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Annual Katie Westbrook Slated at Duquesne

The Duquesne University Student Bar Association is hosting the 10th annual Katie Westbrook Memorial 5k Walk/Run Race on campus.

The 5k walk/run is held each year in memory of Westbrook, who, at age 15, lost her battle with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, on June 3, 2001, just hours before she was to receive an honorary degree at the Duquesne University School of Law Commencement ceremony.

Proceeds from the 5k are donated to the law school’s Katie Westbrook Award, which is presented annually to an individual(s) who demonstrate a clear passion for advocacy and the practice of law, and to UPMC’s Katie’s Fund, which supports research and ongoing clinical needs for the hematology/oncology department.

Saturday, Oct. 22, from 9 a.m. to noon

Where: School of Law Building, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

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.