"Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can." - Arthur Ashe
Since I heard this quote, it has inspired me to do my part in raising awareness to issues about which I am passionate. I have been running in full duty uniform since 2016. I have logged well over 500 miles honoring our fallen law enforcement, raising funds for law enforcement sponsored youth programs, and raising awareness of law enforcement's role in the homeless crisis in Los Angeles.
With the support of Run to Remember LA, on March 9th, 2018, I will embark upon yet another run in full uniform to honor late LAPD Officer Ian J. Campbell who died on March 9th, 1963. Officer Campbell was murdered 55 years ago in the onion fields of Bakersfield. I will be starting this running endeavor from the same onion fields in Bakersfield with my team of volunteers. This memorial run, “Just Cause,” will conclude at the LAPD Fallen Officer Memorial in Downtown LA.
The proceeds raised from this 2- to 3-day running endeavor will go to needed repairs for LAPD’s Memorial for Fallen Officers and, in collaboration with Run To Remember Los Angeles, to sponsor our youth to participate in the upcoming Run To Remember Los Angeles 10K/Half Marathon on April 8, 2018.