Pittsburgh's finest assemble for Hillman Cancer Center Gala
An army of 950 supporters arrived at Consol Energy Center on Oct. 24 to celebrate the 2013 Hillman Cancer Center Gala.
Living Courageously: A Future Without Cancer brought a powerhouse of Pittsburgh's finest together with a singular goal of eradicating the disease that saw 74,000 patients being treated last year at the UPMC Cancer Centers.
“By working together, we will make a difference,” said Christina Cardoso, who, with husband Carlos, chaired the event with Rebecca Cost Snyder.
Henry and Elsie Hillman and PNC Bank, Pittsburgh prez Sy Holzer served as honorary chairs for a crowd that included University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and UPMC CancerCenter director Dr. Nancy Davidson (with Thomas Kensler), UPMC CancerCenter chair Dr. Stanley Marks (with Nikol), first lady of Pennsylvania Susan Corbett, Dr. Arthur Levine and Linda Melada, Pitt Chancellor Mark and Nikki Nordenberg, John and Becky Surma, Deb Wheeler, Frank Coonelly, Anne Lewis and Jim Zeszutek, David and Vanessa Morehouse, and National League Manager of the Year Clint and Karla Hurdle.
“You never know where to start and where to end when you talk about the Hillmans, so you just start and don't end,” Holzer said after an emotional tribute video that was underscored with a live performance by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
A whopping $4 million will benefit UPCI and UPMC CancerCenters.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.