Jerry Acker Takes A Pie To The Face For A Good Cause

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Attorney Gerald Acker takes a pie to the face for a good cause.
Attorney Gerald Acker takes a pie to the face for a good cause.

Goodman-Acker partner Jerry Acker took a pie to the face Tuesday, but it was all for a good cause. His Southfield-based legal firm participated in the challenge to “whip” childhood cancer.

Goodman-Acker employees raised $1,826.04 to fight pediatric cancer. All funds went to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation – oncology department.

Thirty-two employees participated, divided into six teams. The top three teams got to pie the bottom three team leaders, plus some.

Those who got a pie in the kisser, in addition to Acker of Huntington Woods, were his son Jordan, business development manager; marketing director Elizabeth Rhodes; Acker’s assistant Kathryn Kunst; and Shaina Maitland, wife of Larry Maitland, an attorney at the office who took one for his team since he was not able to be here.
 
“We are constantly looking for ways to get involved in the community. This is just one of the many ways,” Jerry Acker said. “We will probably do another charity fundraiser again next fall, but this will not be an annual event.”

For those wanting to donate to the Pediatric Oncology department at the DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan, you still can. Make checks payable to CHM Foundation and put “oncology’ on the subject line. Checks can be dropped off or mailed to the Goodman Acker, P.C. office (17000 West 10 Mile Road, between Greenfield and Southfield Roads, 2nd Floor in Southfield, 48075) attention Kathryn Kunst. Donations are tax-deductible.

The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation will mail out an acknowledgement letter once the challenge is complete.

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