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- GLIMMER OF HOPE FOUNDATION DONATES $130,000 TO LAUNCH PILOT PROGRAM AT MAGEE-WOMENS HOSPITAL Download press release here
- 12/2013 - Bid for Hope XII featured in Whirl Magazine
- WQED Video from 2012 Bid for Hope
rue21 Launches Campaign to Support A Glimmer of Hope Foundation
Partnership to Achieve Prevention and a Cure for Breast Cancer Continues into a Second Year
PITTSBURGH (October 1, 2012) –rue21, a leading specialty apparel retailer, will launch their “Big or Small, Let’s Save Them All” campaign this October in honor of breast cancer awareness month. rue21 has designed a line of t-shirts, jewelry and accessories to be sold for a limited time in all stores throughout the month to raise awareness and support for the fight against breast cancer. rue21 will also make a donation to A Glimmer of Hope, a Pittsburgh based non-profit organization currently funding the largest pre-menopausal breast cancer research study in the country. In addition, rue21 has developed an exclusive “Glimmer of Hope” lip gloss and will be posting information on good breast health and ways to make a difference in the fight against breast cancer for their fans on Facebook and followers on Twitter and Pinterest.
"Once again, I am thrilled and so appreciative for the opportunity to partner with rue21 during breast cancer awareness month,” says Diana Napper, executive director of A Glimmer of Hope. “The continued support and commitment from rue21 is truly phenomenal. This year, their commitment continues to grow, providing our organization the opportunity to build even more awareness and raise even more funding for crucial research. The dedication of rue21 provides even more hope and encouragement to those young women who are fighting breast cancer."
rue21, headquartered in Warrendale, PA, is a leading specialty apparel retailer offering exclusive branded merchandise and the newest trends at a great value. rue21 currently operates 851 stores in 46 states. Learn more at www.rue21.com
- Thank you to our new Glimmer sponsor - PITTSBURGH BREWING COMPANY! You will be helping to save young women's lives!
- A Glimmer of Hope Foundation/Symbol of the Cure – has never taken a political position. To learn more about our under 40 breast cancer study and to see how you can help save young women’s lives - please visit our website at www.symbolofthecure.com or call 1-800-454-6746. We haven’t forgotten OUR MISSION – To Help Find A Cure For Breast Cancer . . .
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New Program for Sweet 16 Birthday Parties!
Breast cancer awareness is held in the month of October for young teenage girls and older women to be made aware of the seriousness of this horrible disease. Many women have lost a love one to breast cancer and it is well known that genetics can carry this frightful disease to offspring. This cancer can also be caused by damaging radicals in the environment as well as the hormones that are injected into the food we eat.
Young women who strive to honor a loved one they have lost to breast cancer, as well as, young women who want to reach out often use a birthday celebration to raise funds for a breast cancer association, in this case, "Wishes for Hope," with "Glimmer of Hope." No matter what month of the birthday or the age a women is turning, a celebration for hope will benefit any breast cancer patient. Thank you, Gianna Tommarello, for your compassionate heart and the leading force in this program for Glimmer of Hope.
Helping in the fight against breast cancer
By Teresa Varley - Steelers.com
Posted Oct 17, 2011
The Steelers support of breast cancer awareness month continued when tight end Heath Miller and his wife Katie hosted Bid for Hope.
The event benefits Glimmer of Hope, a foundation committed to raising funds for breast cancer research and finding a cure, working in conjunction with Magee Women’s Hospital.
"It’s a great cause,” said Miller. “I know the people at Magee work hard every day to find a cure for this disease and take steps to better treating breast cancer. We are glad to be a part of it."
This is the 10th year for Bid for Hope and former Steelers guard Alan Faneca and his wife Julie, two of the driving forces since the inception of the event, returned to take part.
"It's crazy to think back to where we started and where we are now and the things we have been able to do,” said Faneca. “It’s exciting and fun. We are so excited to be able to come back."
Glimmer of Hope is funding an under-40 breast cancer study to help those who are diagnosed at a young age.
"Being able to do this can be attributed to the Pittsburgh Steelers participation and all of the players who have participated,” said Diana Napper, the founder of Glimmer for Hope. “It says something about the organization that players are willing to step up and take it as a responsibility. Heath and Katie have picked the ball up and moved it forward. The event gets financially more successful every year. The Steelers do a tremendous job of having the players be conscious of things in the city that need their help."
The players signed autographs for those attending and a silent and live auction also highlighted the night.
"Having organizations like Glimmer of Hope raise money for breast cancer research means a lot to me," said tackle Max Starks. "This marks the 20th year of my mother being a breast cancer survivor. It's special for us, this month means a lot. It's amazing how far breast cancer research has come in the last 20 years. It's people like Heath, and like Alan Faneca when it first started, who took it upon themselves and made this a signature event. It’s a great event.
"Cancer knows no age limits, no classes, no race or ethnic background, it's just one thing that is colorless and affects everybody. All of us have women in our lives we care about. There is somebody that is important to us and it can affect them equally. To have these types of events mean a lot. To have it so close to me, my mom, and go through that process and now 20 years later she is still around, still kicking and as spry as ever is amazing. It’s because people cared. We are trying to find ways to get rid of this dangerous, deadly disease."
Please support rue21 for supporting breast cancer research
WARRENDALE, Penn., Sept. 29, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- rue21, inc. (Nasdaq:RUE), a leading specialty apparel retailer, today announced that, in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, rue21 is sponsoring a Breast Cancer Awareness campaign in all stores called "Big or Small, Let's Save Them All." T-Shirts & jewelry will be sold in all stores with a portion of all proceeds to be donated to A Glimmer of Hope Foundation. Glimmer is a Pittsburgh based non-profit organization currently funding the largest pre-menopausal breast cancer research study in the country. They raise awareness of breast cancer in young women and fund research for women under forty years of age living with the disease. Currently, there are more than 250,000 women under forty living with breast cancer.
Diana Napper, founder of A Glimmer of Hope Foundation, is very excited about this cooperative effort. "This partnership with rue21 is exciting for A Glimmer of Hope Foundation. We share a passion to make a difference in the lives of these young women who are fighting breast cancer. Hopefully, together, we can accomplish this common goal."
A special part of the campaign will include the rue21 INSIDERS. The INSIDERS is a group of motivated young teens who meet regularly at rue21's headquarters to discuss the newest trends in the industry, marketing concepts and their personal insight about fashion. In addition, they are active in community charities through promotional efforts. They will be fundraising by selling Heinz Field Cookbooks throughout the Pittsburgh region. All of the proceeds made from the cookbook will be donated to A Glimmer of Hope Foundation.
ANNOUNCING A NEW WAY TO SUPPORT A GLIMMER OF HOPE FOUNDATION!
Choose A Glimmer of Hope Foundation as your charity of choice when giving to UNITED WAY OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY! Glimmer of Hope's number for donations is #1320081.
Hurdle Shares Inspiring Story At “Pitch for Hope” Clinic
Before the Pirates squared off against Philadelphia in a Sunday afternoon game back on June 5, more than 170 female fans from across the region took to the diamond at PNC Park to be part of an instructional baseball clinic called the “Pitch For Hope” clinic.
Bright and early at 8:30 a.m., the women began their day by stretching with Frank Velasquez, the Pirates head strength and conditioning coach, in preparation for work at four different instructional stations that focused on pitching, hitting, base running and fielding. The women practiced at the stations while receiving instruction from Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle and five members of his coaching staff -- Bench Coach Jeff Banister, Third Base Coach Nick Leyva, First Base Coach Luis Silverio, Bullpen Coach Euclides Rojas and Pitching Coach Ray Searage -- plus pitcher Paul Maholm and outfielder Jose Tabata.
After the on-field portion of the event was over, the women were treated to a catered picnic on The Deck above the Trib Total Media Hall of Fame Club in left field, and then stayed to watch the Pirates take on the Phillies. Proceeds from the “Pitch For Hope” clinic benefited Glimmer of Hope, a Pittsburgh-based organization that funds the only under-40 breast cancer study in the country.
During the time Hurdle has been the skipper of the Pirates, he has displayed a dynamic personality. His energy, sense of humor and candor help him command attention, and he wowed the crowd at the “Pitch For Hope” clinic. During his opening remarks, Hurdle shared the fact that his own mother -- Louise -- is a breast cancer survivor.
“I got a call from my dad on Valentine’s Day in 1991 that I needed to come home because he had some information that he needed to get to me,” Hurdle said. “When I got home he sat me down and told me that my mother had breast cancer and that they were going to figure out a way to go at it, attack it and hopefully get her in a much better position.
“It was the first time that I had seen my father cry to that point in my life. I was 34 years old and I had never seen a tear drop out of my father’s eye. He was visibly shaken, but after that my mom went about the radiation treatments. They took that route and did 25 radiation treatments. And 20 years later now, my mother is still pushing forward and doing great.
“That’s been a great victory for our family. So obviously we’re sensitive to cancer research, providing hope, seeking a cure for cancer -- all of that. So anything that we can do as a family to back it, we’re all in.”
Diana Napper, who founded Glimmer of Hope, was impressed with Hurdle and said he was an inspiration to the women at the clinic who are battling cancer.
“What that did was give women who were newly diagnosed a great deal of hope that, ‘Hey if Clint’s mother is alive that long then I can be alive that long too,’” she said. “He was very uplifting to the women there who are going through treatment. As far as being a motivational speaker or person, he radiates positive energy. You see it in his team and you also saw it among these women.
“People might put Clint Hurdle on a pedestal for his ability to win baseball games. We do that with a lot of people that are in sports. We say, ‘Wow this guy is really a great catcher or a great pitcher or a great coach.’ But it’s the good they do for the community that, to me, sets them apart from everybody else and I really see that with Clint. He’s a tremendous person.”
Pirates Charities donated $10,000 to Glimmer Of Hope as a result of the “Pitch For Hope” clinic and Napper said the money will be put towards the upgrading of ultrasound equipment that’s used to detect breast cancer at Allegheny General Hospital and West Penn Allegheny Health System.
“I always receive a few e-mails after any event, but I received a lot of e-mails after this one,” Napper said. “I’m telling you this was one of the nicest experiences that a lot of these women have had and I just think it says a lot about the Pirates organization. Pittsburghers are a different breed. They love to support other Pittsburghers, and the Pirates are a great example of that.”
- Trinity Jewelers
Glimmer of Hope Foundation raises funds for breast cancer research right here in Pittsburgh. Help the fight against the insidious disease of breast cancer that effects so many lives. Please share with your friends and family, as we work together to raise up to $1500 for Glimmer of Hope! Please hit like on Trinity's facebook page and spread Hope with a click. Thank you!
Trinity Jewelers has been a tremendous supporter of Glimmer of Hope Foundation. They have helped us support young women battling breast cancer at Magee Womens Hospital.
Thank you Trinity for your generous heart.
- Special Thanks to Heath and Katie Miller and the Pittsburgh Steeler organization for allowing our mission of "Hope" to spread across the country. It is with a grateful heart we post this message and acknowledge all the good you do in the community. Thank you for a great season.
- Glimmer of Hope - Congratulations to long time Glimmer of Hope supporter Heath Miller and his wife Katie on yet another trip to the Super Bowl! We'll be supporting you all the way to your seventh championship ring!
- Losing Weight for a Great Cause - Lifestyle Innovations is sponsoring a “Slim It to Win It” contest, with part of the proceeds benefitting the Glimmer of Hope. Click here to read more
- Bid for Hope IX hits $100,000 with donations still coming. Thank you for supporting this most important research project. Giving “Hope” to all young women.
Please join us October 30th and 31st at Robert Morris University, raffle prizes and much more. Proceeds supporting under 40 breast cancer research.
- Steelers continued their support once again for the annual Glimmer of Hope Foundation's Bid for Hope IX - click on link to The Steelers website and article
- 1st Annual "Clays For The Cure" event sponsored by The Home Depot raised over $35,000 for breast cancer research... Thank you Home Depot for helping us unlock a future that will be breast cancer free.
- 9-11-10 - Salon Vivace has created "HOPE" soap and a portion of the sales will be donated to Glimer of Hope to help fund our research project. It is now on sale in all Salon Vivace spas nationwide!
- 5-2-10 - 2010 Pittsburgh Scholastic Sprints Crew Championships - Moraine State Park
- 3-8-10 - Glimmer of Hope Foundation purchases Camera Equipment for Hillman Cancer Center
- 1-25-10 - Steelers' Heath Miller Headed to First Pro Bowl
- 1-20-10 - "Combining Breast Cancer Genetic and Routine Mammogram Tests Enhance Patient Survival"
- 1-14-10 - NFL Playoffs: Jets' Road Familiar to Faneca
- 12-2-09 - Going with the Flo - International Artist Flo Rida Performs to Benefit Glimmer of Hope
- 10-16-09 - Breast Cancer Prevention Awareness - Young Women - Empowering Area Middle School and High School Teens with Breast Cancer Prevention Information
- 10-3-09 - Glimmer of Hope Presents Magee with Autographed Steelers Jerseys in Support of Breast Cancer Research
- 8-31-09 - 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
- 7-29-09 - Miller Signs Six-Year Contract
- 6-29-09 - Steelers Heath Miller Picks "Candy For the Cure" Winner at Ross Park Mall