Big Sunday happily welcomes you to Our Really Big Community Calendar

We try to include all kinds of volunteering and helping opportunities for all kinds of interests, talents, passions, and ages! As you’ll see, these include volunteering opportunities (one-time and long-term) as well as the chance to support a nonprofit by attending fundraising events. Plus, of course, we include all of Big Sunday’s homegrown events, too! Whoever you are, and whatever you do, there is someone out there who could use your help.

If you have questions about our calendar, or would like to add a listing, please contact calendar@bigsunday.org or submit your event/opportunity via the button below.

Big Sunday Event Giving Opportunity! One-time Volunteer Opportunity Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity
Apr
13
Sat
Walk MS Long Beach @ El Dorado Park North - 7550 E Spring St
Apr 13 all-day
Walk MS Long Beach @ El Dorado Park North - 7550 E Spring St

Volunteers are needed at the 2019 Walk MS Greater Long Beach on Saturday, April 13th. You will be supporting walkers who will be raising funds to support research and programs for people living with MS. There is a volunteer opportunity for every age group.

Volunteer Dates:
Friday, April 12 – Set Up (1-4pm)
Saturday, April 13th- Event day! (shifts available)
Location: El Dorado Park North – 7550 E Spring St , Long Beach, California 90815

Volunteer Registration: https://tinyurl.com/WalkMSLB2019
Volunteer Assignments:

Check-in (walkers and volunteers)
Cheerers
Rest stops
Route support
Restival site
Medical Support
Set Up

We're hoping for 200 volunteers and really need the help. Your donation of time will make a real difference.

Groups as well as individuals are needed. Register online at https://tinyurl.com/WalkMSLB2019
Volunteer questions, contact michelle.woo@nmss.org

Jun
23
Sun
CA Run/Walk to Fight Lymphedema & Lymphatic Diseases @ Crescent Bay Park
Jun 23 @ 8:00 am
CA Run/Walk to Fight Lymphedema & Lymphatic Diseases @ Crescent Bay Park | Santa Monica | California | United States

We invite you to join LE&RN’s Spokesperson and Academy Award-winner, Kathy Bates who will be kicking off the California Run/Walk and with hundreds of LE&RN supporters in their fight against lymphedema and lymphatic diseases. We will run or walk this 5K course on behalf of the estimated 10 million Americans and 250 million worldwide who are fighting this Lymphedemic. LE&RN's mission is to fight lymphatic disease and lymphedema through education, research and advocacy.

More people are affected by these diseases in the U.S. than suffer from Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, ALS, Parkinson's Disease, and AIDS – combined. LE, an incurable and chronic disease that results in disfiguring and disabling swelling of body parts, affects an estimated 15% of all cancer survivors and up to 30% of breast cancer survivors. Those afflicted with Primary LE are born with the disease, but can develop symptoms at any time. Yet our community suffers from a lack of awareness, misdiagnoses, and a shortage of treatment facilities, leading to a “Lymphedemic™.”

Sep
28
Sat
2nd Annual Ranchos Walk @ CSU Long Beach
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join us for the 2nd Annual Ranchos Walk

 

Join us to experience Long Beach in a whole new way at the 2nd Annual Ranchos Walk event on Saturday, September 28, 2019.

 

Beginning at 8 a.m., participants will take a walk through history as they follow a route that links Rancho Los Alamitos and Rancho Los Cerritos. This 9.4-mile scenic walk also connects the California State University, Long Beach campus, Reservoir Hill, Hilltop Park in Signal Hill, Longview Point at Willow Springs Park and Rancho Los Cerritos. There will also be 3.5-mile and 6-mile options available, and all participants are invited to attend the 175th anniversary celebration of Ranchos Los Cerritos at the end of the walk. Participants will be able to purchase food and bring proper identification to responsibly enjoy the beer garden refreshments.

 

Participation in the event is free, and online registration is available at www.longbeach.gov/ranchoswalk.

 

Full Ranchos Walk: the full walk is 9.4 miles from just outside Rancho Los Alamitos to the entrance of Rancho Los Cerritos. Sign in from 7:30-8:30am at 1200 Palo Verde Avenue. Parking is available for a $9 all-day fee in CSULB lot E6. Carpooling, busing, and biking are encouraged. The walk will begin at 8:00am.

 

6-Mile Ranchos Walk: the 6-mile walk is from the National Guard Armory to the entrance of Rancho Los Cerritos. Sign in from 9:00-10:00am at 2200 Redondo Avenue. Parking is very limited. Carpooling, busing, and biking are encouraged.

 

3.5-Mile Ranchos Walk: the 3.5-mile walk is from Longview Point at Willow Springs Park to the entrance of Rancho Los Cerritos. Sign in from 10:00-11:00am at 2755 Orange Avenue. Parking is very limited. Carpooling, busing, and biking are encouraged.

Shuttle services and water will be provided along the route. Only service dogs will be permitted.

Schedule:

7:00 AM: Shuttle service opens
7:30 AM: Registration for the full Ranchos Walk opens at CSU Long Beach, 1200 Palo Verde Avenue
8:00 AM: Ranchos Walk kickoff
8:30 AM: Full Walk Registration closes
9:00 AM: 6-Mile Ranchos Walk registration opens at the California National Guard, 2200 Redondo Avenue
10:00 AM: 6-Mile Walk registration closes, 3.5-Mile Walk Registration opens at Willow Springs Park, 2755 Orange Avenue
11:00 AM: 175th Anniversary Festival opens at Rancho Los Cerritos, 3.5 Mile Walk Registration closes
2:00 PM: Ranchos Walk 2019 Closes

Don't forget to wear comfortable shoes, sunglasses, a hat, and apply plenty of sunscreen. Bring a reusable water bottle to refill at water stations along the route. Three rest stops along the route will provide water, snacks, first aid, restroom facilities, and information for participants.

Please no dogs. This is a long walk and could be too much for your furry friend. Service dogs only will be allowed.

Download the izi Travel app on your smart phone to access digital route guidance and audio information on points of interest along the route. Open the app and search for "Ranchos Walk" to find the tour and start route guidance. Bring a power bank to ensure your battery will last for the full walk. 

Bring money and your ID to purchase food and enjoy refreshments in the beer garden at the Rancho Los Cerritos 175th Anniversary Celebration.

Long Beach Sustainability is partnering with the departments of Public Works and Health and Human Services, as well as Walk Long Beach, Rancho los Cerritos and Rancho los Alamitos to host this event.

We are proud to make Ranchos Walk 2019 free for all participants. Please consider supporting the Ranchos Walk through a donation to one of our partners: Walk Long Beach, Rancho Los Cerritos, and Rancho Los Alamitos.

 

We hope you can join us!

Oct
12
Sat
Susan G. Komen-Two Walks For The Price Of One @ Citadel Outlets
Oct 12 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
Susan G. Komen-Two Walks For The Price Of One @ Citadel Outlets

In conjunction with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, supporters of Susan G. Komen Los Angeles County can register for two walks for the price of one and get a pancake breakfast, as well.

Sign up now for the 5K Fun Walk and Pancake Breakfast hosted by Citadel Outlets Property and Ruby’s Diner on Saturday, October 12. Event starts at 7 A.M. For the entrance fee of $25.00, registrants will also be eligible to participate in the MORE THAN PINK Walk™ at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, February 29, at no additional cost.

The Pancake Walk will be followed by a Health Fair at the Citadel’s Center Court from 11 AM to 3 PM.

On National Mammography Day, Friday, October 18, through Sunday, October 20, free mammograms will be offered at a mobile unit at the Citadel from 9:30 AM to 5 PM.

There’s also a free Pink Saves Fashion Show at Citadel’s Center Court at 5 PM on Sunday, October 6. Learn more and register for these events at https://pinksaves.com/events/

About Susan G. Komen® and Komen Los Angeles County:

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Komen was founded in 1982 by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Komen Los Angeles County is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the MORE THAN PINK Walk™ Komen Los Angeles County has invested $10,535,590 in community breast health programs in Los Angeles County and has helped contribute to the more than $920 million invested globally in research. For more information, call 310-575-3011 or visit http://komenlacounty.org.

Oct
13
Sun
Hike to Mend @ Marvin Braude Mulholland Gateway; Topanga State Park
Oct 13 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Hike to Mend @ Marvin Braude Mulholland Gateway; Topanga State Park

Join Mending Kids October 13th on our inaugural Hike to Mend! The up to 5-mile hike symbolizes the distance that a parent in a developing country has to travel on foot to gain access to surgical care for their child. Walk a few miles in their shoes and help us provide them the care they desperately need.

Mending Kids provides free life-saving surgical care to sick children worldwide by deploying
volunteer medical teams and educating communities to become medically self-sustaining. Learn more at mendingkids.org.

October 13, 2019
8 am – 11 am (registration starts at 7:30 am)
$35 – individual adult ticket
$20 – student/youth ticket (students who participate will be granted community service time)
*Light snacks will be provided

Topanga State Park
Marvin Braude Mulholland Gateway
3600 Reseda Blvd,
Tarzana, CA 91356

Nov
10
Sun
5K Hunger Walk (Westside Food Bank’s 29th Annual) @ Santa Monica Ocean View Park
Nov 10 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
5K Hunger Walk (Westside Food Bank's 29th Annual) @ Santa Monica Ocean View Park

Sign up for free and help raise funds and awareness as we walk together to end hunger on Sunday, November 10th. Westside Food Bank provides food for over 108,000 people in West L.A. County every year. With your help, we can make this year's 5K Hunger Walk our biggest success yet! Walk individually or as part of a team. Fundraising is not required, but every dollar you raise provides four meals for our neighbors in need. Walkers of all ages, kids in strollers, and dogs on leash are all welcome for this fun, beautiful walk alongside the beach. Entertainment starts at 1pm, and the walk begins at 2pm. Sign up to reserve your free t-shirt and gift bag today: my.wsfb.org

Feb
29
Sat
Susan G. Komen’s 2020 More Than Pink Walk @ Dodger Stadium
Feb 29 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Susan G. Komen's 2020 More Than Pink Walk @ Dodger Stadium

Susan G. Komen Los Angeles County will hold its 23rd annual event at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, February 29, its MORE THAN PINK Walk™.

Known for raising significant monies to help those with breast health issues in Los Angeles County, the affiliate does so with many activities, the Expo, Hope Village, for survivors and those living with breast cancer, Reflection Tent, and Team Zone in addition to the fun MORE THAN PINK Walk™ itself. There's something everyone will enjoy.

Sponsored by AutoNation, Spiritual Gangster, The Citadel and CBS-2/KCAL-9, 2020’s event is expected to significantly surpass 2019’s attendance of 6,000, nearly 400 survivors in attendance, and over 900 members on the largest corporate team.

Through events like the Los Angeles County MORE THAN PINK Walk™, Komen Los Angeles County invests 75 percent of the funds raised to support vital local breast health services and dedicates the remaining 25 percent to national research to find the cures.

To participate, call 310.575.3011 or visit komenlacounty.org/walk

Mar
21
Sat
The Hollywood Hike to End Homelessness @ Griffith Park, Boy Scout Trail
Mar 21 @ 8:00 am

Now that you’ve participated in the 2020 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count, take the next step in helping address the homelessness crisis in Los Angeles County by joining the 3rd Annual Hollywood Hike to End Homelessness.
 
60,000 of our neighbors fall asleep unsheltered, alone, and isolated every single night in Los Angeles County. For many of our neighbors, challenges are layered. Mental and physical challenges, a fundamental lack of resources, and the social stigma of homelessness create an environment of indescribable loneliness, trauma, and pain many of us cannot begin to comprehend.
 
For the better part of a decade, The Center has provided a holistic and trauma-informed approach to ending isolation and homelessness. Offering unique Wellness, Health, Outreach & Housing, and Community Support Programs, they work every day to break down barriers to entry for our homeless neighbors. By doing so, we help build a path toward wellness and housing.
 
On March 21st, they will host the 3rd Annual Hike to End Homelessness to raise vital funds for The Center’s Community Wellness Program that serves thousands of vulnerable individuals living unhoused on the streets in our neighborhood. With these resources, together, they will give their participants access to community programming and connections to healthcare, mental healthcare, and housing.
 
This unique event is anything but the typical fundraising experience. Bringing together hundreds of Angelenos hiking in solidarity, this hike is a powerful display of our commitment toward ending homelessness in our community.

For more information on registration or sponsorship, please  email Nathan Box, Director of Development & External Relations, at nathan.box@thecenterinhollywood.org.

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