Monday, September 17, 2018

Heroes of Hope Race for Research Raises Money for Cancer Research

Based in Manhattan Beach, Kalley Aman has been an attorney at Buchalter, PC in Los Angeles since 2002. As a member of the Labor & Employment and Litigation Practice Groups, Ms. Aman counsels employers on employment matters and represents employers in a variety of employment cases and class action lawsuits. An avid runner, Kalley Aman runs about 80 miles each month and has participated in the Heroes of Hope Race for Research.

First held in 2007, the Heroes of Hope Race for Research raises money to give back to those dealing with childhood and adult brain tumors and cancer. The annual race is part of the Grey Ribbon Crusade, which consists of more than 110 nonprofit organizations that have united against brain tumors. Its theme colors are grey and gold, with grey representing the color for brain tumor awareness, while gold is for childhood cancer awareness. Since it began, the race has raised more $500,000 for brain tumor and cancer research in the Los Angeles area.

The daylong event typically attracts more than 1,200 runners, walkers, and survivors. They can participate in the 5K, 10K, Kids Fun Run, or just observe. In addition to races, the event features entertainment, food and beverages, and a Kids Zone that includes face painting and airbrush tattoos. Runners receive other benefits, including stretches led by professional fitness instructors, a T-shirt, and medals for finishing.