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24th Annual Ambulance Chase Raises Funds for Cass Community Social Services

November 17, 2009

DETROIT (Nov. 17, 2009) – The Wayne State University Law School Student Board of Governors (SBG) raised more than $4,200 for Cass Community Social Services (CCSS) thanks to the 24th annual Ambulance Chase Charity Run/Walk on Sept. 30, 2009.

More than 150 students, alumni and community members joined Wayne Law Dean Robert M. Ackerman, Associate Dean John A. Rothchild and other faculty members in the 2.2 mile race that pokes fun at the stereotype of the “ambulance-chasing lawyer.”

T-shirt sponsors included Circa 1890 Saloon, Harness Dickey, Kaplan PMBR Bar Review, Palmer Copy & Printing, Barbri, CHS Group LLC, James Martin Chevrolet Buick, SnaggStuff.com, Otis Spunkmeyer and Aaro Companies. Placard sponsors included North Main Animal Hospital, Kaplan PMBR Bar Review, Running Fit, Passthebarnow.com and Keller Williams Realty.

“The Ambulance Chase is a very valuable tradition at the law school,” said Drew Mast, SBG student council representative and Ambulance Chase Committee co-chair. “It’s become one of the students’ favorite ways to give back to our community, and at the same time it’s an active, fun way to get together as a school.”

CCSS is a Detroit-based charity dedicated to making a profound difference in the lives of those in need by providing for basic necessities, including affordable housing, promoting self-reliance, and encouraging community involvement and improvement.

Please contact Samantha Orvis at (810) 348-9465 or e-mail dz2254@wayne.edu with any additional questions. To learn more about CCSS, visit http://casscommunity.org/.

About Wayne Law
Wayne Law has educated and served the Detroit metropolitan area since its inception as Detroit City Law School in 1927. Located at 471 West Palmer Street in Detroit’s re-energized historic cultural center, the Law School remains committed to student success and features modern lecture and court facilities, multi-media classrooms, a 250-seat auditorium, and the Arthur Neef Law Library, which houses one of the nation's 40 largest legal collections. Taught by an internationally recognized and expert faculty, Wayne Law students experience a high-quality legal education via a growing array of hands-on curricular offerings, client clinics, and access to well over 100 internships with local and non-profit entities each year. Its 11,000 living alumni, who work in every state of the nation and more than a dozen foreign countries, are experts in their disciplines and include leading members of the local, national and international legal communities. For more information, visit www.law.wayne.edu.

To view images from the Ambulance Chase, please visit Wayne Law's Photo Gallery online at http://law.wayne.edu/gallery.php?id=459

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