(Locator: Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Nat: “Go, Alex!” (Kid hitting baseball and running)
Debbie Glatz is fighting for more time with her children. She was
recently diagnosed with breast cancer.
Debbie Glatz/Cancer Patient: “Your whole life kind of flashes before
Glatz has four kids. And, she’s dealing with a common side effect of
Debbie Glatz/Cancer Patient: “My six-year-old son said to me, ‘Mommy,
you look scary without your hair. You don’t look like my mom. I need you
to put your hair back on.’”
Nat/Radio show: “The turnpike exit ramp to 79 north and southbound is
Radio announcer Bonny Diver is a breast cancer survivor who started a
program to help buy wigs for Glatz and other cancer patients – something
most Pennsylvania insurance companies will not do.
Bonny Diver/Founder, Hair Peace: “I just felt it was important to get
out and try to turn my experience into something positive and not just
be a survivor, but to try to be a warrior.”
After Diver talked about her own fight against cancer on her radio show,
she was invited to speak at fundraisers, and she knew she could do more.
Bonny Diver/Founder, Hair Peace: “We decided to call the organization
Hair Peace, P-E-A-C-E, because of the peace that I got through my
Members of Diver’s church, Ingomar United Methodist in Pittsburgh, set
up prayer chains for cancer patients and make prayer quilts. And
children from Ingomar plant flowers at patients’ homes.
Sam Sweeney/Ingomar United Methodist Church: “It makes you feel really
good about yourself, like doing something nice for someone else.”
Loris Ziener/Cancer Patient: “Gave me hope for a time that was very
Nat/Baseball game: “Get it, get it, get it!”
Debbie Glatz has more chemo and radiation ahead, but she knows she has a
team of supporters who want her to have many more years with her family.
Debbie Glatz: “I have to get better for them, because we want to all be
around to be together.”
Wigs can cost from $200 to $1000 or more. In Pennsylvania, insurance
doesn’t cover wig expenses for three out of four cancer patients who
suffer hair loss during treatment.
For more information, contact Ingomar United Methodist Church at (412)
364-3613 or log onto