Most of TeamPWCF

Most of TeamPWCF (click on the picture to go to the TeamPWCF Facebook Album)

More than 20,000 participated in the JetBlue Long Beach Marathon & Half Marathon and Aquarium of the Pacific 5k Walk/Run events this weekend and another 20,000 were in attendance as observers. Among them were 40 TeamPWCF participants, including 4 who have Prader-Willi syndrome. In addition to awareness from the TeamPWCF shirts worn by our participants, the team has raised over $11,000 to benefit Prader-Willi California Foundation.

We hosted an information booth at the Health and Fitness Expo on Friday and Saturday as well as a Finish Line Festival booth on Sunday; thousands of people passed by both of these booths throughout the weekend. We talked with hundreds of people as we passed out brochures, wristbands, temporary tattoos, water bottles and information cards all containing our website so people can learn more.  Runners passed by our banner as they crossed the finish line and saw our logo listed with the other official charities in the official program.

Everyone had a great time, ending the weekend on a high knowing that they contributed toward making our vision of A Full Life Without Limits a reality.

It’s not too late to make a donationSelect the TeamPWCF campaign and make your donation in honor of a particular team member, or leave the “in honor of” space blank to support the whole team!

Thank you and congratulations to our TeamPWCF participants:


Our 5K Participants:

Hasmukh Amarasekera
Lauren Amarasekera
Amberly Bark
Ashley Bark
Whitney Bras
Dan Casey
Julie Casey
Ryan Casey
Gail Dong
Michelle Gannon
Paul Gannon
Terry Gannon
Mercedes Hernandez
Cyndie Kelly
Kieran Kelly
Brendan Loughnane
James Meade
Jennifer Meade
David Monaghan
Jeremy Ngugi
Maria Ngugi
Melenaie Ngugi
Mari Ota
Maria Ranirez
Maribel Rivera
David Spellman
Catalina Totaro
Lindsey Wang
Tony Wang
Chris Welker
Jennifer Wolkensdorfer

Our Half Marathon Participants:

Brian Bark
Carol Bark
Kimberlee Morgan
James Ngugi
Chris Patay
Jessica Patay
Suzanne Wildley

Our Full Marathon Participants:

Rodney Dong
Robert Harris

Thank you to the volunteers who helped
at the Expo and Finish Line Booths:

Amberly Bark
Ashley Bark
Brian Bark
Kasen Bras
Keith Bras
Whitney Bras
Dan Casey
Julie Casey
Rodney Dong
Eddie Gonzales
Emily Gonzales
Nathan Gonzales
Sabina Gonzales
Stephanie Gonzales
Linda Smith
Jenny Wolkensdorfer