On Sunday, March 17, a dedicated group of Fulfillment Fund supporters ran 26.2 miles from Dodger Stadium to the Pacific, raising funds and awareness.
Thanks to the 72 Team Fulfillment Fund runners who ran the 2013 LA Marathon on Sunday, March 17, over $52,000 has been raised to help students overcome obstacles in the pursuit of higher education!
The Fulfillment Fund would like to extend our gratitude to our entire team of inspiring runners, led by co-captains and Fulfillment Fund Leadership Council members Tracy Gitnick and Rob Urband.
Urband, one of four Fulfillment Fund mentors who was part of Team Fulfillment Fund, ran alongside his 14-year-old mentee Abraham, one of two high school students on the team.
Five Fulfillment Fund alumni, including Talia Gongora, Tania Gongora, and Nelson Gil, ran the marathon as well. “Thinking about the students that will benefit from this fundraiser will give me the strength to carry on,” Talia wrote in a blog post before the race. “It makes me happy to know that I am a part of their struggle and that I am helping.”
Even those who weren’t running made a big impact on the day. Many Fulfillment Fund high school students made signs and decorations which were on display at the two Fulfillment Fund cheer stations along the marathon route. On the day of the marathon, students, mentors, board members, Leadership Council members, and staff gathered to pass out drinks and snacks and cheer on Team Fulfillment Fund!
Once they crossed the finish line, Team Fulfillment Fund runners relaxed and celebrated with their supporters at an after-party at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica.