Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance (CVBCA) announced that Sharon Brosious is retiring. After 26 years of service to the community, Sharon is will continue to consult with the organization and be part of CVBCA events. On the recommendation of Sharon, the CVBCA Board elected Samantha Logsdon as the new President. In recommending Samantha, she told the Board, “She has all the qualities needed to do this work: her nursing background and business experience give her the tools necessary to run the day-to-day operations of the CVBCA. But more important than education or experience is her passion for this ministry.”
In 1995, Sharon founded the CVBCA, a faith-based ministry whose mission “is to provide current, up to date information and education about breast cancer and preventative health care to women and men of any age, race, religion and socioeconomic level in Franklin County and surrounding areas in Pennsylvania. As early detection saves lives, Sharon started The Mammogift Project ©: a program to provide free mammograms for uninsured or underinsured women.” The goal is to create breast cancer awareness through community educational seminars and raising funds with events in order to offer programs for breast cancer patients. The CVBCA offers Programs to give assistance to whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer.
Welcoming Samantha Logsdon
Please join Sharon Brosious and the Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance in welcoming new CEO, Samantha Logsdon. Samantha is a resident of Mercersburg, Pa where she lives with her husband of 18 years, Michael Logsdon, and 4 children, Shanda, Shay, Evan and Ethan. She is very active in her community. Her most recent project was a collaboration with friends, Lisa Minton of Sweet Dandelion and Melissa Langford of The Sunflower Shoppe, where they provided community sponsored boxes they called “Uplift Boxes” to breast cancer patients in 2021. The boxes were filled with small local artisan items that were meant to “uplift” the spirit of those who have been affected by cancer. They hope to continue that project into 2022, but this year focus on providing for children experiencing pediatric cancers.
A graduate of James Buchanan High School Class of 1995 and Franklin County Area Vocational and Technical School Practical Nursing Program Class of 1996. After a few years in nursing Samantha found that she loved family medicine and started working at Cumberland Valley Family Physicians as Dr. Douglas Martzluf’s nurse. It was at this office that Sam and Sharon became fast friends and have remained so over the past 20 plus years.
The CVBCA hopes to add several new assets to its program under the new direction including a wig program and new social media platforms. You can meet Samantha and the CVBCA Board members at a Meet and Greet Open House scheduled for Friday, April 1, 2022, from 4pm-7pm at the Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Center in Downtown Chambersburg, Tresa Day will be playing tunes and light refreshments will be provided. Also, check thecvbca.org and CVBCA Facebook page for upcoming events and information about our new and existing programs. Thank you for your continued support. Together we can make a difference.