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Racing to End Hunger in LA County

Racing to End Hunger in LA County

For the first time, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is proud to be a charity partner in the Charity Half Marathon of the Los Angeles Marathon. The event occurred on Sunday, March 19, starting at Dodger Stadium and finishing in Century City. Participating runners were asked to fundraise $1,000 within their networks of colleagues, family and friends. There were 15 Team #WeFeedLA runners representing the Food Bank.

 

 

 

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The LA Marathon Nonprofit Partnership program allows nonprofits, such as the Food Bank, to leverage the Marathon to create more awareness about their respective missions and raise needed funds for each charity. 

Since 1992, the McCourt Foundation (TMF) has been working to improve the lives of patients and families impacted by health challenges within the neurology community and beyond. Watching their father live with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) for 42 years, the seven McCourt brothers felt compelled to help others within the MS community after experiencing firsthand the challenges of MS on the patient and their caregivers. 

To honor their father and to support their communities, the McCourt brothers organized a road race in 1992 – the inception of what has evolved into what we currently know as the LA Marathon. Their journey continued to grow as their mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and lived with the disease for ten years. 

While the McCourt brothers lost both parents to neurological diseases, they transformed their grief into building community support for families going through similar experiences – solidifying their philanthropic efforts as The McCourt Foundation (TMF). 

Even though TMF was founded upon and remains committed to raising awareness around Neurological Diseases to help support patients and their families struggling with Alzheimer’s, MS, ALS and Parkinson’s diseases, TMD has since broadened its horizons to advocate for other health-related causes such as food insecurity. 

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On behalf of the whole LA Regional Food Bank Team, our partner agency network of 600+ charities and the families we serve, we sincerely thank all participating Team #WeFeedLA Marathon runners who stepped up to help support the estimated two million food-insecure families and individuals in LA County. This generous and thoughtful fundraising effort comes when CalFresh emergency allotment expiration could exacerbate LA County food insecurity and as experts anticipate that inflation will linger on.”

 

 

 

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If you missed the marathon to participate, there is always time to join the fight against hunger. You can turn your passion, interests or talents into an online fundraiser that helps provide nutritious food for our food-insecure communities. The Food Bank encourages you to energize your family, friends and peers to help bridge the hunger gap when you join Team #WeFeedLA.

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