In Memory of Alex A. Haliasos
On Christmas Eve of 2020 our colleague, Alex A. Haliasos, lost his battle with cancer. He remained optimistic, in good spirts, and committed to R&R, up until the very day that he died. His quirky charm and unforgettable spirit will never be forgotten. As so poignantly stated in his obituary:
Extreme kindness was Alex’s most memorable attribute. As he walked to work every day he would frequently encounter homeless people and would regularly empty his pockets to buy sandwiches for them. He was always thoughtful and sensitive to others’ feelings and situations. His passing on Christmas Eve from cancer will eternally serve as a reminder to all who knew him of the true gift that he was.
Please join Alex's former colleagues in honoring his memory by participating in the Trot for Hunger 5K on Thanksgiving morning. The Trot for Hunger raises essential funds and awareness to combat poverty in the Washington metropolitan area and provides a way for the community to help those experiencing homelessness on Thanksgiving morning. Proceeds from the 5K benefit thousands of homeless families and single adults, including the elderly and people suffering from mental illness, by providing much-needed food, clothing, access to healthcare, employment training, and long-term comprehensive addiction treatment programs.
You can get involved in the Trot for Hunger by:
- Registering and joining the event as part of the team "In Memory of Alex A. Haliasos" and running in person in Washington, DC, or virtually, wherever you may be on Thanksgiving morning
- Donating directly to the team on this page using a credit or debit card, or via PayPal.
If you have any questions about the Trot for Hunger, please email email@example.com. If you have any questions about meeting points prior to and/or after the event or connecting with people in R&R who are also participating, please connect with an IPE Branch member.
About Alex A. Haliasos
Alex A. Haliasos, Esq. was born July 18, 1977 to Constantine Haliasos MD and Amalia ( Lilly) Haliasos. He was the brother to Elena Haliasos MD and uncle to Remy Noualhac. He grew up on Long Island and attended Chaminade High School. He went on to receive his Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular and Cell Biology from Cornell University, a Master of Science Degree in Bioinformatics from Northwestern University and a JD from George Washington University.
Apart from his formal degrees, Alex had an insatiable thirst for knowledge and passed his Patent Bar exam prior to attending law school. He became a Quantitative Analyst with R, ARM Accredited Engineer and Microcontroller Engineer, completed coursework in Artificial Intelligence for Trading, obtained an FCC Wireless license as well as a Deep Learning Nanodegree on his own independent study . He practiced patent law in NYC prior to his employment as an attorney advisor at the IPR Branch at Customs and Border Protection.
He lived in the Mount Vernon district of Washington DC and was a student of Eastern Philosophies. He previously achieved a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and was a firm believer in Evidence Based Nutrition and Exercise Physiology.
His studies and employment carried him to many major American cities including NY, Boston, Washington D.C. and Chicago. Extreme kindness was Alex’s most memorable attribute. As he walked to work every day he would frequently encounter homeless people and would regularly empty his pockets to buy sandwiches for them. He was always thoughtful and sensitive to others’ feelings and situations. His passing on Christmas Eve from cancer will eternally serve as a reminder to all who knew him of the true gift that he was.
SOME (So Others Might Eat) has been serving neighbors in Washington, DC for more than 50 years. SOME began as a tiny soup kitchen and now provides meals each day, provides clothing, medical care, job training, affordable housing, programs for the elderly and other services that empower individuals to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty.
Learn more at www.some.org.