You, too, can run or walk!
Get ready for the 2nd annual Michael John Loveall Run for Children Challenge
From left: Mark Steen, Irene Orozco, Jacques Loveall, John Elliot, Ellen Anreder and Jen Elliot after the 2012 Michael John Loveall Run for Children Challenge in San Diego.
In June 2012, an asthmatic, a couch potato and a desk jockey defied the odds and ran a half-marathon with only five months of training. Now, once again, the memory of Michael John Loveall — who passed away suddenly on Jan. 5, 2012 — is inspiring others to overcome personal limits.
It’s time to do it again! And this time, you’re invited to run or walk!
The Loveall Foundation for Children seeks participants in the 2013 Michael John Loveall Run for Children Challenge on May 18. Participants may register for the "Run For Nature" race in Folsom, Calif., and choose between a 5K or 10K run, a 5K walk, a 1/2-mile youth fun run and/or the Wild Way extreme obstacle course. The brave can even combine a walk or run with the obstacle course to create their own personal challenge!
Michael’s challenge is an annual event because, year in and year out, day in and day out, countless children must confront far greater challenges than most people ever face.
The mission of the foundation is to directly help as many of children as we can.
Runners/walkers (and even crawlers!) can register online by May 12th.
Participants are encouraged to commit to raising a minimum of $500 for this year’s
Michael John Loveall Run for Children Challenge. Of course, the more money raised, the more children will benefit directly from the effort. Sponsor a participant online by May 12th.
Running a race and crossing a finish line might be on some people’s bucket lists. It wasn’t on ours, but we’re going to do it anyway!
We are inspired by the memory of Michael Loveall, who passed away suddenly on Jan. 5, to overcome our personal limits and achieve success.
Year in and year out, day in and day out, there are countless children who face far greater challenges of all kinds. We want to help as many of them as we can.
On June 3, we will participate in the 2012 Rock ’n’ Roll San Diego Half Marathon. The goal is to push the limits of our endurance to show what the human spirit is capable of, and the odds it can overcome.
Each dollar we raise through your support will be donated to the Loveall Foundation for Children.
Please check back on this website to follow this Challenge and learn more about sponsorship opportunities.
We are going to run until it hurts, so we ask you to please give until it feels good!
— John, Mark and Ellen
Sometimes in life we confront challenges that seem insurmountable, like climbing a 19,340-foot mountain or curing a devastating disease. But history tells us that even the most daunting challenges can be successfully met if you dedicate yourself and focus on your goal.
Beginning New Year’s Day 2010 we ascended Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak. On January 6 we stood on her summit. A half a century ago, a diagnosis of Leukemia was a death sentence, but thanks to the work of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the five-year survival rate for people with leukemia has nearly quadrupled.
With your support we can climb the tallest mountains together and help relieve the suffering of kids. One hundred percent of your contributions to the Loveall Foundation Kilimanjaro Challenge will go to the Leukemia Society, earmarked to benefit children battling leukemia.
|Anything can be accomplished with enough planning, perseverance and effort.
Thank you for accepting ‘The Challenge.’
Onward and upward! http://www.climbforchildren.org/
Our primary fundraising event celebrates its seventeenth anniversary in 2017. Supporters have contributed millions to touching the lives of wonderful children around the world.
The charity was created by the staff and friends of UFCW 588-Northern California in the name of Jack L. Loveall and his wife, Patricia.
Together with their seven adult children and their families, along with their many generous friends and supporters, they dedicate significant energy and resources to deserving children who desperately need help and can’t get it elsewhere.
From homeless, at-risk youth, to those in foster care to those struggle with debilitating and life-threatening illnesses, among many others, the Loveall Foundation for Children continues to improve the lives of children allowing them to fulfill their maximum potential.
The Challenge continues ... September 14, 2017
The Challenge - Loveall Foundation for Children Golf Tournament