The 15th annual Bid for Hope event will be held on Monday, October 24, 2016. The event will be hosted by former Pittsburgh Steelers linemen and 2016 Hall of Fame finalist Alan Faneca and his wife Julie, along with current running back for the Steelers, DeAngelo Williams and his wife Risalyn.
Every October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Pittsburgh’s finest flock to bid on Steelers memorabilia and other valuable donated items at an auction benefiting Glimmer of Hope – an organization that exists to support premenopausal breast cancer research.
The event, held at Off the Hook – one of the North Hills’ newest hot spots in Warrandale Village – will kick off with an all-star autograph session from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m., followed by an evening of food and fun, including silent and traditional auctions of invaluable sports memorabilia and a few other surprises. This year’s event will feature a Muhammad Ali autographed Boxing glove up for auction. The $225 ticket includes the autograph session and white panel football, as well as cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
KDKA’s Bob Pompeani will return as auctioneer for what promises to be another star-studded guest list. Past years’ Bid for Hope lineups have included Big Ben, Heath Miller, Charlie Batch and Brett Keisel.
Over the past 15 years, Glimmer of Hope and its Bid for Hope event have been instrumental in providing funding to assist in the development of clinical research to patient services for young women with breast cancer at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Magee-Womens Research Institute. To date, the annual event has been the catalyst for raising $2 million for the cause.
Currently, more than 250,000 women under 40 years old are living with breast cancer in the U.S., and more women in Western Pennsylvania are diagnosed than many other parts of the country. These startling discoveries motivate Glimmer of Hope founder Diana Napper to maintain events like Bid for Hope XV.
About Glimmer of Hope
A Glimmer of Hope Foundation, “the symbol of the cure”, is widely recognized in the Pittsburgh area. For the past 18 years, the foundation has been dedicated to raising funds to further breast cancer research in pre-menopausal women. Since the incidence of breast cancer in women under 40 is increasing, the foundation is positioning itself to expand its effort to a national level in order to focus more attention to this alarming development.
To learn more about Glimmer of Hope, the studies it supports or to purchase tickets to the gala, visit www.symbolofthecure.com. You can also call 800-454-6746 or 412-298-0383.