The Valentine Run/Walk Put the “Fun” in Fundraiser!
by Nanette Aubut
Legal Services of Northern California (LSNC) hosted its sixteenth annual Valentine Run/Walk for Justice at Sacramento’s Country Club Plaza. It was a chilly morning in February, but the rain held off while all ran and walked for justice! Almost 800 runners and walkers registered to participate in LSNC’s annual fundraiser, supporting the organization that has provided free legal aid to low-income Northern California residents for more than six decades.
Said LSNC’s Executive Director, Gary F. Smith, “The Valentine Run is not only a vital source of financial support for LSNC, but it also gives us the opportunity each year to join with community members, and our friends and supporters in the legal community in particular, to celebrate the commitment of the Sacramento region to access to justice for our neighbors experiencing economic hardship, and to personally thank our supporters for their generosity.”
Sponsored by more than two dozen local firms and practitioners, including major support from Gold Sponsors Brelsford Androvich & White, Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora LLP, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, and Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, the run is a health-conscious and family-friendly event welcoming runners, walkers, strollers, and canine companions.
Congratulations to the overall winners of Sacramento’s Fastest Attorney Race, Ollie Ehlinger, Managing Attorney of LSNC’s Solano Office, with a time of 22:31, and Hillary Hansen, from LSNC’s health project, with a time of 29:22.
LSNC is the legal services organization serving the poor, older adults and people with disabilities facing legal obstacles related to housing, healthcare, public benefits, and civil rights. More than 50 advocates in eight field offices provide advice, assistance, and representation to clients who otherwise could not afford legal help.