Lawyers Fighting Breast Cancer
How competitive are K Street lawyers? When Reed Smith's DC officedecided to raise money for breast cancer awareness by forming a team to run/walk in tomorrow's Susan G. Komen Global Race for The Cure, the original goal was $10k. Then Reed Smith Thinks Pink team captains Gail Daubert and Carol Loepere decided to up the stakes. Office fundraising ramped up with sales of pink smoothies, $5 Jeans Days, and a raffle for VIP Nationals baseball tickets, bumping thetotal so far to more than $18,000 in donations, with Loepere (a cancer survivor) matching individual gifts up to $500. Above,Reed Smith DC managing partner Scott Bolden, flanked by Nan Bonifant, Gail,Susan Edwards,Tamara Cheeseboro,Catherine Hurley,and Carol Loepere.
McDermott is raising money to help combat breast cancer, too, working with pro bono client Breast Care for Washington, which was just awarded a $125k check for a new mobile mammography machine. Snapped at the closing ceremony for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer on the grounds of the Washington Monument isAvon Foundation for Women president Carol Kurzig andBreast Care for Washington board members Regina Hampton, MD,Liz Cramer, and McDermott's Karen Sealander. The breast cancer mortality rate in the District is the highest in the country.