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 …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Resources for women fighting breast cancer that your doctor doesn't offer.
By the nature of its side effects, cancer treatment can make a private battle a very public affair. For a woman with cancer, having a bald head, pale skin or a missing breast can make her feel like she's being targeted by a bright spotlight and a banner that says, "Cancer patient." But now more than ever, there are resources for women that will put the spotlight back on their work, their accomplishments and their life—and change that banner to simply read, "Woman." Girl on the Go provides private or in-home wig consultations for women with cancer, with locations in 12 states, including Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, North and South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Wisconsin. …
Monday, October 22, 2012
St. Clair Hospital has opened a new “state-of-the-art” Breast Care Center that is designed to ease the stress of examinations and surgical procedures.
St. Clair Hospital has opened a new “state-of-the-art” Breast Care Center in Bethel Park that is designed to ease the stress of examinations and surgical procedures. The new facility on the third floor of St. Clair’s Outpatient Center across from South Hills Village opened Monday and is serving the South Hills community. Relaxing photos of flowers and the beach hang on walls with soothing colors. “It’s a whole change in atmosphere,” St. Clair spokesman Bob Crytzer said. “That’s a big part of the attitude.” All services that include mammograms, ultrasounds, biopsies, consultation and surgery can be performed at the outpatient center. Patients who come for testing or treatment won’t have to wait to schedule new procedures or consultations. …
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.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Recently under new ownership, the business is being remodeled and taking a fresh approach.
Looking to pamper yourself, host a wedding party or for a simple beauty service? The Spa & Salon at Southpointe is serving up new things! Recently under new ownership, the salon is being remodeled with a redesigned interior, which is anticipated to be complete by the end of the year. Owner Carmela Cugini, of Washington, PA, is a director of sales for PepsiCo and has had family history in the spa and salon industry for the last 20 years in Columbus, OH. “It was a good way to get into my own business,” she said. “A good thing to sink my teeth into.” Cugini took over in April, but former owner Pat Zacour plans to stay part-time for her clients. Cugini said the facility is going to offer much more on the menu—including treatments geared toward…