Leadership Announced for the 28th Annual Lawyers Have Heart 10K Run & 5K Run & Fun Walk
Event goal set to raise over $1M in support of the American Heart Association’s Mission
(Washington, DC, 09, 13, 2017) — The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease, is excited to announce the leadership for the 2018 Lawyers Have Heart. Eric Reicin, Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of MorganFranklin Consulting, LLC and MorganFranklin, Inc., and Emily Wang Murphy, Partner at Thompson Coburn LLP, are leading the charge as the event celebrates its 28th year.
An annual DC tradition, the race brings runners and walkers — of all ages and levels of experience — to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke. In 2017, the event raised more than $1 million, and we hope to exceed that goal in 2018. Since its creation, Lawyers Have Heart has raised over $12 million to benefit the American Heart Association to further its mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
“I am honored to lead the 28th Annual Lawyers Have Heart with Emily Murphy and to build on our past success,” said Reicin. “Often called the premiere athletic philanthropic event, specifically led by the greater DC legal community, Lawyers Have Heart enables employees and friends to give back to the community while improving their personal health and building positive relationships.”
The Lawyers Have Heart 10K Run & 5K Run & Fun Walk is one of the DC Metro Area’s largest 10Ks with over 6,000 runners and walkers. The event is open to the entire Washington DC community, and all are welcome to participate and support the cause. LHH also will be part of the 2018 DCXC summer race series for High School runners.
“This event brings the greater legal and corporate community together to save lives in our community and beyond,” said Murphy. “The American Heart Association’s work impacts all of us with vital health education and guidelines, standardization of care in health systems and breakthroughs in medicine like the pacemaker. This cause is vital, and I look forward to seeing more people than ever at the starting line in 2018!”
Lawyers Have Heart takes place on June 9, 2018, at the Washington Harbour. For more information on the event, visit: www.lawyershaveheartdc.org.
About the American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
About the American Stroke Association
The American Stroke Association is devoted to saving people from stroke — the No. 2 cause of death in the world and a leading cause of serious disability. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat stroke. The Dallas-based association officially launched in 1998 as a division of the American Heart Association. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-888-4STROKE or visit StrokeAssociation.org. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association receives funding mostly from individuals. Foundations and corporations donate as well, and fund specific programs and events. Strict policies are enforced to prevent these relationships from influencing the Association’s science content. Financial information for the American Heart Association, including a list of contributions from pharmaceutical companies and device manufacturers, is available at http://www.heart.org/corporatefunding.
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Our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. For nearly 100 years, we’ve been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don’t result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life. We want to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.