A 5k family walk/run event is in order at SoFi Stadium for Saturday, November 6, the day before the LA Rams host the Tennessee Titans. United Way, one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the country, has organized the WalkUnitedLA event in an effort to break cycles of poverty in the Greater Los Angeles area.
WalkUnitedLA participants will raise funds and awareness to end homelessness; provide equitable and quality education to all students; and ensure greater economic mobility and increased access to opportunities for working families and individuals.
Registration for the event will open Saturday morning at 6:30 a.m. and live entertainment with yoga, stretching, and a warm-up led by LA Rams cheerleaders will go until 8:30 a.m. The run will begin at 8:45 a.m., and walking participants will begin at 9:00 a.m.
“Together, we will WalkUnited to help those hit hardest by the pandemic,” said Elise Buik, President and CEO of United Way of Greater Los Angeles. “In HomeWalk’s evolution to WalkUnitedLA, we recognize that homelessness cannot be solved in a vacuum and the root causes of poverty are undeniably linked. Without efforts to improve our systems of education, employment and housing, along with the solutions to end homelessness, people will continue to fall into homelessness at a pace our region cannot keep up with. We invite individuals, families, community organizations and businesses to walk or run with us on November 6 to support our most vulnerable neighbors and communities hit hardest by the pandemic.”