Halloween Run for Justice 2011

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Bar Foundation to Host 10th Halloween Run for Justice
Early Indicators Predict a Record-Setting Year for this Annual Fundraising Event

CLEVELAND – October 17, 2010 – The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation (CMBF) will host its 10th Annual Halloween Run for Justice event on Saturday, October 29 at 9 a.m. Planned in partnership with Hermes Sports & Events Cleveland, the fundraising event will take place at the Galleria at Erieview. Participants may choose between 5-mile, 5K and 1-mile distances, plus enjoy other festive and kid-friendly activities happening throughout the morning.

Proceeds from event registrations and sponsorships will benefit the CMBF, which funds the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s pro bono and public service programs, including the 3Rs program (Rights ● Responsibilities ● Realities). This is an unprecedented, award-winning program that puts nearly 500 volunteers from the Cleveland legal community into 10th grade social studies classes in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and East Cleveland City Schools to personally connect with the students, educate them about the U.S. Constitution and provide practical career counseling.

“Each year, we enjoy the fun and camaraderie that this event provides and the financial support it, in turn, generates for our many law-related community and pro bono programs,” said Ray Malone, president of the Bar Foundation and partner at Baker & Hostetler. “Open to the community, this morning of costumes, competition, candy and more serves as one of our largest fundraisers. It’s fitting to end Celebrate Pro Bono Week by raising money that allows us to continue our programs and work in Greater Cleveland.”

Both runners and walkers are welcome to participate in this event. Following the race, awards will be presented to the top male and female runners, top runners among various age groups, fastest judge, fastest lawyer, and team contest winners. All attendees are encouraged to wear costumes and the best child and adult costumes also will be awarded. Other activities inside the Galleria will include pumpkin decorating, a DJ, face painting, a bouncy house and the balloon creations of Flower Clown.

For more information regarding the event, registration or sponsorship, visit www.clemetrobar.org/halloweenrun.

Sponsors* for this event include: Signature Sponsor: Baker & Hostetler LLP; Firm/Company sponsors:  Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP; Brouse McDowell; Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP; Buckley King; Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP; Case Western Reserve University School of Law; Cleveland Association of Paralegals; Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital; Cleveland Foundation; The Cleveland Marriott Downtown; Cleveland-Marshall College of Law; Cleveland Rape Crisis Center; Compass Group of Wells Fargo Advisors LLC; Davis & Young; Dworken & Bernstein; Forest City Enterprises, Inc.; Gallagher Sharp; Haber Polk Kabat, LLP; Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP; Ian N. Friedman & Associates, L.L.C.; Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL; Kushner & Hamed Co., L.P.A.; Legal Aid Society of Cleveland; Mansour, Gavin, Gerlack & Manos Co., LPA; Margaret W. Wong & Associates Co., L.P.A.; McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA; McDonald Hopkins LLC; Meyers, Roman, Friedberg & Lewis; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.; Parker Hannifin Corporation; Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP; Primus Capital Funds; Pura Vida; Reminger Co., L.P.A.; Rennillo Deposition & Discovery - a Veritext Company; Roetzel & Andress, LPA; Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP; Squire, Sanders & Dempsey (US) LLP; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP; Thinsolutions; Thompson Hine LLP; Thorman & Hardin-Levine Co., LPA; Tucker Ellis & West LLP; Ulmer & Berne LLP; Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP; Weisman, Kennedy & Berris Co., L.P.A.; Weston Hurd LLP; Zashin & Rich Co., L.P.A.; Zukerman Daiker & Lear Co., LPA.; and Individual Sponsors: Ann-Marie Ahern, Robert D. Anderle, J. Timothy Bender, Edward H. Blakemore, Craig M. Boise, Cathleen M. Bolek, Brent M. Buckley, Hon. Patrick J. Carroll, Darrell A. Clay, Fred C. Crosby, Sherri Dahl, Michael H. Diamant, Kevin J. Donahue, Ashley M. Edwards, Anne Owings Ford, Bruce G. Hearey, Bruce Hennes, Jason Hillman, Ronald V. Johnson Jr., Catherine O'Malley Kearney, Jack Kluznik, Dennis Lansdowne, James M. Lawniczak, Lynn A. Lazzaro, Jonathan B. Leiken, John R. Liber II, James A. Lowe, Ashley Malone, Nicole Malone, Hugh E. McKay, Howard Mishkind, George M. Moscarino, Hon. Lauren Moore-Siggers, John Mulligan, Jill Okun, Susan Racey, Janice Edgehouse Rieth, Barbara K. Roman, David L. Rowthorn, Hon. John J. Russo, Richik Sarkar, Carter E. Strang, Michael N. Ungar, Darlene E. White, Jeffrey Wyner, Lisa M. Yerrace, Deborah W. Yue, Paul W. Ziegler.

*Sponsor list updated at the time of release distribution (4 p.m. 10/17/11).

About the CMBF
The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation is the charitable arm and partner of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. It raises funds to support the important public outreach activities of the Association, which are organized primarily under the Justice For All umbrella. These activities include a variety of pro bono legal service, law-related education, tutoring and mentoring programs. Additionally, the CMBF assists the Association’s diversity initiatives aimed at improving the pipeline of minority students entering the legal profession. www.clemetrobar.org/Foundation.