November 11, 2014 – San Diego, CA – Community members from 4S Ranch and Del Sur will host the 5th Annual Thank You Run on Thanksgiving Day, November 27. Funds raised will benefit the 4SRanch-Del Sur Community Foundation, an affiliate of The San Diego Foundation, and Helen’s Closet, an organization that serves patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

Last year’s race of more than 1,000 participants raised more than $16,000 for the community. More than 1,500 participants are expected for this year’s race. A post-event Family Festival sponsored by Karl Strauss is also planned. Learn more and register

What: 5th Annual Thanksgiving Thank You Run
Community members are invited to walk, run, or jog the 5K or 10K course to help raise money for two local nonprofit organizations working towards the betterment of the 4SRanch and Del Sur communities. This event is open to the public.
When: Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2014
10K: 7:30 a.m.
5K: 7:40 a.m.
Kids Fun Run (8 & under): 9:00 a.m.
Where: 4SRanch Community Park
16118 4SRanch Pkwy.
San Diego, CA 92127
Why: Money raised from the Thank You Run will help provide wheel chairs, ramps, and other equipment to terminally ill ALS patients through Helen’s Closet, a local nonprofit. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.

4SRanch~Del Sur Community Foundation is also a beneficiary of the run. The dollars raised will be pooled with other 4SCF membership donations to fund needs in the 4SRanch and Del Sur communities. In previous years, grants have gone to technology implementation, education, health and human services, and civil society programs.

About 4SRanch-Del Sur Community Foundation & the Regional Outreach Program
The Regional Outreach program, including 4SRanch-Del Sur Foundation, was established by The San Diego Foundation to build and promote a regional network of community affiliate foundations by leveraging local leadership in building endowments, increasing responsible and effective philanthropy, and promoting local and regional civic engagement. Since 2006, The San Diego Foundation has established affiliates in Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Escondido, La Jolla, Oceanside, Ramona, Rancho Bernardo, San Ysidro, and 4S Ranch-Del Sur. The Regional Outreach program has exceeded 700 members, built endowments of more than $3.4 million overall, and granted more than $3.4 million in total to nonprofit organizations throughout the region. For additional information, please visit

About The San Diego Foundation
Founded in 1975, The San Diego Foundation’s purpose is to promote and increase effective and responsible charitable giving. The Foundation manages more than $675 million in assets, more than half of which reside in permanent endowment funds that extend the impact of today’s gifts to future generations. Since its inception, The Foundation has granted more than $891 million to the San Diego region’s nonprofit community. For additional information, please visit The San Diego Foundation at

Vince Heald, Beck Ellman Heald, 858-453-9600,
Theresa Nakata, The San Diego Foundation, 619-890-1378,