Running for justice

TORONTO – Run, jog, walk, or roll! Run Little Monkey and Pro Bono Ontario are launching the inaugural Run For Justice Virtual 7K race to raise money for PBO’s new Free Legal Advice Hotline.

PBO’s Hotline, which offers 30 minutes of free legal advice from volunteer lawyers to low-income Ontarians, has answered the call for more than 8,000 low-income Ontarians since its launch in September 2017. Powered by committed lawyer volunteers and a robust technological backbone, the hotline helps resolve up to 1,000 everyday legal problems each month that might not otherwise be addressed.

The virtual 7K race gives you tons of flexibility for training and completing the distance. There’s lots of time to train over the summer. Then, you and your teammates can do the race together along the route of your choice anytime during the race period of Sept. 8-23, 2018. It's that easy!

Lawyers, judges, supporters of justice: Get a team together. Plan a route. Raise some money. Have some fun on the run. Share your fun pics of the event. Get yourself a groovy medal. That’s all there is to it!

To register a team or individually visit: https://raceroster.com/events/2018/18025/run-for-justice-virtual-7k

Get ongoing details, route suggestions, updates on the race and share photos with us on the Run for Justice Facebook page: facebook.com/runforjustice7k

Follow us on Twitter @runforjustice7k

About PBO: One simple phone call can connect people with a lawyer, helping break down barriers to justice for low-income Ontarians who cannot access traditional legal services due to geography, disability, childcare obligations, or inflexible work schedules. PBO’s Free Legal Advice Hotline provides real legal advice and help drafting letters and court forms at no charge for people who have nowhere else to turn. probonoontario.org

About Run Little Monkey: Run Little Monkey is a Toronto-based startup that creates ego-friendly, luxuriously soft bamboo-cotton activewear with a Canadian flair and a social conscience. runlittlemonkey.ca

Contact: Gail Cohen gail@runlittlemonkey.com

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