Race To Beat Women’s Cancers 5K Run/Walk

A Glimmer of Hope Foundation 

For more than 20 years, A Glimmer of Hope Foundation has supported world-class breast cancer research at Magee-Womens Research Institute & Foundation. Our commitment to breast cancer patients extends to UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital, where we have invested in a variety of initiatives designed to ensure patients have all the resources they need to fight their battle with breast cancer. This extends from proper diagnostic testing to transportation resources and patient resources to help mitigate the side effects of treatment. We have also supported researchers at Magee-Womens Research Institute working on metastatic breast cancer research. A Glimmer of Hope Foundation has received tremendous support because of the transparency of the programs we support, the satisfaction people receive from seeing their contributions at work, and the knowledge that the funds we raise stay in Pittsburgh.


UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Magee-Womens Research Institute & Foundation

The fight to defeat women’s cancers is a team effort that begins with the Women’s Cancer Research Center (WCRC), a collaboration between UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI). The WCRC’s mission is to reduce the incidence and death from women’s cancers. This mission is achieved through the development and fostering of vibrant basic, translational and clinical research aimed at translating novel discoveries into improved patient care.

As the largest research institute in the United States devoted to women’s health and reproductive biology, Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI) is an interactive community of top-tier researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and physician-scientists from diverse disciplines who work with clinicians at UPMC, an integrated global health care enterprise. With partnerships in more than 20 countries, we focus on expanding our understanding of reproductive biology and women’s health and translating discovery into diagnostics, treatment and disease prevention that promote wellness around the world.

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is western Pennsylvania’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and an international leader in cancer research, clinical care and education. As one of the largest integrated community cancer networks in the United States, Hillman treats more than 138,000 people each year at more than 70 centers in Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, Maryland and also has international locations in Ireland and Italy. With over 300 faculty researchers and more than 1,700 staff across UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh, we are exceptionally well positioned to contribute to the global effort to reduce the burden of cancer. Our mission as a premier National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center is to provide the highest level of clinical care to our patients while performing cutting-edge cancer research.

Located right across the street from MWRI is UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital, nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report for excellence in gynecology. As one of the nation’s top hospitals specializing in women, UPMC Magee-Womens combines a wealth of specialty services with a traditional focus on gynecologic and obstetric services. UPMC Magee-Womens offers services for both men and women including cardiology, geriatrics, urology, bone and joint, bariatric surgery and spine surgery, to name just a few.

The proximity of UPMC Magee-Womens, Hillman, and MWRI allows for unparalleled collaboration between basic, translational and clinical researchers. Because of this close partnership, the science happening within MWRI and Hillman moves from bench to bedside, expanding and improving treatment options for women here in Pittsburgh and around the world.

These entities are proud to support and facilitate innovative research as well as patient care initiatives. Science is hope, and together we can provide a future full of hope for millions of women.