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David Janusek. Janusek participated in the Pittsburgh Marathon relay and set a goal of raising $10,000 to benefit animals with the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society. He vowed to let two Humane Society workers shave his head if he hit his goal, and he raised $10,030.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 11:40 p.m.
 

David Janusek

Noteworthy: Janusek participated in the Pittsburgh Marathon relay and set a goal of raising $10,000 to benefit animals with the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society. He vowed to let two Humane Society workers shave his head if he hit his goal, and he raised $10,030.

Age: 47

Residence: Baldwin Borough

Family: Dogs, Elvis, a 10-year-old basset hound; Buddy, an 8-year-old beabull; and Astro, a 1-year-old basset-Labrador retriever mix

Occupation: Executive director of the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society

Background: Janusek came to the Humane Society in 2010 from the American Diabetes Association's Western Pennsylvania chapter, where he was director for seven years.

Education: Bachelor's degree in journalism with a minor in public relations, University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown, 1989

Quote: “I'm going to stick to my word — it's going to the skin. It could have been worse, if this was a fundraising campaign we were doing in the winter. But I'll go with a sunburn rather than frostbite.”

— Chris Togneri

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