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    ‘Survivor Lap’ Scheduled at DU Relay for Life

    Duquesne University will celebrate cancer survivors’ strength and courage with a ‘Survivor Lap’ at its Relay for Life.  Survivors, friends and family are encouraged to participate.


    The American Cancer Society Relay for Life provides the chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and continue to fight against the disease. Each team is asked to have a representative in the relay at all times during the event. Because cancer never sleeps, relays are overnight, with events up to 24 hours in length.

    When: 4 p.m., Saturday, April 16, to 6 a.m., Sunday, April 17

    Where: Academic Walk, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh

    Information: Registration and donations can be made by visiting Luminaria to celebrate cancer survivors and victims are available through the website. Survivors can also register as virtual survivors if they cannot attend the event but would like to be honored.

    For more information, contact

    Duquesne University

    Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.