Miracles Happen Events
Established in memory of Diana Hyland who lost her battle with metastatic breast cancer in 2008, the Miracle Fund was created to support research for advanced breast cancer, focusing on new theories, trials and treatments aimed at managing the cancer and extending lives. Recent clinical trials at UH Seidman Cancer Center aimed at fighting advanced stage breast cancer include:
- A novel immunotherapy study that includes a powerful antibody with chemotherapy for metastatic triple-negative breast cancer.
- An industry-sponsored trial with alpelisib, a promising oral agent to fight advanced breast cancer.
- A radiation trial for patients with limited metastatic disease comparing definitive treatment with intensive radiation to treatment aimed at symptoms.
- In addition to these important clinical trials, UH Seidman Cancer Center is also investing in symptom management during cancer treatment. A new acupuncture program, available to all patients regardless of ability to pay, was started to help patient with symptoms including pain, nausea, headaches and depression during treatment.
Through the Miracle Fund, supporters honor the memory of loved ones and volunteers who lost their battle with breast cancer. Inspired by Diana Hyland's life and legacy, breast cancer patient Becky Hennessy was an active volunteer and advocate for the Miracle Fund and its efforts to fuel clinical research for advanced breast cancer. Becky served as a longtime co-chair of the annual golf outing until her passing in 2017. To honor her memory, the Miracles Happen golf outing was renamed the Becky Hennessy Golf Classic.
Thanks to annual events like the Becky Hennessy Golf Classic and the Miracles Happen Celebration, more than $20 million has been raised for advanced breast cancer research at UH Seidman Cancer Center. This year's 4th annual Becky Hennessy Golf Classic and the Miracle Fund auction raised more than $169,000 for the Miracle Fund. Your dedication to the Miracle Fund is truly making miracles happen for many! To support the Miracle Fund, make a gift online today.
For more information about the annual events or how to make a gift to support the Miracle Fund, contact Jeanne Kratus at 440-376-4141 or Jeanne.Kratus@uhhospitals.org.