Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

04/13/2012 -- CCAC, American Cancer Society team up in Relay for Life

PRESS RELEASE
For more information contact CCAC Public Relations

PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is joining forces with the American Cancer Society in its fight against cancer by hosting its second annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life of CCAC–South Campus May 2 in the CCAC–South Campus Gymnasium, 1750 Clairton Road, West Mifflin. Beginning at 10:00 a.m. and running until 6:00 p.m., this community event raises crucial funds for the American Cancer Society to support research, local cancer patient services and public education. 

Teams along with the general public will enjoy a block party-like atmosphere, complete with music, entertainment, food and a Chinese auction. Almost every team of 10 to 15 people will be formed to rally around a team member, family member or co-worker who has been touched by cancer. 

Teams will take turns walking or running around a track. A survivor victory lap, consisting of those living with cancer, will take place at 4:00 p.m. Shortly thereafter, at 5:00 p.m., the track will be cleared for a special luminaria service when names of both cancer survivors and those who have passed away from the disease are read aloud. 

For more information, to register a team or to volunteer for the event, contact Lori Paluti at 412.469.4309 or email lpaluti@ccac.edu

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About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates 33,000 credit students through 170 degree, certificate and transfer programs and offers non-credit and workforce development courses to 30,000 students. The learning-centered institution’s mission is to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society. CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to 520 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond.