Legal Beagles return to Run for the Cure, look to break last years fundraising total

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AMHERST - Staff at Hicks LeMoine know all too well the devastating toll of breast cancer.

That's why the law firm's staff has made the CIBC Run for the Cure its major benefactor for corporate and staff donations.

Legal Beagles return to Run for the Cure, look to break last years fundraising total

AMHERST - Staff at Hicks LeMoine know all too well the devastating toll of breast cancer.

That's why the law firm's staff has made the CIBC Run for the Cure its major benefactor for corporate and staff donations.

The Legal Beagles are back again this year and looking to improve on the nearly $20,000 they have raised during the annual run that raises funds for breast cancer research.

"Everyone knows someone who has been touched with cancer and a lot of those people have fought breast cancer," lawyer Morris Haugg said recently as he cooked Bavarian sausages and meatloaf during a Run for the Cure barbecue, bake and book sale. "We have had former employees here who battled breast cancer and we've had clients who have battled it."

When the first run was held in Amherst Haugg said staff came together and talked about how they could support it and it didn't take long for them to decide to make the Run for the Cure their charity of choice.

"Not only are people participating because it's a good cause, but they are doing so because it brings people together as a staff and as friends and co-workers," Haugg added. "Everyone is participating in one way or another by going in the run or providing things for the barbecue and yard sale."

Besides pledges, the Legal Beagles have held other fundraisers in the past including yard sales. Those efforts were recognized on four occasions, including last year, when the Legal Beagles were named the top corporate fundraisers.

The Legal Beagles are also raising funds through the sale of Run for the Cure cookbooks. Last year was the first year the group sold the books, after getting the idea from legal assistant Doreen Haynes.

To purchase a book, call the law office at 667-7214.

Along with raising important funds for breast cancer research, Haugg said staff are having a lot of fun.

There was a festive mood at barbecue with many stopping by to test some of Haugg's Bavarian creations including his secret sauerkraut, mustard fresh from Munich and Bavarian meatloaf. There was also German salad and, of course, hotdogs.



dcole@amherstdaily.com

Organizations: Legal Beagles, CIBC Run

Geographic location: Munich

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