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UPMC CancerCenter at UPMC Mercy to Receive 2013 Ford ‘Warriors in Pink’ Quilt

 
WHAT: UPMC Mercy and the Neighborhood Ford Store kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the unveiling of a 2013 Ford “Warriors in Pink” quilt, which will be presented for permanent display at UPMC CancerCenter at UPMC Mercy. The handmade quilt is comprised of nearly 100 squares individually decorated with messages of hope and inspiration by supporters who attended this year’s Pittsburgh Komen Race for the Cure.
 
WHO:
  •  Thomas Gronow, vice-president of operations, UPMC Mercy
  • Kathy Wagler, owner of Crivelli Ford in Aliquippa, Pa., a nine-year breast cancer survivor who receives       treatment at UPMC Mercy
  • Joey Thurby, chairman of the Neighborhood Ford Store
 
WHEN: 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 3
 
WHERE: UPMC CancerCenter at UPMC Mercy, 1400 Locust St, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15219
 
WHY: Launched in 2006, Ford’s national Warriors in Pink campaign recognizes the strength and courage necessary to deal with the everyday challenges of fighting breast cancer. The Warrior Quilt Project is an initiative of the Neighborhood Ford Store to provide hope, comfort and inspiration for those undergoing breast cancer treatment. Every square of the handmade quilt represents a story. Individual fabric squares were decorated by breast cancer survivors, their families and supporters from throughout the region. Local volunteer quilters spent the summer piecing together those squares into the batch of 2013 Warrior Quilts.
 
UPMC Mercy is honored to be one of the recipients of this year’s Warrior quilts. As the only remaining faith-based hospital in southwest Pennsylvania, UPMC Mercy provides a vital health care choice for people of the Pittsburgh region. Operating in accordance with the ethical and religious directives of the Catholic Health Care Services and Catholic Social Teaching, UPMC Mercy strives to meet the community responsibilities set forth. UPMC Mercy strives to treat everyone as a unique person of incomparable worth, with an equal right to life and adequate health care.
 
Note to Media: To make parking arrangements, please contact Courtney McCrimmon at 412-715-8894 or McCrimmonCP@upmc.edu.
 

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