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Pittsburgh East Relay for Life is this weekend

| Thursday, July 11, 2013, 9:45 a.m.
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Acoustic Diversion is one of several groups that will provide entertainment for walkers at the Pittsburgh East Relay for Life, held July 13 and 14 at Yuhas-McGinley Stadium.
Lillian DeDomenic | For the Penn Hills Progress
The all-sports lap gets underway with members of Penn Hills High School sports teams at last year's Relay, held Saturday, July 14, 2012.


The Pittsburgh East Relay will take place from 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, to 10 a.m. on Sunday at Yuhas-McGinley Stadium, located at 20 Valmartin Drive.


More than 100 walkers from 14 teams are currently registered to participate in the relay. So far, those teams have raised more than $27,400, which will support the American Cancer Society.


A cancer survivors' dinner will take place Saturday at 6 p.m. in the Fralic Athletic Center next to the stadium, followed by a presentation from motivational speaker and founder of the TV program “Sportsweek” Tom McGough, who is a cancer survivor.

There will also be a “Luminaria Ceremony” held at 9 p.m. on July 13 to honor, support and celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer.


In addition to a DJ, who will help keep the music going, live bands also will be featured on Saturday to help keep walkers upbeat.

Acoustic Diversion will perform at noon; country-rock band On the Horizon will take the stage at 4 p.m.; the Kiski Valley Community Band will play a selection of marches, Broadway tunes, patriotic music and songs by American composers at 7:45 p.m.; and Do You Like Chocolate Cake?, a trio of Duquesne University students, will perform at 10 p.m.


Although the walk is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, the public is invited to enjoy the music, fun and ceremonies which will take place.

For more information, including ways to sponsor luminaries or support the event in other ways, visit

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