Run for Team TMF

Team TMF


TMF is an organization that empowers individuals and nonprofits to build a healthier world by creating impact through research, education and partnerships.
Research: TMF provides direct financial support for innovative neurology research led by world-renowned physicians at Mass General Hospital, Brigham & Women's Hospital and Cedars-Sinai.
Education: The foundation offers free educational forums for patients and caregivers affected by neurological diseases, including MS, ALS and Alzheimer's.
Partnerships: The TMF Nonprofit Partnership Program enables health-focused non-profits and individuals to leverage TMF events for their own fundraising and deliver greater impact.

For more information or to join Team TMF, contact:
Melissa Christian l melissa@mccourtfoundation.org l 213-542-3003

PREMIER CHARITIES

Angel City Pit Bulls


Angel City Pit Bulls is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a better future for pit bulls through education, public advocacy, adoptions, and owner support.

For more information or to join the Angel City Pit Bulls Team, contact:
Tracy Lopez - Team Captain | lamarathon@angelcitypits.org | 818-497-0749

Students Run LA


Students Runs LA (SRLA) is celebrating our 32nd Season! Each year, SRLA creates a safe, supportive community at 185 public schools across Greater Los Angeles from communities hit hardest by the COVID-19 health crisis, welcoming more than 3,250 students of all backgrounds and abilities to train alongside their volunteer teachers to complete the Los Angeles Marathon. Through this life-changing experience, students discover their best selves and learn how to make plans for the future. Help keep students running through the pandemic and train beside them at virtual events all season long.

For more information or to join the SRLA Team, contact:
Cassidy Smith | cassidy@srla.org | (818)654-3360

Team World Vision


Team World Vision is a community of people running for clean water and fullness of life for children and families around the world. $50 provides life-changing clean water to children in need. World Vision is the largest non-governmental provider of clean water in the World. Last year we reached over 4.6 million new people with clean water.

For more information or to join Team World Vision, contact:
Kailey VanderBaan | kvanderbaan@worldvision.org | 562-972-4539 

Featured Charities

Alzheimer's Association


The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

For more information or to join the Alzheimer's Association Team, contact:
Rachel Schall | rkschall@alz.org

American Cancer Society / Team DetermiNation


The American Cancer Society DetermiNation program will help you achieve your personal race goals and change the course of cancer forever. The American Cancer Society will help you finish your upcoming race and together we can achieve a world free from the pain and suffering of cancer.

For more information or to join the American Cancer Society Team, contact:
Kelsey Davis |Kelsey.davis@cancer.org 805-644-4237

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention


AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. We engage in the following core strategies:
• Funding scientific research
• Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention
• Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention
• Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide in our mission

For more information or to join the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Team, contact: Matt Magana | mmagana.afsp@gmail.com

Beit T'SHUVAH


The Running 4 Recovery team supports the residents at Beit T’Shuvah who are suffering from the disease of addiction and working hard every day to turn their lives around. The fact is 90% of our residents are on scholarship and we remain -- for over three decades -- committed to our mission to help all who suffer from addiction regardless of their ability to pay. When you join our team, you can be the difference in saving someone’s life.

For more information or to join the The Running 4 Recovery Team, contact:
Sarah Jacobs SJacobs@beittshuvah.org

Children's Hospital Los Angeles


The mission of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is to create hope and build healthier futures for the children and families we serve. CHLA relies on the generosity of our community philanthropists to support compassionate patient care, leading-edge education of the next generation of caregivers, and innovative research efforts that impact children at our hospital and around the world.

For more information or to join the Children's Hospital Los Angeles Team contact:
Michael Sandler | msandler@chla.usc.edu| (323) 240-4935

Justin Turner Foundation


In 2016, Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner and his wife Kourtney founded the Justin Turner Foundation whose mission is to support homeless veterans, children and their families battling life-altering illnesses and diseases and assist various youth baseball organizations. The Turners proudly utilize their platform given through Major League Baseball to uplift the lives of those in need. They are active supporters of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, UCLA Mattel, The Los Angeles Dream Center and are board members of Operation Mend.

For more information or to join the Justin Turner Foundation Team, contact:
info@justinturnerfoundation.com

Students Off And Running (SOAR)


Support a life changing tradition of proven excellence! For more than a decade, Students Off And Running (SOAR) has provided a fully supported, no cost LA Marathon training experience to hundreds of kids in need living in the Santa Clarita Valley, reporting an astounding 100% marathon completion rate since their first students took to the streets of LA in 2007! Thank you for your generous contribution!

For more information or to join the Students Off And Running Team, contact:
Kevin Sarkissian | kjsarkissian@yahoo.com | 661-877-7024

PARTICIPATING CHARITIES

ALS Golden West Chapter


Run to Defeat ALS while raising funds that directly support the Golden West Chapter's efforts to find effective treatments and cures for ALS. Test your strength. Push your limits. Grab your friends and join us for this opportunity to be a part of Team Challenge ALS as we challenge ALS at the highest level.

For more information or to join the ALS Golden West Chapter’s team, contact:
Gillian Wallengren | gwallengren@alsagoldenwest.org

Asian American Drug Abuse Program, Inc. (AADAP)


Team AMP (AADAP Marathon Program) is the official endurance event training team for AADAP. This is Team AMP’s seventh season as an Official Charity with the Los Angeles Marathon.Over 200 individuals have participated with Team AMP in the last 7 years, all together raising over $200,000 to support AADAP’s programs and mission to “Change Lives and Save Families”.

For more information or to join Team AMP, contact:
Paulina Hong | phong@aadapinc.org | 323-293-6284

Beit T'Shuvah


The Running 4 Recovery team supports the residents at Beit T’Shuvah who are suffering from the disease of addiction and working hard every day to turn their lives around. The fact is 90% of our residents are on scholarship and we remain -- for over three decades -- committed to our mission to help all who suffer from addiction regardless of their ability to pay. When you join our team, you can be the difference in saving someone’s life.

For more information or to join the The Running 4 Recovery Team, contact:
Andrea Ocampo aocampo@beittshuvah.org

Be The Match


For the thousands of people diagnosed every year with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, a cure exists. Over the past 30 years Be The Match ® , operated by the National Marrow Donor Program ® (NMDP), has managed the most diverse marrow registry in the world. We work every day to save lives through transplant.

For more information or to join the Be The Match team, contact:
Angie Larson | alarson2@nmdp.org

BlacklistLA Run Organization Inc


BlacklistLA Run Organization aims to connect people through community, art, & running. Since 2015, we have developed a training program specifically for the LA Marathon, taking runners of all levels from start to finish. The program has since become the flagship offering of our organization. Building a healthier world has been at the core of what we do through our love for running, community, and the City of Los Angeles.

For more information or to join the BlacklistLA Run Organization Team, contact:
Erik | info@blacklistla.city

Camp Kesem


Kesem is committed to creating a world where every child who has a parent with a cancer diagnosis or has lost a parent to cancer is never alone. We support these children through and beyond their parent’s cancer with free, fun-filled creative programs and a lasting community.

For more information or to join the Camp Kesem team, contact:
Bree Turner | bree@kesem.org

Catholic Education Foundation


The Catholic Education Foundation (CEF) was founded 35 years ago by Cardinal Roger Mahoney to provide financial assistance to children attending Catholic elementary and high schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. CEF students come from the neediest families in three counties of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles -- Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara. CEF’s tuition awards help give children the opportunity to access a Catholic school and receive a quality, values-based education.

Catholic Education Foundation’s main purpose at the LA Marathon is to empower and drive ambassadors to educate, fundraise and spread awareness of the importance of Catholic education.

For more information or to join the Catholic Education Foundation Team, contact:
Juan B. Munoz Jr | jbmunoz@cefdn.org

CONCERN FOUNDATION FOR CANCER RESEARCH


Concern Foundation for Cancer Research's mission is to conquer cancer by providing essential salary support funds in the early yet critical stages of discovery and the understanding of cancer. With 90-95% of net proceeds going directly to research, Concern has raised more than $60 million dollars and funded 750 cancer research scientists studying cancer.

For more information or to join the Concern Foundation Team, contact:

Wendy Ohye | wendy@concernfoundation.org | 310-360-6100

Connecting to Cure Crohn's and Colitis


Connecting to Cure Crohn's and Colitis unites the IBD community to promote public awareness about Crohn’s and colitis, to fund research for new treatments and cures, and to support patients and their families living with these chronic illnesses.

For more information or to join the Connection to Cure Crohn's and Colitis team, contact:
Stacy Dylan | stacy@connectingtocure.org | (310) 991-8593

Empowering Leadership in Latina Athletes (ELLA)


Empowering Leadership in Latina Athletes (ELLA) is a non-profit organization that works to support the leadership development of young Latina and diverse female athletes to become leaders of tomorrow through sports and academic excellence. ELLA uplifts women athletes by providing pathways towards higher education, training, mentorship, and advocacy in the sports community.

For more information or to join the ELLA Team, contact:
Patty Godoy | Patty@ellasportsfoundation.org

Glioblastoma Foundation


The mission of the Glioblastoma Foundation is to transform the standard of care for glioblastoma by funding new drugs and other innovative therapies that work for all glioblastoma patients. The Glioblastoma Foundation funds research to advance new, more effective therapies for glioblastoma, provides support to patients and families impacted by glioblastoma, and raises awareness of this rare and terminal stage 4 brain cancer. Each year, glioblastoma takes the lives of over 15,000 Americans. The Glioblastoma Foundation supports the development of targeted therapies for glioblastoma that will work for all patients. Because each glioblastoma tumor is different, it is likely that no one treatment will work for all patients and any effective treatments will need to be targeted. The Glioblastoma Foundation is dedicated to funding the development of effective, targeted therapies for Glioblastoma that work for all patients. We need your support for our efforts to transform glioblastoma from the deadliest of tumors to a disease that is manageable and chronic, with effective treatments that not only prolong patient lives, but also quality of life.

For more information, contact:
Gita Kwatra | info@glioblastomafoundation.org

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles


Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. As the top nonprofit homebuilder in the greater Los Angeles area, Habitat LA has partnered with volunteers, donors and Habitat homeowners to build and repair more than 1,300 homes locally and worldwide since 1990, to help families achieve the stability and self-reliance they need to build a better future.

For more information or to join the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles Team, contact:
Marina Garcia | mgarcia@habitatla.org | (310) 818-5230

Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research


The Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research is focused on finding a cure for pancreatic cancer, and empowering the patients and families whose lives are touched by this disease. Founded in 1997, the foundation funds groundbreaking scientific research, provides patient education and support, and sustains hope that this cancer will be eradicated once and for all.

For more information or to join the Hirshberg team:
Martin Fung | martin@pancreatic.org | 310-473-5121

K9 Youth Alliance


K9 Youth Alliance is a grassroots nonprofit that enriches the lives of young people while they help prepare abandoned dogs for permanent homes. Our programs aim to empower young people by showing them just how much they have to give to some of our community's most vulnerable members, abandoned shelter dogs. The shelter dogs in our programs receive much-needed socialization and training and learn it's safe to trust again.

For More Information or to join the K9 Youth Alliance Team, contact:
Minta Mullins | mintafair@mac.com

Little Light International, INC


Little Light International is a 501(C)(3) that empowers the next generation through education. Our goal is to increase access to education by partnering with local and global initiatives and schools, nonprofits, and programs that equip, empower and provide opportunities for youth to become leaders and agents of change - including mentorship, extracurricular programs, aims for higher education, and more.

For more information or to join the Little Light International Team, contact:
Jaimie M Park | jaimiepark@littlelightinternational.org

Lymphoma Research Foundation


The Lymphoma Research Foundation's (LRF) mission is to eradicate lymphoma and serve those impacted by this blood cancer. LRF funds research with the greatest ability to impact lives and empowers patients and their loved ones to be their best health advocates.

For more information or to join the Lymphoma Research Foundation Team, contact:
Soo Karber | teamlrf@lymphoma.org

Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club


Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club provides a safe place for youth during the hours when they are most vulnerable to gang recruitment, violence and other negative influences. Offering academics, sports, art & dance, science & engineering classes, swimming ,mentoring and more, the Club provides high quality enrichment and educational activities for underserved youth. RUN-4-KIDS, RUN-4-THE-CLUB!

For more information or to join the Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club, contact:
Brian Lambert | BrianLambert4@gmail.com | 916-705-6865

NAMI


National Alliance on Mental Illness, Greater Los Angeles County (NAMI GLAC) is the leading countywide organization that promotes wellness, recovery, equality, and dignity for individuals and families affected by mental illness and the community at large. We provide leadership in advocacy, education, support, and public awareness throughout Los Angeles County.

For more information or to join Team NAMI, contact:
Davi Weber | dweber@namiglac.org

National Multiple Sclerosis Society


The National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to cure MS while empowering people affected by MS to live their best lives. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disorder of the central nervous system that causes the destruction of the insulation (myelin sheath) surrounding the nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord as well as the nerve fibers themselves. With nearly one million people effected by MS in the United States, the Society is dedicated to ending the devastating effects of MS by advancing the cure, prevention and treatment of multiple sclerosis and by improving the lives of affected individuals. To reach a world free of MS it will take all of us—our time, our energy, our resources. By joining our team, together we can achieve a world free of MS.

For more information or to join the National MS Society Team, contact: Heather Smith | heather.smith@nmss.org | (831) 595-5554

North Valley Caring Services


North Valley Caring Services' (NVCS) mission is to empower neighborhood residents to build a vision of their community’s future and actively engage in solving local problem. Annually, NVCS offers educational and supportive programs to 2,300 families and 1,400 homeless individuals.

For more information or to join the North Valley Caring Services' Team, contact:
Ric Wilson | ricwilson@mac.com

OutRight Action International


OutRight Action International fights for human rights for LGBTIQ people everywhere. OutRight works at the international, regional and national levels to research, document, defend, and advance human rights for LGBTIQ people around the world.

For more information or to join the OutRight Action International team, contact:
Cäcille Ealy | cealy@outrightinternational.org | (212) 430-6057

Peyton's Project


Peyton's Project creates Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) awareness through events, fundraisers, media, and advocating for research and experimental drugs. We financially support research and treatment centers for those affected by DMD. Lastly, we help bridge the gap between needed medical devices and what heath insurance believes is medically necessary. We ultimately want to find a cure.

For more information or to join the Peyton's Project team, contact:
Ethan Marquez |PeytonsProjectDMD@gmail.com | (661) 402-1996

Race 4 Veronika's Place


Race 4 Veronika's Place supports a food pantry in Dandora, Kenya. We are parishioners at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica. Each year, our parish travels to Kenya to visit this community. If you are looking for a unique experience and feed the poor, visit a community on the other side of the globe, visit our website and learn more about our ministry.

To learn more or to join the Race 4 Veronika's Place team, contact:
Anna Rodrigues - Team Captain | race4veronikasplace@gmail.com | 310-908-7511

Reading To Kids


We are Running for Reading to Kids, a grassroots organization dedicated to inspiring underserved children with a love of reading, thereby enriching their lives and opportunities for success. To this end, Reading to Kids gathers on average 589 children and 306 volunteers at reading clubs on the second Saturday of every month at eight Los Angeles elementary schools.

For more information or to join the Running for Reading to Kids team, contact:
Charlie Orchard | marathon@readingtokids.org

Teen Cancer America


Our mission is to improve the experience, outcomes and survival of teens and young adults with cancer by providing facilities and programs designed especially for them in hospitals throughout the USA.

For more information or to join the Teen Cancer America Team, contact:
Michelle Meyer | admin@teencanceramerica.org | 310-208-0400

The Painted Turtle


The mission of The Painted Turtle is to provide a year-round, authentic camp experience for children with serious medical conditions. The Painted Turtle supports children's medical needs, inspires them to reach beyond their illnesses, and provides care, education and respite for their families. All campers and families attend completely free of charge.

For more information or to join The Painted Turtle team, contact:
Sam Wazorko | samw@thepaintedturtle.org | 310-451-1353, ext. 107

To Write Love on Her Arms


To Write Love on Her Arms is a nonprofit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and invest directly into treatment and recovery.

For more information or to join To Write Love on Her Arms team, contact:
Amber Gardner | amber@twloha.com | (321) 499-3901

UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation


The UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation raises funds for vital cancer research at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC). Since 2014, the FDA has approved 13 therapies that were developed through research conducted in UCLA labs. The JCCC has over 500 scientists and physicians providing state-of-the-art cancer care, and conducting over 400 active clinical trials.

For more information, contact:
RJ DiCamillo, Special Events Manager | rdicamillo@mednet.ucla.edu | 310-206-0675

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