Pirates Charities Night on AT&T SportsNet is an annual fundraiser that supports Pirates Charities and select local non-profit organizations. The 2017 Pirates Charities Night on AT&T SportsNet took place on Wednesday, August 2, as the Pirates hosted the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park.
This year, funds were designated to Pirates Charities and organizations supporting those living with cancer in our community. AT&T SportsNet dedicated their entire television broadcast that evening to sharing the stories of the beneficiaries, broadcasting live from PNC Park's Rivertowne Brewing Hall of Fame Club.
Thank you to all the generous Pirates fans who supported this event and helped us to make a difference for those affected by cancer in our region!
2017 Pirates Charities Night on AT&T SportsNet Beneficiaries
Pirates Charities is committed to strengthening the community by supporting organizations and programs aimed at improving the lives of children and adults in the greater Pittsburgh region. Pirates Charities places a special emphasis on supporting youth programs focused on health, fitness and education by developing partnerships with those who share in our mission. In addition to helping our youth, Pirates Charities provides assistance to military families and veterans, and offers support to those in our community who are fighting cancer.
In support of Pirates Charities efforts to help those fighting cancer, the 2017 Pirates Charities Night on AT&T SportsNet raised funds for Pirates Charities and local non-profit organizations providing support and services to those living with cancer in our community. These included:
CANCER CARING CENTER
The Cancer Caring Center is a 29 year-old charity that provides free support services to local cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones. The Center was the very first organization in Pittsburgh to offer local support for those touched by cancer. All services are professionally led and include individual counseling (by phone or in person), support groups in 16 neighborhood locations, and the only Young Adult Cancer Support program in Western PA which includes a support group, social activities and financial assistance for local young adult patients and survivors. Their Wellness offerings include Art Therapy, Gentle Yoga, Nutrition, Reiki, and Hands on Therapy. The Center also has a food pantry that includes liquid nutrition for patients who qualify. For more information, please visit www.cancercaring.org.
GLIMMER OF HOPE "HOME FOR HOPE"
A Glimmer of Hope Foundation, 'The Symbol of the Cure,' has been dedicated for the past twenty years to raising funds to further breast cancer research in pre-menopausal women. With over 3.7 million dollars raised and invested in Western Pennsylvania, the foundation is leading the battle against breast cancer through funding, cutting-edge cancer treatment programs, and most importantly, financing studies in premenopausal breast cancer. The foundation supports the Integrated Breast Oncology Pilot for Pre-Menopausal Women, based at AHN's Wexford Health + Wellness Pavilion, which is committed to enhancing quality of life for younger breast cancer patients and minimizing any stressors that may complicate their treatment and hinder recovery. Key components of the program are one-stop shopping for medical services, coordinating treatment with integrated services that can help minimize symptoms and side effects, and removing barriers to treatment. For more information about Glimmer of Hope, please visit www.symbolofthecure.com.
Lending Hearts provides emotional and social support to children and young adults with cancer and their families through unique activities and community outreach. UP Street is presented by Lending Hearts. It is a wellness program designed to help pediatric oncology patients survive treatment via integrative healing methods. Lending Hearts addresses the need for assisting pediatric cancer patients and families in surviving treatment. Programs and services promote wellness, community and emotional support both in treatment and beyond. The vision is to embrace the immediate, enhance the possibilities and enrich future survival emotionally, sharing and lending of one's heart. For more information about Lending Hearts, please visit www.lendinghearts.org.
Our Clubhouse believes that nobody should face cancer alone. Our Clubhouse provides a warm and welcoming environment for anyone impacted by cancer, as well as the family and friends who care for them. From diagnosis, through treatment and in the transition to life beyond cancer, all are welcome to join Our Clubhouse and participate in activities that help people cope and maintain the best possible quality of life during this challenging time. Everything at Our Clubhouse is free. Examples of programs include Living Life Post Cancer Treatment®, a 9-week workshop that helps bridge the gap between cancer treatment and life beyond; health and movement workshops; art and expression classes; Our Clubhouse Speaker Series; CLIMB®- a program for children and teens, ages 6-17, who have a close loved one with cancer; and social activities. For more information, please visit www.ourclubhouse.org.