The Plum Borough Education Association is hosting a spaghetti dinner for the Nixon family TODAY, Feb. 2.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The Plum Borough Education Association is hosting a spaghetti dinner for the Nixon family.
The Plum Borough Education Association is hosting a charity “Spaghetti Dinner and Raffle” to benefit the family of a Plum woman battling leukemia. The dinner, which will be held Feb. 2 at the Plum Senior Center, will raise funds to support Lorri Nixon and her family. Nixon and her husband, Tom, have a son, a daughter at Plum High School and another daughter at Adlai Stevenson. The dinner will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. The cost is $7 and $5 for senior citizens. Children 4 and younger eat for free. Dinner includes pasta, meatballs, bread, salad, dessert and drinks. Takeout is available. Anyone interested in donating a food or raffle item, or making a monetary donation to help offset the cost of the dinner should contact J.R. Pilyih by phone …
The drive will be held at Oakmont Presbyterian Church.
A special blood drive has been scheduled for and Oakmont resident Keith Amos on Sunday. Amos has been diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia and is receiving treatments of chemotherapy and blood transfusions. The blood drive is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Oakmont Presbyterian Church's lower level dining room. The church is located at 415 Pennsylvania Ave. An appointment to donate at this drive can be made by clicking here and inputing the sponsor code ZRTN0990. You also can call Jennifer McGrath at 412-820-9468 or David Geis at 724-443-5447. _____________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Monday, July 16, 2012
The week leading toward the Stampede in the Park 5K has been dedicated to fighting leukemia.
The Stampede in the Park race to benefit leukemia research is coming up this weekend, and this entire week has been declared "Stamp Out Leukemia Week" in Plum Borough. Plum Running Mustangs Alumni Association is hosting the sixth-annual Stampede in the Park race on Saturday, July 21. The 5K race and one-mile fun run benefits leukemia research at the Hillman Cancer Center of UPMC. The course winds along Pierson Run Road through Boyce Park and starts and finishes at Boyce Park Ski Lodge. The charitable race first was organized in 2007 by Plum’s varsity track and cross-country head coach, Joe Ionta—or Coach I—who was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia in spring 2006 and received treatment from the Hillman Center. Ionta said the race …