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:
Andrea Mayorga l


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 | | 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 | | (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 | | 562-972-4539 

Featured Charities

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:
Kaliegh Malloy |

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: Kelly Manning | | 626-658-0560


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:
Armando Igari |

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 || (323) 240-4935

Empowering Leadership in Latina Athletes

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 |

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:

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 | | 818-339-1029

Neighborhood Nip Foundation Inc

The Neighborhood Nip Foundation honors the legacy of the late Nipsey Hussle by impacting the local Los Angeles community in a positive way. Nipsey was adamant and intentional about helping his community and we are doing that by providing opportunities for youngsters to pursue music.

For more information contact:
Nathan McCartney |

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:
Katie Joseph |

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 | | 661-877-7024


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 contact:
Suzanne Doss |

ALS Golden West Chapter

Run to cure ALS while raising funds for a mission that we can all get behind - developing effective prevention strategies, treatments, and cures for ALS. Funds raised will directly support ALS Golden West's efforts to support patient services, fund cutting-edge research projects, and support advocacy efforts to make treatments and care accessible and affordable for all ALS patients. Together, let's make a difference!

For more information or to join the ALS Golden West half marathon team, contact:
Nikki Kentor |

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 | | 323-293-6284

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 |

Bithiah's Family Services

Bithiah's Family Services is a compassionate non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families navigating the challenges of foster care. Bithiah's offers a range of services including visitations, support groups, free therapy, and essential supplies to ensure that families have the resources they need during these trying times. Bithiah's commitment extends to housing for transitional-age youth and providing a safe haven for pregnant women facing crisis situations. At Bithiah's Family Services, our mission is to empower families and individuals, ensuring that they receive the care and assistance required to build brighter futures.

For more information contact:
Lyndsey Wondoloski |

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 |

Boys & Girls Club of Los Angeles

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 | | 916-705-6865

California Rehabilitation Foundation

Our mission is to positively impact the lives of people with physical disabilities, especially the most vulnerable and underserved members of our community, through charitable giving. We provide financial assistance, support education and research, and invest in innovative technologies that help empower others to recover from a life-changing illness or injury.

For more information or to join the California Rehabilitation Foundation team, contact: Maneshka Cohen |

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 |

Celiac Disease Foundation

The Celiac Disease Foundation, established in 1990, is a leading global patient advocacy organization committed to accelerating diagnosis, treatments, and a cure for celiac disease. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of the millions of individuals around the world affected by this genetic autoimmune disease through our strategic investments in research, advocacy, and education. Our iCureCeliac® patient registry and extensive patient recruitment services enable us to identify qualified patient candidates and speed their enrollment to advance critical disease research. Our unparalleled advocacy program has led the way to secure federal recognition and first-ever research funding from agencies including the U.S. National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense. We adhere to the highest scientific and ethical standards as we work each day to promote understanding of celiac disease, empower our patient and provider community, and collaborate with partners and stakeholders to carry our mission forward. 

For more information, contact:
Janie Magill |

Chicago Area Runners Association

The founders of CARA emerged as the voice of a grassroots project that demanded high quality race standards, more opportunities for women to run and top-notch training programs. Since then, CARA has championed the running movement across Chicagoland, functioning as an organization dedicated to running advocacy, education, and accessibility. We are on a mission to make sure everyone in the Chicagoland area has equal access to the emotional and physical benefits of running.

For more information, contact:
Evan DeBock |

Claris Health

Claris Health's mission is to equip and care for individuals and their families before, during, and after pregnancy and sexual-health choices. Through this work, Claris will be able to create a standard of care where pregnancies are viewed as opportunities for people to experience greater connection, know their true value, and create bright futures.

For more information, contact:
Emily Keith |


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 | | 310-360-6100

debra of America

Every year, 200 children are born with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) in the United States. That’s in addition to the approximately 25,000 people already living with EB. While that sounds like a large number of people with the disease, it’s considered rare. Regardless of the numbers, it’s the immense burden of EB that drives the need for a high level of patient support, and why we call EB “the worst disease you’ve never heard of”. People with EB live with constant excruciating physical pain, which is a huge factor for the emotional distress this disease causes. Coping with EB also inflicts tremendous financial challenges to the individuals and families affected. Because the cost of doing nothing is too great” is an axiom that defines our mission and directs all of debra of America’s actions as an organization. debra of America's mission is to improve the quality of life for all people living with EB. To achieve this, we do two things in parallel: we provide free programs and services to the EB Community in the United States and fund the most innovative research directed at symptom relief and a systemic cure.

For more information, contact:
Jason Kelly |


DKMS is dedicated to the fight against blood cancers and blood disorders by creating awareness, recruiting bone marrow donors to provide a second chance at life, raising funds to match donor registration costs, and supporting the improvement of blood cancer therapies by our own research. We also support patients from day one of their diagnoses, providing family and friends with a positive way to get involved by organizing bone marrow and stem cell donor drives that can enhance the chances of finding a lifesaving match, rally community support, and provide hope.

For more information, contact:
Jodie Golab |

Erika's Lighthouse: A Beacon of Hope for Adolescent Depression

Erika’s Lighthouse promotes inclusive school cultures around mental health by empowering educators, students and families through education, awareness, stigma-reduction, good mental health, and help-seeking. We believe in equitable access. All our high-quality programs are funded by donors, so cost is not a barrier for schools.

For more information contact:
Meade Means |

Fast Feet Running and Athletics, Inc

Fast Feet is a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in 2018 with locations in New York, Los Angeles, Boston and Detroit. Recognizing the severe need for adaptive exercise and health equity programs for children and young adults with disabilities, our mission is to make athletics, nutrition and social skills development accessible and inclusive to all people. Every year, we work with over 800 children with physical or developmental disabilities and their families to deliver the following programs: - In-school and community adaptive running programs - Nutrition education workshops and virtual cooking classes for families - Social skills workshops for neurodiverse children and transitioning adults Through the sport of running, Fast Feet athletes realize their athletic potential, increase their personal fitness and push past limitations associated with developmental differences. For more information, contact:
Samantha Laserson |

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 |

Guardian Revival

Guardian Revival is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization focused on preventing veteran & first responder suicide. We have four core programs that aim to reduce the risk of suicide and improve mental health & wellbeing, all free to our Guardians.

For more information contact:
Sofia Southam |

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 | | (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 | | 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 |

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:
Suzane Gierasimczuk |

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:
Fatima Hameed |

Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue

Making a "pawsitive" and lasting impact on communities by rehabilitating souls and creating second chances using the power of the human/animal bond. Our Pawstive change program is a comprehensive student/inmate and canine training program to provide hope and opportunity to incarcerated people and dogs.

For more information contact:
Nicole Farren |


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 |

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:
Susan Dutra |


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: Liz Jackson |

National Brain Tumor Society

National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) unrelentingly invests in, mobilizes, and unites our community to discover a cure, deliver effective treatments, and advocate for patients and caregivers. Gray Nation Endurance is the official endurance program where individuals support the NBTS mission while putting meaning behind their miles for themselves, their loved ones, and for progress toward a cure for all brain tumors.

For more information or to join the NBTS Team, contact: Nikki Margeson |

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: Shannon Feeney |

Osborne Head and 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.

For more information contact:
Dave Dell |

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:
Kerry Quakenbush |

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

PanCAN’s mission is to take bold action to improve the lives of everyone impacted by pancreatic cancer by advancing scientific research, building community, sharing knowledge, and advocating for patients. For more than two decades, we’ve grown a nationwide movement tackling the disease from all angles.

For more information contact:
Brooke Caviglia |

Parkinson's Foundation

Parkinson’s Champions are racing toward a cure! Our Parkinson’s Champions athletes raise funds and awareness for the Parkinson’s Foundation while competing in some of the world’s most popular endurance events. Every step we take brings us closer to a future without Parkinson’s disease, because Parkinson’s isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon.

For more information contact:
Danielle McGee |

Peyton's Project

Peyton's Project raises awareness for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) by organizing events, fundraising activities, leveraging media, and advocating for research and experimental drug development. We provide financial support to research and treatment centers dedicated to those impacted by DMD. Furthermore, we strive to close the divide between essential medical equipment and what health insurance deems medically necessary. Our ultimate goal is to discover a cure.

For additional details or to become part of the Peyton's Project Team, please reach out to:
Ethan Marquez at, (661) 977-0128, or

Peyton’s Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Plutzik Goldwasser Family Foundation (Team Zara)

Zara's Center is an after-school safe haven for AIDS orphans and vulnerable children in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Zara's provides daily meals, academic enrichment, medical care, work training, recreation, and artistic development to over 125 children in Emganwini Township.

For more information contact:
Jessica Briggs |

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 | 

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 | | 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:
Christopher Martin |

Rise Against Hunger

Our mission is to grow a global movement to end hunger by empowering communities, nourishing lives, and responding to emergencies.

For more information contact:
Nick DiMare |

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:
Luke Farnell |

Still I Run

We’re a community of warriors determined to take control of our physical and mental health while also breaking the stigma surrounding people that live with a mental illness. Still I Run's mission is to promote the benefits of running for mental health and, through our collective stories, defeat the stigma around mental illness. Still I Run is the country’s only non-profit running community that promotes the benefits of running for mental health while defeating the stigma, raising awareness around the topic, and helping others get started running for their mental health. Through our various programs, we aim to educate others about running for mental health, raise mental health awareness, provide encouragement to others, and help people experiencing hardship get started in their running journey.

For more information or to join Team Still I Run, contact:
Patty Morse |

Strides in Recovery

Strides in Recovery is a nonprofit organization which helps newly sober individuals grow physically, emotionally and mentally stronger so they can do their best at the hard work of recovery. We achieve these results by coaching people in Los Angeles County addiction treatment programs to complete events ranging from 5Ks to full marathons.

For more information contact:
Jenna Campbell |

Susan G. Komen

OUR VISION: A world without breast cancer.

OUR MISSION: Save lives by meeting the most critical needs of our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.

Susan G. Komen is the ONLY organization that addresses breast cancer on multiple fronts such as research, community health, global outreach and public policy initiatives in order to make the biggest impact against this disease.

For more information or to join the Susan G. Komen team, contact: Yolanda Van Dyke |

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:
Vickie Katz |

Thai Community Development Center

The mission of the Thai Community Development Center (Thai CDC) is “to advance the social and economic well-being of low and moderate income individuals in the greater Los Angeles area through a broad and comprehensive community development strategy including human rights advocacy, affordable housing, access to healthcare, promotion of small businesses, neighborhood empowerment, and social enterprises.”

For more information contact:
Chanchanit Martorell |

The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD)

The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life of people affected by frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) and drive research to a cure. FTD refers to a group of brain disorders caused by degeneration of the frontal and/or temporal lobes of the brain, which causes changes to one’s personality, language, behavior and/or movement.

For more information or to join Team AFTD, contact: Bridget Graham | | 2677588649

The Beacon House Association of San Pedro

We believe that recovery is possible for everyone and that everyone deserves the opportunity to receive the necessary support and resources to achieve it. Through our comprehensive treatment program, we aim to provide men with the tools and skills they need to overcome addiction and lead fulfilling lives.

For more information contact:
Archie Hoggan |

The Million Mile Project

Our mission is to walk with each individual struggling with addiction/substance use disorder the million mile journey ahead. We partner with long term treatment programs around the country, scholarshipping individuals into a treatment program, then mentor them as they begin the uphill journey of getting back on their feet.

For more information contact:
Lauren Cashatt |

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:
Biancsa Gonzalez | | 323-952-2860

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:
Sue Mathews |

The Pug Queen Foundation

The Pug Queen Foundation is an organization dedicated to the mission of rescuing pugs in need. 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 contact:
Izabella Lowtrip |

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 | | (321) 499-3901

Tunnel to Towers Foundation

Since 9/11, we have been helping America’s heroes by providing mortgage-free homes to Gold Star and fallen first responder families with young children and by building specially-adapted smart homes for catastrophically injured veterans and first responders. We are also committed to eradicating veteran homelessness and helping America to Never Forget September 11, 2001.

For more information contact:
Matthew Memoli |

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 | | 310-206-0675

United Way of Greater Los Angeles

We can accomplish more together than alone. That’s why for 100 years, generations have trusted United Way of Greater Los Angeles to help navigate natural disasters, economic hardships, housing stability, and so much more. We’re a guide neighbors turn to for giving-and receiving-help.

Our work is centered on people struggling to find support in the short term and prosperity in the long term, so that each person is able to feel a deep sense of belonging in their community of choice, with the resources to live, work, and thrive together.

For more information or to join Team UWGLA, contact:
John Pang | | 213.808-6248

Our organization's mission is to build a community of giving and receiving that helps cancer thrivers and supporters live their best lives.

For more information contact:
Gillian Wallengren |