Steak & Burger Dinner, 2017

When and where: Thursday night at the PNC Park Hall of Fame on the North Shore

#WellDone: Where else in Pittsburgh do the kids eat better than the adults? It must be the Sarah Heinz House Steak & Burger event, where the youngsters nosh on steaks and the adults enjoy the burgers. A Pittsburgh classic, this event honors young people in our community uplifting one another through the Sarah Heinz House. “Every child should have a safe place to go after school, a hot meal at supper time, a place to do their homework, and just be able to be a kid,” said Cindy Gerber who co-chaired the event with her always affable husband, Murry. Youth of the Year, Brieanna Gerner, was shocked that after three years of being in the top five finalists, she finally won. “Sarah Heinz House made me into the woman I am today,” she said proudly. “This place can be your home to anyone who needs it, regardless of age, social class, race, sex or home situation.” Others at the event echoed that sentiment, including 15-year-old Achante Myles. “I want to be a counselor when I grow up and let kids know that someone cares. If you have a bad home, I’ll be your home.” With future leaders like these, the world seems to be in good hands! Learn more: http://​www.sarahheinzhouse.org/.

#SEEN: Executive Director Jennifer Cairns, emcee Sally Wiggin, board chair John Sebastian, Scott and Sue Lammie, Doug and Marylynne Heuck, Janet Gibson, Brian and Renee McGuire and Kara Buncher.

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