Hundreds of thousands of people are diagnosed with brain tumors every year. We feel everyone should play a role in helping to find a cure.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 01, 2012
The Chicago personal injury lawyers of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. will join the fight against brain cancer May 6 by participating in the Walk to End Brain Tumors in Libertyville.
On behalf of attorney Michael Schostok, the Illinois personal injury firm's “Team Grizzly” is raising money for the Heroes of Hope Grey Ribbon Crusade.
The Grey Ribbon Crusade is a national campaign to support brain cancer research. May is National Brain Tumor Awareness Month.
“Our lawyers want to call attention to brain cancer, which is a serious and deadly threat to public health,” said Patrick A. Salvi, a Chicago personal injury attorney and managing equity partner of the law firm. “Hundreds of thousands of people are diagnosed with brain tumors every year. We feel everyone should play a role in helping to find a cure.”
An estimated 190,000 people are diagnosed with primary or metastatic brain tumors annually, according to a Heroes of Hope press release. More than 200,000 others are currently living with life-threatening brain tumors across the U.S. Brain tumors are a leading cause of death in children and young men, the group says.
Salvi said that getting involved in the Grey Ribbon Crusade is a simple way for people to make a difference.
“Wear a grey ribbon, make an online donation to Team Grizzly, form a pledge team or register to participate in the Walk to End Brain Tumors yourself,” the Chicago attorney urged. “Every little bit helps.”
Salvi added that businesses can play a large part in bringing brain cancer research to the forefront.
“Companies often have the largest financial resources to commit to charitable campaigns, both in actual dollars and through in-kind contributions and sponsorships,” he said. “It’s important to encourage the type of corporate social responsibility that will influence employees and the public to become active donors and volunteer-educators.”
In addition to personal injury matters, Salvi’s law firm also handles Illinois medical malpractice cases.
The Walk To End Brain Tumors will start at 1 p.m. at Libertyville High School on May 6. Registration is $25 per walker or $15 for those 18 and under. Final registration takes place at 12:30 p.m.
For more information about the walk, contact Mary Prochotsky at maplgl(at)aol(dot)com or call (847) 602-3556.
Donations can also be mailed to the nonprofit Musella Foundation for Brain Tumor Research and Information at 110 Peninsula Blvd., Hewlett, NY 11557.
About Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C.
Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. is a leading Illinois personal injury firm with offices in Chicago and Waukegan. In addition to representing clients in catastrophic personal injury, medical malpractice, aviation and product liability cases, the firm focuses on car and truck accidents, airplane and train accidents, construction injuries, birth injuries, brain injuries, unsafe properties and animal attacks. The firm has obtained more than $620 million on behalf of its clients in personal injury and wrongful death cases, including 175 multi-million dollar verdicts or settlements. For more information, call (312) 372-1227 or use the firm’s online contact form.