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Pittsburgh native runs first marathon honoring 11 Tree of Life victims

Matt Scoletti will honor the 11 Tree of Life victims by running his very first marathon on May 5, 2019 in Pittsburgh by wearing an 11 lb weight vest during the entire race.

Matt Scoletti is known for his eternally optimistic attitude towards life. An author, entrepreneur, professional speaker, fitness enthusiast, and one of the most selfless individuals known in Pittsburgh, his list of achievements is unparalleled to anyone else in this world.

Matt has raised close to $75,000 for the Cancer Caring Center's Young Adult Cancer Support ( YACS ), which helps local cancer survivors 18-39 years old, by competing in the World's Toughest Mudder and Revolve24, a 24-hr bicycle race in Australia among other fundraising events.

This year, he's passionate to honor the Tree of Life Synagogue victims. He's running the Pittsburgh marathon for them and in support of the victims' families. Matt is raising awareness that it doesn't matter what someone's race, gender or religion is. What's incredible is that we all come together during difficult times to show that love always conquers hate. Matt will run 26.2 miles on May 5th, wearing an 11 pound weight vest. Each pound represents an individual we lost at the Tree of Life Synagogue.

Asking anyone who reads this to please support Matt by sharing his video to help raise awareness. Matt loves our city and is proud to represent the victims at this year's Pittsburgh marathon!

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