Howard University Alumni Run Los Angeles
The Howard University Alumni Club (HUAC) of Greater Los Angeles participated in last weekend's L.A. Marathon's 5k run/walk. Twenty TEAM HUAC members raced through Dodgers Stadium and neighboring streets to raise money for the HUAC scholarship fund.
"In past year's we've relied on direct donations and dinner events to raise funds for scholarships. These fundraising techniques have become difficult in today's economy," says Crystal West, Vice President, Howard University Alumni Club of Greater Los Angeles.
"Thanks to Dream Design Group Event Management, participating in the LA Marathon 5K allowed us to do something different. Participants were given an established fundraising goal and the option to participate in the 5K event. Team Howard University Alumni participants asked friends and family to give a tax-deductible donation of $18.67. The amount commemorates the year Howard University was chartered."
The 5K event not only raised funds for scholars; it increased health awareness amongst the participants. TEAM HUAC faithfully trained, exercised and ate healthier. It was the first 5k race for many but definitely not the last.
Further support from community business members like Greg Dulan of Dulan's Catering's and Simply Wholesome Restaurant's manager Apryl Sims established a solid foundation to the success of "the Run." Health care is ideal to our community, however preventive care is key. These businesses have, and continue to support the Los Angeles community's efforts towards healthy lifestyles.
Scholarship funds raised by HUAC Greater Los Angeles benefit students who are from the Greater Los Angeles area and are attending Howard University. Students can download the application at www.LABison.org until May 31st, 2010.
The Howard University Alumni Club has been active in Los Angeles since the 1950s. In the new millennium we have given six to seven partial scholarships per year.
Join the "Team Howard University Alumni Run" when we do it again, starting October 2010 www.LABisonRunLA.org