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Allegheny County Council Will Honor Shoeshiner For Nearly 25 Years of Support of Children’s Hospital Patients


WHO: Albert Lexie, shoeshiner and philanthropist at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

WHAT: On Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 5 p.m., members of Allegheny County Council will issue a proclamation honoring Albert for his philanthropic achievements on behalf of patients at Children’s.

By shining shoes and donating his tips over the last 24 years, Lexie has raised more than $113,000 in support of the Free Care Fund at Children’s. The fund ensures that all patients receive the best medical care possible, regardless of a family’s ability to pay.

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006, 5 p.m.

WHERE: Allegheny County Courthouse, 436 Grant Street, 4th Floor – Gold Room, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Editor’s Note: After receiving his proclamation, Albert will be available for

Marc Lukasiak, 412-692-7919 or 412-692-5016,
Melanie Finnigan, 412-692-5502 or 412-692-5016,

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