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26 TO 26

For the 26 days up until the 2020 LA Marathon,

Fit With A Purpose will be showcasing each of its Mile Partners.

These partners will be sharing their stories and their platforms/charitable causes. 


Amanda Horgan

Ms Woman United States 2019

Mile #1 

As the founder of Fit With A Purpose, I am sponsoring Mile 1 for one of our yearly events, The Susan G Komen More than Pink Walk!  Join our team or donate to help end breast cancer:


Cheyanne Buhrts

Miss Preteen Eastern Panhandle United States

Mile #2 Partner

Cheyanne's platform is: HOP - Help, Overcome, Prosper, and All About Volunteering. Cheyanne wants to help her community and state Overcome and Prosper by volunteering for different entities and organizations. Some of the causes she is passionate about are Veterans, The Humane Society, Hunger, abused and addicted youth, the homeless, senior care facilities and anti-bullying.

Check out several of the non-profits she volunteers with and supports, you can learn more and donate by clicking the links below:

Kidz Power Pac:

Berkeley County Humane Society

Berkeley County Backpack Program:

For more info. on Cheyanne:

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Alaya McKinney

Miss Santa Clarita Valley

Mile #3 Partner

Alaya's platform is The National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Multiple Sclerosis is an
neurological auto-immune disease that causes chronic pain and debilitation. MS affects over 2.3 million Americans, 70% of those that are diagnosed are women.

This organization is important to Alaya because, in 2010 at the age of eighteen, she
was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. She currently serves as a member of the
National Multiple Sclerosis Society's District Activist Leader Program, Emerging
Leaders Board, and the Services Advisory Committee. As a District Activist, Alaya
educates members of Congress and Legislature on the Society’s Federal Initiatives
to serve and better the lives of individual's affected by Multiple Sclerosis. Having
MS has motivated Alaya to attend Law School, and pursue her Masters Degree in Public Health with the aims of becoming a Disability Rights Attorney. 

You can learn about MS and get involved with the organization through the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's website:


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Amanda Ford

Miss Santa Monica United States

Mile #4 Partner

Amanda's platform is Autism Awareness and Acceptance. Amanda was inspired to raise awareness and support for this cause by her little sister Kaitlin who has Autism Spectrum Disorder. 1 in 59 individuals are born with autism in the United States and it is estimated that one third of individuals with Autism are non-verbal. Amanda is raising her voice for the voiceless and aims to help make this world a more understanding and inclusive place. 


Amanda would like to encourage you to check out some of the following  websites where you can learn more and help donate to support this cause:

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Trena Myers

Ms Woman Metro Atlanta

Mile #5 Partner

Trena J Myers is an intuitive abstract artist; an Emory University trained health coach and a creative mindset coach. She empowers busy people to ease stress and anxiety through creative tools. Her workshops and clients are national and global. She has mentor and guided thousands of students as they discern their next steps, from high school to
college to graduate school and beyond.


Having over 20 years’ experience as a professional public speaker, Trena has spoken to national organizations across the country to include Georgia HOSA (which is the largest organization in the World) and the Association of Family Medicine Administration. She is a
2014 Gwinnett Neighborhood Leadership Institute (GNLI) graduate; a service of the Gwinnett Coalition, her team designed a community service project to raise awareness about the mental health impact of
sexting. She served as chair on the GNLI advisory board where she was a vital part of redesigning the program.

In 2017 she began working with resident physicians on the wellness initiative by providing emotional wellness painting workshops which developed into her platform.


Trena travels the US conducting workshops and fundraisers for various organizations. Trena is an artist who works in a variety of media. By replaying the work for each exhibition and
pushing the evocative power of the work a little further, Myers creates intense personal
moments masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring
the viewer round and round in circles. Her artworks are characterized by the use of everyday objects in an atmosphere of middle-class mentality in which recognition plays an important role. By applying abstraction, she often creates work using creative game tactics, but these are never permissive. Play is a serious matter: during the game, different rules apply than in everyday life and even everyday objects undergo transubstantiation. Her works are presented
with the aim not to provide an idealistic view but to identify where light and the environment
are important. The energy of a place and its emotional and spiritual vibrations are always
important. By taking daily life as subject matter while commenting on the everyday aesthetic of
middle-class values, she tries to focus on the activity of presenting. The character, shape or
content of the presented artwork is secondary. The essential things are the momentary and the intention of presenting. Her works don't reference recognizable form. The results are
deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes

More information can be found to book appearance, schedule a workshop or to donate to her platform:


To donate to her platform:


2 Feet 1 Goal

Leah Grace Gomez - Founder

Mile #6 Partner


2 Feet 1 Goal, Inc.’s mission is to use sports to create Christian leaders and athletes worldwide.



2 Feet 1 Goal's vision is to encompass this world as one through sports and to provide the resources for an athlete to progress in their God-given gifts and talents to make this world a better place. 2 Feet 1 Goal, Inc. is Christ-centered but will not discriminate against a person or organization due to gender, race or religion.

Leah and her husband John, through 2 Feet 1 Goal started the the Grace Gomez Soccer Academy in Wampewo, Africa. The children receive boots, shin guards, uniforms, water bottles (the number one request) and all the equipment they need to be successful. Agility ladders, jump ropes, portables goals, training bibs, stop watches, timers, whistles, first aid kits, cones, balls, you name it, everything. They deserve a fighting chance to be successful, and together we can do it!

For more information on how you can help and to learn more about 2 Feet 1 Goal, please visit:

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Amanda Smith

Ms United States 2019

Mile #7 Partner

Amanda's passion for sustainable cooking practices led her to start Menehune Chef, a non-profit education program for the Hawaiian Islands.  Menehune Chef program takes place in and after school, offering private cooking lessons, public educational demos and much more. The aim is to educate students on how to cook, using sustainable foods grown in their own communities. Menehune Chef collaborates with local Chefs in each community to teach basic cooking skills as well as farming practices. Amanda has created a six lesson curriculum for Elementary to High School levels. She aims to grow the program beyond the Hawaiian Islands bringing Menehune to the main land.

To learn more about Menehune Chef please visit:



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The Alzheimer's Association

The Horgan Family

Mile #8 Partner

Alzheimer’s disease is relentless. So are we!

Currently, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050. Our future is at risk unless we can find a way to change the course of this disease!

Join your 2019 Ms Woman United States and her team, "Fit With A Purpose" to raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer's Association. We will be walking in the 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Beach Cities, CA event, Saturday, September 26, 2020.

Not in the LA area? The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide and is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease!

Find A Walk Here

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Monica Fisher

Miss Pacific Coast

Mile #9 Partner

As the creator and founder of Brains Compliment Beauty, Monica's mission is to remind young adults that they are special, unique, and that they can do everything and anything they put their minds to. Many people struggle in math and science, and fail to see these subjects' importance (not to mention how fun they can be!), and Brains Compliment Beauty strives to fill in these gaps.


Monica's platform focuses on encouraging, exciting, and empowering the next generation to go into STEM careers as well as sheds light on what to expect when inside these careers. Brains Compliment Beauty puts emphasis on education and how vital it is in today's fast-paced world. It accomplishes this by giving  the necessary tools and skillsets to others so that they have the background to be able to go further in education and their career path.


One of the ways Monica is able to have her platform reach worldwide is through youtube, where she not only teaches Math Tutorials but also does different experiments/labs to showcase some cool concepts in engineering.


For more information check out her youtube channel, Brainz R Beautiful:


LA Marathon Official Animal Charities

Angel City Pit Bulls, Kitten Rescue, K9 Youth Alliance, Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue & Westside German Shepard Rescue

Mile #10 


Angel City Pit Bulls is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a better future for pit bulls through education, public advocacy, adoptions, and owner support.

To learn more and donate:

Kitten Rescue is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization devoted to finding loving homes for homeless cats and kittens. They rescue animals from the streets of Los Angeles and from City Shelter euthanasia. Since 1997, Kitten Rescue has found loving homes for over 18,000 animals, while thousands more have been helped through our volunteer-fueled education and outreach programs.

To learn more and donate:

K9 Youth Alliance is a grassroots nonprofit that enriches the lives of young people while they help prepare abandoned dogs for permanent homes. Their programs aim to empower young people by showing them just how much they have to give to some of our community's most vulnerable members, abandoned shelter dogs. The shelter dogs in their programs receive much-needed socialization and training and learn it's safe to trust again.

To learn more and donate:

Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue aims to leverage the canine-human bond to save death row dogs in Kern County. Through programming such as Miracle Mutts Therapy Dogs, and Pawsitive Change (Prison foster/training program), rescued dogs are rescuing people.

To learn more and donate:

Westside German Shepherd Rescue of Los Angeles is a non profit 501(c)3, no kill rescue committed to saving all types of German Shepherd Dogs from high kill shelters and adopting them to loving, qualified homes.

To learn more or donate:



Alice Bradley

 Ms. Woman Sherman Oaks United States

Mile #11 Partner

Alice's platform is to raise awareness on the importance of health and fitness. She aims to help educate others on the benefits of exercise and proper nutrition.

Alice works as certified personal trainer and sports nutritionist.

Such a great morning Walking for Wishes!

Make A Wish Foundation

Walk for Wishes

Mile #12 

Join Team Fit With A Purpose and others for a day of "wish magic" at the largest annual gathering of wish families, volunteers, and mission supporters - Walk for Wishes on Saturday, April 4th at the LA Memorial Coliseum! 


The event's "Step Up for Wish Kids" theme will challenge participants to log 10,000 steps across a variety of activities including a silent disco, fun sports drills with professional LA teams, field-day picnic games and other ways to get you moving! By participating, you can help bring the life-changing impact of a wish to children in Los Angeles who are battling critical illnesses.

If you would like to join us for the walk or make a donation please click below:

Walk for Wishes LA

Not in the LA area but interested in participating in an event or donating:

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Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center

Alive and Running 

Mile #13 

Alive & Running is an uplifting, life-affirming event that remembers loved ones lost to suicide while raising funds and awareness for the Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center.

The first in the nation, the Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center is a national and world leader in training, research and services for people who have thought about, attempted or lost someone to suicide.

Their Center has a 24/7 English/Spanish Crisis Line (1-800-273-TALK) that takes calls from around the United States and is the back-up for crisis centers throughout California. It is also one of only three in the U.S. that answers calls on the National Disaster Distress Helpline.

They have support groups for people who have attempted or lost loved ones to suicide which have been replicated around the nation and world. They train more than 20,000 people each year—including LAPD’s SWAT teams, the FBI, firefighters and other emergency responders—how to recognize and respond to warning signs.

For more information on the Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center please visit:

For more information on how you can donate or participate in Alive and Running, please visit:


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Joanna Trailov

Ms West Coast 

Mile #22 Partner

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Viki Phuocle

Miss West Coast

Mile #23 Partner

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Sarah Daniels


Mile #24 Partner

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Jaime Salai

Miss Morgantown United States

Mile #25 Partner

Jaime's platform is #IBelieveYou, which is designed to advocate for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence while raising awareness of the issue. As a survivor of sexual assault, she wants to use her story to advocate for other survivors and give a voice to those who do not have one. 

To learn more about sexual violence or how you can get involved, you can go to


To get in contact with Jaime, you can go to: 


Dr. Laurel Henderson

Miss California United States

Mile #26 Partner

Dr. Laurel's platform is Consent Culture: a movement to eliminate sexual violence and raise funds to end the backlog of untested rape kits in the United States. This is a continuation of her Albert Schweitzer Fellowship winning GLOW program which is barre fitness classes for survivors of sexual violence.

Dr. Laurel is raising funds for the Joyful Heart Foundation by selling consent culture t-shirts. Click here to purchase and help this leading national organization with its mission to transform society’s response to sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse, support survivors’ healing, and end this violence forever!