LANCASTER —Anthony and Jen Bailey will lead the seven-member Team Run for Grace during Sunday’s Los Angeles Marathon to raise $30,000 to feed the hungry and help those in need at Grace Resource Center.
Anthony Bailey started the fundraiser as a one-man operation at the 2018 L.A. Marathon. Bailey’s wife Jen joined him last year along with three others. This year’s team is the largest yet with runners coming from the Antelope Valley and Santa Clarita to help raise the $30,000.
The Baileys are driven by a desire to give back to Grace Resources. Grace Resources helped Anthony’s late mother through a very difficult time.
“I believe I got two extra years with my mom thanks to the help of Grace Resources,” Anthony said.
Having experienced first-hand the impact Grace Resources can have, the Baileys are committed to giving back and supporting their work.
“We couldn’t do what we do without committed and driven people like Anthony and his team and encourage the community to show their support,” Grace Resources Executive Director Jeremy Johnson said.
For details on Team Run for Grace visit their Facebook page @RunforGrace.
In preparation for the marathon, the team will be having a carb load dinner at 3 p.m. Saturday at Grace Resource Center. 45134 Sierra Highway.
A spaghetti dinner will be served and guest speakers Johnson and Palmdale City Manager J.J. Murphy will share a few words of encouragement to the team and to those in attendance.
The cost is $5 per person. The public is welcome.