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'Ties to the Cure' in Time for Father's Day


Pittsburgh, PA June 16, 2010 – "Ties to the Cure" offers creative and philanthropic gifts for Father's Day. The idea was developed by Joseph Kelley, M.D., director of the division of gynecologic oncology at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, who partnered with the company Vineyard Vines to manufacture them. They are sold through Magee-Womens Foundation and the downtown retailer, Larrimor's, located at 1 PNC Plaza. Proceeds support breast and ovarian cancer research.

In addition, totes and scarves with the same designs as the ties also are available for purchase.

"'Ties to the Cure' is a great way for people to get involved with supporting breast and ovarian cancer research," said Dr. Kelley. Since 2008, sales from the products have raised nearly $12,000 toward Dr. Kelley's research fund.

Dr. Kelley is an associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is the co-leader for gynecologic oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. He treats women in the Gynecologic Cancer Program, with locations at Magee-Womens Hospital and centers throughout western Pennsylvania, providing prevention, detection and treatment of gynecologic cancers.

To purchase ties, totes or scarves, call the foundation (412) 641-8934 or visit Larrimor's boutique between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

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About Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC is a full-service women's hospital and includes a range of services for women and men: diagnostic imaging including CT and MRI, a Heart Center, bariatric surgery, orthopaedics, digestive disorders, comprehensive breast and gynecologic cancer services, pulmonology, thoracic surgery, minimally invasive abdominal surgery, vascular surgery, and a full-service emergency department.