Join Our Team!
LA BIG 5K
November 6, 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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Registration for the 2021 LA BIG 5K is open!
The 2021 LA Big 5K will be held on March 6, 2021 at Dodger Stadium. The expectation is that the Los Angeles Marathon and the LA Big 5K will be delivered in its usual formats and on its normal race course with changes to start line procedures for better participant spacing, aid stations, packet pickup, and post-race operations and gatherings. This page will be updated as information is available.
About the Cause
What types of medical needs will my run support?
Your run supports treating head and neck cancers, surgically restoring hearing loss, reconstructive surgery for victims of domestic violence, nasal cavity repair for recovering substance abusers, and much more. The Foundation helps patients with a wide range of ear, nose and throat (ENT) medical needs.
What are we running for?
By joining the team you are saving lives and giving peace of mind for families who have nowhere else to turn for head and neck medical care. We are running to build healthier families and communities, and provide access to safe and compassionate ear, nose and throat medical specialists.
What programs and services does my run support?
Your run provides low and no cost surgical care for those without the financial resources to get 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. Patient hotel and travel expenses are subsidized 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.
Do the surgeons and support staff get paid by the Foundation?
No. All of our surgeons and medical staff volunteer their time and talents for patients in need of care.
What does money raised go toward?
Low and no cost surgical care, 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 located outside their city, state and or 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.