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5th Annual Run for Ryan to Raise Money for Duquesne Student Veteran Fund

The Pittsburgh community is invited to join in celebrating the life and service of Marine Sgt. Ryan Lane in the 5th annual 5K run/walk at Duquesne University.

Lane was killed in action in Afghanistan in July 2009 on his second tour of duty. His family has been a part of the Duquesne community for years; his Aunt Renee Kochanski works in housekeeping and his mother Kathy Haney worked at the Spiritan Center in Bethel Park for 15 years.

The Run for Ryan is sponsored by the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement (SLPA), Office of Residence Life and organized by ROTC students at Duquesne. All proceeds go towards an Endowed Resource Fund in Sgt. Lane's name, awarded to a student veteran in need of financial assistance.

The entry fee of $20 includes a T-shirt and the chance to win various prizes. Registration can be completed online, where donations can be made by those unable to attend. Race day registration will be available, with payment by credit, debit or a check made payable to Duquesne University.

When: Saturday, April 12

Registration begins at 8 a.m.

Race begins at 10 a.m.

Where: Brottier Commons, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.  

Information: Updates and more information are available on the Run for Ryan page on Facebook. Questions may be directed to Don Accamando, military program director, at 412.396.5366.

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.