Donor Stories


Marilyn and Robert Birnhak

"Nutrition and exercise are so important to healthy living, and my husband and I have worked to make a positive impact on the community surrounding us by founding Weight Watchers of Philadelphia, Inc. Sadly, our daughter Tracey lost her battle with breast cancer at a very young age, and we were grateful to honor her spirit by creating the Tracey Birnhak Nutritional Counseling Program at Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center to provide enhanced care through nutrition and exercise classes and informational materials to cancer patients and survivors." - Marilyn Birnhak

The Tracey Birnhak Nutritional Counseling Program provides vital information to educate patients, survivors, and families about the impact of nutrition throughout the cancer journey – guiding patients through a range of nutritional issues including disease specific cancer protective nutrition plans, complementary and alternative therapies, symptom management, and weight management both during and after treatments. These services are offered at no cost, and provide the critical knowledge needed to enhance the quality of life of our patients and survivors.

For more information or to support this program, please contact Michal Greenberg at 215.573.2480 or michalg@upenn.edu.