AURORA, Colo. The University of Colorado Hospital Foundation is proud to announce two-time Super Bowl champion Peyton Manning will be the featured speaker at this year’s breast cancer
fundraiser.The Foundation’s annual event, Men for the Cure, raises funds to help fight breast cancer, assist patients and support the Breast Center at University of Colorado Hospital. To date, the event has raised $2.2 million for the cause.
Peyton Manning is a proud partner of UCHealth, which supports excellent care for patients and innovative research into medical treatments.
This year, funds raised will provide DigniCap® treatments to those who may not be able to afford them. The newly FDA-approved scalp cooling system can reduce chemotherapy-induced hair loss in women with breast cancer, but it is not yet covered by many insurance plans. Funds will also help researchers who are looking into the genetic drivers of cancer tumors, potentially leading to future tests and treatments.
Over the past 16 years, Men for the Cure funds have been used to fund research, purchase medical equipment for the Breast Center such as a biopsy machine, a digital specimen radiography system and a stereotactic biopsy table, and fund screening equipment including 3D mammogram machines and a mobile mammography van called The Pink Life Saver.
“University of Colorado Hospital and the CU Cancer Center are national leaders for the screening and treatment of breast cancer,” said Will Cook, President and CEO of University of Colorado Hospital. “For many years, Men for the Cure has been a significant contributor to this success, leading to innovative treatments, research and some of the best possible outcomes for our brave patients.”
The gentleman-only event is set for September 15 at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. Tickets to Men for the Cure are selling fast: Purchase Men for the Cure Tickets.
The American Cancer Society estimates 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in 2015. About 40,290 women will die from breast cancer this year alone.
FOR THE MEDIA: To book an interview about Men for the Cure, contact Jessica Berry at: Jessica.Berry@UCHealth.org or call 720-848-5878. Want to attend Men for the Cure? To cover the event, contact Megan Thomasson at Megan.Thomasson@UCHealth.org or call 303-752-8124.
About University of Colorado Hospital
University of Colorado Hospital is the Rocky Mountain region’s leading academic medical center. UCH is best known as an innovator in patient care and often as one of the first hospitals to bring new medicine to the patients’ bedside. University HealthSystem Consortium named UCH the #1 Academic Medical Center in quality in the nation in both 2011 and 2012, and U.S. News & World Report named University of Colorado Hospital the best hospital in Colorado in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. The hospital is the first in Colorado to be ranked among the top 20 nationally in the publication’s popular “Best Hospitals” report in 2016. UCH is one of five Colorado hospitals that make up UCHealth. The hospital’s physicians are affiliated with the University of Colorado School of Medicine, part of the University of Colorado system. Based on the expansive Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO, the hospital is where patient care, research and education converge to establish the future of health care delivery.