NEW BASIN BLUES HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY SHOE FUND (2000 TO PRESENT)
A 501c3 charity we co-founded with the New Basin Blues Running Club. A portion of the proceeds from the races are donated to the fund to buy shoes & gear for deserving local high school cross-country runners so they can compete to the best of their abilities! This is a "give back" program and you will see these high school kids volunteering at all our races! We hope you will make a donation to the program.
WESTSIDE GERMAN SHEPHERS RESCUE OF LOS ANGELES
Westside German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles is a non-profit, 501c3, no-kill rescue committed to saving all types of German Shepherd Dogs from high kill shelters and adopting them to loving, qualified homes.
LEAVE NO PAWS BEHIND (Los Angeles, CA)
Leave No Paws Behind is the voice for those who cannot speak. We are an all breed, all foster based rescue, specializing in seniors, End of Life, and animals with special medical needs. When possible we step up to help save the lives of those that are in most danger of being left behind to die on a cold shelter floor.
GARDEN OF ANGELS (Los Angeles, CA) In loving memory of my granddaughter Mia Noelle Shura - Moore
In 1996, a very loving woman named Debi Faris established the Garden of Angels to provide dignified burials for abandoned and discarded babies. To date 65 babies have been laid to rest in the Garden of Angels. These ceremonies are attended by hundreds of people, police officers, fire fighters, etc., who openly weep for these lost baby souls. Please visit the website -- it is quite a moving gift of love to these innocent angels who never had a chance in life.
PARA LOS NINOS (Los Angeles, CA)
Para Los Niños, founded in 1980, is a non-profit family service agency designed to raise at-risk children out of poverty and into brighter futures through positive educational opportunities and support involving families and communities. The agency serves more than 3,500 families each year and more than 1,300 children, ranging from 6 weeks to 18 years old, each weekday. Programs and services are located at 15 sites in Pico-Union, Central, East, West, and South Central Los Angeles, and Ontario.
THE BAUTISTA FOSTER FAMILY (2003)
Race proceeds were donated to benefit foster children from Bienvenidos FFA, McKinley Children's Home, David & Margaret FAA. In 2003 we sent 22 foster children to Disneyland for the day, meals included!
LEONOR REYES GUERRERO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND (2004)
National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies. In memory of Leonor, wife of Jesus Guerrera. Lenor was herself a marathoner and dedicated race volunteer. We will all miss her delicious breakfast burritos on race morning.
THE WAY TO HAPPINESS FOUNDATION INTERNATIONAL
John Radich runs to raise the funds to get The Way of Happiness to young people to carry out anti-bullying campaigns as well as complementing mentoring programs and youth programs in inner cities.