KICKS FOR A CAUSE The Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY) and QVC recently presented $240,000 for breast cancer research to the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI). Since its inception, QVC Presents “FFANY Shoes on Sale” has sold more than 1.7 million pairs of shoes and generated more than $44 million to benefit leading breast cancer research and institutions. This particular grant will fund research led by principal investigators Adrian V. Lee, Ph.D., and Nancy E. Davidson, M.D.; and co-investigators Steffi Oesterreich, Ph.D., and Adam Brufsky, M.D. The study examines why breast cancer recurs and metastasizes. UPCI received additional funds from the FFANY gala last month. Says Davidson, director of UPCI and the UPMC CancerCenter, “With these funds, we can continue working toward finding altered genes that could be modulated to treat and ultimately prevent the recurrence of breast cancer.” University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, upci.upmc.edu.
WHEN YOU INVEST IN THE COMMUNITY, THE RETURNS ARE GUARANTEED. At Huntington, we know how important it is to give back to the community. After all, we do more than just work here – we live and raise our families here too. And after everything this community has done for us, we’re just happy to be able to return the favor.
HELPING HAND After applying for grants and raising funds for several years, the Pittsburgh-based nonprofit Angels’ Place has been granted its wish. PPG Industries has donated about $8,000 worth of glass for the installation of 142 new, energy-efficient windows at its Swissvale facility. Located on Woodstock Avenue, the building’s original windows were installed when the former elementary school was constructed more than 50 years ago. The upgrade helps Angels’ Place save energy by reducing the demand for artificial lighting and air conditioning. Pictured above are Sarah Dargay, Angels’ Place administrative assistant and a former client, with her daughter Audra; John Arch, president of Angels’ Place Board of Directors; and Len Weidner, PPG manager of inventory and planning, flat glass, who helped coordinate the donation. PPG Industries, corporate.ppg.com. Angels’ Place, angelsplacepgh.org. Photograph from Joe Renckly
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