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3 from Penn. will run Marathon to help stabbing victims

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MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Three people from the western Pennsylvania town where 21 students and a security guard were wounded in a high school stabbing rampage are hoping to raise money for the victims by running the Boston Marathon.

Kim Pekarcik, one of the three runners, says Murrysville residents have come to understand some of what Boston experienced when a boy stabbed and slashed other students April 9 at Franklin Regional High School.

That's why she and friends Marlo Ayres and Jason Jelovich plan to run the marathon Monday.

They're looking for sponsors to donate $1 for every person who goes online to track their progress along the 26.2-mile course.

WPXI-TV says money raised will go to a bank account set up for the stabbing victims, four of whom remained hospitalized Thursday.

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