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About St. Margaret Foundation

​St. Margaret Foundation helps St. Margaret patients with the essential needs not covered by insurance yet are necessary to heal, remain independent and have hope.

In 1930 two young brothers brought their pennies to St. Margaret Hospital in this teapot to help a friend - marking the birth of what would become St. Margaret Foundation. Stop by our office to see the teapot and learn more about how the Foundation helps our community.

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Mission: To be a valued source of support for UPMC St. Margaret and the health and wellness of the communities it serves.

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What is the Brian Demchak Hope Challenge?


The Hope Challenge is an event that you complete at your convenience with people or pets you enjoy while filling in the gaps with hope for patients and employees at St. Margaret. No crowds, no traffic, no parking, no restroom lines, no 6:00 am alarm. Choose your own route outside, or on a treadmill, dance floor, or in a pool to complete a virtual 5K at 3.1 miles or a distance you prefer anytime from May 12 through May 18, 2024.


Why is your help important? When you sign up for the Brian Demchak Hope Challenge, the money you raise supports our initiative of wellness in the community and it helps those who are less fortunate by providing valuable services and resources to help them maintain their health.

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The first 250 participants will receive a race shirt and a finisher's medal. Participants fundraising online to help fill in the gaps with hope for patients and employees receive FREE REGISTRATION if they raise $50!

Being sick is difficult enough without having to worry if you have a ride to chemotherapy or treatment, or if you can pay for expensive medicine, home oxygen, walkers, insulin, and other items you need that aren’t covered by insurance. You fill in those heartbreaking gaps with hope and healing for patients of St. Margaret with your support.

Help patients in our community by:

  • Stocking St. Margaret's Food Pantry

  • Stocking St. Margaret's Clothing Closet

  • Providing transportation vouchers for free transportation to Chemotherapy, Radiation and Other Treatments

  • Providing pharmacy vouchers for free medication

  • Providing necessary medical equipment, such as walkers, hearing aids, prosthetic devices, special shoes, humidifiers​

The first 25 participants to raise $100 will receive a SMF Glass Mug! Register by Friday, April 19 to ensure your preferred t-shirt size.

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