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May 2, 2002

Pitt helps to sponsor Race for Cure

The 10th annual Komen Pittsburgh Race for the Cure will be held May 12 in Schenley Park starting at 8:45 a.m. The 5K run/walk and one-mile fun walk raise money to promote breast cancer awareness and honor survivors.

Pitt is a sponsor of the race and is providing space in the Posvar Hall galleria for registration and for race-day materials pick up. Participants can park free in Pitt's parking lots on race day.

The race, the largest in Pennsylvania, attracted some 35,000 runners and walkers last year including 2,000 breast cancer survivors. It benefits breast cancer screening, education, research and treatment.

Prior to the race, a survivor tribute will be held at 8 a.m. Breast cancer survivors are invited to the registration tent on Flagstaff Hill for the ceremony.

A $30 race day registration fee will be charged at the registration tent from 6:30 to 8 a.m.

Participants may register early for a fee of $20 on May 7 and 8, noon-8 p.m. at the following locations:

* Oakland: Posvar Hall, galleria.

* Downtown: Fifth Avenue Place, Highmark, 3rd floor.

* Dick's Sporting Goods Stores in Cranberry Square, Hempfield Point Plaza in Greensburg, Homestead Waterfront, Monroeville Mall Annex, Northway Mall, Mall at Robinson, South Hills Village and Strabane Square/ Washington.

Early registrants may ride Port Authority buses fare-free to and from the race site.

Volunteers are needed for staffing registration services and race-day activities. For more race information, call 412/521-2873 (ext. 13; for volunteers, ext. 12), or access the Race for the Cure web site at: The race is organized locally by the Pittsburgh section of the National Council of Jewish Women. The Pittsburgh race has raised $5.8 million.

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