Andrew is Running for Justice
A few years ago, my wife Julie (a Legal Aid attorney) offered me a challenge: if I ran a half marathon with her, she'd run a full. It sounded crazy and wonderful, so I agreed. She ran the People's Marathon (the Marine Corps Marathon), and together we ran the Rock'n'Roll DC. The training and the races were a great experience for both of us. A few years and a few half marathons later, it's time for me to offer her a new challenge: if I run a full, she'll run an ultra (but I don't really think she'll take the bait).
I'm so excited to have this opportunity to run in the New York City Marathon, and on top of that, to be able to support the great work being done by Julie and all the other attorneys and staff at the Legal Aid Society. Please help support the vital work being done by these selfless & effective individuals, and help me get to my first marathon!
The Legal Aid Society
The Legal Aid Society’s Civil Practice improves the lives of low-income New Yorkers who struggle daily to buy food, pay rent, achieve or maintain self-sufficiency, and keep themselves and their children healthy and safe. With 22 specialized legal units and neighborhood and court-based offices, the Civil Practice is able to address a broad range of legal problems, including those involving: disability-related assistance; public assistance; Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits; health law; HIV/AIDS and chronic diseases; elder law; housing, homelessness prevention, and foreclosure prevention; family law and domestic violence; employment issues faced by low-wage workers; tax law for low-income workers; consumer law; education law; immigration law; and community development legal assistance. During the past fiscal year, we provided individual direct civil legal assistance in over 47,500 individual cases and legal matters, which benefited nearly 126,000 low-income children and adults.