"Our mission is to raise funds to support breast cancer research, clinical trials, education and patient care within the Pittsburgh community."
Carlow alumna and cancer survivor Carol Glock began her battle against breast cancer in 2013. She was told she had a rare and aggressive form of the disease called inflammatory breast cancer. Glock and her family were completely shocked to hear her diagnosis. What’s more surprising, however, is to hear what happened next.
Miraculously, after just months of treatment, she received the news she was cancer free. In addition to receiving chemotherapy, radiation, and having a mastectomy, Glock had received drug treatment through a clinical trial. Based on the success of her treatment, she went on to found the Glock Foundation to attract funding for breast cancer research.
“Our mission is to raise funds to support breast cancer research, clinical trials, education and patient care within the Pittsburgh community,” said Glock.
In the story she tells on her foundation’s website, Glock describes participation in the clinical trial as an important option for other breast cancer patients to consider.
“I founded the Glock Foundation to raise funds and inform breast cancer patients how significant, and possibly life-saving, clinical trials can be,” said Glock.
Each February, Carlow University hosts an annual Pink the Pavilion event featuring the Celtics men’s and women’s basketball teams playing back-to-back games. Proceeds from the games go to the Glock Foundation.
More information about the Glock Foundation and its work is available at www.glockfoundation.org.