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Cancer survivor Dawn Reinhart of Ben Avon has been named chairperson of this year's “Race for the Cure” in Pittsburgh. As chair, Reinhart, a 16-year breast cancer survivor, becomes the "ambassador and face of the race," which takes place Sunday, May 10, at Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park.

Reinhart has been active with the Susan G. Komen race since 2001. She finds gathering with other breast cancer survivors to be empowering.


It all started with a mother-daughter talk. Mother, Tracy Beck and daughter, Gabrielle Elisabeth Beck.

"I had been telling her that there are very sick children who have lost all their hair," Tracy, a nurse, said. "Her face looked as if a light bulb turned on as she said, 'I have a lot I could give them.'"

Tracy told her how she could do that, but it would mean that she would have to get her hair cut quite short. "In her four years she has had only had a trim. But she loved the idea."


A spaghetti dinner to benefit 2-year-old Chelsi Kennedy will be held Sunday, Nov. 21.

Chelsi is the daughter of John and Kim Kennedy, who are lifelong residents of Bellevue and the North Hills. She recently was diagnosed with a rare, inoperable brain tumor and will require 12 months of chemotherapy.

The benefit dinner will be held at Sieb's Pub, 3383 Babcock Blvd., from 5 until 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children ages 10 and younger. For ticket or donation information, call Judy at (412)364-3680 or (412)608-2583.