2nd Annual ‘Seeds of Hope’ luncheon supports research for female cancers

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Women hit the catwalk in the latest fashions.  A fun afternoon for a great cause supporting research for female cancers.

The 2nd Annual ‘Seeds of Hope’ luncheon supports research efforts at UPMC Hamot and Magee-Women’s Research Institute. 

Cancer clinical trials, specifically for women’s cancers, are now being made available in Erie; that wasn’t the case until recently.  Just a year after giving birth to twin girls, 34-year-old Abby Lechner was diagnosed with breast cancer. “I traveled eight times within a year, a far distance to complete a drug trial. Now, my drug is actually available through Magee in Pittsburgh and in Erie, which is wonderful,” she tells us.

Michael Annichine, CEO of Magee Women’s Research Institute, says, “It’s important to not only raise those dollars, but also the awareness about the opportunities to enroll in clinical trials and receive new research.”

JET 24 Action News’ Jill McCormick helped emcee the fashion show.  The fashions were provided by E-Lane Boutique in West Erie Plaza. 

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