Brayton Purcell Sponsors and Completes the American Lung Association's Fight for Air Climb - San Francisco
It brings Brayton Purcell, L.L.P., much pleasure to announce its participation in and sponsorship of the American Lung Association's recent Fight for Air Climb in San Francisco, California. On March 29, 2014, Brayton Purcell employees gathered at 555 California Street in downtown San Francisco to climb the stairs of the Bank of America Center in efforts to raise awareness of lung cancer, the #1 killer of cancer patients.
Fight for Air Climbs are some of the American Lung Association's most unique fundraisers. The climbs take place in prominent skyscrapers, stadiums or other public places, and involve climbing hundreds or thousands of steps to the top.
Brayton Purcell employees spent the previous months preparing for the event by raising funds to compete with the Brayton Purcell Stompers team. Each team member was required to raise a minimum of $100 to participate, while some members went above and beyond the individual goal.
The Brayton Purcell Stompers succeeded in raising a total of $6,500 for the climb. These funds contribute toward providing life-saving education, research, and advocacy for current and future lung cancer patients.
Team captain, Jennifer Harwood, had this to say about the climb: "Every year, our firm forms a team to show our support and every year, we are appreciative and proud to represent our clients. We climb because we can and we climb to support those that can't. This year's climb was nothing short of amazing.....over 1000 climbers showed up to climb and support the fight against lung disease. Families, firefighters, friends, and more made it to the top of the 52 story building in San Francisco (1,197 steps!). It's a powerful day filled with inspiration and hope."
As well as the employees raising funds and their heart rates to make it to the top, Brayton Purcell, LLP was also one of the presenting sponsors of the San Francisco climb. Brayton Purcell, LLP employees have long been a supporter of the American Lung Association, dedicating time to volunteer within the California chapter every year.
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BRAYTON❖PURCELL has contributed to local businesses and events such as the American Lung Association's "Fight for Air Climb", Lifehouse's "Great Chefs of Marin", North Bay Children's Center's "A Night in Tuscany" event, and Marin Humane Society's "Woofstock".
BRAYTON❖PURCELL was also the presenting sponsor for the Marin Valentine's Ball which benefits three non-profit agencies that serve the children of Marin: Family Law Center, Marin Advocates for Children and North Bay Children Center.
BRAYTON❖PURCELL is a major supporter of Public Justice, a nationwide non-profit public interest law firm that handles pro-bono lawsuits to protect the environment, consumers and access to justice. In addition to significant monetary support, Alan R. Brayton services on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee and donates one to two days each month in support of their activities. He was awarded the 2013 Champion of Justice Award at the 31st Annual Gala and Awards Ceremony in July.
Twice a year, BRAYTON❖PURCELL employees donate blood to the Blood Centers of the Pacific. In 2013, fifty employees have given blood.
BRAYTON❖PURCELL sponsors Babe Ruth Baseball to help Novato youth.
BRAYTON❖PURCELL employees participated in food and clothing drives and gift contributions for kids during the 2012 holidays with the Novato Human Needs Center to help the local homeless families. BRAYTON❖PURCELL employees have also given monetary contributions to the Novato Human Needs Center and the firm matches those donations.
BRAYTON❖PURCELL runs an active pro-bono program which encourages all attorneys to engage in pro-bono legal services of their choice, and allows time off each month to complete this work:
BRAYTON❖PURCELL's own Human Resources Manager, Jennifer Gotti, is the President of the Board of Directors for Sunny Hill Services, as well as the Chair of the Marin Workforce Investment Board.
Gary Judd, Associate Attorney, is the president and founding member of the Polly Klaas Foundation.
Jennifer Harwood, Legal Secretary, is on the planning committee for Lifehouse and the North Bay Children's Center. She is also on the leadership board for the American Lung Association.
Brooke Gutierrez, Bankruptcy Investigator, was named the August 2013 Justice and Diversity Center (JDC) Volunteer of the Month for her work in their Volunteer Interpreter Program.
Numerous other BRAYTON❖PURCELL employees have reported over 700 hours of volunteer work in their local communities since September 2012. Organizations worked within include: American Cancer Society, Mesothelioma Research Foundation of America, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Novato and Santa Rosa Unified School Districts, Rebuilding Together, SPCA, Marin Food Bank, Special Olympics of Sonoma County, and many more.
Groups We Support
At Brayton Purcell, we actively support many outstanding national, regional and local nonprofit organizations who are trying to make a difference for consumers and everyday people. We are proud and active supporters and members of many of these fine organizations, including the following:
Organizations We Proudly Support
- Alzheimer's Association
- American Cancer Society
- American Heart Association
- American Lung Association
- Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO)
- The Bay Institute
- Big Brothers & Big Sisters of the North Bay
- Casa Allegra Community Services
- Center for Domestic Peace - Marin Abused Women Services
- Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership of Marin
- Citizens' Campaign for Old Growth Preservation
- Community Institute for Psychotherapy
- International Association of Fire Fighters
- Legal Aid of Marin
- Lifehouse Agency
- Litigation Counsel of America - Trial Lawyer Honorary Society
- Marin County Humane Society
- Marin Symphony
- Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
- North Bay Children's Center
- Novato Babe Ruth
- Novato Human Needs Center
- Novato's Paint the Town Red
- Novato Youth Center
- State Building and Construction Trades Council of California
- Swords to Plowshares
- Voices for Pets
- Zero Breast Cancer
Organizations to which We Proudly Belong
- American Bar Association
- American Board of Trial Advocates
- American Inns of Court
- American Association for Justice
- Asbestos Victims of America
- Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom
- Brain Injury Association of Utah
- California Applicant Attorneys Association
- Consumer Attorneys of California
- Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
- Marin County Bar Association
- Marin Trial Lawyers Association
- Napa County Bar Association
- Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA)
- Queens Bench
- Public Citizen
- Public Justice Foundation
- San Francisco Bar Association
- San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
- The National Trial Lawyers
- Tobacco Trial Lawyers Association
- Utah Trial Lawyers Association
- Washington State Trial Lawyers Association