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Flash!: Steel Chef Challenge; UPMC Senior Services' Senior Champions

| Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, 9:00 p.m.
STEEL CHEF CHALLENGE
Liver transplant recipient Renee Williams was the guest speaker during the Steel Chef Challenge to benefit the Community Liver Alliance. Chefs Steven Rechtorik (The Steelhead Brasserie & Wine Bar) and Dean Gress (Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown) co-chaired the event, which was held at the Sheraton Station Square on October 18.
John Altdorfer
STEEL CHEF CHALLENGE Liver transplant recipient Renee Williams was the guest speaker during the Steel Chef Challenge to benefit the Community Liver Alliance. Chefs Steven Rechtorik (The Steelhead Brasserie & Wine Bar) and Dean Gress (Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown) co-chaired the event, which was held at the Sheraton Station Square on October 18.
A POWERFUL REMINDER
On October 18, Holocaust survivor Herman Snyder posed in front of his photo during the opening of “In Celebration of Life: Living Legacy Project” at the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh's new space on Hazlewood Avenue in Squirrel Hill. Having opened to the public on October 21, the center strives to use the horrific events of the Holocaust to promote and teach tolerance to middle and high school students who live in Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio, and Northern West Virginia. 

October 18, 2015
John Altdorfer
A POWERFUL REMINDER On October 18, Holocaust survivor Herman Snyder posed in front of his photo during the opening of “In Celebration of Life: Living Legacy Project” at the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh's new space on Hazlewood Avenue in Squirrel Hill. Having opened to the public on October 21, the center strives to use the horrific events of the Holocaust to promote and teach tolerance to middle and high school students who live in Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio, and Northern West Virginia. October 18, 2015
CELEBRATING SENIOIR CHAMPIONS
Grand Champion honoree Dr. Charles Reynolds joins his wife, Ellen Detlefsen, and his son, Dave, during the UPMC Senior Services' 'Celebrating Senior Champions' ceremony at the Omni William Penn Hotel on October 21. 
Dr. Reynolds is an Endowed Professor in Geriatric Psychiatry with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, lauded for his outstanding efforts to advocate for area senior citizens. 
Proceeds from the 7th annual event benefitted the UPMC Senior Communities Benevolent Care Program.
CELEBRATING SENIOIR CHAMPIONS Grand Champion honoree Dr. Charles Reynolds joins his wife, Ellen Detlefsen, and his son, Dave, during the UPMC Senior Services' 'Celebrating Senior Champions' ceremony at the Omni William Penn Hotel on October 21. Dr. Reynolds is an Endowed Professor in Geriatric Psychiatry with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, lauded for his outstanding efforts to advocate for area senior citizens. Proceeds from the 7th annual event benefitted the UPMC Senior Communities Benevolent Care Program.
POSITIVE CHANGE 
Ward Home alumna Melody Carter-Frye and Ivory Bennett were singing the praises of Ward Home during the 'What's Up?' happy hour mixer on October 22.
'Programs like Ward Home support your needs during a very vulnerable time. It's getting the best out of a bad situation,' said Carter-Frye. 
For the past 100 years, Ward Home has promoted and taught independent living skills to at-risk youth. The mixer, held at McCormick and Schmick's, downtown, afforded friends and supporters to learn more about the organization from those who have benefitted directly from it. 
'Ward Home inspired me to write a memoir about the success story of a foster kid. These women are forever family to me,' Bennett added.
John Altdorfer
POSITIVE CHANGE Ward Home alumna Melody Carter-Frye and Ivory Bennett were singing the praises of Ward Home during the 'What's Up?' happy hour mixer on October 22. 'Programs like Ward Home support your needs during a very vulnerable time. It's getting the best out of a bad situation,' said Carter-Frye. For the past 100 years, Ward Home has promoted and taught independent living skills to at-risk youth. The mixer, held at McCormick and Schmick's, downtown, afforded friends and supporters to learn more about the organization from those who have benefitted directly from it. 'Ward Home inspired me to write a memoir about the success story of a foster kid. These women are forever family to me,' Bennett added.
LIVING PROOF
Beth Sprague and Geoffrey Stillson met with Zoltar (Shawn Gilchrist) and lived to tell the tale during the Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration hosted by Global Links at its Greentree facility on Oct. 24. In homage to the Mexican holiday of remembering those dearly departed, the evening included performances by the Mariachi Fiesta Band and DJ Wayne Smith and the chime of haunted pinball machines.
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LIVING PROOF Beth Sprague and Geoffrey Stillson met with Zoltar (Shawn Gilchrist) and lived to tell the tale during the Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration hosted by Global Links at its Greentree facility on Oct. 24. In homage to the Mexican holiday of remembering those dearly departed, the evening included performances by the Mariachi Fiesta Band and DJ Wayne Smith and the chime of haunted pinball machines.
CELEBRATING SENIOR CHAMPIONS: Dr. Steven Shaprio joins Caregiver Champion Brian Catale during the UPMC Senior Services Celebrating Senior Champions ceremony at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Downtown. Oct. 21, 2015.
CELEBRATING SENIOR CHAMPIONS: Dr. Steven Shaprio joins Caregiver Champion Brian Catale during the UPMC Senior Services Celebrating Senior Champions ceremony at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Downtown. Oct. 21, 2015.
CELEBRATING SENIOR CHAMPIONS: Drs. Vivek and Cara Reddy were among the guests attending  the UPMC Senior Services Celebrating Senior Champions ceremony at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Downtown. Oct. 21, 2015.
CELEBRATING SENIOR CHAMPIONS: Drs. Vivek and Cara Reddy were among the guests attending the UPMC Senior Services Celebrating Senior Champions ceremony at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Downtown. Oct. 21, 2015.
CELEBRATING SENIOR CHAMPIONS: Peter and Kelly Piotrowski were among the guests attending the UPMC Senior Services Celebrating Senior Champions ceremony at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Downtown. Oct. 21, 2015.
CELEBRATING SENIOR CHAMPIONS: Peter and Kelly Piotrowski were among the guests attending the UPMC Senior Services Celebrating Senior Champions ceremony at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Downtown. Oct. 21, 2015.
LIVING PROOF: Patti Rambasek and Bill Fuller during Day of the Dead – Global Links at Global Links HQ in Greentree on Saturday. October 24, 2015.
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LIVING PROOF: Patti Rambasek and Bill Fuller during Day of the Dead – Global Links at Global Links HQ in Greentree on Saturday. October 24, 2015.
LIVING PROOF: Guillermo Perez, Kimberly Ryan, Angela Garcia and Kathleen Musante during Day of the Dead – Global Links at Global Links HQ in Greentree on Saturday. October 24, 2015.

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LIVING PROOF: Guillermo Perez, Kimberly Ryan, Angela Garcia and Kathleen Musante during Day of the Dead – Global Links at Global Links HQ in Greentree on Saturday. October 24, 2015. MIKE MANCINI  |  FOR TRIB TOTAL MEDIA
A POWERFUL REMINDER: Holocaust survivor Judah Samet poses in front of his photo during the opening of “In Celebration of Life: Living Legacy Project” at the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh in Squirrel Hill. October 18, 2015.
John Altdorfer
A POWERFUL REMINDER: Holocaust survivor Judah Samet poses in front of his photo during the opening of “In Celebration of Life: Living Legacy Project” at the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh in Squirrel Hill. October 18, 2015.
A POWERFUL REMINDER: Executive director Lauren Bairnesfather joins her husbad, Christopher, during  the opening of “In Celebration of Life: Living Legacy Project” at the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh in Squirrel Hill. October 18, 2015
John Altdorfer
A POWERFUL REMINDER: Executive director Lauren Bairnesfather joins her husbad, Christopher, during the opening of “In Celebration of Life: Living Legacy Project” at the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh in Squirrel Hill. October 18, 2015
A POWERFUL REMINDER: Matt Hamilton and curator Hannah Wilson attended the opening of “In Celebration of Life: Living Legacy Project” at the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh in Squirrel Hill. October 18, 2015
John Altdorfer
A POWERFUL REMINDER: Matt Hamilton and curator Hannah Wilson attended the opening of “In Celebration of Life: Living Legacy Project” at the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh in Squirrel Hill. October 18, 2015
STEEL CHEF CHALLENGE: Chefs Steven Rechtorik and Dean Gress co-charied the Steel Chef Challenge to benefit the  Community Liver Alliance at the
Sheraton Station Square on the Southside. Oct. 18, 2015.
John Altdorfer
STEEL CHEF CHALLENGE: Chefs Steven Rechtorik and Dean Gress co-charied the Steel Chef Challenge to benefit the Community Liver Alliance at the Sheraton Station Square on the Southside. Oct. 18, 2015.
STEEL CHEF CHALLENGE: Board chair Joanne Gerieme and executive director   Suzanne Masartis were on hand for the Steel Chef Challenge to benefit the  Community Liver Alliance at the
Sheraton Station Square on the Southside. Oct. 18, 2015.
John Altdorfer
STEEL CHEF CHALLENGE: Board chair Joanne Gerieme and executive director Suzanne Masartis were on hand for the Steel Chef Challenge to benefit the Community Liver Alliance at the Sheraton Station Square on the Southside. Oct. 18, 2015.
STAR STRUCK: Dolores Warwick joined special guest speaker Elena LaQuatra during the Reach for the Stars gala benefitting the DePaul School for Hearing and Speech on Oct. 23. Having lost all of her hearing at the age of 4 because of bacterial meningitis, LaQuatra, one of 30 students and alumni attending, didn't mince words when it came to how DePaul changed her life. 'They work miracles here,' said the Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA 2010. 'Without them, I would never have been able to talk.' More than 300 guests attended the event, held in the East Lounge of Heinz Field. It raised $100K.
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STAR STRUCK: Dolores Warwick joined special guest speaker Elena LaQuatra during the Reach for the Stars gala benefitting the DePaul School for Hearing and Speech on Oct. 23. Having lost all of her hearing at the age of 4 because of bacterial meningitis, LaQuatra, one of 30 students and alumni attending, didn't mince words when it came to how DePaul changed her life. 'They work miracles here,' said the Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA 2010. 'Without them, I would never have been able to talk.' More than 300 guests attended the event, held in the East Lounge of Heinz Field. It raised $100K.
REACH FOR THE STARS: DePaul School executive director Ruth Auld joins Bob and Bonnie Cindrich during the Reach for the Stars gala to benefit the DePaul School for Heraing and Speech at the East Lounge of Heinz Field on the North Shore. Oct. 23, 2015.
REACH FOR THE STARS: DePaul School executive director Ruth Auld joins Bob and Bonnie Cindrich during the Reach for the Stars gala to benefit the DePaul School for Heraing and Speech at the East Lounge of Heinz Field on the North Shore. Oct. 23, 2015.
REACH FOR THE STARS: Katie Waruszewski takes a star turn across the dance floor during the Reach for the Stars gala  to benefit the DePaul School for Heraing and Speech at the East Lounge of Heinz Field on the North Shore. Oct. 23, 2015.
REACH FOR THE STARS: Katie Waruszewski takes a star turn across the dance floor during the Reach for the Stars gala to benefit the DePaul School for Heraing and Speech at the East Lounge of Heinz Field on the North Shore. Oct. 23, 2015.
POSITIVE CHANGE: Ann Hrabik, Daryl Lucke and Corie Turner were among the guests attending the What's Up? happy hour mixer for the Ward Home at McCormick and Schmick's in Downtown. Oct. 23, 2015.
John Altdorfer
POSITIVE CHANGE: Ann Hrabik, Daryl Lucke and Corie Turner were among the guests attending the What's Up? happy hour mixer for the Ward Home at McCormick and Schmick's in Downtown. Oct. 23, 2015.

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