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Laps for Lauryn

An incredible turnout of sponsors, volunteers, and runners have participated in the  Laps for Lauryn 5K in North Park for two years now. The event is held in memory of Lauryn E. Ossola, whose life was cut short in a tragic accident when visiting her alma mater of Villanova University in October 2011. Lauryn, a financial analyst at PNC Bank, had many passions and two of them were running and Make-A-Wish®.


Photos from the premier Laps for Lauryn 5K event in North Park on Sunday, September 16, 2012. 

  • Far view of walk registration

  • Registration

  • Make-A-Wish staff member Barb Leax (right) and husband Bob with friends.

  • A crowd gathers for a great cause

  • Before the walk

  • PNC Treasury Management and Make-A-Wish supporter Mark Vizza with his family at the walk

  • They're off!

  • Poster

  • Walking and running laps for Lauryn

  • A pup joins the walk with his owner

  • Organizer Courtney Roberts

  • Lauryn's family speak to supporters


The 2nd Annual Laps for Lauryn: The Lauryn E. Ossola 5K Run Walk was held on August 18, 2013, at the North Park Boat House.

  • Runners

  • In memory of Lauryn E. Ossola

  • Courtney Roberts, Maggie Fenstemaker, Rachel Gawlas and Ellen Abbott

  • Lauryn's family speaks

  • Sponsors on T-shirt

  • Sponsors

  • Girl playing with Golden Retriever pup

  • Furry friend joins the fun

  • Chi Omega volunteers working the water stop

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