FAIRFAX, Va., March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Law Day, the Fairfax Law Foundation will host the 1st Annual Run for Justice 5K race on Sunday, May 2, 2010, in Tyson's Corner, Virginia at Sport & Health Fitness. All proceeds will support the Fairfax Law Foundation, which provides free legal services to underserved populations, youth development and education related to law and the justice system.
Shoun, Bach, Walinsky & Curran, one of the largest family law practices in Northern Virginia, is one of the major contributors to sponsorship monies both to support the community service of the Fairfax Law Foundation and also to honor the memory of Ed Walinsky, a partner at Shoun Bach who had successfully battled cancer for more than three years. He fought valiantly but finally lost his battle on February 28, 2010. Ed was always active in the community and firm members will either join the Shoun Bach race team or serve as volunteers for the race.
Shoun Bach partner Al Bonin noted, "Ed was an old-fashioned citizen/lawyer – he believed in the law as a noble profession, and he gave back to his profession time and again through his work for the Fairfax Bar Association and the Virginia State Bar. He was also involved with community service. He would love the idea of this race and the notion of the firm uniting to raise some money for a good cause. He'd also want us all to have a good time, so we're going to use that day to remember the best of Ed, and how much he loved both life and laughter."
To register for the race, visit www.active.com and search for the Fairfax Law Foundation. For information about sponsorship or volunteer opportunities for the 2010 Run for Justice 5K, contact Gerry Stegmaier, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 202-973-8809.
About the Fairfax Law Foundation
The Fairfax Law Foundation (FLF) is a 501(C)(3) non profit charity whose mission is to serve the community by: providing legal and other assistance to the indigent and those with special needs; providing law-related community education programs; and promoting access to and improvements in the justice system. The Foundation's pro bono programs include Wills on Wheels, an effort to help low income and other underserved populations receive information on estate and related planning as well as the Family Law Access Project which helps with family law matters including child custody, divorce, support and adoption for low income and impoverished individuals. The Foundation also funds law-related education programs including court tours for Fairfax County middle school students, education relating to the legal and medical consequences of drug and alcohol abuse, the legal consequences of gang related activities, and provides students an opportunity to participate in mock legal proceedings. The Foundation also provides Fairfax County teachers with information and tools to help inform students of their constitutional rights and about legal issues facing children today, including discrimination and domestic issues. Through these and other efforts Fairfax Law Foundation is able to promote the rule of law and enhance access to and appreciation of the role of justice in our community.
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