ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Team Miller Stratvert P.A. participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on September 4, 2014, raising over $1,100 in support of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis research. Our Team MSPA video is available to view at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QXxT6Dyo5s. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as “Lou Gehrig's Disease,” is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed. ALS was established in 1985, The ALS Association is a national non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease. ALS is leading the way in global research by providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships. ALS builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure.
Light the Night
Team Miller Stratvert P.A. walked to end cancer on October 26, 2014, at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Event raising over $2,600 in support of research in finding a cure to end cancer. The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is to Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services. LLS’ Key Priorities will ensure that The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society helps blood cancer patients live better, longer lives.
Thanksgiving at The Storehouse
In November 2014, Attorneys James J. Widland and Gordon S. Little volunteered at the Storehouse, the State’s largest food pantry, by handing out turkeys and food to help those in need for the Thanksgiving Holiday. The Storehouse is New Mexico’s largest food pantry. More and more of Albuquerque’s working poor are struggling to feed themselves and their families. One illness, a reduction of work hours, or any setback can leave a family wondering where their next meal is coming from or how they will get clothing or shoes. The Storehouse provides free food and clothing to people who are struggling in New Mexico.
Cody R. Rogers (Las Cruces) recently received a favorable appellate decision from the New Mexico Court of Appeals, which affirmed a directed verdict entered in favor of...
Rick Alvidrez, Tim Briggs, Kirk Allen, Todd Schwarz, and Stephen Waller volunteered their time for the Second Judicial District’s pro bono clinic on March 4, 2015, and met with members of the...