A team of almost 20 UM Carey Law students raised more than $3,000 to win the American Heart Association's (AHA) annual Law School Challenge, part of Lawyers Have Heart, Washington's largest 10K race.
"It is the first year our school has been involved in the race, and we took the winning title from American (University's Washington College of Law), last year's winner," said 3D Christine Hein, captain of the fundraising and running team. "We worked hard to win this competition."
Organized by the Student Health Law Organization (SHLO), the team competed June 9 at Washington Harbour in Georgetown. It combined individual fundraising with an after-exam fundraiser at the Baltimore Tiki Barge; it then joined forces with the Cycling Club to sell more than $300 worth of Maryland Carey Law tee shirts, many worn at the event. Ian Clark, 2L and SHLO student engagement chair, was the top individual fundraiser.
In addition to winning the AHA award, the team was invited to a kick-off party with the Lawyers Have Heart leadership on the rooftop of Jones Day, in downtown DC.
Launched 22 years ago, Lawyers Have Heart has raised more than $8 million for AHA and attracts attorneys from more than 100 DC-area law firms.
On home page: Participants relax at a post-race brunch. From l to r: Matt Kuspa 3E, Rebecca Maddox 3L, Ameet Sarpatwari 3L, Vicki Chihos 3L, Dana Krohn 2L, Christine Hein 3L, and Ian Clark 2L.