Since 2000, the LA Cancer Challenge has been held on the grassy lawn of the VA Grounds in West Los Angeles, where each year thousands have gathered to create awareness, raise funds and honor loved ones impacted by pancreatic cancer. Last year’s event was our most successful ever, raising over $800,000 and bringing our cumulative total to more than $5.8 million. Thank you for being a part of our family and helping us fight against this deadly disease.
We were notified last month that the VA was canceling all events (including ours) that do not benefit veterans directly. To learn more, read here. We filed an appeal stating that, in fact, the Hirshberg Foundation has supported the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System for the past 15 years, with over $1.2 million in funding to research on the VA campus. Our appeal was denied and while we continue to engage with the VA on this matter, our 2015 event will not be held on VA grounds.
We are pleased to make Warner Center Park in Woodland Hills our home this year. Like the VA, Warner Center Park is a large grassy, tree-lined venue that will easily accommodate our Fit Family Expo, our Team Zone and all the other components that make the LACC such a wonderful event. In addition, we’ll have a wide, flat course (map coming soon!), plenty of parking and loads of exciting new additions. We know that October 25, 2015 is going to be a very special day and we don’t want you to miss it. Register today.
We are so excited about our new location and the endless opportunities that being in the Valley present to us. But we need your help to expand into this new market! Do you have or know of a business that could be a potential sponsor? Please connect us to them or share our Sponsorship Opportunities Packet. If you have an idea about an exhibitor for our Fit Family Expo, we’d love to invite them to join us. Most importantly, help us expand our LACC community by rallying your networks to join us at our new venue.
If you would like to join our LACC Planning Committee, please email firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP!
Agi & Lisa