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The sixth-annual Joan Burns "Fun Walk 4 Kane" gets underway at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 16 at Kane Regional Center in McKeesport, 100 Ninth Ave. at Water Street.
The first 100 people to register get a T-shirt, a spokeswoman said. Prizes will be awarded throughout the day.
All proceeds benefit the Kane Foundation, a non-profit charity which provides special events and extracurricular activities for residents of Allegheny County's four Kane skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers. The other three are in Pittsburgh's Glen Hazel neighborhood, as well as Scott and Ross townships.
The walk is named for retired McKeesport Area teacher Joan Burns, a Kane volunteer and one-time resident who died in 2013 at age 59.
Burns (above), who taught at the former Centennial Elementary School in McKeesport, was a board member of the Kane Foundation and co-founder of the Family Council at McKeesport's Kane center, as well as a vice president of the McKeesport Area teachers' union, and a volunteer with the Mon River Fleet Lions Club and the Altrusa Club of McKeesport.
Registration is $20, but the fee is waived for people who collect $50 or more in pledges. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and a picnic will follow the walk.
For more information or to register, call (412) 422-6050 or visit http://www.alleghenycounty.us/kane/kane-foundation.aspx.
Originally published August 25, 2017.