(The following is from a press release)
Would you like to have fun while supporting an amazing cause? Are you looking for a way to give back to the community? Here is a great opportunity to make the difference in the lives of our elder friends and neighbors!
In preparation for the Ladin Subaru 23rd Annual Love Run on Sunday, June 5, 2016 in Westlake Village, Senior Concerns is seeking volunteer groups from local employers, service groups, other non-profits and faith based organizations to work in a variety of key race day roles. Volunteer groups can assist with race day check in and packet pick up, work as course monitors, staff water stations along the race routes, assist with the race expo, and fill many other important roles that help make the event a success.
Now in its 23rd year and with Ladin Subaru as our Title Sponsor, the Love Run is recognized as one of the premier races in the Conejo Valley. New this year will be a Half Marathon, which will be run on a course that is part street and part trail. Runners and walkers can also participate in a 10K, 5K or one-mile fun run. It is the perfect event for the entire family. The finish line expo is also expected to attract a large and diverse group of vendors who will be handing out samples and sharing information with a wellness-centered theme. More than 2,500 people from the community are expected to attend.
As a volunteer, you’ll be part of a legendary community event that directly benefits seniors, plus you’ll get front row spectator seats to one of Conejo Valley’s premier races, a cool volunteer shirt and a delicious and free pancake breakfast!
This annual event supports Senior Concerns’ Meals On Wheels Program, which helps ensure that homebound seniors do not go without food. Volunteers deliver two nutritious, freshly-prepared meals 365 days a year. In 2015, volunteers delivered close to 30,000 meals on Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park. Funds raised from the Love Run help enable Senior Concerns to provide Meals On Wheels scholarships to those who cannot afford the program and ensures nobody is ever turned away.
“We have a very small staff coordinating the Love Run,” said Denise Stonecipher, Senior Concerns’ Volunteer Coordinator. “We depend on the time and talents of our volunteers to help the event run smoothly and ensure the Love Run is a success in raising vital funds for Senior Concerns’ Meals On Wheels Program.”
For more information about group volunteer opportunities available at the Love Run, please contact Denise Stonecipher at [email protected] or by calling 805-497-0189.
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About Senior Concerns
Senior Concerns is a Thousand Oaks-based private, non-profit organization dedicated to serving seniors young and old, caregivers and families by offering a wide-range of services, programs and resources, including a professionally managed Adult Day Program, Meals on Wheels, Caregiver Support Center, free legal, financial, advocacy and care management services, support groups and community education and training. Senior Concerns also operates the Bargain Boutique & Thrift Shop and hosts two major fundraisers—the Love Run and the Ultimate Dining Experience—and receives invaluable community support from more than 800 volunteers.