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Plunkett Cooney takes home Metro Detroit Heart Walk Law Cup

Bloomfield Hills
08.14.2007

Bloomfield Hills, MI — August 14, 2007— Plunkett Cooney delivered on a pledge by its president and CEO to be the top law firm fundraiser and bring home the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Metro Detroit Heart Walk Law Cup in 2007.

“Last year we came up a bit short and finished behind another law firm. During the awards party, I went out on a limb and said Plunkett Cooney would bring home the Cup in 2007,” said the firm’s President and CEO Henry B. Cooney. “Knowing the generosity and competitive spirit of our employees, I knew we would make a comeback.”

Plunkett Cooney, one of Michigan’s oldest and most accomplished full-service law firms, was awarded the Law Cup during the AHA Heart Walk Awards Party on July 31 at Andiamo’s Italian Bistro in Warren. The firm raised $17,000 for the Heart Walk and donated additional funds as sponsor of the Awards Party.

Approximately 125 people attended the Awards Party, including corporate executives and top walkers from participating teams. Numerous companies and individuals received awards and acknowledgements for their efforts to raise funds for the Heart Walk, which benefits research and awareness campaigns related to the leading killer in the United States – heart disease.

Held on May 19 on the grounds of the Southfield municipal complex, the 2007 AHA Heart Walk was a non-competitive 3.2 mile walking event. More than $1.2 million in pledges were raised this year due to the tireless work of dozens of Metro Detroit businesses, their employees and individual participants.

Since 1924, the Association has helped protect people of all ages and ethnicities from the ravages of heart disease and stroke. As the nation’s number one and three killers, these diseases claim more than 910,000 American lives each year. For more on the AHA, visit their web site at www.americanheart.org.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney is one of the Midwest’s oldest and largest full-service law firms with more than 150 attorneys in nine Michigan cities and Columbus, Ohio. The firm has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading, international directory of law firms.

For more information about Plunkett Cooney winning the 2007 Metro Detroit Heart Walk Law Cup, contact the firm’s Practice Development Manager John Cornwell at (248) 901-4008.

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