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“Just Say No” Race a Huge Success

Posted by Levine Communications Office on December 8, 2010

The 10th Annual Just Say No To Drugs Race Holiday Classic this past Sunday was a huge success.  Held on the Universal Studios backlot, stars from the world of entertainment came out so support this amazing cause.  Staff and interns from Levine Communications Office also put on their running shoes to lend their support.

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Over 3,000 people attended Sunday’s event including UFC Champion Fighter Tito Ortiz, Jullian Sands (Smallville), and Edin Gali (Mad Men).  Other Other celebrities who attended included Frank Mottek (KNX), Rossi Morreale (Dating in The Dark), Dr. Jon Perlman (Extreme Makeover), Dave Vescio (Gemini Rising), Coldwater Canyon (Country Recording Artists), Lorielle New (Grindhouse), Jennessa Rose (Yogi Bear), Zach Callison (Hannah Montana) and Alex Angarita (Survivor).  Island Records artist MANN performed his hit song “Buzzin’” off his album MANN’s World. Runners were also joined by special guest teams from NBC Universal, Nike, Runners Circle, Girls on the Run, Elite Runners, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department and the Walt Disney Group.

The event, led by LCO client and Executive Race Director Ryan Kugler, had a fundraising goal of $200,000.00 this year.  Los Angeles sheriff Lee Baca and Councilman Tom LaBonge honored Ryan, President of Distribution Video and Audio, with a certificate of recognition from the City of Los Angeles.  The Mayor of Burbank, Anja Reinke and the Burbank Chief of Police, Scott LaChasse, also attended to honor Ryan and Team Against Drugs with certificate of recognition from the City of Burbank for his commitment to drug education and prevention.

Doonby (set for release Spring/Summer 2011) star and race contributor, Joe Estevez was on hand to offer some highlights of the race. Check out his CNN iReport Video

They’re still tallying the intake, but it’s not to late to donate and support this important initiative.  Visit  justsaynotodrugsrace.org and visit the DONATE to make your contribution today!

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