On May 12-13, 2022, golfers and celebrities attended the 44th annual UPMC Celebrity Classic and gala. The event, co-hosted by former Pittsburgh Steeler Ryan Shazier and Gwedolyn Sowa, benefited the UPMC Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Ryan Shazier Fund for Spinal Rehabilitation. Both beneficiaries work to provide rehabilitative care for patients suffering from life-altering spinal cord and related injuries.
Pittsburgh Steeler Cameron Heyward was honored at the Thursday evening gala with the Ryan Shazier Humanitarian Award—an award recognizing an individual or organization who has shown unwavering integrity, strong character and commitment to better our world. Claire Senita was recognized with the Shalieve Award—an award recognizing someone who has overcome obstacles, crushed his or her goals, and who embodies the Shalieve Spirit. To read more Shalieve stories, click here.
More than 35 sponsors supported the two-day event, which has raised more than $6 million for our region’s most vital community and clinical programs. Special thanks to our presenting sponsor, PNC. To view the complete list of sponsors, please click here.