Friday, April 26, 2013
Representatives from Susan F. Komen Pittsburgh will be on hand to help.
Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh representatives will be at South Hills Village this weekend to sign up people for the 2013 Race for the Cure. Registration and T-shirt pickup is available 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 28. In addition to South Hills Village, Komen staff and volunteers will also be at the Kohl's on Route 228 in Cranberry Township, Monroeville Mall, Ross Park Mall and The Mall at Robinson. If someone wants to register but misses their chance this weekend, registrations are also available at the University of Pittsburgh's Posvar Hall Galleria from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, April 29. Online registration is also available through May 8. The race itself is on Mother's Day, Sunday, May…
Friday, January 18, 2013
The Indiana, PA resident is the first chairperson from outside Allegheny County.
The Pittsburgh Affiliate of Susan G. Komen has named Kerri Colvin Ballas as the chair of the Pittsburgh 2013 Race for the Cure. A resident of Indiana, PA, Ballas is the first chairperson for the Pittsburgh Race hailing from outside of Allegheny County. This year’s race will take place on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, on Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park, Oakland. A six-year breast cancer survivor, Ballas became involved with Komen in 2007 when she first ran the Pittsburgh Race with friends while she was undergoing chemotherapy. “I was hooked on hope and on raising money for Komen,” Ballas says. “Raising awareness and funds for Komen gave me the opportunity to fight back and help other women.” Now, Ballas and her team, Paint …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Donations for breast cancer awareness will be collected Friday, Oct. 19.
The Peters Township High School cheerleaders are officially announcing tonight's football game a "pink out." Fans are asked to wear pink and donations will be collected at the gates and throughout the game. All proceeds will be donated to the Young Women's Breast Cancer Foundation. The Indians take on Woodland Hills tonight at home. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Are you a breast cancer survivor? Do you know a breast cancer survivor? Then join this photo gallery!
There's more to Breast Cancer Awareness Month than wearing a pink ribbon on your collar and cheering for the pink socks-wearing Steelers. It's about educating others on ways to prevent the disease and detect it as early as possible. This month is also a chance to celebrate and share survival stories—and provide hope and comfort to the newly diagnosed. Here at Patch, we ask that you upload a photo to the gallery above of a breast cancer survivor that you know. Just click the "Upload Photos and Videos" tab. Let's see how many brave, strong and beautiful women—and men—we can unite to show others that beating breast cancer can be done.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Act now through Dec. 31.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a fitting time to let local runners and walkers know that discounted "Early Bird" registration is available through Dec. 31 for the 2013 Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure. The annual event, which will be headquartered on Flagstaff Hill at Schenley Park in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill South neighborhood next May 12 normally costs $30 (5,000-meter timed run) and $25 (untimed events) for non-breast-cancer-surviving adults. But "Early Birds" can knock $5 off of all registration fees. A full list of normal fees is available here. According to a news release, more than 250,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, and more than 40,000 will die from it. Susan G. Komen for…
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
A celebration of survivorship will take place on Oct. 16 at Allegheny General Hospital.
"Dance in My Shoes," a celebration of breast cancer survivorship that invites survivors to learn and have fun while seeing their doctors in a whole new light, will be held Tuesday, Oct. 16 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Magovern Conference Center at Allegheny General Hospital. "Dance with the Doctors," in which six West Penn Allegheny Health System oncology physicians will perform special dance routines with current and former patients, highlights the evening’s entertainment. An hour of open dancing will follow for those who’d like to invite their doctors for a spin on the dance floor. The event will also feature judging of a shoe-decorating contest, with shoes decorated by hospital departments, survivors and family members to reflect …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
From galas to walks to shopping, here's how local residents can participate, pledge support and donate to the cause.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and whether you love to shop, attend events, walk or run, there are tons of different ways to support the cause. Check out the list below of opportunities to go pink in Pittsburgh and beyond: These are just a few of many, many awareness events happening this month. If you know of another one, please share in the comments section or post the event on the Peters Patch Events Calendar or Announcements Page!
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
A challenge between Pittsburgh and Cleveland Panera stores will raise money for breast cancer awareness—and up the ante for the city that buys the most Pink Ribbon bagels.
Panera Bread has issued the Power of Pink Challenge during the month of October to raise money for breast cancer awareness. Through Oct. 31, a portion of the proceeds from each Pink Ribbon bagel sold will be donated to the Young Women's Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation, benefitting the Magee-Womens Research Institute & Foundation. As part of the challenge, Panera has pitted Pittsburgh against Cleveland—two cities, one cause. The city that purchases the most Pink Ribbon bagels will receive an additional $10,000 charity donation. Bagels can be pre-ordered from your local Panera by clicking here. A Panera Bread is located in Peters Township at 4127 Washington Rd.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Project Irreplaceable, led by an Upper St. Clair senior, has students urge their mothers to schedule a mammogram and perform a self exam.
The Mellick family, of Upper St. Clair, knows the importance of breast cancer awareness. They watched their mother, Cathy, recently beat the disease after a multiple surgeries and chemotherapy. However, the Mellick children—Michele, Ricky and Christine—are taking breast cancer awareness a step further. Instead of just awareness, the kids are promoting early breast cancer detection. The idea began as Ricky, an Upper St. Clair High School freshman, was watching the Pittsburgh Steelers game. The players were wearing pink to raise breast cancer awareness. "He said 'Hey, I wish we could do something like that,'" said Michele, an Upper St. Clair High School senior. Soon after, the Mellick family created Project Irreplaceable. Kids are asked to …
Friday, October 21, 2011
Dr. Sherri Chafin of St. Clair Hospital answers commonly asked questions about breast cancer.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Dr. Sherri Chafin, vice chairman of the Department of Medical Imaging and Director of Breast Imaging at St. Clair Hospital, answered three common questions from hospital staff about breast cancer. Read her Q&A below. Q: October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Why is it so important for women to be keenly aware of the importance of being screened for breast cancer, and knowing the signs, symptoms and treatments? Dr. Chafin: Depending on the location of the breast cancer and the patient’s breast size, a breast cancer may not be palpable. So annual screening does allow us to look for changes that might not be detected on a physical exam. Patients should also be aware that there are two types of mammogram procedures. The screening …