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Pittsburgh Marathon Rounds Up All 50 States

The Pittsburgh Marathon accomplished an exciting goal this week.

This year, for the first time ever, the Pittsburgh Marathon on May 3 will have runners from every state. Since 2011, North Dakota has been the only state to not have a participant, but things will be different this year. VisitPittsburgh launched a social media campaign that encouraged North Dakota runners to enter to win a sponsored trip to the race.

Pleasantville Recreation Center to Host LAM Foundation Event

Known for hosting local charity events, The Pleasantville Recreation Center will open its doors Aug. 2 on behalf of the LAM Foundation. The event, called Zumbathon LAM Jam, will be led by local Zumba instructors and strives to raise awareness for the progressive lung disease lymphangioleiomyomatosis.

Everyone who participates will receive a "Breath of Hope" wristband, which is the motto for the LAM Foundation. T-shirts will also be for sale, and all proceeds benefit LAM, which supports research for safe and effective treatments for the disease.

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