The Meerkats got a big shout out in the LA Times this past weekend! Saturday’s edition of the Los Angeles Times featured an article written by Mikaela Conley, founder of The Daily Saint, highlighting a handful of upcoming races in the Los Angeles area. Conley’s article, Five Kilometers of Fun Experiences, included this quote by Pat and Pants Off Racing’s efforts to do a little good along the way:
“It’s about taking the mind off the run itself, said Patrick Amato, co-founder of Pants Off Racing, a nonprofit organization for pancreatic cancer awareness and supportive services. Amato’s mother, Nancy “Pants” Amato, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2007. By 2009, Amato and his siblings had founded POR, which will sponsor its first race Oct. 12 in Calabasas.
“It’s contagious, and we have seen that over the years a good cause goes a long way when you have passion and find a common activity that people enjoy,” Amato said.
The race is open, so register today for the POR Almost 10k (and 5k) for Pancreatic Cancer. Can’t wait to see everyone there!