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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A group of nurses and physician assistants from UPMC formed a local brain aneurysm support group six years ago, and Saturday they hosted their fifth annual Brain Aneurysm Awareness 5K Walk/Run on the Great Lawn at the North Shore.

Photo Credit: Brian Grystar\KDKA

The run began at 10 a.m. and also included a raffle to benefit the local group, a DJ and refreshments. The funds raised will be used to provide materials for the group’s local meetings and to promote further outreach efforts for our patients and community, according to a press release from one of the organizers.

Photo Credit: Brian Grystar\KDKA

The purpose of the walk it to provide education, awareness and support to people and their families who have or had a brain aneurysm. The group has also used the event to support the National Brain Aneurysm Foundation.