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PNC Bank is Title Sponsor of Red Cross Celebration of Life Walk

Hazleton, PA – The American Red Cross Hazleton Chapter announces PNC Bank as the title sponsor of the Celebration of Life Walk to be held Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Whispering Willows Park in Conyngham. The event celebrates and honors members of the U.S. Armed Forces, veterans and their families. The Celebration of Life Walk also honors blood donors for their lifesaving actions.

The event begins at 10:45 A.M. with a tribute to members of the Armed Forces followed by a 1 mile and 5 mile walk. A tribute to blood donors will be held at 12:30 P.M. The Walk will also feature a picnic lunch, music and prizes. The event is open to the public. Registration is $5 per person. For more information, call (570) 455-9517or visit www.redcross.org/pa/hazleton. Proceeds benefit the programs and services of the Hazleton Chapter of the American Red Cross.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

You can help people affected by disasters like floods, fires, tornadoes and hurricanes, as well as countless crises at home and around the world, by making a donation to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response to disasters. Visit redcross.org/charitabledonations or call 1-800-RED-CROSS, (1-800-733-2767). Contributions may also be sent to the American Red Cross, Hazleton Chapter, 165 Susquehanna Blvd, West Hazleton, PA 18202. Visit http://www.redcross.org/pa/hazleton.