News at A Glimmer of Hope

12/2/2008

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

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.

"We are extremely excited that in a down economy we were able to raise this significant amount of funds to help further fund the nations largest under-40 breast cancer study," said Diana Napper, the foundations director.  This year marked the start of a new phase for us with Heath and Katie Miller taking over for Alan and Julie Faneca who have been dedicated to our cause for so many years.

"It's something Alan and Julie started a while back.  I have always enjoyed attending and at the same time it's been for a good cause," said Miller.  "When Alan left, he asked me to take over.  I couldn't let anything like this end and I was glad to do it."

Funds were raised through ticket sales as well as a silent and live auction that included, one-of-a-kind autographed sports items and memorabilia.  Miller's invited teammates that attended this year included Hines Ward, Ben Roethlisberger, Brett Keisel, Max Starks, Marvel Smith and Charlie Batch, just to name a few.

About A Glimmer of Hope

A Glimmer of Hope is a Pennsylvania non-profit organization that has been supporting breast cancer research since 1994 and has raised over $900,000 to further fund the largest pre-menopausal breast cancer study in the United States.