Brewing for Ovarian Cancer Research

By: Cyndy Patton

Brewing Up Research Money

A specialty beer – brewed in memory of a special young woman – has raised more than $31,000 for ovarian cancer research at Magee-Womens Research Institute and Foundation.

Former brewer Mike Fahy designed a coffee-flavored stout at Whitehorse Brewing in Berlin, Pa., to honor his late wife, Darcel, who was just 25 years old when she was diagnosed with Stage IV ovarian cancer.

Due to her willingness to participate in clinical trials, Dr. Robert Edwards, a UPMC Hillman Cancer Center gynecological oncology surgeon, credits Darcel with helping to develop new treatment in use today. Together with his late wife’s parents, the owner of Whitehorse Brewing and his current wife, Fahy proudly presented the proceeds of the sale of his beer.