Third Annual ‘Race for LACE’ Raises Funds for Human Rights in Kenya
The One America 500 Festival Mini-Marathon kicked off May 5, 2012, with one local group running to aid human rights in Kenya.
The Legal Aid Center of Eldoret (LACE) in Kenya was co-founded in 2008 by Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Professor Fran Quigley, '87 and Indiana Court of Appeals Judge Patricia Riley,'74. The program represents HIV-positive patients in Kenya in a variety of cases, including gender-based violence prosecutions and defense from criminal charges.
To help raise awareness for the program, Becca Shelton organized the third-annual Race for LACE run. The group raised more than $9,500 for LACE. Shelton, along with nearly 40 runners and walkers, many Indiana lawyers or law students, ran the 5K or 13.1 mile half-marathon.
Sponsors for the group’s run included the Indianapolis Rotary Club, Faegre Baker & Daniels, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP, Ice Miller LLP, Barnes & Thornburg, Ogletree Deakins, and Taft.
Following the race, LACE runners met with Benard Langat, who is originally from Kenya but now lives in the United States. Langat finished 3rd in the mini-marathon.
To learn more about LACE or future race events, visit www.lacekenya.com or contact Shelton at firstname.lastname@example.org.