Join the Breathe Easy Ride to Benefit the American Lung Association of California
ROHNERT PARK, CA -- April 27, 2007 -- For the tenth year in a row, the law firm of Brayton Purcell presents the Breathe Easy Ride, an annual cycling event through Marin and Sonoma Counties that benefits the American Lung Association of California (ALAC). Our employees also look forward to fundraising and taking part in the ride every year.
The money raised by the Breathe Easy Ride will help support ALAC's education, research and advocacy programs. Participants find sponsors and choose either a 10-mile, 35-mile or 65-mile route through picturesque country roads. The 65-mile route is quite challenging, and includes scenic hilly paths in the Tomales area.
About the American Lung Association of California
ALAC "works to prevent lung disease and promote lung health." It provides education about asthma, emphysema, and lung cancer, which are the third leading causes of death in the United States. The group has played a major role in the fight against tobacco use, created programs to help smokers quit the habit and provided information to discourage children and teens from smoking.
About Brayton Purcell's Community Activities
Brayton Purcell has been a long-time ALAC supporter, sponsoring annual fundraisers such as the Asthma Walk and Climb California. The law firm has also been active in other local and national causes, contributing to groups such as the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, the Alzheimer's Association, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization and the Novato Human Needs Center. Local activities include sponsoring these fundraisers: Bowl for Kids' Sake (Big Brothers, Big Sisters), Relay for Life (American Cancer Society), Labor Day at the Lake (City of Novato) and the Marin Human Race (a benefit for many local charities). In 2005, Brayton Purcell received awards as Business of the Year from the Rotary Club of Ignacio and from the Novato Chamber of Commerce.