On Saturday April 18, a group of Kimmel Carter staff, attorneys and friends set their alarms and laced up their running shoes for the annual Ronald McDonald House of Delaware 5K at the Wilmington Riverfront.
This was Kimmel Carter’s first year participating in and sponsoring the 5K, which benefits the nonprofit “home away from home” for the families of seriously or chronically ill or injured children who are treating at hospitals in the Wilmington area.
Starting at Frawley Stadium, home of the Wilmington Blue Rocks, the 5K course led runners and walkers along the Christina river, where they passed the area’s dozens of restaurants and shops, the Delaware Children’s Museum and the Russell W. Peterson Wildlife Refuge. With a few toddlers in tow, members of the Kimmel Carter team walked, ran, pushed strollers and pulled wagons for all 3.1 miles of the race.
Kimmel Carter Partner and President William Peltz and associates Heather Long, Brian Legum and Sean Gambogi all attended the 5K. Sean Gambogi and Meghan Sibiski, one of the firm’s law clerks and a Widener University law student, both finished fourth in their age groups among the runners.
Everyone at Kimmel Carter was proud to contribute to the Ronald McDonald House through the firm’s sponsorship. Kimmel Carter staff and attorneys had previously organized a holiday toy drive for the children staying at the House and had sent a group to visit the facility and deliver the toys.
Aiming to offer families comfort, peace, a warm meal and a place to stay when they are spending long days at nearby hospitals, the Ronald McDonald House requests a donation of $15 a day for a room, but never turns a family away due to their inability to pay. The House welcomed 2383 families in 2014 alone.
Kimmel Carter contributed to the total of almost $50,000 that was raised for the Ronald McDonald House through Saturday’s 5K.