Join Our Team!
LA BIG 5K
March 20, 2021
Our team of headstrong heroes are making a difference to those in need of medical care living in Los Angeles and developing countries. You can save a life and have a lot of fun walking or running for a cause you believe in.
The LA Big 5K is a family-friendly race open to participants of all ages and abilities, including runners, walkers and strollers. Experience an iconic run through Los Angeles as you run through beautiful Elysian Park before a rewarding finish set against the backdrop of world-famous Dodger Stadium.
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About the Cause
What are we running for?
We are running to build healthier families and communities through access to safe and compassionate ear, nose and throat medical specialists, wherever a patient may be. By joining the team you are saving lives and giving peace of mind for families who have nowhere else to turn.
What programs and services does my run support?
Your run provides pro-bono surgical care for low income families without the resources to receive the medical treatment they need. Along with donated surgical care, our travel and housing grants programs ensure patients who need to see medical specialists outside of their city or state can afford to do so. Hotel and travel expenses are covered through these programs.
The Foundation also works with communities outside the US in developing countries by organizing annual Medical Mission Trips. Past trips have included Peru, India and Ethiopia.
What types of medical needs will my run support?
The Foundation helps patients with a wide range of ear, nose and throat (ENT) medical needs including head and neck cancers, hearing restoration, reconstructive surgery for abused women and burn victims, nasal cavity repair for recovering substance abusers, and much more.
Do the surgeons and support staff get paid by the Foundation?
No. All of our surgeons and support staff volunteer their time and talents for patients we provide care to.
What does money raised go toward?
Pro-bono surgical care costs include anesthesia, instrumentation, specialty equipment, surgical supplies, as well as operating room expenses. Additionally, your run supports travel and housing grants for those who can’t afford to see a specialist not located within their city, state and even country.
Are donations tax deductible?
The Osborne Head & Neck Foundation is a 501c(3) nonprofit. Your donations are fully tax deductible up to the extent of the law.