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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Derby Day for a Cure

| Sunday, May 4, 2014, 9:00 p.m.

Kentucky has the original Derby, but Western Pennsylvania places with Derby Day for a Cure.

The second annual event to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society took place May 3 at scenic Oak Lodge near Stahlstown.

The event had the requisite derbys trappings, like colorfully dressed attendees sipping mint juleps along Millionaire's Row.

It also had the cutest special guest in Nicholas Sosko, a Unity first-grader who is in remission from Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Sharing his place in the winner's circle were parents Nick and Linda Sosko and sister Madelyn.

Something not found in Kentucky was an auction item offering a chance to share a day with Westmoreland County Commissioner Chuck Anderson(seen with Nancy), along with an Italian dinner for eight at one of the DeNunzio's restaurants. That tops a hot brown any day!

Another highlight was the best hat contest, with first place going to Diane Harshberger, second to Joanne Hanley and third to Raymond Shields.

Cheers went to event chairwoman Jo Rossi, along with committee members June Anton, Wendy Anton, Sharon Crawford, Donna Detore, Dee Gano, Nancy Heider, Debra Honkus, Kim Kramer, Deb Louchheim, Nancy Lynch, Lisa Spitzer, Lynn Stano and Jane Walters, and LLS staffers Jeanne Caliguiri and Jennifer Steinsdoerfer.

Seen: Jim Rossi, Don Kramer, David Heider, Jim and Lynn Beck, Mark Spitzer, Pat Wallace and Kim Dickert Wallace, Matt Hanley, Terry Graft and Linda Brown, George Shaner and Michael Philopena, Ron and Barb Hopkins, Rick and Joyce Versaw, Ericand Michele Bononi, John and Debbie Wohlin, Erica Shaffer, Brenda Shaffer, Jacque Bell, Ivy Kalmut, Ted and Arlene Wohlin, Tom and Karen Kohut, Donna Henderson, Dr. David and Valerie Kenney, Mary Louise Stoughton, Tresa McVicker, Chad and Melissa Kalp with Hannah, Julie Alakson and Missy Moore.

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