Bar News - April 16, 2010
“Running Lawyer” Tackles Multiple Marathons for Charity
In what will be his third annual endurance-themed charity fundraiser, Manchester lawyer Ron Abramson will run two full marathons on opposite coasts within six days of each other to raise funds for the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, which is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis. The Reeve Foundation funds a number of programs in New Hampshire, including Granite State Independent Living and the Crotched Mountain Foundation.
As part of the "Boston 2 Big Sur" challenge, Abramson will tackle the historic Boston Marathon course on April 19, 2010, before traveling to Monterey, California for the Big Sur International Marathon on April 25, 2010. Abramson is one of four runners from across the nation doing both marathons to raise funds for the Reeve Foundation.
"At its essence, distance running is about celebrating freedom of movement, so it seems natural to run on behalf of those who are fighting to regain their ability to move freely," said Abramson.
Abramson ran 40 miles on his 40th birthday in December 2008 to raise money for the Dana Farber Cancer Center’s Jimmy Fund, and tackled 38 miles in 2009 to commemorate the 38 years during which New Hampshire Legal Assistance has provided legal services to New Hampshire’s poor.
Abramson hopes to raise $5,000 for the Reeve Foundation. Donations may be made securely through Abramson’s fundraising page via the Reeve Foundation’s website.