On Monday night, A Glimmer of Hope Foundation, a Pittsburgh-based breast cancer organization, will host its annual Bid for Hope, which raises money and awareness for premenopausal breast cancer research at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and the Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI). Over the past 15 years, Glimmer of Hope and its Bid for Hope event have been instrumental in providing funding to assist in the development of clinical research to patient services for young women with breast cancer.
A total of $150,000 has been raised from this event, and 100 percent of the proceeds will support breast cancer research and care, including patient navigation, supporting integrative medicine such as massage and acupuncture, as well as enhanced mammography research at Magee and MWRI for patients with metastatic breast cancer.
“We are honored to present our gift to Magee,” said Diana Napper, founder and president of A Glimmer of Hope Foundation. “We believe in the care Magee provides for the women in our community and beyond, and with this gift, new research and continued guidance will allow that care to grow even stronger.”
Over the past 15 years, Glimmer of Hope and the event have been instrumental in providing funding to assist in the development of clinical research to patient services for young women with breast cancer at Magee and MWRI. To date, the annual event has been the catalyst for raising $2 million for the cause.
“Over the years, support for premenopausal breast cancer from and A Glimmer of Hope Foundation has been unwavering,” said Judy Herstine, administrator of the women’s cancer program at Magee. “The services they help us provide truly make a difference in the lives of our patients every day, and the research they support will bring us a greater understanding of the disease we are fighting together.”