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Pittsburgh Attacks Cancer Together (PACT) 2018

Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
116 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on March 14, at 11:59 PM EDT
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PACT Total Update!

May 14, 2019

To all of our incredible donors:


We want to thank you for helping in PACT’s battle against cancer. Donations have continued to roll in even after the EngagePitt project closed, and with your help this year our campaign raised over $6,000! This money goes directly into Hillman Cancer Center’s Directors Discovery Fund to drive innovative research. Additionally, with the outpouring of support from you and others in our PACT community, we hosted our 4th annual Color Out Cancer 5k and Color Run – without your support none of this would be possible. We sincerely thank you for your contribution to this cause, and we are excited to see what the PACT community does this upcoming year!

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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!


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!


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!


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!


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.


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!


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!


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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