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Lane Powell Wins Seattle American Heart Walk Law Challenge

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Lane Powell , wins the Law Firm Cup Challenge, defeating 37 other large Seattle law firms, raising more than $7,000 for the American Heart Association.

“The American Heart Association works hard to combat heart disease which affects so many Americans, and we are grateful that we were able to help them in their fight,” said Jim Robart, Managing Partner.

Kurt Raese, the Regional Director of the American Heart Walk, presented Lane Powell with the Law Firm Cup on November 13, 2002. The Law Firm Challenge trophy, engraved with the firm’s name and team captain, Katie Matison’s name, will be in Lane Powell’s possession until the 2003 challenge.

Lane Powell joined other firms in the annual Law Firm Cup Challenge this year, participating in the 3.2 mile walking event. Lane Powell accepted donations firm-wide prior to the event and also had a representative team at the walk in September.

Lane Powell’s team included team leader, Katie Matison, along with Bob Israel, Linda Clapham, Nancy Anderson, Rhonda Larson, Heidi Carchano, Leah Hepler, Jane Ashe, Anne Wilkins, Beisy Holmquist, Mary Buhl, Tiffany Olsen, Kelly Strickland and many family members. Not walking, but also part of the team, were Mary Elynne Tappero, Shannyn Foster and Brian Williamson.

The annual American Heart Walk is a non-competitive 3.2 mile walking event, designed to bring public awareness to physical activity and a heart-healthy lifestyle, while raising critical dollars to fund the life-saving mission of the American Heart Association. The Association’s stated goal is to reduce death and disability from heart disease and stroke by 25% by 2010. Cardiovascular disease is Washington’s number one killer. In 2000, more than 37% of all Washington deaths resulted from heart disease, stroke and other forms of cardiovascular disease.

Lane Powell remains strongly committed to the well-being and progress of the communities where we live and work. As a firm and as individuals, we are involved directly in a wide variety of worthwhile organizations, which have contributed significantly to the progress of the community.