Heath Miller and other players show their support for Glimmer of Hope and finding a cure for breast cancer.

From Teresa Varley, Steelers.com:

It’s a sad reality, but it is reality. Almost everyone knows somebody who has been impacted by breast cancer, whether it’s a family member, friend, or co-worker.

Along with that, though, more people are doing their part to bring awareness to the disease, and to help in the effort to find a cure.

That has been the case for the Steelers over the last month, and it continued on Monday night when Heath and Katie Miller and Alan and Julie Faneca hosted Bid for Hope XIV, benefitting Glimmer of Hope Foundation and supporting breast cancer research.

“This is a disease that has affected way too many people,” said Miller. “The NFL has embraced it, the Steelers have embraced it, and we are trying to make sure everyone is aware of the importance to see the doctors, get the mammograms.

“The money raised at this event goes to research so a difference can be made. If we can do what we can to help with the research we can work towards a cure and help as many people as we can.”

Ben, Brett Keisel any many other teammates & former teammates autographed items for guests at the event.

This is the 14th year for Bid for Hope, an event that has raised more than $1 million, with much of that benefitting the organizations under-40 breast cancer study, 3D mammography and the integrated oncology program at Magee Womens Hospital of UPMC, which treats mind, body and soul, something that helps patients as they go through treatment.

“The women who have been through this care program, their care has been better, their re-admittance to the hospital has been low,” said Diana Napper, founder and president of Glimmer of Hope. “We know the program is great. We also have nurse navigator, genetic counseling, and the clinic which there are only three in the country.

“That support of 14 years has evolved into one of the most unique, effective programs we could have which is because of the Steelers support. It started with Alan and Heath has carried it on and I couldn’t be more thankful, and neither could those who are benefiting from the programs, which is the most important thing.”

Miller and many of his Steelers teammates spent the evening signing autographs for those in attendance, bringing smiles, but more importantly awareness to the cause. Guests also had the opportunity to bid on live and silent auction items, with the proceeds all aiding in future research and treatment.

You can read more here.

And a great tweet from Ms. Varley to end a successful evening:

Teresa Varley @TeresaVarley
Great job Heath & Katie Miller, Alan & Julie Faneca at Bid 4 Hope & @_BigBen7 to do group selfie w/survivor.

Update reference the photo:

“My sister is the cancer survivor. Ben was amazing last night going the extra mile for Danelle Yerkey. He posed with her along with the entire team. We were extremely proud of their support for glimmer of hope. Everyone was fantastic.” — Denise Yerkey

And Today:

Did you miss Ben’s radio show this morning?

CBS Pittsburgh has you covered with their recap:

Following the team’s 16-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger joined “The Cook and Poni Show” on Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan for the “#1 Cochran Ben Roethlisberger Show,” Tuesday morning.

Being his first game back from injury, Roethlisberger provided an update on the status of his knee.

“I’m pretty sore, pretty beat up, I’m not going to lie,” Roethlisberger said. “I don’t think it’s anything worse for the wear structurally or anything like that, I think it’s just bruises, typical inflammation, and pains and stuff after a physical football game. I think tomorrow it will start to feel a little bit better again.”

It’s not often Roethlisberger has to talk about throwing three interceptions, but that’s exactly what happened following a rough performance against the Bengals. He explained what happened that led to so many turnovers.

“It’s unfortunate, you can’t turn the ball over, and they were just little things here and there. It was nothing too glaring,” Roethlisberger said. “I’m disappointed in myself.”

Bigger than the loss or the turnovers may have been the injury to running back Le’Veon Bell that has ended his season with a torn MCL. Roethlisberger talked about that loss and if he thoughts the Bengals were targeting the Steelers’ star running back.

“It stinks to lose Le’Veon. We got hit hard this year with the injury bug…We’re going to have to find ways to overcome losing him, and that’s not easy because he’s the best in the business,” Roethlisberger said.

You can read more, and listen to excerpts from his show here.