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Friday, December 5, 2008

Running and Walking To Raise Lung Cancer Awareness

The following post was contributed by Monica Luke, Campus Recruiter in our Philadelphia Economic Unit.

The Philadelphia Economic Unit participated in the Free to Breathe Lung Cancer 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, November 2nd which took the runners/walkers along the Schuylkill River down Kelly Drive alongside Philadelphia’s famous Boat House Row. We had a great turnout of employees, clients, family and friends and raised over $1,200 for the National Lung Cancer Partnership.
To up the ante, we added a friendly competition between two McGladrey teams to see which team could round up more participants. After tallying up the final results, the winning team won by just two points with great representation from both sides!!
Congratulations to Katie B., the daughter of Jim B., Audit Director, who finished second among females and 13th overall with a time of 20:09. Chris I., Audit Associate and our highest finishing employee, completed the race in 21:42 finishing 26th overall. Not too shabby!
The National Lung Cancer Partnership is a group of leading doctors and researchers, patient advocates, and lung cancer survivors who are working together to improve treatments for lung cancer patients. They are dedicated to raising public awareness of the disease and generating funding for lung cancer research.

This Free to Breathe® event raised public awareness of lung cancer. The proceeds from the Free to Breathe® event will help fund the National Lung Cancer Partnership’s research program.

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