Ambulance Chase to raise funds for non-profit

Wayne State University Law School alumni, students and friends are invited to assist a local nonprofit in its efforts to enhance the local community as the Wayne Law Student Board of Governors (SBG) hosts the 26th annual Ambulance Chase Charity Run/Walk at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27.

Consisting of a 2.2-mile race (shorter for those who prefer to walk) during which participants run or walk behind an ambulance, the event pokes fun at the stereotype of the ambulance-chasing lawyer. Typically, about 250 people run the race, with another 100 to 150 attending the event as spectators.

All proceeds, including profits from a $15 entrance fee for students (who show a valid WSU ID) and $20 entrance fee for non-students, will once again benefit Cass Community Social Services (CCSS). CCSS is a Detroit-based charity dedicated to making a difference in the lives of those in need by providing for basic necessities such as affordable housing, promoting self-reliance, and encouraging community involvement and improvement.

"This event allows the Student Board of Governors to raise funds for an organization that is such a vital asset to the city," said SBG Vice President Ashley Star Fisher. "We are committed to making a difference in Detroit and believe in the importance of pitching in where we can. We hope area organizations will join us in ensuring the success of this year's Ambulance Chase."

Added Jason Pearsall, SBG community service chairman and co-chair of the Ambulance Chase, "The Ambulance Chase is an opportunity for Wayne Law students, friends and alumni to come together for a truly enjoyable event that has a meaningful impact on our community."

The Ambulance Chase will begin in front of the Law School, located at 471 West Palmer Street in Detroit. A barbeque for participants and spectators will take place at the conclusion of the race.

Visit for information on sponsorship opportunities or to register. Contact Fisher at or Pearsall at with questions.

Published: Wed, Sep 14, 2011