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The ninth-annual Joan Burns Kane Foundation “Fun Walk 4 Kane” has gone virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This is our first attempt at a virtual walk,” says Janet Kulis, volunteer and sister of Joan Burns, for whom the walk is named.
This year’s event is Sept. 19. Entrants are being encouraged to “walk anywhere you like, for as long as you want” and ask friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to sponsor them.
Burns was a retired McKeesport Area teacher and Kane volunteer who died in 2013 at age 59. A board member of the Kane Foundation, she was co-founder of the family council at Kane McKeesport.
The Kane Foundation was founded to raise private funds to enhance the quality of life for residents at Kane Community Living Centers by providing extracurricular activities.
All of the funds raised by the Joan Burns walk go to benefit the residents, Kulis says.
Registration is $20, but is free for anyone who raises $50 or more in pledges.
A suggested pledge is $10 per person, but any amount helps, a foundation spokesperson said, and donations are tax-deductible. Checks should be made payable to The Kane Foundation.
The first 100 people to register get a T-shirt and all participants will receive bag of free items as a thank you.
For more information or to register, visit the website at www.alleghenycounty.us/kane.
Originally published August 26, 2020.