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A Glimmer of Hope Donates Steelers Jerseys to Magee's Breast Center

9/16/2009
Filed under Foundation newsand Magee-Womens Hospitaland Glimmer of Hope

Diana Napper, A Glimmer of Hope president, donated autographed Health Miller and Alan Faneca Steelers jerseys that are now showcased in Magee's Breast Center. We thank Heath and Alan for this generous gift. Over the years, A Glimmer of Hope has graciously donated about $900,000 to Magee-Womens Research Institute & Foundation in support of the largest premenopausal breast cancer research study in the U.S.

The study is led by Magee's own Paniti Sukumvanich, MD, assistant professor of the department of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences in the division of gynecologic oncology.

Currently, there are more than 250,000 women under 40 years old living with breast cancer. This cohort of women is more likely to die from the disease compared to older women and little is known in regards to the reproductive potential of these patients.

Magee and the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute have joined to create one of the largest comprehensive breast cancer programs in the U.S., performing more than 95,000 breast imaging procedures and treating 1,000 new breast cancer patients annually.

A Glimmer of Hope, a Pennsylvania non-profit organization, has been supporting breast cancer research since 1994. For more information, please visit their website at www.symbolofthecure.com.

To learn more about the research being conducted at MWRI, visit What We Do.

To support the research being conducted at MWRI, visit How To Help.