CHICAGO (September 22, 2016) – LaSalle Network, a national staffing and recruiting firm, is sponsoring the “Our Fallen Hero 5K Run/Walk” on behalf of the Pat Tillman Foundation, which offers educational sponsorship to military veterans and their families.
Specially, this race honors Private First Class, Aaron Toppen, a soldier who was killed in action while battling behind enemy lines in Afghanistan in 2014.
To date, the Foundation has given nearly 14 million dollars in academic scholarships with 460 scholars at more than 100 academic institutions nationally.
Since the race’s inception, LaSalle Network has supported the race, whether it has been employees volunteering as course marshals or running. Last year, more than thirty employees and their families joined the race.
Kasey Shafer, executive assistant at LaSalle Network, has attended every year, volunteering as a course marshal helping facilitate the race. Her parents have also joined each year.
“I love being a course marshal,” said Shafer. “It’s extremely moving to see everyone come together to honor the life of someone who was taken too soon.”
The “Our Fallen Hero 5K” takes place Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 8amCT. The race will start at the Willowview park parking lot, located at 11420 W. 197th St., Mokena IL, 60448.
To register, donate or volunteer for the “Our Fallen Hero 5k,” visit ourfallenhero5k.com.
For more information on LaSalle Network, please visit lasallenetwork.com or contact Heather Youkhana at 312-496-6562, or email@example.com.
About LaSalle Network
LaSalle Network is a leading provider of professional staffing and recruiting services with business units that specialize in accounting and finance, technology, administrative, call center, human resources, marketing, executive search, supply chain, and healthcare revenue cycle. Since its inception, LaSalle has worked with thousands of clients and placed thousands of candidates in temporary, temporary-to-permanent and permanent positions. LaSalle Network has been listed on Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 “Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in America” list for 10 consecutive years, named by Staffing Industry Analysts’ as a top five “Best Staffing Firms to Work For” from 2011 to 2016, Glassdoor’s 2016 “Best Places to Work,” Inc. Magazine’s 2016 “50 Best Workplaces,” and Crain’s Chicago Business’ “Best Places to Work” list from 2014 to 2016. The firm has offices in downtown Chicago, Arlington Heights, Oak Brook and San Francisco. For more information, please call 312-419-1700 or visit www.lasallenetwork.com.
About Pat Tillman Foundation
In 2002, Pat Tillman proudly put his NFL career with the Arizona Cardinals on hold to serve his country. Family and friends established the Pat Tillman Foundation following Pat’s death in April 2004 while serving with the 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan. Created to honor Pat’s legacy of leadership and service, the Pat Tillman Foundation is a national leader in providing academic support and resources to veterans, active-duty service members and their spouses. Through the Tillman Military Scholars program, the foundation annually awards academic scholarships for military veterans and spouses who are committed to a life of service in and out of uniform. To date, the Pat Tillman Foundation has invested nearly $10 million in academic support and scholarships, helping nearly 350 Tillman Military Scholars continue serving our country and communities through their studies in medicine, law, business, government, education and the arts. For more information on the Pat Tillman Foundation, visit: www.pattillmanfoundation.org.