TCA's Band on the Run Needs You!

Let’s go for Gold in this Olympian year and do something SPECIAL – help us raise $45,000

Because teens and young adults get cancer and need their own dedicated space in hospital rather than being treated with little children or old people, Teen Cancer America raises money to give to hospitals to help them create teen friendly environments for young people with cancer . We need your help to do this

At the 5th largest Marathon in the world with thousands of athletes from all 50 states and more than 60 countries. You will take part in a lifetime race from the Dodgers Stadium to Santa Monica pier through iconic Hollywood. This is a fantastic opportunity to participate in such a world famous event, get fit and do something extraordinary for young people with cancer.

You can join TCA’s Band on the Run Team:


We are so proud to be a Charity Partner of the LA Marathon and this will be our 3rd year participating, but we can’t do it without you! You can run or walk with us in:

  • The LA Marathon – 26.2 miles
  • The Charity Relay - 13 miles
  • The 5K Race – 3 miles

Find out what we offer in supporting you and what we expect of you.

Sign Up by completing our LA Marathon Interest Form – or contact Geraldine at Teen Cancer America – she’s waiting for your email ( or call (Tel: 310 - 208 - 0400).

* Please do not do not register with the La Marathon if you want to run for our charity until you have received a specific team registration code and instructions from Geraldine


We need all the help we can get so even if you don’t want to or can’t run/walk you can still play an important role in helping us reach our GOAL. You can:

  • Join our "Cheering Squads" and encourage runners on the day at our Cheer stations on route
  • Help recruit TCA's Band On the Run runners
  • Help runners to reach their fundraising goal
  • Host some fun fundraising activities to raise awareness and money for our runners

Interested? Contact Geraldine at and sign up today!


Not able to run or volunteer, don’t worry you can still become part of our TEAM:

Support A Runner

Donating is easy and our runners need all the encouragement they can get! Go to Teen Cancer America's Everyday Hero fundraising page, select a runner and donate. You can follow their efforts and progress through training as they prepare for their race.

You can do more if you want?

You can forward this link to family, friends and co-workers encouraging them to support your runner or ask them to do the same as yourself and support someone else on the team.


What Teen Cancer America will do:
  • Fundraising support and guidance to help meet your personal goals
  • Access to training, nutrition tips and advice from our TCA Coach
  • Official Teen Cancer America’s Band on the Run Race shirt
  • Personalized fundraising page on Everyday
  • Race related activities including runs with our Coach
  • Fundraising ideas
  • Fundraising incentives and prizes
  • TCA swag Bag
  • Pasta Party – team meet and greet get together
What Teen Cancer America runners will do:
  • Pay the race entry fee
  • Train for Race Day
  • Commit to raising the required amount attached to a race on behalf of Teen Cancer America
    1. Marathon – 26.2 mile race - $800
    2. Charity Relay – 13 miles - $800
    3. LA Big 5K – 3 miles - $350
  • Support Teen Cancer America by helping spread awareness through family / friends, FaceBook/Twitter/Instagram posts

LA Marathon 2017 Interest Form

Teen Cancer America is asking runners to set a personal fundraising goal of $800 for the LA Marathon and Charity Relay races and $350 for the Big 5K race.  Don't worry- we have lots of tips to help!

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