Thank you to all those who participated Saturday, June 24, 2017 in Toledo for our sixth annual Race4Justice.
Proceeds from this race benefit the Medical-Legal Partnership for Children (MLPC), a program of Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE) and Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. (LAWO). ABLE and LAWO are partner law firms that serve poor and underprivileged individuals and families who are challenged with poverty, discrimination, family violence, and other civil legal issues.
The MLPC is a partnership among pediatric, obstetric, and mental health providers and poverty law attorneys working to improve the health and well being of underserved children and families in Toledo and Lucas County. Partners include Mercy Children’s Hospital, ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital, and University Pediatrics at the University of Toledo Medical Center.
The Race4Justice is coordinated by ABLE and LAWO’s Emerging Leaders Council, a group of attorneys who are the next generation of leaders in the legal community. It is the role of the Emerging Leaders Council to support the work and mission of Legal Aid through professional development, pro bono participation, and other ways that will raise awareness of these important community resources.