Ms Woman United States 2019
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:
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:
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:
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:
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: https://mailchi.mp/b425c5e0e2b8/msmetroatlantawoman
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:
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:
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!
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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
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:
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.
Make A Wish Foundation
Walk for Wishes
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:
Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center
Alive and Running
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:
The American Red Cross &
The American Cancer Society
Give Blood to Give Time
This year, 1.8 million people will be diagnosed with cancer, and blood is often essential to their fight. For those undergoing chemotherapy treatments, a blood transfusion can give them the strength to keep fighting.
Cancer patients use nearly 1/4 of the blood supply – more than patients fighting any other disease – but only 3% of Americans donate blood in a given year. That’s why the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society have teamed up to encourage people across the country to Give Blood to Give Time.
When you donate blood or make a financial donation, you’re helping ensure cancer patients receive the lifesaving treatment and access to care they need.
For more information on how you can donate (blood or money), please visit:
Sending Care Packages to those who Serve
Demonstrating that actions speak louder than words, Operation Gratitude, a 501(c)(3) organization, provides tangible ways to strengthen communities and bring together grateful civilians with the men and women in uniform who serve and protect them. Through its customized Care Package programs, Operation Gratitude has provided opportunities for countless Americans to say “Thank You” to more than 2.5 million of our nation’s Heroes since 2003.
To learn more about how you can help, please visit: www.operationgratitude.com
The United Way of Greater Los Angeles
With more than 58,000 people experiencing homelessness, this is the critical issue of our time. This means that each night, more than 58,000 men, women and children do not have a safe and secure place to sleep or have a place to call home.
For the past 12 years of HomeWalk, the United Way has raised over $9.7M, mobilized 105,000 walkers, and housed 20,000 of our formerly homeless neighbors, but their work is not done. Our support will power the ideas and creative solutions that increase the supply of affordable housing and impact United Way’s work to end homelessness in L.A. County.
United Way of Greater Los Angeles fights the root cause of poverty by moving people out of homelessness and into the safety and stability of a home, preparing students for high school graduation and beyond, and guiding hard-working families towards economic mobility.
Help them continue their work! For information on HomeWalk 2020 or if you would like to join team Fit With A Purpose, please visit: https://secure.qgiv.com/event/team/859587-fitwithapurpose
For more information on the United Way of Los Angeles: https://www.unitedwayla.org/
Operation Blankets of Love
Adoption is the Best Option
Operation Blankets of Love 's mission is to improve the health of homeless animals and increase their chances for survival and adoption. They aim to eliminate animal homelessness and euthanasia.
They hope to accomplish this by:
Donating pet food, treats, blankets, towels, pet beds, leashes, collars, toys, crates, pet clothes and other supplies to shelters, rescue groups, pets of the homeless, animal transporters, foster caretakers, and wildlife sanctuaries, including during natural disasters.
Advocating for animal welfare through service-oriented humane education to 1,000s of children each year.
Promoting "Adoption is the Best Option."
Donating pet food and supplies to homeless and low-income pet owners including veterans, the disabled, families, seniors, and people of all backgrounds.
To learn more about OBOL and ways you can get involved or donate, please visit:
March of Dimes
The Carey Family
Mile #18 Partner
March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. They believe that every baby deserves the best possible start. Unfortunately, not all babies get one and they are changing that!
For 80 years, March of Dimes has helped millions of babies survive and thrive. Now they're building on that legacy to level the playing field for all moms and babies, no matter their age, socio-economic background or demographics. They support moms throughout their pregnancy, even when everything doesn’t go according to plan. They advocate for policies that prioritize the health of moms and babies and support radical improvements to the care they receive. They also pioneer research to find solutions to the biggest health threats to moms and babies.
Today the March of Dimes educates medical professionals and the public about best practices; they support lifesaving research; provide comfort and support to families in NICUs; and advocate for those who need us most, moms and babies. They are stronger and more committed than ever to guiding moms through every stage of the pregnancy journey.
The March of Dimes is fighting for the smallest among us and advocating for their health each and every day. And they do so with the tools, technology and knowledge needed to build a brighter future for us all.
To donate or find out more information about the March of Dimes:
and the March for Babies, please visit:
Kent State University
Women's Golf Team - Chip in Club
I was fortunate to have had the opportunity to be a part of the Kent State Women's Golf Team from 2000-2005. The skills learned on and off the course have propelled me into the women I am today. The benefits of being a student athlete live long past graduation.
I am running mile #19 to benefit the Women's Golf Team - Chip in Club. Having benefited from scholarship opportunity, I would like to pay it forward so that others can benefit from the same opportunities and experiences.
Check out the women's golf team this spring as they continue their run towards the NCAA finals and as they go for their 22nd consecutive MAC Conference title!
To Donate to the Kent State's Chip in Club program please visit:
For more information on the Kent State Women's Golf Team please visit:
No Kid Hungry
Share Our Strength
1 in 7 children in the United States lives with hunger and more than 11 million children in the United States live in "food insecure" homes. That means those families don't have enough food for every family member to lead a healthy life. This doesn't always mean that there is nothing to eat. But it can mean that children get smaller portions than they need, or parents aren't able to afford nutritious foods.
No Kid Hungry is a national campaign run by Share Our Strength, a nonprofit working to solve problems of hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world. After 25 years of successfully investing in local nonprofits and helping find the best approaches to eradicating poverty and hunger, Share Our Strength launched No Kid Hungry in 2010.
As a child hunger organization, ending childhood hunger is the primary focus of No Kid Hungry. We have plenty of food in the United States and we have child nutrition programs that work. The problem is that not enough kids are able to access them.
That’s a problem the No Kid Hungry knows how to solve. Some of the ways they are helping are by providing school breakfasts, after school meals, summer meals, and providing food education.
For more information on how you can get involved or donate, please visit:
David H. Weiss
On Monday, February 24th, 2020 my dear friend and coworker David Weiss lost his battle with cancer.
The 21st mile of the LA Marathon passes right in front of the Howard Capital offices and continues down the road and into the heart of Brentwood, the city David called home. In honor of "The Baron of Brentwood" I am running Mile #21 in his loving memory and for two organizations that David supported:
The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute-
The UCLA Women's Gymnastics Program-
Ms West Coast
Mile #22 Partner
Joanna's platform is Love.
She chose this platform because it is in the highest vibration of being and the one common denominator among us all.
When we are in the vibration of LOVE we are present and when we are present we able to receive all things that are good. Feeling good is what heals us.
LOVE heals it doesn’t hurt.
LOVE levels us, grounds us, and brings us in the now.
LOVE comes from within us all.
Joanna is thrilled to announce the birth of her nonprofit called “Iamlov.”
Joanna opened this nonprofit from the depth of her heart to pursue all that need Love and support on their journey. Her first endeavor is to raise awareness of the pain and trauma that is cycling in our world under the umbrella of domestic violence and sexual abuse. Her intentions are not only to raising awareness but also raise funding so that her organization can create healing retreats for survivors and celebrating the grace of love, cultivating in healing, education, and empowerment.
In addition, Joanna would like to support hospitals and birthing mothers with the support of on call volunteer Doulas. She volunteers as a Doula and can personally can share thru her experience just how powerful Love is during birth. A Doula provides mindful support with LOVE during labor and delivery.
There are so many things you can do with LOVE and Joanna feels so grateful to have a voice and a heart to give and support with.
To learn more about Joanna and her non-profit Iamlov, please visit:
Miss West Coast
Mile #23 Partner
Viki Le’s purpose in life is to love through serving. Her love for serving stems from her parents who were missionaries in Vietnam. Viki was born in a small village in Dak Lak, Vietnam and immigrated to the United States with her family when she was 5 years old.
Growing up, she loved serving her community and developed a deep passion caring for children. With this burning passion in her heart, she graduated with a bachelor degree in nursing and became a pediatric emergency department nurse with the intent to use her knowledge and skills to someday return to her birth country on a medical mission trip. Last summer, she made her dream a reality.
Viki's platform, the Good Samaritan Medical Dental Ministry is a nonprofit organization that reaches out to the people of Vietnam through the healing Ministry of the church by providing state of the art medics-dental care through annual medical missions, education and in country healthcare facilities.
Last summer, Viki volunteered as the only clinic nurse with GSMDM to provide free medical and dental care for the rural and poor areas of Vietnam for 2 weeks. They set up clinics at 7 different locations in local schools to provide medical care for approximately 300 people daily. For the majority of the patients, this would be the only medical care they received for the whole year. Some even traveled many miles by foot just to receive medical care.
The heart of GSMDM’s mission is sharing love with the people of Vietnam. Inspired and eager to serve, Viki is set to return again this summer to make an even bigger impact than she did last year. With your prayers and financial support, we can make a even greater impact together.
For more information about GSMDM, please visit: www.gsmdm.org/
To contribute or if you have any questions, you can email Viki at: firstname.lastname@example.org
To follow Viki’s journey, visit her Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vikiphuocle/
Mile #24 Partner
Sarah's platform is "Small Change for a Big Change" in support of the Ronald McDonald House. Her message is that you are never too small or young to make a difference. Your time and any amount of contributions is never too small to count in making the world a better place.
Many families travel far from home and spend several weeks or months to get treatment for their seriously ill or injured children – a long time to be away or to divide a family. And, for children facing a serious medical crisis, nothing seems scarier than not having mom and dad close by for love and support. A Ronald McDonald House provides a place for families to call home so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little to no cost.
Ronald McDonald Houses are built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest. When a child is hospitalized, the love and support of family is as powerful as the strongest medicine prescribed!
To Find out more about the Ronald McDonald House and how you can donate please visit:
For more information about Sarah:
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 https://www.rainn.org/get-involved.
To get in contact with Jaime, you can go to: https://www.facebook.com/missmgtnwvus/.
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!
Alyssa, the 2018 Ms. United State's mission is to build Focus Nation into a direct selling company hat empowers everyone to find, train, and embrace their inner and outer strength while providing a vehicle that can support their dreams and goals. This is just the beginning!
Fit With a Purpose has partnered with Focus nation for the 2020 LA Marathon. You can see Dr. Laurel Henderson and Amanda Horgan sporting some of their apparel at the LA Health and Fitness expo.
In honor of Alyssa's platform & the service mission of the United States National Pageants, Alyssa will be donating a percent of all proceeds to the charity, RAINN.
To shop some of Alyssa's amazing fitness wear, please visit: