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Julie Weiss, Marathon Goddess

Running for Life   On March 2, 2008, I ran my first marathon, the Los Angeles Marathon. Less than 3 years later my father was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Now I run with a purpose, to fight the good fight against pancreatic cancer. In 2013 I set out to run 52 marathons in […]

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Martin, Kevin, & Shalini at the Dodger Suite pre-marathon

Shalini’s 2013 LA Marathon

  I don’t think I will ever forget the many lessons I learned after literally walking into a marathon with NO training. It’s 3 am wake up. Fed the baby and kissed both kids and hubby. It’s really happening. I’ve arrived and I see all the runners. Everyone is there all pumped up. Loud music is playing […]

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Marcy DeLaTorre, Team JR286

Marcy from Team JR286 was interviewed by Univision!  She is the first runner interviewed.   Congrats to all our runners who trained long and hard for the LA Marathon and who all crossed the finish line. So far we have raised $73,979 of our $75,000 goal for pancreatic cancer research. Marcy's Univision Interview

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Why I am running the LA Marathon.

The seed was planted last October. My client, the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research announced the LA Marathon will be having a relay for the 1st time which is only available for people running with official charities. The foundation being an official charity had available slots and I was totally excited to be a […]

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Martin dyed his hair purple for pancreatic cancer!!!!

Martin Fung, Team JR286

One person can make a difference! For me that one person is Sarah Reinertsen and she was the guest speaker at the Summer 2012 Go To Market Meeting for JR286/NIKE Accessories where I work.  Sarah is a Nike athlete and is the first female leg amputee to complete the Ironman Triathlon.  She told her story of how […]

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Martin speaking about training for a marathon at the 2011 LA Cancer Challenge

Martin Fung: Volunteer in the Spotlight

I started volunteering for the Hirshberg Foundation because Agi asked me to help with the first run event back in 1999 – The adidas Three Stripe Challenge. I showed up early and was assigned to help with registration. Agi came by, took my hand, led me to the tee shirt and pledge prize booth and […]

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That's me!

Arianne Cortes, Team JR286

My story… Completing a marathon has been on my bucket/life to-do list… and I knew that I wanted to do it before I turned 30! Why 2012? Well- our team leader, Martin Fung came into the office and announced that he had signed up for the 2012 LA Marathon. I admired him for signing up and committing […]

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Jonathan Running the 2011 LA Cancer Challenge

Jonathan Moerschel

Jonathan Moerschel, Violist, Calder Quartet I came to understand the devastating effects of pancreatic cancer about 9 years ago when I lost my first wife to the disease.  She fought it bravely for four and a half years, but lost the fight in 2003.  Having seen, first-hand, the aggressive nature of pancreatic cancer, I am especially […]

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Lisa Espinosa with her kids

Lisa Espinoza, Team JR286

I am running the LA Marathon for 2 reasons: 1) As I turn 40 this year, I want to be able to say I ran a marathon! I have never been a fan of running long distances and so this is one challenge I am pushing myself to conquer this year. 2) In the last […]

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