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Every dollar counts. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has invested more than a billion dollars to
date into researching a cure for this terrible disease. Hundreds
of thousands have volunteered
in hundreds of capacities. While there is hope, there is also need.
The impact a book can have on a child is greater than we could ever imagine. Literacy is the bridge from misery to hope. Unfortunately,
in many African countries, there is a single textbook for up to 20 school-aged children.
According to Wilder Research’s Homelessness in Minnesota study, on any given night there are more than 6,000 homeless young people in the state.
On the evening of October 15, firm members from the Minneapolis office joined with family and friends to participate in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night walk. With lanterns held high, firm members walked over the Stone Arch Bridge to pay tribute and
bring hope to people battling blood cancer. In total, the team raised more than $1,500 in donations for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Minneapolis firm members raised more than $1,300 for Hope 4 Youth, a nonprofit organization devoted to meeting the basic needs of these struggling young people.
Members of Robins Kaplan’s Minneapolis office participated in the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s Women in IP Cares Community Service Event on December 14, in support of Books for Africa. Books for Africa seeks to end the book famine
in Africa by collecting, sorting, shipping, and distributing books to students of all ages.
(Photo: Books for Africa)
Left to right: Marla Butler, Alice Ribbens, Alyssa Lawson

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