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Over 1,000 take part in Lakewood Run to help local charities

Over 1,000 take part in Lakewood Run to help local charities

The women of Soroptimist International of Lakewood/Long Beach and the women and men of the Lakewood Sheriff's Station are expressing a huge "thank you" to the runners and volunteers who turned out on Saturday, March 3 for the 2018 Lakewood Run. On the heels of a rainy Friday, 5K and 10K participants walked and ran on damp streets under a partly cloudy sky. The only rain that fell was a light sprinkle during the Fun Run.

Despite the threat of rain, there were almost as many participants as last year, and thanks to generous sponsorships, gross revenue should be close to prior years.

See the Lakewood Run gallery at www.lakewoodcity.org/LakewoodRunPhotos

Proceeds from the Run will benefit Soroptimist's Live Your Dream Program that assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them resources to improve their education, skills and employment prospects, and the Dream It-Be It Program to help girls in high school by providing access to professional role models and career education.

Proceeds also go to help local organizations such as Lakewood Meals on Wheels, Su Casa~Ending Domestic Violence, Long Beach Ronald McDonald House, Friends of Lakewood Sheriff’s Station Fund, and 9-9-9 for Kids (a program benefitting foster children in L.A. County).

Major sponsors of the run included the City of Lakewood, Lakewood Center, Piazza Family Restaurants, Kenny’s Auto Service, Back to Life Chiropractic, CJ Concrete Construction, Assemblymember Anthony Rendon and TLD Law.

For more information on the annual Lakewood Run, visit www.lakewoodrun.com.