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

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) 361-1744

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

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

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

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 working hard every day to turn their lives around. For three decades, Beit T’Shuvah’s unique approach to recovery has been helping people struggling with addiction to rebuild their lives. We have provided treatment to thousands of addicts and their families, most of which cannot afford 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: Jillian Coventry | jcoventry@beittshuvah.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

City of Hope


City of Hope is one of only 49 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers nationwide and is an independent biomedical, research, treatment and educational institution. Hope Sweat & Cures is City of Hope's fitness and fundraising campaign that raises funds for City of Hope research and treatment programs through endurance events. Please contact hopesweatcures@coh.org for additional information.

For more information or to join the City of Hope Team, contact:
Lindsay Kepner | lkepner@coh.org

Gary Sinise Foundation


The Gary Sinise Foundation serves and honors our nation's defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need. We do this by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities. We do this through four established programs that seek to address our defenders’ complex and ever-changing needs before, during, and after the battle.

For more information or to join the The Gary Sinise Foundation Team, contact:
Hannah Luppino | lamarathon@garysinisefoundation.org

Girls on the Run of Los Angeles


Girls on the Run of Los Angeles (GOTRLA) provides safe, after-school mentoring for girls in 3rd to 8th grades to learn skills and habits that support physical, mental and emotional growth, including training to run a 5K. Impact is achieved using a nationally tested curricula adapted to meet the needs of Los Angeles County. GOTRLA serves girls from diverse communities with an emphasis on economically disadvantaged areas.

For more information or to join the Girls on the Run of Los Angeles Team, contact:
Molly Snow | molly@gotrla.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

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

KEEN USA


KEEN is a volunteer-led non-profit organization that provides one-to-one programs of fitness, fun and frienship for children and young adults with cognitive and physical disabilities at no cost to their families or caregivers. We accept every child and celebrate each childs unique and beautiful ability!

For more information or to join the KEEN USA Team, contact:
Kate Hurson | katehurson@keenusa.org

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:
Sara du Bouchet | sara@k9youthalliance.org | 646-342-9167

Keep a Child Alive


Co-funded by Alicia Keys, KCA has been on the forefront of the global AIDS crisis for the last 15 years and is dedicated to working towards an AIDS-free generation by combating the physical, social and economic impacts of HIV and AIDS. KCA collaborates with local partners in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, South Africa, and India to address the most pressing needs faced by vulnerable people and their families affected by HIV/AIDS.

For More Information or to join the Keep a Child Alive Team, contact:
Victoire Cleren | victoire@keepachildalive.org | 646-975-5559

MBA Challenge for Charity (C4C)


Challenge for Charity (C4C) is the largest student-run charitable organization at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. The mission of the organization is to instill in Anderson MBAs a lifelong commitment to community involvement and social responsibility. C4C engages the MBA student body to improve our Los Angeles community by volunteering and raising funds around three core areas:
-Empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities through sports with Special Olympics
-Fostering business skills in children and teens with Junior Achievement
-Advocating for youth development and promoting policies to dismantle the juvenile justice system with LAYUP.

For more information or to join the MBA Challenge for Charity Team, contact:
Jodi Christensen | jodi.christensen.2022@anderson.ucla.edu

My Friend's Place


For more than 30 years, My Friend’s Place has been assisting and inspiring homeless youth in Los Angeles to build self-sufficient lives. My Friend’s Place supports more than 1,400 homeless youth between the ages of 12 and 25, and their children, each year, helping our homeless young people to move toward wellness, stability and self-sufficiency.

For more information or to join the My Friend's Place team, contact:
Dan Meyer | dmeyer@myfriendsplace.org | 415-666-6765

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

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

Organization for Autism Research


The Organization for Autism Research is the only autism charity that focuses solely on applied research. Funds raised directly support research and programs that help parents, families, and educators in the autism community on a daily basis. Join the RUN FOR AUTISM - LA Team for the Los Angeles Marathon!

For more information or to join the Organization for Autism Research team, contact:
Sean Flynn | run@researchautism.org | 703-243-8020

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

Special Olympics Southern California


Special Olympics Southern California provides seasonal sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

For more information or to join the Special Olympics Southern California Team, contact:
Amber Lasher | alasher@sosc.org

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.

For more information or to join the St. Jude Team, contact:
Jael Muller | Jael.Muller@alsac.stjude.org | 213-248-8404

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

Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firefighter’s Fund


The Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firefighter’s Fund, founded more than 113-years ago, is non-profit charity dedicated to helping the families of firefighters injured or killed in the line of duty or facing other crisis.

For more information or to join the L.A. Fire Team, contact:
L.A. Fire Team Liaison | marketing@wodff.org | 323-259-5216

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