A dedicated team of UM Carey Law students determined to help the American Heart Association (AHA) raise money for life-saving research into cardiovascular disease and stroke won the AHA’s Law School Challenge for the second year running.
For the competition, teams earned points based on the amount of money raised and the number of participants. Maryland Carey Law placed first, with 720 points, followed by George Washington University Law with 331 points and Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law with 171.
"Our success at the Lawyers Have Heart race the past two years is a testament to the resolve of Maryland Carey Law students, alumni, and supporters to remaining an active, positive influence in the community,” says rising 3L and team captain Ian Clark. “Through tireless fundraising efforts by the Student Health Law Organization and the willingness of our racers to sacrifice their time and energy, we have contributed significantly to a fantastic cause. I hope that this event will continue to grow and that we will see an even greater turnout at next year's race on June 14, 2014."
The AHA’s annual Lawyers Have Heart Fun Run and Race was held June 8 at the Washington Harbour at Georgetown. The event brought in $786,797 in donations. Donations support “such life-saving efforts as research, education, advocating for better health, improving patient care and reaching populations at risk,” according to the AHA.