SOURCE: PA Breast Cancer Coalition Press Room

PA Breast Cancer Coalition Press Room

February 16, 2015 10:27 ET

PA Breast Cancer Coalition Welcomes New Honorary Chair First Lady Frances Wolf

Mrs. Wolf to Continue Tradition, Partnership With Statewide Nonprofit Serving Survivors, Families Across State

LEBANON, PA--(Marketwired - February 16, 2015) - The PA Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC) is proud to announce that First Lady Frances Donnelly Wolf will serve as the PBCC's Honorary Chair. A resident of York County, Mrs. Wolf is an accomplished artist, dedicated to community involvement and engagement.

"Thousands of Pennsylvania women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year," said Mrs. Wolf. "I am honored by the opportunity to work with the PA Breast Cancer Coalition, which fights every day to give these women and their loved ones hope."

"We are delighted and extremely grateful that Mrs. Wolf shares our passion for helping breast cancer survivors, families, researchers and advocates in Pennsylvania. Her involvement continues a wonderful tradition and partnership with Pennsylvania's first ladies," said Pat Halpin-Murphy, president and founder of the PA Breast Cancer Coalition. "The PA Breast Cancer Coalition is excited for the opportunity to work with our new first lady towards our goal of finding a cure for breast cancer now... so our daughters won't have to."

Mrs. Wolf, the daughter of a U.S. diplomat, was born in New York City and raised all over the world in Iran, Germany, France, Pakistan and England. The first lady earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of London and a subsequent bachelor's degree from Franklin and Marshall College. Mrs. Wolf also holds a master's degree from Bryn Mawr College. Her artwork has been exhibited in numerous shows including the Lancaster Museum of Art, York College of Pennsylvania and the Artists' House Gallery in Philadelphia.

The First Lady and Governor Tom Wolf have played an integral role in the rejuvenation of downtown York over the years. She served on the board of York's community foundation from 2005 to 2010. Mrs. Wolf is also a vice chair of the Board of Trustees as her alma mater, Franklin and Marshall College.

Mrs. Wolf and Governor Wolf have been married for 39 years. They have two daughters, Sarah and Katie.

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 nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure now… so our daughters won't have to. For more information, please call 800-377-8828 or visit www.PABreastCancer.org.

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