Everyone loves Heath Miller. What’s not to love about him?
On the field he does everything. He blocks, he makes catches that give you juuuust enough for the first down.
Off the field he and his wife Katie help to fight breast cancer.
Heath was recently on hand to present a check to Magee-Women’s Research Institute & Foundation and Magee-Women’s Hospital of UPMC. The money will go towards genetic testing of premenopausal women and patient education.
“It pulls all of our resources together that are useful for women under the age of 40 or 45 that get breast cancer,” said Judy Herstine, the administrator of the Women’s Cancer Program at Magee. “The cancer is a little bit different. They are dealing with different things, fertility issues, kids they have to talk to about cancer, genetics. We have been able to pull all of the resources together and look at research protocol for them. This helps tremendously.”
“A lot of women are faced with breast cancer and that struggle and there is not a lot of research on the premenopausal stage of it,” said Miller. “It’s neat to see where the work goes. We are happy to help them out.”
As the daughter of a breast cancer survivor, I applaud Heath’s commitment to fighting this disease. Way to go, HEEEEEEAAAAAAATH.