From the Wire: Center Sets $51K Fundraising Goal as Official Charity Partner of Iconic LA Big 5K Run


Celebrating its 51st year of helping LGBT people thrive, the Los Angeles LGBT Center has set a goal to raise $51,000 ahead of the family-friendly LA Big 5K on Saturday, March 7. This is the Center’s first time participating in the iconic run through Los Angeles, which is open to everyone of all abilities.

To date, the Center’s 5K contingency—known as the Center Crew—has raised nearly $20,000. Proceeds will benefit the Center’s vital programs and services.

“The new year and the new decade are in full swing, and our eyes are set on the next wave of the LGBT movement. The Center’s vitality depends and thrives on our collective engagement, so I encourage you to join our Center Crew,” said Rani DeMesme-Anders, the Center’s membership manager. “We will run, walk, dance, and fundraise our way together to equality and dignity for the LGBT community!”

To register for the Center Crew, or to donate to the team, visit  All Crew members receive a specially designed Center Crew T-shirt and pair of socks in addition to fundraising coaching and invitations to Crew meetups.

For more information about the LA Big 5K run, visit



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