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1101 Market Street, 11th Floor • Philadelphia, PA 19107

Phone: 215-238-6300 • Fax: 215-238-1267 • www.philadelphiabar.org

04/21/2004

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Contact: Daniel A. Cirucci

Phone: (215) 238-6340


Bike-A-Thon Sponsorship Deadline May 7

The deadline for law firms to sign-up as sponsors of the Philadelphia Bar Association team for the American Cancer Society Bike-a-Thon is Friday, May 7. Law firms that respond by May 7 will have their firm logo added to the Bar's official team jersey. Firms that already have their own team for the ACS Bike-a-Thon can also sponsor the Bar Association's team. Sponsorship kits are available by calling Allison Hutcher of the American Cancer Society at (215) 985-5354.

 This is the first year that the Philadelphia Bar Association is a sponsor of the ACS Bike-a-Thon. The event is a 62.5-mile ride from the Ben Franklin Bridge in Philadelphia to Lenape Park in Mays Landing, N J. Two New Jersey start points are also available: Main Street in Voorhees and Mazza's Furniture in Hammonton.
 
Through the generous support of cyclists, sponsors and volunteers, last year's event raised $857,000 in the fight against cancer. The fund-raising goal for 2004 is $1 million. Acclaimed one of Bicycling magazine's 38 Great Rides, the ACS Bike-a-Thon is a chance to enjoy a terrific non-competitive outing and fight cancer at the same time. The event is held rain or shine.
 
To sponsor the Bar team, contact Bike-a-Thon Committee Co-Chair Jeffrey Abramowitz at (215) 568-4980, or Co-Chair Stephen T. Saltz at (215) 496-8282.

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