March 20, 2017

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC recently received a donation of nearly $160,000 from A Glimmer of Hope, a Pittsburgh-based breast cancer foundation. This amount is added to the more than $2 million A Glimmer of Hope already has donated to Magee’s breast cancer services since 1999.

“Magee is grateful for nearly two decades of support from A Glimmer of Hope,” said Judy Herstine, administrator of the women’s cancer program at Magee. “This organization has provided invaluable support for our breast cancer patients by funding new technology, patient navigators and research among other initiatives.”

The donated funds were raised at numerous events benefitting A Glimmer of Hope. The 16th annual Bid for Hope gala, hosted in October 2016 by Julie and Alan Faneca and Risalyn and DeAngelo Williams, raised roughly $80,000 for the foundation. The event brings together the best of the Pittsburgh Steelers and their fans for an evening in support of breast cancer research.

The 7th annual Clays for a Cure was hosted in September 2016 at the Seven Springs Mountain Resort clay course by Crystal Hanlon, Home Depot Northern Division president, and Dave Musen, Home Depot Ohio Valley regional vice president, with support from many Home Depot associates. The friendly two-day competition raised roughly $70,000 for A Glimmer of Hope.

Rounding out the donation is a generous $10,000 grant from PNC to support breast cancer screenings for women in need. Beginning in May, transportation will be provided to bring women to their mammography screenings at Magee, and following their appointment, they will receive healthy recipe suggestions and a Giant Eagle gift card.

With more supporters than ever before, Diana Napper, founder and president of A Glimmer of Hope, is optimistic about the organization’s future and the initiatives it will support.

“Sponsors, donors and friends have helped us advance care for all women, specifically young women with a premenopausal breast cancer diagnosis,” Napper said. “We are proud to continuously support these women, their families and Magee’s breast cancer programs and research.”

For more information about breast cancer services, please visit the Magee website.