On September 6, 2008, a large group of attorneys and other participants gathered at Druid Hills High School in Atlanta, Georgia. For this event, there were no suits and ties. Rather, at this event, running shoes and shorts were the attire of the day.
The event was the Run for Kids’ Chance 2008 – a 5k run/2m walk fundraiser for Kids’ Chance, a foundation dedicated to providing scholarships for the children of seriously injured or deceased persons due to work related accidents.
The field of runners, we were told, had more than doubled from the year before.
My participation was as a two-headed walker. My 5 year old daughter, who wanted very much to participate in the race, decided that she would rather “ride” for the duration than walk. As far as I could tell, there were no other two-headed participants, but we received no prize.
All kidding aside it was wonderful to see so many colleagues out on a Saturday morning to support this very worthy cause. It is very important for those of us who practice in the area of Workers’ Compensation to recognize that the benefits provided are often not enough and that there is more that can be done than litigation alone. I only hope that the participation will continue to grow next year.