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The Mario Lemieux Foundation was created in 1993 by hockey legend Mario Lemieux. After a successful battle with Hodgkin’s disease, Mario is now cancer-free and devotes much of his time to the Foundation raising funds to support its initiatives. The objective of the Mario Lemieux Foundation is to fund promising research projects. The Foundation’s most significant gift was a $5 million award to the renowned University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, to establish the Mario Lemieux Centers for Patient Care and Research. The Foundation gave a $2 million gift to the Children’s Home of Pittsburgh and established the Lemieux Family Center. The Foundation also made a $1.6 million gift to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. This gift supports a Lemieux Sibling Center and Austin’s Playroom in the new facility, as well as a pediatric oncology research project. For more information about the Mario Lemieux Foundation, please visit www.mariolemieux.org.
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