Joe Manganiello serves as honorary chair for Children's Hospital 125th anniversary gala

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PITTSBURGH - Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation celebrated its 125th anniversary Friday night with a black-tie gala at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. 

Actor and Pittsburgh native Joe Manganiello served as the honorary chair for the evening.


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Others in attendance were Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County Executive; Brett Keisel and Troy Polamalu, former Pittsburgh Steelers; and Mario Lemieux, former Pittsburgh Penguin and founder of the Mario Lemieux Foundation.

During the celebration, Eat'n Park Hospitality Group Inc. and Howard Hanna Real Estate Services were recognized as Beacon of Hope recipients for collecting nearly $20 million for the foundation.

Children’s Hospital admitted its first patient in June 1890. It was established by business and civic leaders who wanted to provide the best possible health care for all children.

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