Exercise for a Cause

I do participate in athletics for a cause. I hike, play soccer, do Richard RoseCrossFit and Spartan obstacle races. Last year, after registering for a Spartan race, I saw a link on their website to “run for a cause.” Among the options, two different national organizations caught my eye. I decided to run for awareness for Psoriasis and Lyme disease, two causes that are important to me.

I had knee surgery early this year but am recovering quickly and am slated for another Spartan Trifecta this calendar year, adding another 20 miles of harsh competition to my track record.

Richard Rose
JFK University College of Law, Class of 2019



David Pearson

Every year I lead a team of weirdos to shave their heads to raise money for St. Baldrick’s and then do a 4-5 hour physical event in Oakland afterwards. We are one of the top fundraising teams for the event every year at Children’s Hospital.

David Pearson, Law Offices of David S. Pearson (and Co Editor of the Contra Costa Lawyer) (Pictured above bottom left corner.)





I ran the 2002 Rock and Roll Marathon, which was a fund raiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  I picked this event Joe Nykodymbecause it offered great training and support in both the athletic and fund-raising activities.  I also did it because after 9/11 I developed a greater desire to be of service to others.  I cannot run marathons anymore, but I still donate platelets for those suffering from blood (and other) cancers.

Joe Nykodym

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