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 in force on March 4 for the 2017 Lakewood Run.

To view the Lakewood Run photo gallery, go to www.lakewoodcity.org/LakewoodRunPhotos.

Like last year, about 1,100 people participated, however revenue is expected to be slightly higher than in prior years as a record-setting number of local businesses and organizations participated in the Expo area this year.

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 provide high school girls with professional role models and career education. Proceeds also go to local organizations such as Lakewood Meals on Wheels, Su Casa~Ending Domestic Violence, Long Beach Ronald McDonald House, and 999 for Kids (a program benefitting foster children in L.A. County).

Major sponsors of the run included Lakewood Center, Piazza Family McDonald’s Restaurants, City of Lakewood, Kenny’s Auto Service, Back to Life Chiropractic, CJ Construction, L.A. County Supervisor Janice Hahn, City Light & Power, TLD Law, EDCO, CARE Ambulance, Lakewood Regional Medical Center, and Willdan.