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

5K Partners

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

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

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles


Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is incredible potential. As largest 1-1 mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 5 through young adulthood in the LA community. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

For more information or to join the Big Brothers Big Sister team, contact:
Daniel Rodriguez | daniel.rodriguez@bbbsla.org | 213-213-2420

CASA of Los Angeles


CASA of Los Angeles provides one-on-one advocacy for children in Los Angeles County’s child welfare system who have experienced abuse, neglect or abandonment. CASA/LA’s vision is a Los Angeles in which every child in the child welfare system has an advocate and the opportunity to thrive. To learn more about CASA/LA please visit www.casala.org.

For more information or to join the CASA of Los Angeles team, contact:
Kim Stauffer | kstauffer@casala.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 CEF 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 Connecting to Cure team, contact:
Dana Zatulove | dana@connectingtocure.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

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

Kitten Rescue


Kitten Rescue is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization devoted to finding loving homes for homeless cats and kittens. We rescue animals from the streets of Los Angeles and from City Shelter euthanasia. Since 1997, Kitten Rescue has found loving homes for over 18,000 animals, while thousands more have been helped through our volunteer-fueled education and outreach programs.

For more information or to join the Kitten Rescue Team, contact:
Sandra Harrison | lamarathon@kittenrescue.org | 818-339-1029

Mission1Race


We believe "We Are Uniquely The Same" & invite all ages, genders, ethnicities, cultures, disabilities, physical abilities and health & fitness levels to journey together toward communal health & oneness. M1R seeks to cultivate eclectic communities through events & experiences, education, social engagements & resources for individuals & institutions to empower justice. Let's abolish inequality and celebrate individuality!

For more information or to join the M1R Team, contact:
Richard "RichRel" Reliford | Richard.reliford@mission1race.org

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

Osborne Head & Neck Foundation


OHNF provides life-saving head and neck surgical care for those in need here in LA and abroad. Events like this fund an annual Medical Aid Mission to developing countries such as Ethiopia, India and Peru, provide travel grants for those who can’t afford to reach expert surgical care, and educational programs for high school students who want to become the Foundation's future caring surgeons. Run with us and change a life!

For more information or to join the Osborne Head & Neck Foundation team, contact:
Dave Dell | davedelljr@gmail.com

Junior League of Los Angeles


The Junior League of Los Angeles is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

For more information or to join the JLLA team, contact:
Jacqueline Hinton, JLLA Digital Fundraising Chair | 310.600.4082
Cole Miller, JLLA Development Chair | 703.344.6601

Parkinson's Community Los Angeles


The mission of Parkinson’s Community Los Angeles (PCLA) is to improve quality of life for people living with Parkinson’s by connecting individuals and families to the information, support, programs, and activities they need to enhance wellness and live an active, engaged life. PCLA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

For more information or to join the Parkinson's Community Los Angeles Team, contact:
Sarah King | sarah@pcla.org

Public Counsel


Public Counsel is the nation’s largest provider of pro bono legal services, delivering justice, hope and opportunity to communities throughout the United States. We work to provide critical, one-on-one legal help to children, veterans, refugees and families struggling with poverty. Together we are building a stronger nation.

To learn more or to join the Public Counsel team, contact:
Erin Farrell - Team Captain | efarrell@publiccounsel.org | 213-637-3841

PUENTE Learning Center


Since 1985, PUENTE has empowered over 120,000 individuals in Boyle Heights, East Los Angeles, and beyond to realize their achievement goals by accessing our high-quality educational resources. Our comprehensive educational and wrap-around services for children, youth, and adults, includes Preschool, Charter Elementary School, Afterschool and Summer Camp Enrichment, College and Career Program, and Adult Education.

For more information or to join the PUENTE Learning Center Team, contact:
Deisi Gonzalez | Deisi@puente.org

Unification of Disabled Latin Americans


For many years UDLA has utilized sports as a tool of rehabilitation for disabled individuals. We promote disabled athletes to participate in the LA Marathon and to practice wheelchair basketball.

For more information or to join the UDLA team, please contact:
Marisol Leal - Team Captain | udla@sbcglobal.net | 213-388-8352

Westside German Shepherd Rescue


Westside German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles is a non profit 501(c)3, no kill rescue committed to saving all types of German Shepherd Dogs from high kill shelters and adopting them to loving, qualified homes.

For more information or to join the Westside German Shepherd Rescue team, contact:
Carla Reisenaur - Team Captain | carla@runforwestside.com | 818-681-3174

Valley Village


Now in its 50th year, Valley Village is a nonprofit serving people with developmental and intellectual challenges through three day programs and eighteen residential group homes. Valley Village's staff and programs serve 400 women and men, helping them live independently as possible. Valley Village's mission is to protect, foster, develop, and advance the rights and interests of people with developmental disabilities.

For more information or to join the Valley Village team, contact:
Matthew Swearman | matthew@vvc.org | 818-587-9450

The Pug Queen Foundation


The Pug Queen Foundation is an organization dedicated to the mission of rescuing pugs in need. The mission is carried out in California, Mexico, China and any part of the universe where there is a pug that needs help. Pugs are rescued from neglect, puppy mills, outdoor living conditions that are exposed to intense summer sun and freezing winter cold. All pugs receive medical care and are placed in loving adoptive homes.

For more information or to join The Pug Queen Foundation team, contact:
Izabella Lowtrip | thepugqueen@yahoo.com

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