Community Generosity Helps Foodbank ProsperApr 16, 2013 Uncategorized
Akron, Ohio, April 16, 2013 – …Roetzel & Andress is not the only law firm in the area that pitches in to raise money. On Feb. 16, some very brave members of the Akron office of Kisling, Nestico & Redick took part in the 10th annual Polar Bear Jump in the Portage Lakes to raise money for the cause.
“I found out about the campaign on Facebook,” said Brandy Lamtman, executive assistant at the firm. “I thought it would be good to pull a team together and raise money.” In all, 19 people participated, raising about $11,000 for the charity.
“It was scary, but honestly, it was more fun than I had in a long time,” said Lamtman, who took part in the jump. “There was music and there were so many teams there. We were the first to jump and that was exciting. It was unbelievably cold that day so the water was freezing and the week before I had been in Mexico.
“Because our firm has so many different offices, we had a large variety of people participating––attorneys, paralegals, receptionists and other support staff.”
John Reagan, who chairs the litigation department at KNR, was among the jumpers.
“It was about as cold as you can get and still be conscious,” said Reagan. “I would say if you can imagine watching the Browns at Browns Stadium on the coldest day of the year and multiply that by 10 that would sum it up.
“It’s a great cause because the foodbank helps so many people in the area. It was the first time I participated and I will do it again as crazy as that sounds.”
The Polar Bear Jump was the first fundraising effort that the firm participated in for the foodbank but it did donate money two years ago and members are now gearing up for the Color Vibe 5k run, which takes place on April 27 at the Summit County Fairgrounds.
“A portion of the proceeds go to the foodbank,” said Lamtman, who is one of the runners. “We have 45 people on our team. Right now we’re all in training, which is fun.”…
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