Latest Foundation News

2017 Pittsburgh Marathon / Run for a Reason Charity Program

October 5, 2016 - Nearly one month ago, we received our very first donation to our CrowdRise page (found here); one of hopefully many more to come! You may also notice an additional page added to our site: Scott's Battle. As difficult as it is, we feel we need to share his story to the masses. Lung cancer is a horrific disease that took Scott much too early. We hope by sharing his story, we are better able to shine a light on the devastation lung cancer may bring. 215 days remain until the Pittsburgh Marathon!


August 28, 2016 - The Scott A. Garet Memorial Foundation is taking advantage of the wonderful opportunity provided us by the Pittsburgh Marathon. Since 2009, over $9.1 million has been raised for various charities via the Run for a Reason Charity Program. We are happy to announce that the Scott A. Garet Memorial Foundation will be taking part as a contributing charity for 2017! You can find our CrowdRise fundraising page here. We are very excited to continue raising awareness for lung cancer in Scott's memory!


Check Presentation 2013

        


November 11, 2013
- The Scott A. Garet Memorial Foundation is proud to announce that a donation of $16,000 was recently made to the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. This is the second consecutive year that the Foundation has been able to make a donation during Lung Cancer Awareness Month. 
The check was presented to Dr. Timothy Burns at the Hillman Cancer Center. Dr. Burns works as a medical oncologist at UPMC CancerCenter, specializing in the treatment of lung cancer. The Scott A. Garet Memorial Foundation would especially like to thank Lisa Costa from the Development Office of UPMC for her help in coordinating this check presentation. This donation included the proceeds from the Second Annual Flying Monkey 5K, held August 17, 2013The Scott A. Garet Memorial Foundation has now donated $30,000 over the last two years to the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute for lung cancer research and development.  

Pictured above, from left to right: Michael Garet, Dr. Timothy Burns, and Jonathan Garet



Check Presentation 2012

       

November 20, 2012 - The Scott A. Garet Memorial Foundation is proud to announce that a donation of $14,000 was recently made to the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. The check was presented to Dr. Mark Socinski and Dr. Timothy Burns at the Hillman Cancer Center. Dr. Socinski and Dr. Burns both work in the oncology department of UPMC, specializing in lung cancer. The Scott A. Garet Memorial Foundation would like to thank Kambra McConnel from the Development Office of UPMC for her help in guiding the Foundation in how to make a donation earmarked for lung cancer research and development. This donation included the proceeds from the inaugural Flying Monkey 5K, held August 18, 2012.

Pictured above, from left to right: Dr. Timothy Burns, Michael Garet, Jonathan Garet, and Dr. Mark Socinski.