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Eagle Scout Cuts Ribbon to Open New Garden at UPMC Passavant

WHAT: Boy Scout Jaime Martinez, age 14, of Scout Troop 171 in Ingomar, raised more than $40,000 over the course of a year to beautify the grounds outside the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at UPMC Passavant. After two months of construction, Martinez will host a ribbon cutting to open the garden, which was designed to help patients undergoing cancer treatment.
WHY: Martinez worked with JML Landscape Management and the Passavant Hospital Foundation to complete his project, which will provide a beautiful, relaxing view for the 60 to 75 patients who receive cancer treatment at UPMC Passavant each day.
• Jaime Martinez, Eagle Scout candidate, and his family
• Fay Morgan, president and CEO, Passavant Hospital Foundation
• More than 100 additional guests celebrating the garden dedication
WHEN: 4 p.m., Monday, June 5
WHERE: UPMC Passavant Assembly Hall, 9100 Babcock Blvd., Pittsburgh 15237
Note to Media: To cover this event, prior arrangements must be made by contacting Courtney Caprara at or 412-592-8134.

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