Thursday, October 25, 2012
The high school GLA team raised money for the PA Breast Cancer Coalition.
The Girls' Leaders Association of Plum Senior High School hosted a Breast Cancer Walk on Saturday. The girls raised $1,200 for the PA Breast Cancer Coalition. About 70 walkers joined the girls at the new Plum High School track to raise money. Did you attend the walk? Share your photos with us! _______________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
These upcoming events and promotions support the cause.
There are several ways to support breast cancer awareness locally over the next few days! Here are some upcoming events: Wine Tasting If you like wine, the Mighty Oak Barrel is hosting an event for you. The Oakmont restaurant will host a wine tasting on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 24 and 25, featuring women winemakers. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the Breast Cancer Foundation. For more information or to register, call 412-826-1069. "Beards and Cigars for Breasts" Steel City Beard & Mustache Club—founded by Plum resident and Oakmont businessman Seth DeSabato—and the Cigar House in Penn Hills are working together to help raise breast cancer awareness. The event, which will include a DJ, beer, snacks, raffles and prizes, will be…
Saturday, October 20, 2012
The local medical facility needs your help to win this year's Pink Glove Dance contest.
UPMC CancerCenter employees and breast cancer surviors and advocates are hoping their dance moves can help raise breast cancer awareness. More than 15 departments and 200 people from the local cancer centers—including UPMC East in Monroeville and Magee—have entered the second-annual "Pink Glove Dance" competition. The original “Pink Glove Dance” video featured Oregon hospital employees wearing pink gloves to raise breast cancer awareness. Because of the huge response to the video—13 million views on YouTube—Medline, which produced the original video, decided to sponsor a national competition. Choreography for UPMC's video is set to "Evacuate the Dance Floor" by Cascada. The public can vote for their favorite video at www.pinkglovedance.com…
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.
Monday, October 15, 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 …
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, over 250,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, and over 40,000 will die from it. Susan G. Komen for the Cure-…
Monday, October 8, 2012
The Riverview Raiders are supporting breast cancer awareness.
The Riverview Raiders football team and cheerleaders supported breast cancer awareness at the Friday night football game. They wore pink accessories for the cause. In the video, the high school cheerleaders lead a chant with the district's elementary school mini cheerleaders. ______________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
From galas to walks to shopping, here's how Plum, Oakmont and Verona 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 Plum-Oakmont Patch Event Calendar. _______________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
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. The closest location to our area is the Oakmont location along Allegheny River Boulevard. Here are some others: _______________________ Plum-…
Monday, October 1, 2012
October is breast cancer awareness month.
October is breast cancer awareness month, and a local hospital is kicking it off with some pink. Beginning Monday, Oct. 1, the signage atop the hospital will be lit pink. The Forbes sign will remain pink all month long in recognition of those who have been touched by breast cancer. Forbes will be supporting Breast Cancer Awareness all month long with different events in an effort to educate employees, patients, and visitors about the importance of screening and early detection. For more information about the new Breast Care Center at Forbes Regional, see this Plum-Oakmont Patch article or call 412-858-2656. _______________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter…