Kazan Law staff all work very hard for our clients with mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. As you might guess, asbestos litigation is very demanding stressful work but work we firmly believe in. And to keep doing it as best we can, it is good for all of us to let off steam now and then. And it is great for the teamwork of the firm when Kazan Law staff can do something fun all together. It is especially wonderful when we can do fun activities that also benefit a good cause.
That’s exactly what some Kazan Law staff did recently when we had our very own Run for Justice Team participating in the 5th annual Oakland Running Festival. The Oakland Running Festival raises much-needed funds for the local community. In its first four years, according to official Running Festival information, it has generated an estimated $12 million in economic activity for the city of Oakland and $1 million for local charities.
As the Oakland Running Festival marathon began Sunday morning, according to a local newspaper report, the sun was just starting to come up and the air was cool — welcome weather for the 1,099 marathon runners who attempted the 26.2-mile course around the city.
Nearly 10,000 runners showed up to participate in the marathon, half-marathon, 5K or kids’ races. And among that happy throng of 10,000 was our own group of Kazan staff runners. Those who crossed the finish line include:
5K: Adrian Elfenbaum (Settlement Administrator)
Half-Marathon: Gordon Greenwood (Partner), Caitlin McEldrew (Paralegal), Jazmin Solorzano (Legal Assistant)
Marathon Relay: Sophie Noero (WorkSafe employee), Matt Thiel (Associate), Tara Runyan (IT Director), Ny Kundidzora (Paralegal)
Marathon: Michael Stewart (Associate), Justin Bosl (Partner)
“Congratulations to everyone that came out yesterday to Run for Justice at the Oakland Running Festival. As always, it was a great event and it was great to see some Kazan t-shirts out there!” Kazan Law partner and marathon race participant Justin Bosl said in an email to the staff.
“And thank you to everyone who volunteered for the event. Finally, thanks to anyone who came out to cheer us on.”