TribLIVE

| Home

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Storm doesn't deter Bid for Hope attendees

Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review - Katie and Heath Miller at the Bid for Hope XI at Jergels in Warrendale on Monday, October 29, 2012. The event supports premenopausal breast cancer research in Pittsburgh.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review</em></div>Katie and Heath Miller at the Bid for Hope XI at Jergels in Warrendale on Monday, October 29, 2012.  The event supports premenopausal breast cancer research in Pittsburgh.
Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review - Sarah Keisel, left, and Diana Napper at the Bid for Hope XI at Jergels in Warrendale on Monday, October 29, 2012. The event supports premenopausal breast cancer research in Pittsburgh.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review</em></div>Sarah Keisel, left, and Diana Napper at the Bid for Hope XI at Jergels in Warrendale on Monday, October 29, 2012.  The event supports premenopausal breast cancer research in Pittsburgh.
Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review - Erin and Bill Mansfield travelled all the way from Michigan to attend Bid for Hope XI at Jergels in Warrendale and get autographs from members of the Steelers on Monday, October 29, 2012. The event supports premenopausal breast cancer research in Pittsburgh.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review</em></div>Erin and Bill Mansfield travelled all the way from Michigan to attend Bid for Hope XI at Jergels in Warrendale and get autographs from members of the Steelers on Monday, October 29, 2012.  The event supports premenopausal breast cancer research in Pittsburgh.
Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review - Angela Criscella, 29, of North Hills, laughs with a friend at the bar during the Bid for Hope XI at Jergels in Warrendale on Monday, October 29, 2012. The event supports premenopausal breast cancer research in Pittsburgh.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review</em></div>Angela Criscella, 29, of North Hills, laughs with a friend at the bar during the Bid for Hope XI at Jergels in Warrendale on Monday, October 29, 2012.  The event supports premenopausal breast cancer research in Pittsburgh.

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, 8:52 p.m.
 

Lest anyone need reminded just how far the long arm of Steelers Nation can stretch, Monday proved that neither an impending hurricane nor a couple of hundred miles could keep diehards from scoring a little one-on-one time with their favorites.

“We came from Michigan … we braved Frankenstorm!” confessed Bill Mansfield with his wife, Erin, as they found themselves at the end of a long autograph line that snaked its way around Jergel's Rhythm Grille.

“It's definitely worth it ... but I wish I had gotten in line sooner!” Erin added.

That sentiment was shared among a sold-out crowd that came with footballs in hand for the likes of Brett Keisel, Troy Polamalu, Chris Rainey, Charlie Batch and Leonard Pope to make their mark on. Now in its 11th year, Bid for Hope drew the likes of Walter Scheide, Tom Crowley, Chad Dewey, Jill andWalt Cavalier,Michael Cavalier, Ken Richards and his son, Austin — many of whom were repeat attendees.

“It's so important that we set the protocol for this,” shared founder Diana Napper as she spoke about the battle that women younger than 40 face with their insurance companies when it comes to early detection of breast cancer. “Come hell or high water, we're gonna change that.”

Hosted by the Steelers' Heath Miller and his wife, Katie, the event benefited A Glimmer of Hope Foundation, which focuses on breast cancer awareness. To date, Glimmer has raised more than $1.8 million to further fund the largest premenopausal breast cancer study in the nation.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Peduto blasts Wolf’s plan to borrow $3B to shore up pensions
  2. Starkey: Garoppolo baffles Steelers
  3. Steelers notebook: LB Dupree sits out backs-on–backers drill
  4. Inside the Steelers: Williams’ quickness out of backfield evident in drills
  5. Man arrested in Marshall-Shadeland barbershop killing
  6. McCutchen, Pirates cruise to interleague victory over Twins
  7. Beaver County widow won’t lose home over $6.30 late fee
  8. Extremes in weather hurt crops in Westmoreland
  9. Steelers’ Bell unsure why NFL reduced his suspension
  10. Tight ends’ role in Steelers passing game continues to lessen but players remain selfless
  11. 3 taken into custody after shots fired at East Park in Connellsville