2019 LA Marathon - Team Concern

CONCERN FOUNDATION

Join Concern Foundation’s Team Concern for the 2019 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon and BIG 5K for the 10th year in a row!  Let’s Conquer Cancer one mile at a time!

DATES & REGISTRATION FEES

LA Marathon – Sunday, March 24, 2019
Marathon: $170 entry fee (plus $1,000 fundraising commitment)
Charity Challenge: $135 entry fee (plus $1,000 fundraising commitment)
  • New this year! All Charity Challenge participants will start at Mile 13 (Sunset Blvd. and Orange Grove Ave.) and finish at the SEA.
LA BIG 5K – Saturday, March 23, 2019
$40 entry fee (plus $350 fundraising commitment)

WHAT DO TEAM CONCERN RUNNERS/WALKERS RECEIVE?
  • Personal fundraising page to track progress and share with friends, family and colleagues
  • Two tickets to Concern’s Block Party when you raise $1,000
  •  Benefits of participating with a team: support, resources & encouragement
  • Tips and resources to help you train and fund raise
  • Race day swag that includes running tech t-shirt and hat
  • Pre-race Team Concern pasta dinner
TO REGISTER FOR THE LA MARATHON WITH TEAM CONCERN

1.  Click on the “Run With Team Concern” button to sign up with Team Concern
2. Complete the Fundraising Commitment form and email to wendy@concernfoundation.org
3. Create your fundraising page with everydayhero.
4. Start fundraising and training for the 2019 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon! 
 

WHO IS PART OF TEAM CONCERN?

This year we are teaming up with Beauty Bus Foundation and the Kevin Cordasco Foundation: Something Yellow to grow Team Concern and help make this the most successful marathon year yet.
  
Beauty Bus Foundation delivers dignity, hope and respite to chronically or terminally ill individuals and their caregivers through beauty and grooming services and pampering products.
 
The Kevin Cordasco Foundation: Something Yellow is committed to raising awareness and funds to support childhood cancers and was inspired by Kevin Cordasco, a courageous young man who battled neuroblastoma for seven years before he passed away at the age of 16.
 
Money raised by Team Concern will benefit Beauty Bus Foundation and a portion will also be directed toward cancer immunology research, a critical area of study that holds the key to conquering cancer.
 
WHY RUN WITH TEAM CONCERN?

The numbers are staggering. Cancer is now the world’s leading cause of mortality, taking over 8 million lives annually, and that number continues to rise.

Concern Foundation combats this epidemic by funding innovative cancer research worldwide. The Kevin Cordasco Something Yellow Foundation, Beauty Bus and Concern Foundation were recently invited to visit a research lab at USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and met Troy McEachron, PhD, who is an assistant professor of research in the Department of Translational Genomics at Keck Medicine of USC.
 
With support from a Concern and Beauty Bus grant from monies raised from the 2017 and 2018 LA Marathon and 5K, Dr. McEachron was able to focus his research on two areas within adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer: 1) the utilization of cutting-edge approaches to better define the molecular characteristics of sarcomas to enable more precise treatment strategies, and 2) the use of DNA and RNA sequencing technologies to identify and investigate the developmental and therapeutic aspects of sarcomas that predominantly arise in the pediatric and AYA populations.


Join Team Concern today, and together we will be one step closer to our goal of conquering cancer!
 
For questions, please contact Wendy at wendy@concernfoundation.org or 310.360.6100. Specific event details on the 2019 Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon & LA BIG 5K can be found HERE.