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Saturday, July 20, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Undoubtedly, few people have been totally unaffected by cancer. If not a survivor, they have experienced cancer's devastation among family and friends so stricken.

With that in mind, the first WAY MORE running event will be held Aug. 10 at Cedar Creek Park in Rostraver Township.

The running and walking event will start at 8:30 a.m., with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m.

The event name WAY MORE stands for What Are You Made Of Running Event. It is being sponsored jointly by Unity, A Journey of Hope, and Monongahela Valley Hospital.

“We can do way more to prevent cancer. We can do way more to help eliminate hunger in our communities,” said WAY MORE organizer Chris Buckley.

Unity, A Journey of Hope is a local nonprofit organization that grants wishes to adults with a life-limiting illness in the Pittsburgh area.

John and Bobbi Robinson of Vanderbilt established Unity, A Journey of Hope on Aug. 22, 2007, and has granted many wishes right here in the area.

“We want people to be aware of Unity's ongoing mission within our community of changing lives one wish at a time,” John Robinson said.

The event is being held in August because it is the only month not dedicated by the American Cancer Society to some form of cancer.

Timing services will be provided so runners can gauge their runs, especially for those training for upcoming races.

Runners will have use of the trail beginning at Cedar Creek with walkers' and runners' courses set up in opposite directions.

It an opportunity for recreational walkers and runners to enjoy the trail while supporting the cause.

This can be an event perfect training run for those planning to participate in a fall marathon such as Erie, Johnstown or Akron or for those getting ready to run the Richard S. Caliguiri Great Race in September.

There are no fees, but runners are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items or even make a donation, which will be donated to a food pantry/food bank.

“This event is not about raising money but about raising awareness,” said Buckley.

Light refreshments will be served for participants who donate to the food bank collection drive.

All runners are encouraged to wear colors that represent a form of cancer which has touched their lives and/or the lives of someone dear to them. Buckley said he plans to wear purple, the color for pancreatic cancer, which claimed his sister nearly five years ago.

“We want to see a rainbow of runners show up in support of cancer awareness,” he said. “Together we can make a difference in the lives of others.”

Mon Valley Hospital will provide wellness information and health education on stroke awareness, orthopedics, mammography, nutrition and physical fitness. In addition, the hospital will provide blood pressure screenings.

More information and a registration form is available on the Unity, A Journey of Hope website at

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