Pittsburgh Attacks Cancer Together (PACT)

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Project ends on April 10, at 11:59 PM EDT
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Race Day...or not

April 06, 2020

Today would have been the 5th Annual Color Out Color Run for us.  Instead we’re all at our respective homes practicing social distancing and keeping each other safe.  As we have all seen in the past months, our world can change very quickly. 

 

Now, imagine getting a cancer diagnosis.  It may not affect the whole world like this pandemic has, but it certainly changes the individual’s and their loved ones’ world.  All of have been a family member or friend to someone who has gone through this diagnosis.  Especially now, in a time where our world has turned upside-down, we can appreciate even more the hardship that cancer patients undergo. 

 

In times like these, we want to appreciate those who have been serving our community even before this pandemic. The people like you all, who have supported us since our founding six years ago.  The people that work effortlessly at the Hillman Cancer Center.  And the people at Little Tikes, who have been involved in efforts and donations to numerous healthcare focused nonprofits since 1979.

 

We are so very grateful for you and are glad the world has people like you during this time and always.

Social Distancing? No problem!

March 23, 2020

We hope this update provides a nice break from everyone’s social distancing! In regard to our 5th Annual Race, we are sad to say that it is officially cancelled. Although we are not happy about this, we value each other’s’ health and safety too much to take any risk. However, this EngagePitt fundraiser is not over!

 

We are continuing this campaign through April 10th, as we are still donating 100% of this year’s proceeds to The Hillman Cancer Center. The campaign is off to a great start, so we’d like to thank the family, friends, businesses and Little Tikes for their generous donations!

 

We hope to see each and every one of you at our actual 5th Annual Race next year, so don’t forget about us quite yet! Thank you for making the PACT and continuing our fight against cancer!

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Provide Hope

Each year, 12.7 million individuals around the world discover they have cancer. The sheer size is incredibly intimidating, but with the research being done day in and day out by the brightest minds the world has to offer, one can now have hope because of people like you!

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Educate Yourself

1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Every woman 20 years of age or older should be conducting regular breast self-exams (BSEs). Besides BSEs, once a woman reaches her 40th year, she should consider starting annual mammograms. If diagnosed, breast cancer has a 10-year survival rate of 83%. It’s important for women out there to stay on top of everything! Your awareness is the first step!

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Be Preventative

A third of cancer-related deaths each year could have been prevented through early diagnosis and treatment. It’s on aware individuals like yourself to make sure your family and loved ones go to the doctor routinely! Keep up your amazing work!

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Plan Ahead

Worldwide cancer cases are expected to rise by 50% by 2030. Your donation helps make sure that we can tackle these new cases as they come along! You’re a hero!

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Protect Children

The overall survival rate for childhood cancers is 90%. This number used to be a measly 10% only 40 years ago; however, innovative cancer research has created a brighter future for children everywhere. Parents worldwide thank you, you’re doing a wonderful thing.

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Research a Cure

The current survival rate for lung cancer is 18.1%. Just recently, in 2012, only 11% of patients survived this horrible disease. A 7.1% progression in only 6 years is remarkable and your donation sparks fire in researchers dedicating their lives to making sure that number goes up. You are the progress this cause needs!

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Support Each Other

454.8 out of 100,000 men and women are diagnosed with cancer each year. That’s 454.8 out of 100,000 individuals whose lives have been completely flipped upside down. Your donations help us rectify that and get those people back on their feet. You’re saving lives! Keep fighting!

$750

Never Stop the Fight

The risk of cancer after the age of 75 increases drastically. This occurs specifically due to lifestyle risks and little research on improving cancer care for geriatric patients. Your donation contributes to research to decrease risk of cancer for the elderly and allow them to fully enjoy the entirety of their life!

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Fight to Survive

Approximately every 9 minutes, someone in the United States dies from a form of blood cancer. Blood cancer survival rates have increased dramatically over the past twenty years, however, Leukemia, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and Hodgkin lymphoma (the three main blood cancers) are some of the most common cancers in young adults. Your donation is helping keep someone's 20's a fun-filled decade, so thank you. You’re amazing!

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