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Options to Participate

Be a Runner / Walker

Current patients, survivors and families honoring loved ones can run, walk, wheel or be carried in a place that feels safest for them. Runners can have their family and friends show their support by walking or running together. Run as an individual, join a team or create a team. Runners will capture their lap on a digital device and submit the video.

Once you register, a member of our volunteer committee will reach out to you to coordinate a delivery of your torch and assist in filming your run. Please find film guidelines in the Event Resources section below.

Deadline is Thursday, July 1.

Your video will be included in a compilation that will be featured during the virtual Torch Run on Saturday, July 31.

Donate

Torch Run supports comprehensive care, research and support programs for more than 800 children each year. These programs, include psychology, social work, late effects, survivorship care, sibling activities, school re-integration, art therapy, child life and research.

Become a Sponsor

In honor of this year’s 35th Anniversary, sponsors — Bronze level and above — will have an opportunity to leave their mark at the brand-new Cherese Mari Laulhere Children’s Village. Jonathan Jaques Children’s Cancer Institute has a dedicated clinic suite in the Children’s Village. Patients also have access to rehabilitation gyms, imaging, pharmacy and other medical support services in one convenient location.
Deadline is Monday, July 5.

Volunteer

Volunteers can participate by filming themselves carrying signs and cheering on patients on their digital devices. Your video may be added to the video compilation to help patients get “fired up” on the day of Torch Run. This is just one of the many ways that volunteers are needed to help make our virtual Torch Run special for patients. Email TorchRun@memorialcare.org or call (562) 933-8605 to lend a helping hand.
Deadline is Monday, May 31.

Event Resources

Brochure      Filming Guidelines

Torch Run - 35 years in the Making

The Torch Run is an Olympic-style relay race and every year attendees witness inspirational and uplifting moments. This event also gives families looking to honor the memories of their loved ones that have lost their battle to cancer or serious blood disorder the opportunity to celebrate their life.

  • Inaugural Champions Run for Life (Torch Run)
    is Held in Long Beach, 1986

  • Torch Run 2007

  • Torch Run 2008

  • Torch Run 2011

  • Torch Run 2012

  • Torch Run 2012

  • Torch Run 2013

  • Torch Run 2013

  • Torch Run 2013

  • Torch Run 2014

  • Torch Run 2015

  • Torch Run 2015

  • Torch Run 2016

  • Torch Run 2016

  • Torch Run 2017

  • Torch Run 2017

  • Torch Run 2018

  • Torch Run 2018

  • Torch Run 2019

  • Torch Run 2019

Thank you to Our Sponsors

Our sponsors make a difference. We are so grateful for their support. The impact of your commitment to helping and strengthening the lives of patients and families affected by cancer and serious blood disorders will last a lifetime. From the bottom of our torches, thank you.