IMPACT

Featured Friendships

Shania didn’t let her cancer diagnosis get in the way of her dream of one day owning a beauty salon when she met famous nail artist and salon owner, Aliya Wray, and got to talk to her about being a girl boss!
Shania
– Own and operate a beauty salon
Age: 21
Despite cancer taking her out of school and away from her friends, Emma didn’t let her treatments take away her dreams to become a chef. From roasted corn soup to shrimp potstickers, Emma and her mentor cooked up a good time!
Emma
– Future Chef
Age: 12
Nothing says Giana quite like pink colored bedrooms, Toy Story, and Play-Doh. When she got paired with her “big kid friend” Julie, she had someone that she could play with and share all of those passions with!
Giana
– Big Kid Friend
Age: 3
Nothing gets Will more excited than sports, especially Pittsburgh sports. When we introduced him to then-Pirates President Frank Coonelly, Will had a friend that could fuel that passion for the world of sports.
Will
– Interested in sports business
Age: 18
Steven and his clown mentor Happy Harry had fun clowning around in the hospital.
Steven
– Future Clown
Age: 4
Although cancer took him away from his home court and team, Austin didn’t lose that sense of teamwork and the love of basketball as he got to hang out with the Carlow men’s basketball team.
Austin
– Basketball player
Age: 15
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