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Airport Marina Counseling Service announces its Jet to Jetty 30 year anniversary
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Jet to Jetty at the Starting Line
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LOS ANGELES - Aug. 20, 2014 - PRLog -- September 3, 2014 will mark the 30th anniversary of the Jet to Jetty 5K/10K Run/Walk for Mental Health. The Drollinger Family Charitable Foundation (DFCF) is once again the name sponsor for the event that benefits AIRPORT MARINA COUNSELING SERVICE (AMCS). The Jet to Jetty is running again at Dockweiler Beach in Playa del Rey -there will be a 5K walk/ run a 10K run, and a Kid’s Fun Run & Walk.  Karen Dial, President of the DFCF said, "For the past 30 years, Jet to Jetty has been a critical fundraiser in the effort to help people achieve positive mental health. Airport Marina Counseling Service is an incredible community resource that has, quite literally, changed the lives of hundreds of families and individuals regardless of their socioeconomic level or ability to pay. I am proud of all AMCS has accomplished, and I hope everyone will run, walk or just cheer on the participants at this year's Jet to Jetty because, working together, we can help those around us."

Councilmember Mike Bonin states, “Congratulations to Airport Marina Counseling Service on 30 great years of their Jet to Jetty event. This great event raises needed funding for mental health services on the Westside, and I am excited to join neighbors in support of the Airport Marina Counseling Center.”

There will be an Expo featuring vendors offering healthy foods and drinks and free snacks from Cliff Bar.  Teams are most welcome. Prizes will be awarded for Fastest Team, Team with the Most Participants and Best Individual Costume. All participants receive a quality T-Shirt, and awards are given to the top three finishers in 15 age categories. The overall Male and Female winners in both the 5K and 10K races will receive a plaque and a $50 gift certificate from Dick’s Sporting Goods in addition to the age category.  The William H. Hannon Foundation has generously donated a fabulous 7 day trip to Maui – and the prize drawing tickets are $5 each of 12 for $50. So if you are unable to attend the race, you can show support by purchasing a chance to go to Maui! Entry fees for the 5K, 10K are $35 ($40 if registered after September 4th) and the beach parking fee is included with the entry! The Kid’s Fun Run entry fee is $15. Register online or download an entry form at www.jetojetty.com or www.w2promotions.com. For more information e-mail afotiades@airportmarina.org or call 310-670-1410-x178.

Early packet pickup will be held at The Village Runner in Manhattan Beach, on Saturday August 30th from 11am to 2pm.  Packet pickup will be held at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Plaza El Segundo, on Friday September 5th from 3 to 6 p.m.  On race day, Registration and Packet Pickup begin at 6:30 a.m. The 5K Run and Walk begins at 8:00 a.m., the 10K race begins at 8:30 the Kid’s Fun Run& Walk takes off at 9:30. Pre-race warm-ups will be conducted by staff at the Westchester Family YMCA.

All race proceeds benefit Airport Marina Counseling Service (AMCS), a nonprofit, community-based mental health clinic that serves the LAX, South Bay, South and Westside areas of Los Angeles.  Open seven days a week, AMCS provides an array of effective mental health services, both at the Clinic and off-site to meet the needs of people of all ages and means.  All services are offered on a sliding fee scale and proceeds from the race help ensure that AMCS remains a safe place to come for help and healing.  AMCS Executive Director Eden Garcia-Balis, feels “honored to run an organization that serves to better our community by training mental health therapists and providing services to people that may otherwise not receive them. Mental illness is real and does not discriminate against age, ethnicity, or socio-economic status.”

In addition to The Drollinger Family Charitable Foundation and the William Hannon Foundation, other sponsors include Playa Vista/Playa Capital, Southern California Gas Company, LAX World Airports, Westchester Mental Health Guild, The Guilded Cage, Inn at Playa Del Rey, Westchester Rotary Foundation, Dan Cohen. Other local businesses and organizations sponsoring this year are Playa Venice Sunrise Rotary Club, Westchester Farmer’s Market, Rainbow Acres, Polaris Electric, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Team Crockett, Heather Lemon-West Bluff Realty, El Segundo Fish Company, La Brea Heating and Air, and Travelodge Hotel at LAX, Hometown News, Cantalini’s, The YMCA, Sprouts, Stephanie Younger Group, Mo’s Place at the beach, Five Acres, Gibson International.

Eden Garcia-Balis

Executive Director

Airport Marina Counseling Service

7891 La Tijera Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA  90045

(310) 670-1410

Eden Garcia-Balis
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