07 September 2009

Liz Padilla Memorial 5K

On June 9th, 2005, 28-year-old Park Slope resident, Liz Padilla was hit by a truck and killed on the corner of Fifth Avenue and Prospect Place while riding her bike.

A graduate of Cornell Law School, Liz Padilla worked as a pro bono lawyer and legal services coordinator with the Brooklyn Bar Association and was a volunteer with a number of organizations. She worked at the Family Center in New York, providing legal services to those suffering from terminal illnesses. She volunteered for Human Rights Watch, taught English as a second language to immigrant high school students, and worked in a soup kitchen run by New York Cares. A cyclist, swimmer and marathoner, Liz was a member of the Achilles Club, an organization that enables people with disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics.

As a tribute to the tragic lose of a cyclists' life and to Liz's tireless efforts to help those less fortunate then herself, please join ...

The 4th Annual Liz Padilla Memorial 5k
Sunday, October 4th, 10am (rain or shine)
5k (3.1 miles run or walk/race or not)
Prospect Park, Brooklyn (Bartel Pritchard Square)

You can register directly at Active.com or on the day of. All proceeds will fund Volunteer Lawyers Program's and the 2010 Liz Padilla Cornell Law School Fellowship.

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