presented to a business that has fostered and encouraged volunteerism and philanthropy to its employees.
Marin County, CA (PRWEB) June 24, 2008
For the eleventh year in a row, Brayton Purcell is proud to be a sponsor of the "Breathe Easy Ride" to benefit the American lung Association. Brayton Purcell's team, the "Brayton Purcell Peddlers," are preparing to ride for clean air, smoke-free kids, and a cure for lung disease. This annual cycling event will be held in the North Bay city of Rohnert Park on Saturday, June 28, 2008. The "Breathe Easy Ride" attracts competitive cyclists from corporate teams, cycling clubs, and families with connections to asthma and lung cancer. Many of the competitors also have an interest in cleaning up air pollution.
Cyclists will choose from a 10, 35, or 65 mile route that will lead them through the beautiful back roads of Marin and Sonoma Counties. They will ride through the towns of Tomales, and Sebastopol, supported with fully stocked rest stops, SAG crews, mechanics, and spirited volunteers to encourage them to reach the finish line. Riders will then return to Rohnert Park to enjoy a relaxing afternoon with a fully catered lunch, live music, clean air booths, a beer garden, a massage event and team photos. Look for Brayton Purcell employees at a rest stop for cyclers during the ride, and the Brayton Purcell booth at the festivities in Rohnert Park.
About the American Lung Association of California:
The American Lung Association is the oldest voluntary health organization in the United States. The nonprofit organization is funded by contributions from the public, along with gifts and grants from corporations, foundations and government agencies. The American Lung Association has many different programs and strategies for fighting lung diseases such as asthma, lung cancer, emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The mission of the American Lung Association is to prevent lung disease and promote lung health. For more information please visit the American Lung Association's web site.
About Brayton Purcell's Community Activities:
Brayton Purcell, a California-based law firm specializing in asbestos law throughout the United States, is active in local and national causes. Brayton Purcell was honored out of all of the businesses in Marin County, California, with the 2008 Heart of Marin Award for Excellence in Corporate Community Service. According to Linda Davis of the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership, the award is "presented to a business that has fostered and encouraged volunteerism and philanthropy to its employees."
The groups Brayton Purcell supports include 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 have included sponsoring these fundraisers: Climb California, Labor Day At the Lake, A Night in Tuscany, Bike for Breath (American Lung Association), Blow the Whistle on Asthma (American Lung Association), Stepping Out to Celebrate Life (Breast Cancer Foundation), and Bowl for Kids' Sake (Big Brothers, Big Sisters).