In October, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC participated in several fundraisers to help raise awareness and funds for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Collectively, these events earned Magee nearly $80,000. “Go Pink at Panera Day” raised $12, 949, more than double the amount of money raised last year. The sale of each cherry-vanilla-flavored Pink Ribbon bagel benefitted the Young Women’s Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation’s Patient Navigator program at the Women’s Cancer Center of Magee.
Then, on Oct. 29, PUMA® announced the results of the sportlifestyle brand’s Project Pink program, which was featured in the October issue of Extra. Chosen by popular vote, Magee-Womens Research Institute & Foundation is this year’s inaugural winner. Proceeds totaling $62, 730.62 will benefit the foundation’s Breast Cancer Research and Education Fund.
The fund directly benefits Magee’s newly opened Women’s Cancer Research Center, headed up by breast cancer researcher Adrian Lee, PhD, and gynecologic oncologist Robert Edwards, MD.
PUMA will also pledge an additional $1 donation, up to $5,000, for every Tweet sharing the announcement video of the winner through Nov. 5 at 5 p.m. Use the link http://bit.ly/9aDba0 to send your Tweet.
Pictured from left to right:
Kristin Zorn, MD; Judy Herstine; Robert Edwards, MD; John Worth; Kandace McGuire, MD; Colleen Gaughan; and Steffi Oesterreich, MD.