News at A Glimmer of Hope

7/22/2015

Contact: Courtney McCrimmon
Phone: 412-586-9773
E-mail: McCrimmonCP@upmc.edu

Contact: Jennifer Yates
Phone: 412-647-9966
E-mail: YatesJC@upmc.edu

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Home Depot Event Continues Support of UPMC Breast Cancer Research and Care

PITTSBURGH, July 20, 2015 – For six years, The Home Depot’s Clays for the Cure has raised funds to support research and services for premenopausal breast cancer patients at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and the Hillman Cancer Center. This year’s event raised nearly $70,000, bringing Home Depot’s support, in partnership with A Glimmer of Hope Foundation, to over $200,000.

Funds raised at this event, held last week at Seven Springs resort, have continually supported a patient navigator position at Magee. Patient navigators guide young women with breast cancer as they face the complex decision-making their disease requires, helping them understand the physical and financial implications of their treatments, and connecting them with support services including nutrition, yoga and household assistance, should they need them.

“Women with premenopausal breast cancer are diagnosed in the middle of their lives, when they are managing not only their careers and the care of their children, but often caring for their parents as well,” said Diana Napper, founder and president of A Glimmer of Hope Foundation. “Patient navigators are an invaluable source of support for these women.”

“One of Home Depot’s core values is giving back. We feel that our support of A Glimmer of Hope Foundation helps us change the community. In the Ohio Valley, Home Depot has 18,000 associates, many of them young women, so we understand the importance of this research so those diagnosed can continue their daily lives while undergoing treatment,” said Dave Musen, Ohio Valley regional president, The Home Depot.

“I have been directly involved with this event for four years now and am continuously humbled by A Glimmer of Hope and its commitment to breast cancer research and care.”

In addition to the patient navigator position, funds from this event have helped support the launch of a premenopausal breast cancer clinic at Magee, which allows women with complex breast cancers to see all the clinicians they need to see in a single day, instead of returning several times over the course of a week or a month for appointments. The Home Depot and A Glimmer of Hope also have supported a genetic counselor position at Magee as well as laboratory research at the Hillman Cancer Center.

“Over the years, support for premenopausal breast cancer from The Home Depot and A Glimmer of Hope Foundation has been unwavering,” said Judy Herstine, the 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.”

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10/2014 **FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**

Who: Diehl Automotive and Glimmer of Hope
What: Diehl is donating $50 of every new and used vehicle purchased in October to Glimmer of Hope
Where: Diehl Automotive 258 Pittsburgh Road, Butler PA 16002 and Diehl of Robinson 6181 Steubenville Pike, Robinson Twp, PA 15136.
When: Throughout October 2014

Diehl Automotive Pledges $50 For Every Car Sold in October to Glimmer of Hope Foundation

Corina Diehl, owner of Diehl Automotive, has pledged, for the month of October, $50 per sale of every new and used car to the Glimmer of Hope Foundation. No stranger to charitable contributions, Corina Diehl has given to many different charitable organizations such as Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Wounded Warriors, Toys for Tots, and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, for which she received an honor after raising more money for the Foundation than anyone else in the Greater Pittsburgh area. The Glimmer of Hope Foundation was founded by Diana Napper, who lost a dear friend to breast cancer in 1990. Glimmer of Hope has made great progress toward eliminating breast cancer by raising awareness, furthering the research, educating the public, and increasing screenings and treatments. Glimmer of Hope is dependent upon the generosity of their donors to grow the cause and eradicate the disease.

Diehl Automotive consists of three stores: Chrysler and Toyota stores in Butler, PA, and a Chrysler store in Robinson Township. All are full-service dealerships featuring service, collision repair, reconditioning, parts and accessories, and even vehicle rental. Diehl Automotive is a driving force in the community where they do business. In addition to the charitable causes in which Diehl Automotive donates, the dealership also participates in sponsorships like the Bantam Jeep Festival, First Niagara Pavilion, Hundred Acres Manor Haunted House and even the Karns City High School Stadium which has been renamed “Diehl Stadium.” More recently, Diehl Automotive has been named one of the main sponsors of Girls with Guitars at Heinz Field.

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Questions, contact
Donnie Gutherie
dg@diehlauto.com
724.664.0094

12/2013 Bid for Hope XII featured in Whirl Magazine
Read more here
2/13/2012 Glimmer of Hope Advisory Board
Bill and Anne Brucker
Alan and Julie Faneca
John and Judy Foley
Heath and Katie Miller
Paniti Sukumvanich, MD
Albert Donnenberg, Ph.D
Vera Donnenberg, Ph.D
5/10/2011

Former Steeler great Alan Faneca says he is retiring - Thanks and congratulations!

Read more on the Post Gazette

5/2/10

2010 Pittsburgh Scholastic Sprints Crew Championships - Moraine State Park

Thank you to the Scholastic Rowing Organization and Three Rivers Rowing Association and a HUGE THANK YOU to The Pine-Richland High School Crew Team & Cathy Hilton for once again supporting The Glimmer of Hope Foundation by donating the proceeds of your crew event to fund the under 40 breast cancer research project.

3/8/10

Glimmer of Hope Foundation purchases Camera Equipment for Hillman Cancer Center

Despite tremendous progress in the management of breast cancer, dormant cancer cells persist and can reactivate years after apparently successful treatment. In the last 5 years, new insights...

Read the entire release here.

1/25/10

STEELERS' HEATH MILLER HEADED TO FIRST PRO BOWL

Steelers tight end Heath Miller will be named to his first Pro Bowl, replacing the Indianapolis Colts' Dallas Clark, the Steelers announced late yesterday. Clarm must forgeit his spot in the Pro Bowl because the Colts will be in Super Bowl XLIV.

Read the entire article here.

1/20/10

COMBINING BREAST CANCER GENETIC AND ROUTINE MAMMOGRAM TESTS ENHANCE PATIENT SURVIVAL

View the entire article here.

12/02/09

Going With the Flo - International Artist Flo Rida Performs to Benefit Glimmer of Hope

Flo will be performing a benefit concert at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial in Oakland next Monday, December 7 at 7:30 p.m. Recording artists The Ting Tings and local artist and Duquesne student Nick Marzock will be opening the show. All proceeds from the concert directly benefit the Glimmer of Hope foundation which is dedicated to funding under-40 breast cancer research.
>>Read the Article

11/16/09

Breast Cancer Prevention Awareness - Young Women

November 16, 2009 Breast Cancer Prevention Awareness - Young Women - Empowering Area Middle School and High School Teens with Breast Cancer Prevention Information - Susan Moran, Consultant, Glimmer of Hope Foundation kicked off the Awareness Program on November 16, 2009 at the Andrews Street Propel High School in Homestead. A sincere thank you to Lynica McClellan - 9th grade for presenting Glimmer of Hope with a donation she collected from her fellow students, teachers, and the staff. (See the picture gallery)

10/03/09

GLIMMER OF HOPE PRESENTS MAGEE WITH AUTOGRAPHED STEELERS JERSEYS IN SUPPORT OF BREAST CANCER RESEARCH

On Friday, September 4, Glimmer of Hope Founder Diana Napper presented Magee-Women’s Hospital of UPMC with autographed jerseys by Steeler Heath Miller and former Steeler Alan Faneca to be hung as a symbol of hope for patients on the hospital’s oncology floor.  The jerseys, along with a commemorative plaque will be displayed in the Breast Center waiting center to showcase Glimmer of Hope’s steadfast dedication to fighting breast cancer.
>>Read the Article

8/31/09 A Glimmer of Hope would like to express our "Special Thanks" to AEP River Operations for once again being our top sponsor for Bid for Hope VIII.
>>Read the Article

7/29/09

MILLER SIGNS SIX-YEAR CONTRACT

It can be argued that Heath Miller already is the best tight end in Steelers history. If he completes the contract he signed on Wednesday, he’ll have the time to erase all doubt.
>>Read the Article

6/29/09

 STEELERS HEATH MILLER PICKS "CANDY FOR THE CURE'' WINNER AT ROSS PARK MALL

Pittsburgh, PA- A Glimmer of Hope foundation will announce the winner of the “Candy for The Cure” contest at Ross Park Mall in the Center Court location on Wednesday, July 1, 2009.  Starting at 3pm, there will be a sports memorabilia auction with items from Reich PM available for people to bid on until 7pm. The auction will be staffed by Glimmer of Hope volunteers.
>>Read the Article

3/30/2009

MAGEE-WOMENS RESEARCH INSTITUTE RECEIVES A CHECK IN THE AMOUNT OF $100,000 FROM A GLIMMER OF HOPE

Steelers tight end Heath Miller and former offensive guard Alan Faneca were on hand for a check presentation from A Glimmer of Hope to the Magee-Women’s Research Institute & Foundation. 

The $100,000 check will be used to continue support of premenopausal breast cancer research, a study that is the passion of A Glimmer of Hope founder Diana Napper.
>>Read the Article

 

2/19/2009

DONATION OF $100,000 TO MAGEE-WOMENS RESEARCH INSTITUTE WILL SUPPORT PREMENOPAUSAL BREAST CANCER RESEARCH

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 19 – Officials from Magee-Womens Research Institute & Foundation will accept a check for $100,000 from A Glimmer of Hope in support of premenopausal breast cancer research. Diana Napper, A Glimmer of Hope president, Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller and his wife Katie,
and former Steelers offensive lineman Alan Faneca and his wife Julie will present the donation at 10:00 a.m., Monday, Mar. 23 in the 1st Floor Conference Center at Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI), 204 Craft Ave.
>>Read the Article

12/2/2008

BID FOR HOPE VII RAISES OVER $125,000 FOR BREAST CANCER RESEARCH

(Pittsburgh, PA)

Bid for Hope VII hosted at Bettis’ Grille 36 by Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl champion and tight end, Heath Miller, was an outstanding success, helping to raise over $125,000 for breast cancer research.
>>Read the Article

10/2/2008

SUPER BOWL CHAMPION HEATH MILLER TO HOST BID FOR HOPE VII

(Pittsburgh, PA.) – A Glimmer of Hope Foundation will present the seventh annual Bid for Hope on Monday, October 27, 2008 from 7:00 – 11:00 pm with Super Bowl Champion and Pittsburgh Steeler tight end, Heath Miller and his wife Katie hosting the star-studded event.
>>Read the Article

5/08/2008

BREAST CANCER TENDS TO GROW FASTER IN YOUNGER WOMEN

THURSDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- While the rate at which breast cancer tumors grow varies among patients, that growth tends to be faster among younger women, Norwegian researchers report.

These findings may help in planning and evaluating screening programs, clinical trials and other studies, the researchers say.
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4/24/2008

THANK YOU TO KEN BROWN OF GLYPH INC., JAMES CARTER OF WRECKING CREW MEDIA, AND MAT SIMMONS OF GARRETT CMG

A Glimmer of Hope wants to send a special thank you to Ken Brown of Glyph Inc., James Carter of Wrecking Crew Media, and Mat Simmons of Garrett CMG and all who participated in the creation of our new marketing and advertising campaign that launched in the middle of April.

Without their help we could not have done it in such a short time frame and we know it will continue to help us raise awareness and help to continue the fight for a cure.
>>Read the Article

3/26/08

A GLIMMER OF HOPE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF A RE-BRANDING CAMPAIGN

Pittsburgh, PA – A Glimmer of Hope Foundation announced today the launching of a re-branding campaign aimed at positioning the foundation on a national scale.   The campaign includes a new logo that focuses on the tag line, “Symbol of the Cure®”, an all new website, which launches today, marketing materials, and an all-new advertising campaign.
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1/12/07

DONATION OF $110,000 TO MAGEE-WOMENS RESEARCH INSTITUE WILL SUPPORT BREAST CANCER RESEARCH

PITTSBURGH , January 12, 2008 - Officials from the Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI) will accept a check for $110,000 from A Glimmer of Hope Foundation in support of breast cancer research. Glimmer of Hope Foundation president, Diana Napper, Pittsburgh Steelers lineman Alan Faneca and his wife, Julie, will present the donation to MWRI officials at 9:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 14, in the auditorium at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, 300 Halket St., Oakland.
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9/1/07

SUPER BOWL CHAMPION, PRO BOWLER AND PITTSBURGH STEELER ALAN FANECA TO HOST SIXTH ANNUAL BID FOR HOPE AUCTION

PITTSBURGH -- The sixth annual "Bid for Hope" charity auction, hosted by Pittsburgh Steeler Alan Faneca and his wife Julie, will be held on Monday, October 29 from 7 - 11 p.m. at the Jerome Bettis Grille 36 on the North Shore. Faneca and many of his invited teammates will start the evening off with an autograph session from 7-8 p.m. Throughout the rest of the evening a silent and live auction of sports memorabilia will take place. Bob Pompeani will serve as special guest auctioneer. All proceeds will benefit A Glimmer of Hope, a Pittsburgh-based non-profit organization that supports breast cancer research.
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1/12/07

A GLIMMER OF HOPE FOUNDATION DONATES $100,000 TO MAGEE-WOMENS RESEARCH INSTITUTE

PITTSBURGH -- A Glimmer of Hope, a Pittsburgh-based non-profit organization that supports breast cancer research recently made a donation of $100,000 to support breast cancer research at Magee-Womens Research Institute and Foundation.

According to Deborah Linhart, president and CEO of MWRI's parent organization, Magee-Womens Research Institute & Foundation, Magee-Womens Research Institute has been at the forefront of research concerning health care for women since its inception, and this significant donation will help us search for new options for breast cancer patients. We are grateful that The Glimmer of Hope Foundation has shown such confidence in us.
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