Glimmer of Hope is teaming up with the RMU Colonials for Hoops for Hope in an effort to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research

Glimmer of Hope Foundation and Robert Morris University are teaming up to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research. Although most college athletes are used to playing through the pain of mild injuries and soreness, Randi Jackson, freshman point guard for the RMU Colonials, plays through a pain that is much deeper. Hear her courageous story:

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Randi's coach, Sal Buscaglia, head women’s basketball coach at RMU, believes it's time for all of us to take a stand and help in the fight against cancer. “Cancer, unfortunately, has touched nearly every person in some way. Cancer has been part of us much too long but if we all contribute in the best way we can, it can and will be defeated!”

The Pittsburgh Steelers have graciously donated a signed Troy Polamalu jersey to help encourage people to participate in this fundraising effort. The winner of the raffle for the professionally framed jersey will be selected during the RMU Colonials game against Fairleigh-Dickinson on Feb. 23, 2013. Raffle ticket numbers purchased through this site will be emailed to you prior to the drawing. Online entries must be submitted prior to 4 p.m. on Feb. 22, 2013, in order to be included in the drawing. If you would like to purchase tickets over the phone, you may call Glimmer of Hope at 1-800-454-6746.

Pre-menopausal women with early onset of cancer are often misdiagnosed because of the lack of awareness and treatment protocols for addressing cancer among women in this age category. Glimmer of Hope, a 501(c)3 foundation, seeks to eliminate this bias by raising awareness and providing funds for the development of pre-menopausal cancer treatment protocols.

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    Glimmer of Hope seeks to provide "Hope" for women under 40. We fund the largest pre-menopausal breast cancer study in the United States.
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