Team Concern takes NEW YORK CITY again in 2013
In 2012, due to the arrival and destruction of Hurricane Sandy in the Northeast, the ING NYC Marathon was cancelled for the first time in the race's 42 year history. Team Concern still raised roughly $13,000, and many of our runners took to the streets of Staten Island to offer relief to those NYC residents who had been tragically affected by the storm.
In 2013, Team Concern is back with 12 runners and we have a great goal of raising over $50,000 for cancer research. The entire team would love to have your support! To sponsor a runner or the entire team, please visit: www.teamconcern.org
About Team Concern
Team Concern debuted as an official charity of the Honda LA Marathon in 2010 as the top fundraiser of all new charities, and the 7th highest fundraising charity overall. Our participants are commited to reaching and surpassing their goals of successfully training and completing the full marathon or 5k, and setting high fundraising goals, working together as a team to conquer cancer.
In 2011, Team Concern raised nearly $85,000 bringing the total combined efforts of both years to $150,000 raised for cancer research. With 52 participants total walking or running in either the Marathon or the 5k warm-up race, Concern Foundation could not be missed on the course. Concern was also represented as course support in 2011 at the 16th mile, on the corner of Rodeo Drive and Little Santa Monica in Beverly Hills. Despite torrential downpours and gale-force winds, there was not a quiet moment as 25,000 participants walked and ran past the "cheer zone".
In 2012, Team Concern kicked their efforts into high-gear. With over 70 participants between the Marathon and the 5k, $115,000 was raised for cancer research. Nearly every person crossed that finish line and we had participants ranging in age from 14 to 70 years old. This brought our total raised in 3 years to over a quarter of a Million dollars!
Team Concern Promotes all levels of experience to participate, beginners included, and we encourage those interested in walking the marathon route to participate as well.
Benefits of Running with Team Concern
When you register to run with Team Concern, you are guaranteeing yourself a slot in this SOLD OUT marathon. Concern Foundation will cover your training expenses with LA Roadrunners, the official training program of the LA Marathon, set you up with your personal fundraising page to encourage your fundraising endeavors, provide your race-day t-shirt, cover any pre & post race activities, events or fundraisers, along with other little perks along the way. The best part of choosing to run with Team Concern is knowing that you are helping to make a difference in our quest to Conquer Cancer while achieving your own personal running goals as well.
Your Contribution and Expectations as a Member of Team Concern
Our LA Marathon team members are encouraged to raise a minimum of $1,000.00 in order to participate. 5k participants are asked to raise a minimum of $250.00. These goals are attainable and we are here to help you reach and surpass your goal. As a member of Team Concern, you will be provided with your own fundraising page to track your donations and share your personal story.
As an incentive, every participant who reaches their $1,000.00 goal will be invited into our private Clubhouse Suite at Dodger Stadium on race morning. For those participants who go above and beyond to reach a goal of $2,000.00 or more will receive two $350.00 tickets to Concern Foundation's Annual Block Party Fundraiser every July!
You have the ability to be a huge part in making significant contributions that will move us closer to our vision of conquering cancer!