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Breast Cancer Support Services

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, November 28, 2020
1. Breast Cancer Support Services Marker
Inscription.  
This bench is dedicated to the memory of all those who have struggled with breast cancer. It is a peaceful place for reflection.

Breast Cancer Support Services of Berks is an organization that provides hope, information, and emotional support to people affected by breast cancer.

History of BCSS
In 1993 breast cancer survivors and family members of women with breast cancer recognized the tremendous need in Berks County for support and educational services concerning this disease. These concerned women came together as a group and Breast Cancer Support Services (BCSS) of Berks County was created.

BCSS Today
BCSS offers support groups, resources, and programs for those affected by breast cancer. The women of BCSS extend a hand of friendship to those newly diagnosed with breast cancer.

In Loving Memory…
Ann Marie Alagia • Barbara Baumbach • Sharon Ann Behrle • Goldie Bellman • Rachel Benning • Dorothy Bentley • Sherry Berg • Beverly O. Bloom • Mary Boarder
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By Devry Becker Jones, November 28, 2020
2. Breast Cancer Support Services Marker
• Maureen Bokansky • Monika Bosch • Deirdre Bowers • Lynn Bowers • Cindy Branch • Deborah Bright • Karen Bryant • Joann Calhoun • Beth Carson • Ellen R. Charney • Barbara Ciabottoni • Callie Conlen • Cindy Colelli • Ruth Louise Crane • Nisa Cruz • Georgene DeBooth • Sylvia Derr • Fay Dietrich • Donna Eckert • Cheryl Elder

Catherine Etchberger • Michele Fecho • Patricia Fegley • Mary Ferranti • Jeanette Finkel • Linda Firestone • Carolyn Fox • Patty Calczynski • Emy Lou Gaul • Betty Grabowski • Arlene Haas • Doris Hartz • Kate Helbig • Kathy Henry • Maxine R. Henry • Shirley Holzman • JoAnne M. Hunsberger • Mabel Jenkins • Christine Kanter • Linda Keltz • Mary Kemb • Colleen Kerschner • Paula Kerschner • Sandra Kimbley • Bonnie Kleinsmith • Doris Koerner • Barbara Krug • Dorothy Kutzler • Holly Lamont

Margaret Lavallee • Dorice Lessard • Paulette Levan • Linda Lias • Lilly Manrodt • Ann Maree • Victoria Masciotti • Faith McClary • Sue Ann McCoy • Dorothy McFee • Roseann Melcher • Ana Colsa-Mery • Betty Michael • Laurie Kurtz Miller • Sandra Miller • Nancy Moll • Cindy Moyer • Diann Moyer • Victoria Newton • Diana Rivera O'Bryant • Jennie J. Palkon • Irma Palm • Sue Paris • Jane Phillips • Linda Potteiger • Kathy Price
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• Dorothy Putt • Leigh Ann Putt • Suzanne Rose

Vicki Santos • Linda Schruter • Amy Schrum • Susan Singer • Peggy Sinnen • Anna Skoraszewski • Elaine Soderberg • Barbara Somers • Rosemary Spanier • Cathy Spath • Nancy Spier • Sandra Stamm • Kimberly Straub • Rayetta Sturm • Teri Tademy • Rose Toback • Betty Vogel Toye • Mary Triviets • Gloria Ulrich • Sue Viener • Ru Fang Wang • Cynthia Weaver • Mary Louise Williams • Lucia Willson • Sandra Wolfe • Susan Wrobel
 
Erected by Breast Cancer Support Services of Berks; Reading Public Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkScience & MedicineWomen.
 
Location. 40° 19.677′ N, 75° 57.026′ W. Marker is in West Reading, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is on Parkside Drive North 0.1 miles west of Museum Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 625 Parkside Dr N, Reading PA 19611, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wyomissing Creek Restoration Project (within shouting distance of this marker); Who Lived Here Thousands of Years Ago? (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Arboretum at the Reading Public Museum
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(about 500 feet away); Reading Public Museum Wetland (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Old West Reading Hotel (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wyomissing Polytechnic Institute (approx. 0.7 miles away); 1932 (approx. 0.7 miles away); 1941 (approx. 0.7 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 29, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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