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Lam Employees Run with Their Hearts and Soles

April 23, 2018

Teaching children good health and fitness habits is a gift that will set them on a path for success all throughout their lives. That’s why Lam is proud to collaborate with the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation for the Lam Research Heart & Soles Run, which is dedicated to helping local children learn about making healthy lifestyle choices. The fifth annual run/walk event was held on March 24, 2018 at the historic Mission Santa Clara on the campus of Santa Clara University. This scenic course featured both a 6K and 10K route and welcomed more than 2,200 participants. The contributions from this event will support many outstanding local causes that help kids get a better start in life.

Started in 2014, the Heart & Soles Run initially set a three-year goal to improve school nutrition by putting salad bars into local K-12 schools. Under this project, nearly 200 schools received funds for new salad bars that serve approximately 150,000 kids. With this initial goal achieved, the following charities have been added for 2017-2019, all of which promote physical activity as well as healthy food choices for children:

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of North San Mateo County (youth guidance)
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County (youth guidance)
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley (youth guidance)
  • San Jose Earthquakes Community Fund (exercise for kids)
  • Santa Clara County Office of Education (running for kids)
  • Specialized Foundation (youth health and safe cycling)
  • YMCA of Silicon Valley (healthy eating and physical activity standards)

The photos below show just how much fun it can be to stay fit while supporting our local youth.

 

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