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25th annual SBG Ambulance Chase to raise funds for Cass Community Social Services

August 30, 2010

DETROIT (Aug. 30, 2010) ­– Wayne State University Law School alumni, students and friends are invited to assist a local nonprofit in its efforts to enhance the local community as the Wayne Law Student Board of Governors (SBG) hosts the 25th annual Ambulance Chase Charity Run/Walk at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010.

Consisting of a 2.2-mile race (shorter for those who prefer to walk) during which participants run or walk behind an ambulance, the event pokes fun at the stereotype of the ambulance-chasing lawyer. Typically, about 200 people run the race, with another 75 to100 attending the event as spectators.

All proceeds, including profit from a $15 entrance fee for students (who show a valid WSU ID) and $20 entrance fee for non-students, will once again benefit Cass Community Social Services (CCSS). CCSS is a Detroit-based charity dedicated to making a profound difference in the lives of those in need by providing for basic necessities such as affordable housing, promoting self-reliance, and encouraging community involvement and improvement.

“This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Ambulance Chase,” said SBG President Aisa Villarosa. “We're thrilled to be raising money for Cass Community Social Services in SBG's largest charity event of the year. Our goal is to increase support and participation among Detroit businesses, organizations and, of course, Wayne State University students, alumni and friends.”

Added SBG Vice President Nadia Hamade, “Some of the events that SBG sponsors at [CCSS] include our semiannual Cass Dance Party and our annual Lasagna Lunch for the Homeless. At each of these events, SBG provides meals for hundreds of needy members of the community. We are very proud that the sponsorship funds are going to such a deserving cause.”

The Ambulance Chase will begin in front of the Law School, located at 471 West Palmer Street in Detroit. A barbeque for participants and spectators will take place at the conclusion of the race. Sponsorship opportunities still are available, and there still is time to register. Please contact Aisa Villarosa at aisa.villarosa@wayne.edu to sign up or to become a sponsor.

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