• Diamond giveaway bringing melanoma awareness to Pittsburgh

    By: Jessica Fera


    PITTSBURGH - A fundraising event happening in Pittsburgh will give party-goers the chance to take home a piece of diamond jewelry while supporting melanoma research.

    Dinner, Drinks & Diamonds is set for April 18 at Papa J's Ristorante in Carnegie.

    Tickets are just $40 per person or $75 per couple in advance and are available for purchase online.  Click here to purchase tickets.

    Ticket holders will enjoy dinner, live jazz and the chance to win a three-stone, 14 karat white gold diamond fashion ring or a pair of 14 karat white gold inside/outside diamond hoop earrings from Bella Diamond. Other exciting auction prizes include a sterling silver diamond bangle bracelet and a Bulova men's Marine Star watch from Brooks Diamonds, along with autographed one-of-a-kind memorabilia items from Tom Cruise, Joe Manganiello, Jackie Evancho and Pittsburgh sports stars.

    The event is one of three set for Pittsburgh this spring and summer, organized by Miles Against Melanoma PA.  See & Be Seen will be on hand taking pictures at this exciting event for WPXI.com.

    Other events include the Tim Woiner Memorial Golf Outing on May 19 at Rolling Fields Golf Club in Murrysville and the Miles Against Melanoma 5K walk/run on June 16 in South Park.  Proceeds from all events benefit melanoma research happening at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute under Dr. John Kirkwood.

    Miles Against Melanoma will be featured on "Talking Pittsburgh" on WPXI and PCNC on April 14.  Watch the video.

    Miles Against Melanoma is a national 501c3 non-profit organization with events in 14 cities.  This will be the first in Pittsburgh.

    The organization's mission is to fight melanoma by increasing awareness, supporting patients, survivors and families and funding important research.  Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, killing an estimated 8,800 people in the US in 2011, but with early detection it can be very treatable.  Melanoma is also the fastest growing cancer in the United States and affects all ages and all skin types, regardless of whether or not you have ever used a tanning bed.

    The Miles Against Melanoma PA events are sponsored by WPXI, Bella Diamond, Brooks Diamonds and 3 Rivers 6 Pack.

    Visit milesagainstmelanoma5kpa.org to learn more.

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