Thank You to the Sponsors and Congratulations to the Beneficiaries of the 2014 Long Beach Pride Run!
In late June, Shoreline Frontrunners of Long Beach hosted a thank you dinner to recognize the outstanding support and partnership shown by the sponsors of the 2014 Long Beach Pride Run. Community leaders, individuals and businesses alike came together to show their support to make this year’s Pride Run the very best.
One of the benefits of the Pride Run is that it affords the opportunity for Shoreline Frontrunners of Long Beach to give back to the community. At the dinner a number of beneficiaries were announced and presented with donations totaling $8,000 to help them continue to provide valuable services and to be a vibrant part of the LGBTQ community.
Beneficiaries were selected based on many factors, including:
- Do they provide activities that promote healthy lifestyles and fitness, such as running, swimming, biking, etc.?
- Does the organization support the LGBTQ community in Long Beach?
- Does the organization support healthy lifestyles for people with HIV and do they promote HIV prevention?
- Does the organization support at risk youth groups within the LGBTQ community?
We are happy to announce the 2014 beneficiaries are:
The Center Long Beach - With more than 25,000 clients per year, the Center Long Beach provides after school drop-in for LGBTQ and allied youth ages 12-18 and serves approximately 300 youth a year, more than 60% of which have been identified as at-risk. The Center provides HIV testing and has been an outstanding partnering on many LGBTQ events.
AIDS Food Store of Long Beach – After two decades of distributing many tons of food to thousands of clients, AIDS Food Store remains true to its mission that until there is no longer a need, the ALL volunteer staff of AIDS Food Store will continue to address the issue of hunger in the HIV/AIDS community, be it physical, emotional or spiritual. Whether infected or affected, AIDS Food Store will never turn you away.
The LGBT Student Resource Center at CSULB - The LGBT Student Resource Center strives to promote full inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, intersex, and queer identified individuals and their allies at CSULB.
The Center Orange County - For more than 40 years The Center OC has been advocating on behalf of the Orange County LGBTQ community, working to ensure its well-being through a wide variety of programs and services. The Center hosts numerous groups, activities, events and services. The Center is the place in Orange County for anonymous or confidential HIV testing in a comfortable, clean, non-judgmental environment.
C.A.R.E. Program - The Comprehensive AIDS Resource Education (C.A.R.E) Program is one of the largest providers of social and clinical services to persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families in the Los Angeles area. The program and clinics offer a comprehensive continuum of non-emergency health and social services for people living with HIV/AIDS and supportive counseling for their families and significant others. C.A.R.E.’s goal is to assist and empower HIV-infected individuals to identify and access the social and healthcare resources to meet their needs and achieve optimal health.
Cypress College LGBT Support Club – The club offers support and awareness for all students including HIV Testing information and Breast Cancer Awareness. Recognizing the need for strong community, the club organizes numerous social events throughout the school year.
Ocean View High School GSA Club - The Gay Straight Alliance volunteered during anti-bullying week at Ocean View High School and hope to make it a tradition. In addition, the club volunteers at multiple sports events and supports OC Center. Monies raised by the club go to HIV support groups.
The Point Foundation – Point Foundation empowers promising lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society. Applicants to Point Foundation and subsequent scholars, turn to Point Foundation because their families are either unable or unwilling to support them and their goals for higher education. Despite incredible obstacles and hardships Point Scholars are excelling at our nation’s most prestigious and demanding universities and colleges, while also leading in a variety of extracurricular and community service activities.
“Out for the Run” Frontrunners Documentary – Filmmaker Da Ping Luo’s film will spotlight an underexposed creative and cultural phenomenon – LGBT athletes discovering identity, community, family and even careers – within grassroots groups all dedicated to the sport of running. There are independent Front Runners groups in cities around the world. This film will focus on the runners themselves and their amazing stories of realization and transformation. They are a microcosm of the massive change going on in our society, as LGBT becomes a subset of the mainstream one step at a time.
Congratulations to each of the recipients and thank you for being leaders in the community.
RACE RESULTS ARE IN!
Congratulations to all off the runners and walkers who showed their pride at the 2014 Long Beach Pride Run presented by Shoreline Frontrunners of Long Beach.
We welcome everyone who wishes to join us in the celebration to show support, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. For more information check out the Race Info page.