women's Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

Other recipients around the state include the University of Pennsylvania and  Thomas Jefferson University Penn State in State College.

“Pennsylvania residents have raised over $2.8 million for breast cancer research through thousands of donations of every size. The generosity of the citizens of this state for the program has been overwhelming,” said Pat Halpin-Murphy, president and founder of the PBCC. “This simple and effective program, and the support of so many Pennsylvanians, reinforces our commitment to finding a cure now…so our daughters won’t have to.”

The PBCC worked with the state legislature to enact the Income Tax Check-Off for Breast & Cervical Cancer Research which has since become one of the most popular refund donation options in Pennsylvania.

The funds raised through this initiative support the outstanding breast and cervical cancer researchers in Pennsylvania.The PBCC 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 nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for breast cancer.

For more information, please call 800-377-8828 or visit www.PABreastCancer.org

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