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Lawyers Ran Philly – Recap of the 32nd Annual Bar Association Run/Walk

On Sunday, May 15th over 1500 lawyers, legal professionals, Students Run Philly Style, runners, walkers, volunteers, and little ones turned out for the 32nd Annual Bar Association Run/Walk and the Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney Kids Dash.

Nearly $115, 000 was raised to benefit the Support Center for Child Advocates at the event. Participants were treated to post-race goodies including fruit, Balance bars, Powerade, Wawa beverages, smoothies, and live music broadcast from radio station B101.

Local running specialty shop, Philadelphia Runner and Brooks offered prizes for all runners who improved their 2010 race times.
Champion runner, Neill Clark (Berger & Montague) returned to the race for a historic 13th win of the law division even despite the $200 bounty place on his head by Philadelphia Runner for the lawyer to finally beat him!! “Each year I keep waiting for some young stud, fresh out of law school to take away my crown,” laughs Clark who touts the Bar Run as one of his favorite races in the country. “At this race, my clients, colleagues and friends from the legal community are there giving me the added boost. It’s that spirit of camaraderie that makes this race unique for me.”
Law division runner, Maureen Farrell secured over $10,000 in pledges and finished second in her age-group despite a hamstring injury.
With your support, we will continue servicing our city’s most vulnerable children. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the 2012 race!
Open Winners
Male:    Pat Hayburn, 26 – 15:59
Female: Tina Morrison, 26 – 18:24
Bar Division Winners
Male: Neill Clark, 35 – 17:40
Female: Carmon Harvey, 33 -19:42
Thank you to our Event sponsors:
Legal Sponsors



Philadelphia Bar Association 5K Run/Walk to Benefit Child Advocates

This Race attracts more than 1,300 runners and walkers of all ages each year, and is one of the oldest and most respected events of its kind in the City of Philadelphia! The Run/Walk format provides the opportunity for athletes of all levels to participate in this charity event organized by the Philadelphia Bar Association to spotlight its concern for the children of Philadelphia and to benefit the Support Center for Child Advocates.

For complete Race information and online registration, please

Sunday, May 15, 2011

8:30am, 5K Run
8:35am, 5K Walk

FREE Kids’ Dash immediately after the Run/Walk

Entrance to Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive (West River Drive), adjacent to the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps and Eakins Oval.

Sign up now. Thank you for supporting our kids!

Muhammida El Muhajir


WHYY Newsworks and Frank Cervone discuss the need for greater child welfare reform.

“The death of a two-month old boy who was under the care of a Philadelphia Department of Human Services contractor has spurred an internal review by the contractor and an investigation from the city.

‘You see here one of the reasons why the advocacy community would like to see a more open and transparent child welfare system as well vehicles or devices like a children’s ombudsman so that people have a place to go with their complaints and that there is a mechanism in place to do investigative work so we get to know what really happened,’ Cervone says.”

Read the complete article by Shai Ben-Yaacov of Newsworks here.

Frank P. Cervone


The Greatest Feeling in the World: What Giving Does for the Giver

U.S. News and World Report recently presented studies that people who help others tend to live longer, noting that “volunteers report a greater sense of well being – of purpose and meaning in their lives – than non-volunteers.”  So too, the body knows a good thing.  New science research indicates that the immune system, endocrinal hormones that trigger compassion and happiness, and even physical ailments such as back pain respond positively and effectively to volunteering.  The lesson?  Throw away the pain pills and sign up for a case at Philadelphia VIP!

Read this complete article by Frank P. Cervone, Executive Director, Support Center for Child Advocates and Liz Wagner, a senior at La Salle University and Public Relations Intern at Support Center for Child Advocates.

Thank you to The Legal Intelligencer for sharing this message with our community!

Kristyn DiDominick

  The Greatest Feeling in the World: What Giving Does for the Giver 

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