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Duquesne University Community Lights the Way in Relay for Life

Duquesne University will help fight the battle against cancer at the annual Relay for Life, starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, and continuing through 2 a.m. on Sunday, April 13. Survivors, friends and family are encouraged to participate in the event on Academic Walk.

The American Cancer Society Relay for Life provides the chance to mark the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and continue the fight against the disease. During the relay, a Luminaria Ceremony symbolizing the hope and perseverance of a continued fight against cancer will commemorate survivors and loved ones lost. Participants and donors can order a luminaria bag in memory, honor or support of a loved one.

The luminaria will serve as reminders as relay participants continue to walk throughout the night. Each bag can be personalized with names, messages, photos or artwork.

To dedicate a luminaria or register contact Mimi Wolbert or call 412.396.5853.Colleges Against Cancer will have a pre-sale of luminaria bags in the Duquesne Union Atrium in the days leading up to the event.

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