Flintridge Prep Athletes Raising Funds for Nicaragua


Flintridge Prep’s Athletic Council on Leadership will host its second annual La Mascota Hospital 5K Run/Walk at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 7, in Griffith Park. The event will benefit La Mascota Hospital, the only children’s cancer hospital in Nicaragua.
The goal is not only to raise funds for the hospital, but to raise awareness about what is going on in the world — 45.2% of Nicaragua’s population lives below the poverty line, so all proceeds from the event will go to A World of One’s Own, a nonprofit dedicated to providing transportation to and from the hospital, as well as additional resources, such as food baskets and water, to people all over Nicaragua who cannot afford to pay for such commodities.
The last La Mascota 5K raised more than $13,000; the goal this year is to raise $5,000 more.
For more information, visit lamascota5k.racewire.com or contact Caitlin Fong at (626) 319-4571 or 19fongc@flintridgeprep.org.