Bobby Cherry

Bobby Cherry

I'm participating with Team WTAE in memory of my grandma, in celebration of Katie and Amy and in honor of all of the women in my life who have heard those three words, "You have cancer."

It is estimated that more than 927,000 women will be diagnosed with cancer in 2021More than 281,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. These numbers are staggering.

Add to these numbers are the women who are going through treatment or have ended treatment and are still dealing with the effects or surgeries related to having been diagnosed with cancer.

As a longtime supporter and volunteer of other cancer-related organizations (including the American Cancer Society), I've known too many women who have been diagnosed with cancer.

“All we want is to make progress as fast as possible. All we care about is curing breast cancer.”

What if we could provide a targeted, non-invasive treatment for breast cancer?

Sounds incredible, right?

I’m participating in the Race To Beat Women’s Cancers 5K, which supports women’s cancer research and patient care at Magee-Womens Research Institute & Foundation, to help support research to find better treatments and reach a day when cures are possible.

Please consider making a donation to join this effort to fund research.

Researchers in Pittsburgh are making tremendous strides in the detection, treatment and prevention of women’s cancers — including breakthrough therapies for breast, ovarian and cervical cancers that are in large-scale clinical trials right now.

Research is changing the way breast cancer is treated.

And, with your support, the research at the Magee-Womens Research Institute & Foundation can go further.

By focusing on women’s health, the health of all people here in Pittsburgh and around the world can be improved.

What are Magee scientists doing right now?

  • Uncovering new prevention and treatment approaches in more than 20 clinical trials.
  • Working to solve for treatment resistance in the most common form of breast cancer.
  • Examining the vulnerabilities in triple negative breast cancer to find a more effective cure for this aggressive disease.

For more than two decades, Magee-Womens has dedicated clinical research studies and clinical trials to improving the health care of people everywhere — with research done right here in Pittsburgh.

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.

Magee-Womens Research Institute collaborates with the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center to help reduce the incidence of and death from women’s cancers by supporting research aimed at translating novel discoveries into improved patient care.

This great work can continue to impact lives here in Western Pennsylvania and around the world — with your support.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and for supporting the important research and patient care at Magee-Womens.

Bobby Cherry

Tweeted at August 27, 2021 9:18 PM

I'm participating in the inaugural Race To Beat Women's Cancers 5K, which supports women's cancer research and patient care at @mageewomens Research Institute & Foundation. Please help support this great cause: #RBWC21

Bobby Cherry