Haynes and Boone, LLP won the inaugural Legal Cup Challenge conducted in conjunction with the American Heart Association’s 2017 Dallas Heart Walk.
The firm raised more than $38,000 to top participating law firms from across the city.
American Heart Association representatives presented the loving cup-style trophy to Managing Partner Tim Powers and Partner Susan Wetzel, the firm’s lead Heart Walk team organizer, at a gathering for participants on Nov. 8. Powers is an American Heart Association Dallas chapter board member and chaired the first Legal Cup Challenge.
The Dallas Heart Walk drew more than 40,000 participants, with 66 Haynes and Boone lawyers, staff and friends signing up to walk. Haynes and Boone team members wore shirts specially designed by Marketing Communications Director Kathy Gutierrez to evoke the memory of longtime Partner George Bramblett and his signature seersucker suits.
The main 3.5-mile course started and finished at Reunion Tower, winding around the perimeter of downtown past such landmarks as Dallas City Hall, Pioneer Cemetery, the Dallas Museum of Art and Founders Square.
Wetzel said she has been involved with the American Heart Association for about 10 years and continues to get more engaged in the organization because heart disease hits close to home.
“For me personally, it’s been a mission because heart disease is in my family,” she said, noting that both of her grandfathers died from heart problems. “It touches so many of our lives and is one of the most-preventable diseases,” she said. “What the association does is so important.”