Every year Ultimate Superfoods sets up a small humble booth at the Love Run 5k/10k charity event, an event full of love. Not the sultry selfish type of love which is quick to end or the blasé fleeting love expressed in passing on the street. It is an event which inspires that slowly grown genuine love reserved for only the most important of human beings. In this case the Love Run event evokes in us all a loving concern for the growing number of seniors in the United States who are finding it harder and harder to find or even afford a decent meal or support in a youthfully driven competitive society; where it is easy to forget where we came from and even easier to forget the generations who got us here.
What Love Benefits
40 years ago a private non-profit organization Senior Concerns opened its arms to their community in the Ventura and western Los Angeles area. The program is dedicated to serving the senior community by providing care givers, educational outreach, and quality-of-life programs critical to supporting people later in life and their families who may need help. They aim to keep seniors active and living in their homes for as long as possible and all programs are offered for openly regardless of any ability to pay for the programs. This kind of genuine love inspires attention and in the case of the annual Love Run, inspires charitable and genuine support. Senior Concerns uses funds donated to them through the Mud Runs to provide Meals on Wheels scholarships to homebound and hidden members of the community- and nobody is ever turned away.
Love did this
Last year the funds raised through the Love Run event fed over 35,000 seniors. Donations come from the community in all forms from entry fees and sponsorship per mile to the fees vendors will happily afford to support such a charitable organization as Senior Concerns at such a charitable event like the Love Run. The event is held in the small area of Westlake and comprises of both 5k (3-mile) and 10k (6 mile) courses. The bulk of runners every year are neighbors from the community looking to make a fun celebration of life out of the event and many are far from the typical serious marathoners chasing the rabbit of a lead running time. A participant can easily expect costumes, flashy spandex, and the genuine laughter of people who are all showing up in the wee hours of the morning to support something honest and worthwhile.
We Love You Too
This year will be another fantastic moment to show the love and support we have for what the Love Run event accomplishes in benefiting an honestly necessary non-profit, Senior Concerns, and the community of elders, grandmothers and grandfathers, veterans and wise teachers of life, who live right next door to us every day.
Come visit us if you happen to be in the Westlake area on June 7th and would like to be a part of the event. We will be bringing a full spread of good wholesome foods to try, and of course a lot of love.
The Details of Love
What: Love Run 5k/10k
When: Sunday, June 7
Where: 3011 Townsgate Road, Westlake, CA, 91361 (Between Westlake Blvd and Lakeview Canyon)
Race Start Times:
For more information or to register for the event go to http://www.loverunwestlake.com/
To directly donate or look into volunteering for Senior Concerns go to http://www.seniorconcerns.org/
Blog Post Type: News