Thank you so much for supporting the American Heart Association! I have participated in the Lawyers Have Heart 5K challenge for three years and continue to be amazed by your ongoing support.
As many of you know, lawyers are at significant risk of heart disease given it is often a stress-related illness. The Lawyers Have Heart 5K road race seeks to raise awareness in the legal profession of the detrimental impacts of stress on health and wellbeing, particularly as it relates to heart disease. My grandfather, a world renowned heart surgeon, tragically passed away at the age of 50. We now know that it is very likely his passing was attributable to work related stress and fatigue. Your support for this organization is truly appreciated, as the work it is doing is incredibly important.