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The mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.

Students Run LA uses the process of training secondary students for the LA Marathon to help them improve their health, stay in school, graduate, and go to college. Each year, more than 95% of SRLA students complete the marathon and graduate high school. While running is the core of the program, SRLA students learn that discipline and hard work lead to success both at the Marathon and in life.

We're about curing cancer. Becoming heroes. Crossing finish lines and having fun. Making life-long friends. Reaching personal records. Supporting each other's fitness and fundraising goals. We care. We inspire. We do endurance events. We save lives. We don't give up. We're about being a TEAM. Marathon teams are available throughout Southern California, join now to train for LA Marathon and make a difference!

TEAM TO END AIDS or “T2" is an endurance event training program benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA). We have been training people of all fitness levels to complete marathons, half-marathons, trail runs, and triathlons since 1998. In that time, T2 participants have raised over $20 million for people living with HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles County while helping APLA raise awareness about the disease and the work that is being done to end it.

ThinkCure! brings together exceptional researchers from City of Hope and Children's Hospital Los Angeles in pursuit of research that can quickly improve treatments and outcomes of cancers that affect children and adults. We raise funds through community based events including the LA Marathon, bike rides and other active events throughout Southern California. ThinkCure! is Los Angeles' very own “Dream Team" and is proud to run alongside those who are fighting for a cure!

The Dream Center provides free human services that address immediate and long-term needs in the areas of homelessness, hunger, poverty, addiction, education, and human trafficking for over 80,000 people each month. The Dream Center marathon team runs specifically to support our Human Trafficking program – helping victims regain their freedom, independence and dignity.

Team World Vision runs so that children in Africa can have clean water and fullness of life. Over 724 million people in the world lack access to safe drinking water but we know how to fix that. World Vision is the largest non-government provider of clean water in the developing world -- bringing clean water to one new person every 30 seconds. Run for water. Join Team World Vision today.

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation
ALS Association - Orange County Chapter
Alzheimer's Association, California Southland Chapter
American Assocation for Cancer Research Foundation
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
American Indian Community Council
Asian American Drug Abuse Program, Inc. (AADAP)
Athletes for a Cure - Prostate Cancer Foundation
Autism Speaks
Azusalighthouse Mission
Back on My Feet
Bassett Hound Rescue
Beit T'Shuvah
Blind Childrens Center
Blind Start of America
Camp Kesem
CATS (Center for Assault Treatment Services) Northridge Hospital Foundation
City of Hope
City Year Los Angeles
Concern Foundation
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America
Door of Hope
Dream Center
Epilepsy Foundation / Epilepsy Foundation Greater Los Angeles
Every Mother Counts
Extended Family
FORCE - Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered
Forte Animal Rescue
Fulfillment Fund
Girl Up
Girls on the Run of Los Angeles County
Healing Heart Across Borders
Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research
Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission
Hostelling International USA
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research
International Medical Corps
John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health
Keep a Child Alive
LA River Revitalization Corp
LA Universal Preschool
Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club
Love Without Boundaries
Magic Bus USA
Marathon Kids
Meals On Wheels West
Music for Relief
National Kidney Foundation
Neighborhood Housing Services of Los Angeles County (NHS)
OneLegacy Foundation
Prader-Willi California Foundation
Race 4 Veronika's Place
Reading to Kids
Rebuilding Together
Rover Rescue
Runwell, Linda Quirk Foundation
Spina Bifida Association
Students Off And Running - SOAR
Stupid Cancer
Team Parkinson
Team Red, White and Blue
Teen Cancer America
Testicular Cancer Foundation
The Bili Project Foundation
The Child S.H.A.R.E Program Inc.
The Friends4Michael Foundation
The Friendship Circle of the South Bay
The Future Project
The Pablove Foundation
The Peacock Foundation
Urban Compass
Westside German Shepherd Rescue
ARC Activities, Recreation & Care
Armenian Relief Society of Western USA
CRE Outreach
Eric's Vision
El Nido Family Centers
Good Neighbors USA
Junior League of Los Angeles
Khalili Foundation
Lupus LA
Public Counsel
Sojourn - OPCC
The Painted Turtle
UDLA (Unification of Disabled Latin Americans)
Union Rescue Mission