The Pink Pamper “Women of Courage award 2019” was be presented at the “3rd Annual Bubble Ball” Saturday, March 30th, 2019 by Kelly Frey of WTAE.
This year the nominations were outstanding and two names kept coming up over and over again neck and neck. These two Ladies both have had Cancer and took those “Lemons and turned them into Lemonade.” They work tirelessly helping other Women with their generous and outpouring hearts, as they help and guide our Ladies on their journey to wellness.
Carol Glock, M.Ed. is a graduate of Carlow University, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania in psychology and education and obtained her master’s degree in Health Education from the Pennsylvania State University. She conducts various hospital, community health, sports
Carol was diagnosed with Inflammatory Breast Cancer in June of 2013. Her treatment took place at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania where she participated in a clinical trial, along with receiving chemotherapy, radiation and had a left breast mastectomy. Due to the great care given to her by the oncology team at Allegheny General Hospital, she was motivated to start a nonprofit.
Carol is founder and president of the Glock Foundation. The mission of the Glock Foundation is to raise funds to support breast cancer research, clinical trials, education
Jennifer Kehm was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 36 in 2000. Married with three sons ( 5, 3 and 15 months) she found herself in a minority of breast cancer patients. She searched for support for people in her stage of life with young children. Unable to find any groups, she created one! This was back in 2001 Facebook was not invented. She created the support group by word of mouth, dial-up internet and a team of young survivors. Monthly meetings at Panera the bonds grew strong, women empowering women through the turbulent and often devastating diagnosis of premenopausal breast cancer.
In 2005, on her 5 year anniversary, her dear friend, Lisa Edmonds, wanted to raise money to create the fundraising side of what now is known as the Young Women’s Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation. In 2009, they were granted a 501c3 and have gone on to raise over $400,000 to support women emotionally during a Breast cancer diagnosis. They have hosted fashion shows, hosted The Cake Boss, Meet and Greets with the Guiding Light Soap Opera, and developed a wonderful community partnership with Panera’s Pink Ribbon Bagel. Funding has supported the American Cancer Society Reach to Recovery Program, Magee Women’s Hospital Patient Navigator Program. The Cancer Caring Center, to name a few. Over the years the YWBCAF has also given private grants for women undergoing treatment.
Jennifer is a fervent believer in educating patients and encouraging them to become part of the decision making process with their medical teams. She has provided opportunities for her breast cancer community to see presentations and Q and A from nationally recognized breast cancer physicians for the past 10 years. She recently graduated from the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s Project LEAD, an intensive science course for breast cancer advocates.
Jennifer and Young Women Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation are now merged with The Cancer Caring Center.
Join the Pink Pamper as we honor both nominees of the Woman of Courage Award 2019. Jennifer Kehm of the Young Women’s Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation and Carol Glock of the Glock Foundation.