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Official Charity Highlight: Featured Charities — Kitten Rescue & Fulfillment Fund

Take a closer look at one of the ASICS LA Marathon’s Official Charities!
Featured Charity: Kitten Rescue
Featured Charity: Fulfillment Fund

Kitten RescueHelp Kitten Rescue save homeless animals!

Kitten Rescue is a volunteer run, no-kill animal rescue organization whose mission is to advocate for abandoned cats of Los Angeles through rescue, rehabilitation and placement. As one of the largest rescue groups in Los Angeles we place approximately 1000 cats (and some dogs) into loving homes every year.  Since our inception, Kitten Rescue has placed over 14000 animals and helped many more lead better lives through our community programs. Most of our animals are fostered, but we also have a sanctuary where we house approximately 150 special needs cats. We currently care for over 1500 animals.

You can help Kitten Rescue save more homeless animals by running or walking the ASICS LA Marathon, Charity Relay or LA Big 5K! 

All participants will receive a Team Kitten Rescue shirt just for signing up! Marathon and Charity Relay participants can enjoy a Dodger Suite on race day along with our family reunion hotel room at the end of the race. Being a part of Team Kitten Rescue is an awesome experience. You will meet fellow animal lovers and athletes. We will have team meet and greets, group fundraisers and a team wrap party at the end of it all to celebrate your achievement! To see what Team Kitten Rescue is all about watch our video from last years’s marathon here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ztn-hQA9f1s

We will help you fundraise! For more information about Team Kitten Rescue and fundraising incentives visit our website at http://www.kittenrescue.org/index.php/event/la-marathon-2014/

To sponsor Team Kitten Rescue in the 2014 ASICS LA Marathon go to http://www.crowdrise.com/teamkittenrescue2014

For more information on how to join our team and get our special invitation code contact our Team Coordinator at lamarathon@kittenrescue.org.

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Fulfillment

Meet David, a 3rd time runner with Team Fulfillment Fund

David Hughes first became involved with the Fulfillment Fund by volunteering as a mentor. In this role, David helped guide a student through the path to high school graduation and into college.

After his experience as a mentor, David sought other ways to get involved and eventually joined the Leadership Council. Currently, David is President of the Leadership Council. Under his guidance, the Leadership Council has not only grown in size, but its support for the Fulfillment Fund has also grown.

For David, however, running the ASICS LA Marathon is not just about the money that it raises. “Team Fulfillment Fund fully embodies the core mission of The Fund,” says David Hughes. “By realizing our personal dreams of running the ASICS LA Marathon, we help our students realize their collective dreams of achieving a college education and being successful in their careers to help break the cycle of missed opportunity holding back so many kids in our community.  I can’t wait to run my 4th ASICS LA Marathon and 3rd with Team Fulfillment Fund.”

Team Fulfillment Fund

The Fulfillment Fund’s Leadership Council began fielding an ASICS LA Marathon team two years ago.  Team Fulfillment Fund returns for a third time in the 2014 ASICS LA Marathon, poised to grow participation and dollars raised to make college a reality for more students.  In 2013, the team was 72 members strong, made up of runners from all levels completing both the full marathon and relay events.  To our members, the ASICS LA Marathon has become a catalyst for action, with $56,000 raised by the team last year.

The Fulfillment Fund

The Fulfillment Fund is one of LA’s most successful educational non-profit organizations, making the dream of college a reality for Angelenos for over 35 years. Offering a college prep curriculum, mentorships, scholarships and support, the Fulfillment Fund provides college access to students, the majority of whom are the first in their families to pursue higher education.

To learn more, join our team or donate, please visit:  www.fulfillment.org/marathon or contact marathon@fulfillment.org

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