Photo Courtesy of Rob Huestis

Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C. (BBGA) recently was a sponsor of Pound the Pavement for Peter, a family 5K fun run for children with disabilities and rare medical conditions. This was the firm’s second year as a sponsor of the event.

BBGA Shareholder Rob Huestis also ran in the 5K race.

Pound the Pavement for Peter was started in honor of Peter Hopkins. Peter lost his four-year battle with a peroxisomal disorder in 2010. Peroxisomal functions play a vital role in metabolism, oxygen detoxification, and signaling.

This year’s Pound the Pavement for Peter, held March 25 at Capital City Club in Brookhaven, was a tremendous success, according to the organization. The event raised over $225,000, which directly benefits children with rare diseases, disabilities, and complex medical conditions, and their families.

Proceeds from this year’s race will benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s Medically Complex Care Program, The Adaptive Learning Center, The Kyle Pease Foundation, and research for Peter’s disease in partnership with The Global Foundation for Peroxisomal Disorders.

“Together, we are providing hope and enhancing the quality of life for these children and their families,” Pound the Pavement for Peter said in an email to sponsors.

BBGA is honored to support such a wonderful organization.

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