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Communications Specialist I
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Motorcycle Club Presents Christmas Toys for UPMC Mercy Trauma and Burn Center Patients

WHAT: The Laurel Highlands chapter of the Renegade Pigs Motorcycle Club, a national nonprofit organization of active and retired public safety officers, will present the UPMC Mercy Trauma and Burn Center with a Christmas donation. Each year, the Renegade Pigs provide items for the center’s patients, this year providing coloring books, activity books and toys.
Renegade Pigs representatives:
  • Adrian LaPaglia, president
  • James Payne, secretary
  • John Snyder, treasurer
  • Shawn Barger, sergeant at arms
  • Bill Huhn and Craig Harnish, road captains
WHEN: 9:30 a.m., Monday, Dec. 18
WHERE: UPMC Mercy Trauma and Burn Center, 1400 Locust St., 6th Floor, Pittsburgh, 15219.
WHY: With more than 900 members nationwide, the Renegade Pigs are dedicated to public safety, supporting causes that benefit police officers, firefighters and their children. The club’s 41 chapters organize independent fundraising events throughout the year with the intent of giving back to those in need. The Renegade Pigs actively support those who have been impacted by fires, striving to make Christmas special for young burn patients who are in the hospital over the holidays.
Note to Media: To cover this event, prearrangements must be made by contacting Madison Brunner at 412-335-6038, or

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