March 28, 2003
24th Annual Charity Run Slated for May 18It is time to start getting in shape for the 24th annual Philadelphia Bar Association Charity Run. This year's run, which will include a 5 kilometer run and a 5 kilometer walk, will start and finish on West River Drive adjacent to the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Sunday, May 18 at 8:30 a.m.
As in prior years, there will be refreshments and giveaways to everyone participating. The beneficiaries of the race will again be the American Diabetes Association and the Support Center for Child Advocates, both of which have programs for supporting children. Last year, nearly 600 participants helped raise almost $55,000 for the American Diabetes Association and the Support Center for Child Advocates.
The 5k run will be open to not only the public, but also will have a Philadelphia Bar Association competition for members of the Bar only. In addition, there will be team competition for law firms and for companies. The Run will start and finish on the West River Drive adjacent the Philadelphia Museum of Art and start at 8:30 a.m.
Walkers will be begin the 5k course starting at 8:35 a.m. Walkers will be able to contribute to the proceeds for the children by walking and also by signing up sponsors for their walk.
The Philadelphia Bar Association is being joined again by Wawa, Inc., The Legal Intelligencer, JuriStaff, Inc., USI Colburn Insurance and the following legal sponsors: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP; Law Offices of Bernard M. Gross; Blank Rome LLP; Caesar, Rivise, Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.; Cozen O'Connor; Fox, Rothschild, O'Brien & Frankel, LLP; Marshall, Dennehey, Warner, Coleman & Goggin; Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP; Neil A. Morris Associates; Pepper Hamilton LLP; Raynes, McCarty, Binder, Ross & Mundy; RatnerPrestia; Reed Smith, LLP; Semanoff, Ormsby, Greenberg & Torchia, LLC; Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen, LLP and Woodcock Washburn LLP.
The directors of the race are Manny D. Pokotilow and Thomas A. Bell, co-chairs of the Philadelphia Bar Association Charity Run Committee, and Eric S. Marzluf and Michael J. Berkowitz of Caesar, Rivise Bernstein, Cohen & Pokotilow, Ltd.