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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

ARC


ARC is a nonprofit orgranization dedicated to promote the welfare, protection, education, and advancement of individuals with developmental disabilities. Programs are designed to assess the ability and potential of each person; develop and implement a regimen id activities to help them achieve their full potential for mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual growth and development.

For more information or to join the ARC team, contact:
Corrine Botte | info@arcandadults.org | 818-762-4365

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:
Silas Taylor | silas.taylor@bbbsla.org

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

John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health


Named after beloved actor John Ritter, the John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health raises awareness of Thoracic Aortic Dissection and Aneurysm through research, education, and advocacy.

For more information or to join the John Ritter Foundation Team, contact: Jenn Vacirca | info@johnritterfoundation.org

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

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

KEEN LA


KEEN is a volunteer-led non-profit organization that provides one-to-one programs of fitness, fun and friendship 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 LA Team, contact:
Suzanne Phillipes l suzanneevents@gmail.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

Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles


Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles is a nonprofit law firm that provides free, high-quality legal services to more than 100,000 people living in poverty across Greater Los Angeles each year. LAFLA protects and advances the rights of the most underserved – leveling the playing field and ensuring that everyone can have access to the justice system.

For more information or to join the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles Team, contact:
Phong Wong | probono@lafla.org

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

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

South Central LAMP


South Central LAMP engages immigrant mothers and their children ages 0-5 in a comprehensive three-year curriculum that includes: Parenting Education, English as a Second Language, Early Childhood Education, Parent-Child Interactive Literacy Activities, and Family Advocacy. We also partner with local agencies to offer families support services, onsite health screenings, educational workshops and weekly food distribution.

To learn more or to join the South Central LAMP team, contact:
Nicole Burcham - Team Captain | nburcham@southcentrallamp.org

The Pablove Foundation


The Pablove Foundation is helping kids with cancer live a love-filled life today, and a cancer-free life tomorrow. We work to improve the lives of children with cancer through the arts and invest in underfunded, cutting-edge pediatric cancer research. We teach our Shutterbugs Photography Classes nationwide, and we fund groundbreaking cancer research across the globe! Join us in fighting cancer with love.

For more information or to join the Pablove Foundation team, contact:
Breeana Gumpert | breeana@pablove.org | 626-272-5827

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: Allie Mossler | allisonm@thepaintedturtle.org | 310-451-1353, ext. 112

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

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

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

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

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