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Annual Katie Westbrook 5K and Dog Walk Slated

The Duquesne University School of Law student body will host the 14th annual Katie Westbrook 5K and Dog Walk on campus next weekend.

This annual race and dog walk is held in honor of Katie Westbrook, whose dream at age 13 was to become a lawyer. Westbrook, who suffered from a rare bone cancer, passed away at 15, just hours before she was to receive an honorary degree from the Duquesne University School of Law.

Proceeds benefit Duquesne University's Student Bar Association Centennial Endowed Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships to current Duquesne law students and helps them realize their dreams of becoming attorneys. Last year's event raised $5,000.

When:   Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 to 11 a.m.

Where:   Mellon Hall patio, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Information:   Cost is $15 in advance or $20 on the day of the race. For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/law/5K or call 412.396.6186.

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