Civic And Community Affairs
Through a multitude of forums from the media to the courtroom, effective advocacy makes a difference in the outcome. Civic and Community Affairs reaches out to our community through safety-oriented and civic efforts.
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The Pink Eraser Project
Attorney Michele Young, along with NBC journalist Kristen Dahlgren, both breast cancer survivors, spearheaded the Pink Eraser Project. The women are leading the historic effort to end breast cancer as we know it. The project brings together six of the top cancer centers and numerous researchers in the United States to collaborate and conduct research on advancing breast cancer vaccine research.
- Watch the video on Today Show website: Inside the race to develop vaccines for cancer
- Read the article on Cincinnati.com: Launching today: Pink Eraser Project seeks to end breast cancer as we know it
- Read the article on Fox19 Now: Breast cancer vaccines could be a few years away, Tri-State groups say
Back-To-School Event 2023
We participated in a back-to-school event on August 5, 2023, to get area kids excited for the upcoming school year. We dressed up as superheroes and held a parade in the Washington Park neighborhood.
Unsung Hero Award
Attorney Michele Young was recognized as an Unsung Hero at the 21st Annual Joslin Haggart Yeiser Unsung Hero Awards ceremony. She was recognized for her advocacy work for easier access to breast cancer screenings, bringing together lawmakers, physicians, and breast cancer survivors.
Book Release Event
Gregory S. Young Co., LPA hosted an event with the authors of Hope, Interrupted: America Lost & Found In Letters: Byron McCauley and Jennifer Mooney. Find out more about the book at: www.hopeinterrupted.com
2022 Operation Backpack
Gregory S. Young Co., LPA participated in the 2022 Operation Backpack program at Washington Park on August 7. This program provides backpacks containing essential school supplies for children in need.
Armed Forces Ticket Association Bike Giveaway 2022
Attorney Michele Young helped with the Armed Forces Ticket Association (AFTA) bike giveaway on Saturday, June 4, 2022. This program gives bikes away to the children of active military, National Guard, and Reserves families. Learn more.
Leadership In Community Empowerment Award
Attorney Michele Young who was honored with the Leadership in Community Empowerment Award at this AAPI Heritage Celebration Gala. Learn more.
The law office of Gregory S. Young Co., LPA is participating in 2021 Operation Backpack program, helping local children in need get school supplies
Julia A. Stautberg Award Winner
In 2020, the Women Lawyers Section of the Cincinnati Bar Association named attorney Michele L. Young the recipient of the Julia A. Stautberg Award for the year. The award is given annually to a female CBA member attorney in recognition of exemplary service.
The Enquirer Woman Of The Year For 2020
The Enquirer named Michele Young Woman of the Year for 2020. The Enquirer wrote: She ”is the kind of woman who stands behind other people, propping them up and pushing them forward…She’s a convener who tries to span the gap between people of different races, religions and ideologies.”
I Just Don’t Do It Campaign
Michele Young’s innovative “I Just Don’t do it” campaign reaches thousands of homes daily through partner TV stations 12, 64, and CW. Viewers can pledge on the web at I just don’t do it.org. The campaign is now on buses and soon billboards.
Keep Hamilton County Safe Event
Michele Young was one of two dozen city and county leaders chosen to step into the boots of local firefighters and experience close-up the danger and difficulties of fighting fires in Keep Hamilton County Safe” provided support to the Coroner’s successful to keep the world-class crime lab local, locally led and up to date.
School Bullying Initiative
The co-counseling of the Gabriel Teye case will hopefully lead to a change in the way bullying is treated in schools. The firm is honored to be part of a team led by acclaimed civil rights lawyers.
Carlos Dunlap, Bootsy Collins Foundation Take On Bullying At Mt. Healthy High School
Attorney Michele Young worked with the Bootsy Collins foundation for an anti-bullying rally at Mt. Healthy High School. Learn more.
Affordable Care Act Advocacy
The law firm’s support of Michele Young’s research and writing on the Affordable Care Act for the American Bar Association will impact the lives of the most vulnerable in society: the ill, the injured and the destitute. In Ms. Young’s new book for the American Bar Association, Medical Malpractice: Avoiding, Adjudicating, and Litigating in the Challenging New Climate, Ms. Young and co-author James O’Reilly provide a comprehensive guide to the changes transforming the medical field and the legal consequences, including:
- The explosive expansion of retail chain store clinics and “telemedicine” (the provision of remote medical advice via technology)
- The rise of non-physicians offering diagnoses traditionally in the realm of physicians
- The impact of the multiplication of government subsidized health clinics and free clinics.
“This work was a labor of love,” said Ms. Young. “My hope is nothing less than to provide the necessary tools to all the stakeholders in our health system in a time of peril to avoid risk. This is a book that will save lives, and provide the legal and factual foundation for policy makers evaluating the law.”
Kids4Peace Camp Creates Tolerance At An Early Age
Attorney Michele Young, along with her son who was a camp counselor, helped with the Kids4Peace camp, which promotes interfaith relations and tolerance of other worldviews at an early age. Learn more.
Civic and Community Affairs will continue to use the many tools of advocacy to keep the community safe whether in the courtroom or the press room. It is a unique department reflective of the spirit of a law firm dedicated to all the people.