Foundation Youngstown
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Time: Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 8:00 AM
Location: Covelli Centre

In 1994, Dr. Rashid Abdu promised his beloved wife Joanie, who was battling breast cancer, he would establish a center where comprehensive breast care would be open to everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. In 2011, through the generosity of the Mahoning Valley, Mercy Health Youngstown opened the doors to the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center, the area's only comprehensive center to be accredited by the NAPBC and to achieve 99% patient satisfaction.

Panerathon was born between a partnership with Covelli Enterprises and the Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley in order to maintain and continue to provide these services to all women in our community. In its 7th year, Panerathon has become the largest single fundraising event in the community, with nearly 10,000 runners, walkers and spectators converging tin downtown Youngstown and more than $1.2 million raised to support the Joanie's Promise Fund. This true family event, which is centered around a 10K/2-Mile Run/Walk has become a signature family event with vendors, food, music and kid-friendly entertainment. 
Help us continue to provide women in our Valley with access to world-class breast care right here in our back yard. 
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