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By Mary O’Keefe | November 15, 2007
For the first time, La Cañada High School 7/8 students on Nov. 9 participated in the jog-a-thon fundraiser, staged on the high school’s campus. The La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation sponsors the fundraiser and until this year, had just the local public elementary school students run laps to raise money. Event chair Craig Miller said the goal was to raise $200,000 this year, and they got close. Elementary students ran Nov. 2 and, according to Miller, raised $167,000.
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By Mary O’Keefe | November 1, 2007
Students in La Cañada public schools have been in training for their annual jog-a-thon. The run is a fundraiser that combines a healthy activity with raising money and school spirit. Elementary school students will participate in the event tomorrow; middle school students will take part in the fundraiser on Nov. 9. The jog-a-thon is sponsored by the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation and over the years has become one of their more successful fund-raising events.
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By Mary O’Keefe | November 13, 2008
Due to the expected high temperatures, the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation annual Jog-A-Thon dates will be changed from tomorrow to Dec. 5. Co-chair of the event, Kathy Waller, said that the decision was made on Wednesday after the foundation spoke to the elementary school administrators. “We were worried about rain but we didn’t think we would have to be concerned about the heat in November,” Waller said. Friday’s predicted temperature high could reach 90 or above.
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By Megan O’Neil | November 19, 2009
Students at the city’s three public elementary schools laced up their tennis shoes on Friday and raised $152,000 during the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation’s 12th annual jog-a-thon event. The jog-a-thon took place simultaneously at La Cañada Elementary School, Palm Crest Elementary School and Paradise Canyon Elementary School during school hours. Craig Miller, chair of the jog-a-thon, said that students get parents, family and friends to pledge donations at either a set amount, or per lap completed.
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October 12, 2006
Every child counts, so all La Cañada Unified School District elementary school families should get ready for the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation's (LCFEF) annual Jog-a-Thon set for Friday, Nov. 3. Each child will bring home a Jog-a-Thon envelope and pledge form which needs to be returned to their classroom by Friday, Oct. 27. During P.E. class on Nov. 3, each child will have 20 minutes to jog or walk as many laps as possible. In advance, students will ask family and friends to sponsor their efforts, contributing money on a per lap basis, or as a flat donation.
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By Megan O’Neil | January 15, 2010
Public school students in La Cañada Flintridge will take education funding into their own hands Friday as they lap the track at La Cañada High School as part of the annual La Cañada Educational Foundation Jog-a-thon. The fundraiser, which will involved LCHS 7/8 students, follows on the heels of a similar event that took place at the district’s three elementary schools in November. The elementary school jog-a-thon raised more than $160,000, committee chair Craig Miller said, a slight increase from the previous year.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | November 16, 2011
Though the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation's Annual Jog-a-Thon entered its 14th year of raising funds for local schools on Wednesday, it finally reached the 21st century as its fundraising drive went online for the first time ever. Students at Paradise Canyon, Palm Crest and La Cañada Elementary schools spent 20 minutes of their P.E. classes jogging. Their supporters could make donations for each lap run, or as a lump sum. The Jog-a-Thon's online presence is the brainchild of Steve Preiss, a member of the foundation's board.
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December 27, 2007
Mt. Ave. Jog-a-Thon raises $20,000 More than 570 Mountain Avenue Elementary students ran like never before to support their school by participating in the school’s first jog-a-thon, “Run for Our Future.” Some $20,000 was raised to support Mountain Avenue Committed to Kids or MACK, the school’s educational foundation, for its “Building for our Future” campaign. Each grade ran for 20 minutes, running a total of 8,400 laps or 840 miles, which covers the distance from Los Angeles to Denver.
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By by mary o’keefe valley sun | November 8, 2007
Students from La Canada elementary schools were a running force to be reckoned with on Friday as they raced around their playground fields. Through all the giggles and smiles no one tell that all this running was serious work, each lap strengthened their school and supported their education. The La Canada Flintridge Educational Foundation annual jog-a-thon has become a very successful, and popular fundraiser. According to the event chair Craig Miller. Throughout the day students ran during their regular Physical Education class.
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By by mary o’keefe valley sun | December 11, 2008
La Cañada elementary schools joined running forces on Friday as they raised funds for the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation. The annual LCEFE Jog-a-Thon fundraiser had students and, at some schools, teachers jog around their school?s field to help support good health and their school. Students were supported by raising funds per lap or a specific donation. The foundation supports the school district in many areas including class size reduction, librarians and counselors as well as many other programs.
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By Bill Kisliuk | November 14, 2012
Local students burned calories and generated cash for the La Cañada Educational Foundation on Wednesday during the foundation's 15th annual jog-a-thon. At Paradise Canyon Elementary School students met with MRFY, a robot made out of recyclables and presented by waste-management firm Republic Services, before they sped around the field.
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By Daniel Siegal, daniel.siegal@latimes.com | November 16, 2011
Though the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation's Annual Jog-a-Thon entered its 14th year of raising funds for local schools on Wednesday, it finally reached the 21st century as its fundraising drive went online for the first time ever. Students at Paradise Canyon, Palm Crest and La Cañada Elementary schools spent 20 minutes of their P.E. classes jogging. Their supporters could make donations for each lap run, or as a lump sum. The Jog-a-Thon's online presence is the brainchild of Steve Preiss, a member of the foundation's board.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | March 23, 2011
More than 500 La Cañada community members dressed to the nines flocked to the Pasadena Convention Center Saturday for the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation’s 20th Annual Gala, the Moonlight Masquerade. Each year, the Educational Foundation donates about $1.1 million to the La Cañada Unified School District to help maintain district programs and pay staff salaries. The Foundation stages several events throughout the year, like the Jog-A-Thon and gourmet wine and food tasting, to raise funds.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | January 27, 2011
The La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation had already blown past its financial goal for this year's Jog-A-Thon before the second phase of the event was held last week. La Cañada High School 7/8 students ran, jogged or walked in the second half of the Educational Foundation's Jog-A-Thon on Friday. La Cañada Unified School District's elementary schools hosted their own events on Nov. 17. The Foundation's goal for this year's two-phase Jog-A-Thon was to raise $180,000 and break the previous Jog-A-Thon record of $179,000, which was set last year.
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By Andrew Shortall, andrew.shortall@latimes.com | November 18, 2010
The La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation is looking to break its own record in this year's Jog-A-Thon. The Foundation raised more than $179,000, a record high, during last year's Jog-A-Thon. This year the organization is setting the bar even higher. It's looking to generate $180,000. "That's obviously a main goal, but the other goal is to have everybody participate," said Tracy Stewart, chairman of the event. "If everyone would participate I'd be very happy. " The Jog-A-Thon, the Foundation's second-largest fundraiser each year behind its spring gala, is staged in two phases.
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By Megan O’Neil | January 15, 2010
Public school students in La Cañada Flintridge will take education funding into their own hands Friday as they lap the track at La Cañada High School as part of the annual La Cañada Educational Foundation Jog-a-thon. The fundraiser, which will involved LCHS 7/8 students, follows on the heels of a similar event that took place at the district’s three elementary schools in November. The elementary school jog-a-thon raised more than $160,000, committee chair Craig Miller said, a slight increase from the previous year.
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By Megan O’Neil | November 19, 2009
Students at the city’s three public elementary schools laced up their tennis shoes on Friday and raised $152,000 during the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation’s 12th annual jog-a-thon event. The jog-a-thon took place simultaneously at La Cañada Elementary School, Palm Crest Elementary School and Paradise Canyon Elementary School during school hours. Craig Miller, chair of the jog-a-thon, said that students get parents, family and friends to pledge donations at either a set amount, or per lap completed.
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By by mary o’keefe valley sun | December 11, 2008
La Cañada elementary schools joined running forces on Friday as they raised funds for the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation. The annual LCEFE Jog-a-Thon fundraiser had students and, at some schools, teachers jog around their school?s field to help support good health and their school. Students were supported by raising funds per lap or a specific donation. The foundation supports the school district in many areas including class size reduction, librarians and counselors as well as many other programs.
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By Mary O’Keefe | November 13, 2008
Due to the expected high temperatures, the La Cañada Flintridge Educational Foundation annual Jog-A-Thon dates will be changed from tomorrow to Dec. 5. Co-chair of the event, Kathy Waller, said that the decision was made on Wednesday after the foundation spoke to the elementary school administrators. “We were worried about rain but we didn’t think we would have to be concerned about the heat in November,” Waller said. Friday’s predicted temperature high could reach 90 or above.
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By Mary O’Keefe | February 21, 2008
La Cañada Flintridge residents Don and Cayce Sheppard are receiving the 2007-08 Golden Apple award at an early breakfast ceremony today at the Santa Anita Golf Course in Arcadia. The couple was selected for the prestigious award by the La Cañada Unified School District administration. The award is sponsored by the Association of California School Administrators and honors outstanding community leaders throughout the state. ?Both Don and Cayce have been great supporters and advocates for our students and for the community,?
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