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Race to Beat Women’s Cancer Raises Funds for Women’s Cancer Research in Pittsburgh

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Cynthia Patton

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WHAT: The 2nd annual Race to Beat Women’s Cancers is a 5K walk/run dedicated to raising funds for women’s cancer research and improving patient care. UPMC oncologists and researchers will join hundreds of participants in raising money for critical research. The funding translates into new discoveries in cancer treatment and therapies that are curing women of breast and gynecologic cancers. 

WHY: An estimated 240,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with breast cancer each year, and another 90,000 are diagnosed with gynecologic cancers. For more than two decades, A Glimmer of Hope Foundation, Magee-Womens Research Institute & Foundation, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital have worked together as leaders in the fight against women's cancers. All proceeds from this event will go toward advancing women’s cancer research and patient care in the Pittsburgh region.  

WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 4, 2022 

7:00 a.m. Registration  

8:00 a.m. Opening Remarks 

8:30 a.m. Survivor Walk 

9:00 a.m. 5K Start 

WHERE: North Park Boathouse, 10301 Pearce Mill Road, Allison Park, PA 15101  

Preregistration is required: To register with a team, participate as an individual or to find out more about the Race to Beat Cancer, click here. Register by Wednesday, Aug. 25.  

Note to Media: To cover this event, contact Cyndy Patton at 412-415-6085 or