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Amber Rupinta and Shae Crisson of ABC11 Eyewitness News to Emcee Angels Among Us 5K & Family Fun Walk

Local News Anchors Serve as Emcees at Event to Benefit Duke University’s Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center

Raleigh, NC, April 21, 2011 --( ABC11 Eyewitness News ( has announced that anchors Amber Rupinta and Shae Crisson will serve as emcees for the annual Angels Among Us 5K and Family Fun Walk, scheduled for Saturday, April 30 from 7 a.m. to noon at the corner of Erwin Road and Flowers Drive on the Duke University Medical Center campus in Durham. Proceeds from the event will benefit hosting organization Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, part of the Duke University Medical Center. To learn more about the Angels Among Us 5K and Family Fun Walk, visit

“We are privileged to have Amber and Shae emcee this year’s Angels Among Us event,” said John Idler, president and general manager of ABC11. “Brain cancer affects thousands of people and their families. It is important to help bring awareness to the disease and continue the search for a cure, and we at ABC11 are proud to do our part to help in this effort.”

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- The event raised more than $1.6 million in 2010. Event organizers hope to raise $1.8 million in 2011 in order to surpass $10 million raised in total for brain tumor research since the event began in 1994.

- Registration for the 5K begins at 7 a.m. on Saturday, April 30. The 5K begins at 8 a.m. and runs through the campus of Duke University.

- The Family Fun Walk through the Sarah P. Duke Gardens will start at 11 a.m.

- Other events scheduled during the day include a silent auction, survivor recognition, lunch and a check presentation.

About ABC11 Eyewitness News:
ABC11 Eyewitness News provides 33 hours of local news every week, serving more than 1 million households in a 22-county area in North Carolina and Virginia. Eyewitness News also provides news, weather and sports information 24 hours a day on as well as serving two additional digital channels, The HD Live Well Network on 11.2 (Time Warner Ch. 1112; and the Live Well Network on 11.3 (Time Warner Ch. 113). ABC11 WTVD is part of the Disney-ABC Television Group, which is home to all of The Walt Disney Company's worldwide entertainment and news television properties. For more information, go to

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