Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Sahara Running

Good morning to you!!!
Below is a press release about Jacqueline who is running her first ultra and running for a purpose!!! Sandy and Alain are also running this race. It will be wonderful to follow them.
Happy day,

Pepper Hamilton Send-Off on Wednesday at 5 p.m.
For Paralegal
Racing Across
Sahara Desert
In 150-Mile Run
To Benefit Children's Hospital

PHILADELPHIA (October 24 , 2006) - The media is invited to cover a "Good-Bye and Good Luck" send-off party on Wednesday, October 25, at 5 p.m., for Jacqueline Eastridge, a paralegal with Pepper Hamilton LLP, who will be one of only 100 runners worldwide journeying on a 150-mile, seven-day foot race across the Sahara Desert beginning this Sunday, October 29.

The send-off will take place at Pepper Hamilton
, 3000 Two Logan Square, 18th and Ach Streets, in Philadelphia.

Jacqueline, 46, lives in Wynnewood.

One of only 17
U.S. runners - and the only one from Pennsylvania - she will be raising money for The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Jacqueline will be leaving for Egypt this Thursday, October 26.

The Sahara Race is a 150 mile, self-supported foot race across the Sahara Desert. Beginning this Sunday, October 29, the race lasts seven days, with distances ranging from 10 to 50 miles per day. Runners are required to carry all of the food, gear, and clothing they will need to complete the race.

“I chose The Children’s Hospital to benefit from my race because I love children, and I have friends whose children have received care from the hospital. No donation is too small, and this is a wonderful cause that the entire area can support,” said Jacqueline.

"I'm looking forward to this unique challenge. I’ve put a tremendous amount of work into preparing for this race, and I am eager to put myself through the ultimate test," Jacqueline said.

Those who want to sponsor Jacqueline can send checks payable to CHOP c/o her attention to Pepper Hamilton.

The Sahara Race is one of four desert challenges posed by RacingThePlanet ( Additional locations include
China’s Gobi Desert, Chile’s Atacama Crossing, and The Last Desert, which takes place on the Antarctic Peninsula and its surrounding islands. For more information about the race, visit

About Pepper
Hamilton: Pepper Hamilton LLP ( is a multi-practice law firm with 450 lawyers in seven states and the District of Columbia
. The firm provides corporate, litigation and regulatory legal services to leading businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and individuals throughout the nation and the world. The firm was founded in 1890.

Sal Vittolino
Buchanan Public Relations
(610) 649-9292 X 102

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