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Penguins Coaching Staff to Visit Hillman to Present Pens Hats to Patients

WHAT: Members of the Pittsburgh Penguins coaching staff will visit the Hillman Cancer Center to sign autographs, take pictures and present patients with Penguins hats to wear during their treatment. The visit comes as UPMC CancerCenter's partner, the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), celebrates its 30th anniversary. UPCI is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in western Pennsylvania.
WHY: Many cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy often wear knitted caps to stay warm, but often those hats are made for women. The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation has donated Penguins hats for those patients choosing to put their Pittsburgh pride on display as they continue their fight against cancer.
The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation are active supporters of the fight against cancer. In addition to regular visits to the Hillman Cancer Center, they support the National Hockey League’s Hockey Fights Cancer initiative by raising funds at a designated home game each October. Donations benefit the Mario Lemieux Foundation and UPMC CancerCenter.
• Nancy Davidson, M.D., director, UPMC CancerCenter and UPCI
• Stanley Marks, M.D., chairman, UPMC CancerCenter
Mike Johnston, Pittsburgh Penguins head coach
• Rick Tocchet, Pittsburgh Penguins assistant coach
• Gary Agnew, Pittsburgh Penguins assistant coach
• David Soltesz, president, Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation
WHEN: 10:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 24
WHERE: Hillman Cancer Center, 5115 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa., 15232
Note to Media: To cover event, contact Courtney Caprara at 412-607-3564 to arrange for parking and access to the Hillman Cancer Center.

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