A gift of $1.6 million to The Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC established the Mario Lemieux Foundation Endowment for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Research.

The gift also provided funding for two new playrooms: an Austin’s Playroom on the sixth floor and The Lemieux Sibling Center in the main lobby which is dedicated to patient siblings.”Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC is particularly proud of linking with The Mario Lemieux Foundation and Austin’s Playroom Project, which has done so much for the community. Our missions are similar. We are trying to build and provide resources to assist the entire family during times that are most stressful and challenging.”