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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.

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.