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Run! Geek! Run! Nets Significant Contribution for Equal Footing

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Thanks to the hard work of the Equal Footing Foundation, a long list of corporate donors and (most appreciatively) the 600 runners who took part, our recent Run! Geek! Run! 8K event raised $14,000 for Equal Footing.

Equal Footing seeks to increase access to computer learning and resources for young people in disadvantaged local communities. With the fourth running of the race on Sept. 17, more than $70,000 has been raised to date for the foundation. Welz & Weisel Communications, a hi tech PR agency, first launched the event in 2008.

For more information about Run! Geek! Run!, visit our official run site, follow us on Twitter (@RunGeekRun8K) or “Like” our Facebook page.  To call up a recent podcast with Equal Footing Foundation President/Executive Director Colleen Hahn in which she elaborates upon how companies and the community at large are making lasting, valuable contributions to support the foundation,

We hope to see you at the event next year!

Christy Pittman, Senior Account Director

Christy has focused her career on technology PR and marketing, building her knowledge base in security, telecommunications and wireless/satellite communications. She takes a detail-oriented approach to the day-to-day operations of her accounts to ensure that the communications programs align with the overall client strategies and goals.

Christy serves as the race director for W2 Communications’ charity race, Run! Geek! Run! and has lead the planning, execution and fundraising for the event since its inception. She is also a founding member of the Equal Footing Foundation’s Millennial Board and serves as part of its Communications Committee. She has also been a member of Women in Technology. Christy graduated cum laude from West Virginia University where she earned a bachelor’s degree from the Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism. She lives in Northern Virginia and is a passionate Pittsburgh Steelers and WVU Mountaineers football fan.

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