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A picture of Children’s oncology leaders Dr. Linda McAllister-Lucas and Dr. Jean M. Tersak who will be supported by gifts made in honor of physician Dr. Sal Orlando advance the work of UPMC
Family and Friends Give in Honor of Devoted Father and Trailblazing Pediatric Oncologist

A dedicated pediatrician serving the greater Pittsburgh community for more than 50 years, Dr. Sal Orlando helped to pioneer patient-centered hematology/oncology treatment at UPMC Children’s.

Celebrating One Year: The Mario Lemieux Institute for Pediatric Cancer Research

One year ago, the Mario Lemieux Foundation made a $5 million gift toward this vision, establishing the Mario Lemieux Institute for Pediatric Cancer Research.

The Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation Awards Grant to Further Cancer Research

Named for legendary golfer and Latrobe native Arnold Palmer and his wife, Winnie, the Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation is committed to making a difference in the lives of children and families.

Sydney’s Story

Sydney was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Urea Cycle Disorder / Ornithine Transcarbamylase deficiency (UCD/OTC) at just one year old.

Jimmy’s Life Defying the Odds

At four months old, Jimmy was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and borderline hydrocephalus, and the prognosis looked grim.

Meet Harrison

At age 14, Harrison was diagnosed with Stage IV Hodgkin lymphoma. He endured five rounds of chemotherapy and 14 radiation treatments as a high school freshman.

Elizabeth’s Long Journey

Elizabeth’s life took an unexpected turn days after her tenth birthday when she received the devastating diagnosis of leukemia on August 3rd, 2021.  

A Rare and Life-Threatening Diagnosis

As a toddler, Cloud was your average, active little boy — climbing all over and getting into just about everything. Right before his 3rd birthday, that all changed.

The Road to Creating A New Standard in Behavioral Health

Many children with developmental and behavioral health needs experience a difficult journey toward wellness due to services that are fragmented or inaccessible. UPMC Children’s innovative Whole Child Wellness Clinic (WCWC) disrupts the current model of care with a new standard that better serves kids with behavioral health needs.