Supporting victims of sexual assault one ‘Fog Run’ at a time

January 4, 2017 | 8:50 am


For the past 28 years, thousands of runners, families and community members have rallied around Lake Ming east of Bakersfield to support at-risk youth and Alliance Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault.

Chain | Cohn | Stiles is proud to have supported along the way, including this year as the Bakersfield injury and accident law firm sponsors the 28th annual Fog Run, organized by the Probation Auxiliary County of Kern, a nonprofit associated with the Kern County Probation Department.

For Chain | Cohn | Stiles, the event hits home. The accident and injury attorneys at the law firm have filed several lawsuits in federal court against juvenile corrections officer on behalf of young women who were sexually abused at juvenile hall.

In addition, Chain | Cohn | Stiles for decades has supported local community causes through active events, like 5Ks and other races. In fact, the law firm is the presenting sponsor for Mothers Against Drunk Driving Kern County’s annual flagship event in Bakersfield, the Walk Like MADD & MADD Dash 5K, which raises funds to fight drunk driving locally, and raises awareness of the dangers and consequences of drinking and driving.

As for the Fog Run, the family-friendly 5K and 10K races take place on a beautiful scenic course overlooking beautiful mountains and lake views of Lake Ming . Medals are awarded for the top finishers in various age groups. Informational booths will also be featured on site.

The Fog Run attracts some 800 participants, making it one of the biggest fundraising events in Kern County.

“What makes the event as successful and special is the support and help (Probation Auxiliary County of Kern) receives from their volunteers and sponsors that help support PACK with their mission to supply support and services to at-risk youths,” said probation volunteer services coordinator Anita Ziegeler in The Bakersfield Californian.

Other sponsors and vendors joining Chain | Cohn | Stiles for the event include the Kern County Sheriff’s Department, Bakersfield Police Department, GNC and many more.

Various raffle prizes will be awarded, and Too Fat Sandwiches is providing food for participants. Shirts with Chain | Cohn | Stiles featured prominently on the back will be given out to the first 600 registrants. Register at Ultra Signup by clicking here.

Day-of registration open at 6:30 a.m. and closes at 7:30 a.m. The fee is $30. The race begins at 8 a.m. For more information, call 868-7428.

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If you or someone you know is the victim of sexual assault or abuse at the hands of someone in power, please contact the lawyers at Chain | Cohn | Stiles for help by calling (661) 323-4000, or visit the website chainlaw.com for more information.