Harrity & Harrity is the Presenting Sponsor of the VIRTUAL 2021 Lawyers Have Heart, a 5K run, 10K race, and fun walk that benefits the American Heart Association. We'll be running this June, alongside our friend and Co-Founding Partner, John Harrity, who survived a widow maker heart attack in May 2016. Registration is available online through race weekend, June 11-13, 2021. We hope to see you at the finish line!


Lawyers are 3.6 times as likely to be depressed as other professions, and over 20 percent have substance abuse disorder. Statistics have only worsened amidst the ongoing pandemic, as 45% of adults across all professions say COVID has negatively impacted their mental health. Among the many side-effects of poor mental health is the physical and emotional stress associated with such conditions, stress which puts you at an increased risk for heart disease and stroke.

The American Heart Association & Lawyers Have Heart have teamed up with Laurie Besden, Executive Director of Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers of Pennsylvania for an important conversation regarding lawyers and mental health. Laurie is the definition of success, graduating in the top of her law school class and having a successful career as an attorney. Laurie is also a recovering drug addict with an incredible story to share.

Join us April 27th as we kick-off the 2021 Lawyers Have Heart Event with a powerful and inspiring chat with Laurie to learn both of the prevalence of these issues and how to overcome them so you can not only lead a healthy life, but focus on having a healthy mind!


Since 1991, Lawyers Have Heart has raised over $14 million for The American Heart Association and each year is one of the largest 10K races in the Washington D.C. area.  This year, in light of COVID, the race will be held virtually, allowing people across the globe to come together in the fight against cardiovascular disease. As co-chairs of the event, Harrity’s Sandra Maxey and John Harrity have set a goal to have the most event participants ever, which can be achieved with your help.  To participate in this FREE virtual event, or to contribute to this deserving organization, please use the link below to donate via our team page.


We are excited to celebrate the 31st Anniversary of the American Heart Association’s – Lawyers Have Heart 10K Race, 5K Run and Walk with you! We have adopted strategies that allow participants to fully experience the 10K Race, 5K Run & Walk VIRTUALLY from anywhere in the world this June.

This global event will include a virtual leaderboard, suggested routes to run your own 10K or 5K, training tips, more opportunities for you to engage with our mission digitally, and healthy living resources to look after yourself and your loved ones while social distancing.

For more information regarding our VIRTUAL event, CLICK HERE!

“Lawyers Have Heart has always been about encouraging heart-healthy lifestyles and raising vital funds for education and research, a mission that has a new kind of importance during this pandemic. The virtual event is inspiring people who have been stuck at home and social distancing to get active in any way they feel comfortable, while creating a safe way to come together. On the weekend of June 12-14th, runners and walkers of all ages and abilities, from all across the globe, will ‘virtually’ unite in a fantastic community event, and we look forward to having the most participants yet.” – John Harrity, Event Co-Chair