Premier Medical Associates Team Raised $8,700 for Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure

Premier Medical Associates Team Raised $8,70 for Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure

PMA commits to Diamond Sponsorship in fight against breast cancer

June 23, 2011, Pittsburgh, PA – Premier Medical Associates, the largest independent multi-physician practice in the Greater Pittsburgh area, has announced that their "Premier in Pink" team raised $8,700 for the Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure® to fight breast cancer.  In addition, Premier committed $35,000 towards the fight
against breast cancer as a diamond sponsor for 2011.

The Premier Medical Associate team included 208 people, which was the largest Health Care Team in the Komen Pittsburgh Race, and was comprised of doctors, patients, administrative staff and management, as well as their families.

"It was an honor for all of us at Premier Medical Associates to be able to give back to our community and donate funds to fight breast cancer", said Mark DeRubeis, CEO of Premier Medical Associates.  "It was an inspirational day for all of us, and we are very pleased that we were able to pass our original goal of $1,000 to give more that will support breast cancer awareness and research".

The Komen Pittsburgh Affiliate truly appreciates the commitment of community teams who support us in our efforts to find the cures for breast cancer,‖ said Kathy Purcell, Executive Director, Pittsburgh Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. "Our work would not be possible without them".

ABOUT THE PITTSBURGH AFFILIATE OF SUSAN G. KOMEN RACE FOR THE CURE®

The Pittsburgh Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure serves 30 counties in western and central Pennsylvania. Through its year-round fund-raising efforts, Komen Pittsburgh has raised more than $23 million to fund local breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment initiatives. The first Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure—Komen’s signature event—was held in 1993. It since has become an annual Mother’s Day tradition for thousands of residents from the tri-state area. The Pittsburgh Race is among the top 10 of the more than 100 Komen Races around the country. For more information, visit www.komenpittsburgh.org.

ABOUT SUSAN G. KOMAN RACE FOR THE CURE

Susan G. Komen fought breast cancer with her heart, body and soul. Moved by Susan’s commitment to making a difference, Nancy Brinker promised her sister that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever.  That promise is now Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested more than $1.9 billion since inception in 1982. As the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, the organization is working to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures.

ABOUT PREMIER MEDICAL ASSOCIATES

With a focus on building better care, Premier Medical Associates is the largest independent multi-physician practice in the Greater Pittsburgh area. In a healthcare environment of constant change, the physicians at Premier Medical Associates are committed to preventative care and creating value for every dollar a patient spends on healthcare.  Premier’s goal is to build a close, long term relationship between patient and physician that will reduce unnecessary hospital admissions and lead to healthier lives.

Formed in 1993, Premier Medical Associates has a team of sixty physicians in ten convenient locations offering ten specialties that include: asthma/allergy/immunology, cardiology, family practice, general and breast surgery, hospitalists, internal medicine, neurology, pediatrics, podiatry, radiology and sleep medicine.  For more information about our philosophy of healthcare, our team of physicians and our locations, please go to www.premiermedicalassociates.com or call 412-457-0060.

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