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  • RUN 4 YOUR CAUSE – CSULB

    Come join us and make a Difference! Unite with family, friends, and your community to SUPPORT YOUR CAUSE.

    Select your Cause when you Register and support your local Charity, Organization, or Cause. You can even create a new Cause that others can support by registering your Cause online at www.compete4causes.org/new-organizations.

  • Race Results – Run 4 Your Cause – CSUN

    Click here for Race Results.

  • Evelyn Grace Foundation- Tribute to Childhood Cancer Angels

    The mission of the Evelyn Grace Foundation is to raise funds for infant leukemia research and advances in treatment, to raise awareness to support families with children who are battling infant or childhood leukemia and other forms of childhood cancer, and to increase awareness regarding cord blood donation.

  • Media Change in Mexico – Casa De La Esperanza

    Media Change is honoured to serve Casa de la Esperanza. When we break outside our culture and begin to serve the needs of others, there’s no telling how God will bless us. Yet He blesses us. Sometimes with a gift of seeing how He is caring for the abandoned children in Mexico while giving us a chance to be His instrument.

  • EDIFYMovement on a Mission to Mexico: Casa De La Esperanza

    We took a long journey out to Chihuahua, Mexico to a little town called Anahuac. We stayed one week at children’s home, Casa De La Esperanza. We introduced the orphans to different styles of dance and got them to let out their God given creativity!!

  • Bayside Church – Kenya Compassion

    Bayside is passionate about outreach! Whether it’s collecting food and clothing, ministering to the the disadvantaged, serving seniors, fighting to stop sex-trafficking in Sacramento and Cambodia or providing education to end HIV/AIDS in Kenya – we’re doing it with passion.

  • Event Maps – “Run 4 Your Cause” – CSUN

    If you are participating in Run 4 Your Cause at Cal State Northridge you will want to check out route that you will be racing. Also included are details about navigating the campus, parking and where the wellness expo will be taking place.

  • RUN 4 YOUR CAUSE – CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE

    Come join us and make a Difference! Unite with family, friends, and your community to SUPPORT YOUR CAUSE. The Wellness Expo will feature a Fun-Filled Day of Live Entertainment, Rockwall, Games, Activities, Jump Houses, Obstacle Courses, Vendors, Wellness Professionals, etc.

  • Dance 4 Your Cause Event Information

    We’re less than a week away from our “Dance 4 YOUR Cause” Event presented by Compete 4 Causes!!! We’re excited and looking forward to seeing all of you. Listed in this article are the details regarding our upcoming Event.

  • Rising Star Outreach. Working to Cure Leprosy.

    An estimated 100 million people worldwide are victims of this discrimination. In India there are over 700 “leprosy colonies” where the stigma of leprosy is inevitably perpetuated.

  • CSULB 5k race results

    Race results for the 5k on March 24, 2012 at Long Beach State Universtity

  • Run for your cause Participant Satisfaction Survey

    Thank you for taking the time to help us improve our participants experience at our events and on our website.

  • Featured Dietition: Melissa Mouton, MS, RD, LD

    Melissa is a holistic nutrition counselor, credentialed nationally as a Registered Dietitian and locally as a Texas State Licensed Dietitian, focusing on a whole-foods plant-based diet.

  • Run 4 Your Cause – Event Details

    We’re less than a week away from our “Run 4 YOUR Cause” Event presented by Compete 4 Causes!!! We’re excited and looking forward to seeing all of you.

  • Run4ACause 5k Map

    9:00 am: Registration starts – 10:00am 5k Starts – Wellness Expo goes till 2:00pm

  • Is going gluten-free always necessary?

    Given the growing amount of gluten-free foods available at the grocery store, it seems a number of people have trouble digesting the stuff. But are they truly gluten-intolerant, and is there a clear diagnosis for that?

  • Does Beer Affect Your Training?

    It’s there after almost every race. There are running clubs associated with it. Now even Lance Armstrong is in their commercials. In recent years, beer has become increasingly popular in the running community.

  • For the Littlest Hearts

    The American Heart Association recommends taking a positive approach that gets your children more involved and invested in their food choices, so that the decision to eat healthier comes from them, not you.

  • The Mighty Leaf Vegetable

    Although they come from a very wide variety of plants, most share a great deal with other leaf vegetables in nutrition and cooking methods. Nearly one thousand species of plants with edible leaves are known.

  • Simple Sports Nutrition Tips

    Sports nutrition doesn’t have to be complicated. If you aren’t interested in the details or the science of sports nutrition, but still want to get the most from your diet and fitness program, the following recommendations are for you.

  • D Is for Defense: Why Vitamin D Is the Ultimate Super Vitamin

    New research shows that vitamin D can protect against cancer, diabetes, depression, and heart disease — and can make you live longer. Here’s how you can get more vitamin D.

  • Tips for Eating More Plant Foods

    Without a doubt, research tells us over and over again that those consuming more plant foods are the healthiest. A diet based on plant-foods has been shown to help prevent and reverse symptoms of type 2 diabetes and heart disease and prevent cancer.

  • Lisa Conrad our C4C Athlete of the Quarter

    C4C is proud to feature Lisa Conrad of Manhattan Beach, California as our Athlete of the Quarter! Lisa is not only an accomplished competitive cyclist, but also a philanthropist, wife, and mother extraordinaire.

  • Miso Glazed Black Cod

    Easy and healthy recipe that combines fresh and flavor filled ingredients that will satisfy your taste and be mindful of your stomach.

  • Running Tips : Proper Running Technique

    Proper running technique will improve your cardiovascular endurance, speed and running efficiency. Make sure you have great form when running with advice from a professional fitness trainer in this free video on running techniques.

  • Yoga Today: The Chakras – Light Practice

    In this shortened practice, Sarah presents postures to stimulate the first three Chakras in the purifying style of Kundalini Yoga. No style of yoga is right for everyone, but Kundalini is something that you need to try at least once!

  • Daily Fitness Assessment

    Chart your weight-training progress daily by writing in the specific exercises you’ll select from your Personal Fitness Guide. Each time you train, fill in the date and amount of weight lifted each repetition. This will help you keep track of how you’re progressing.

  • 5k Training Schedule

    5K is the perfect distance for first-timers. Even if you’re a couch potato, you can be ready for a 5K in a couple of months. Here’s How.

  • Exercise and Physical Activity: What’s the Difference?

    Physical activity is defined as movement that involves contraction of your muscles. Any of the activities we do throughout the day that involve movement — housework, gardening, walking, climbing stairs — are examples of physical activity.

  • Measuring Your Personal Fitness Level

    “It is an individual measurement that is not always dependent on how much physical activity you do,” notes Jim Pivarnik, PhD, president of the American College of Sports Medicine and director of the Center for Physical Activity and Health at Michigan State University in East Lansing .

  • New Guidelines Put Focus on Vitamin D Deficiency

    People who don’t get enough vitamin D are at risk for calcium, phosphorus and bone metabolism abnormalities, which can lead to a number of diseases, including osteoporosis.

  • Apricot Ginger Chicken

    In plastic bag, place flour, salt and pepper and shake to mix. Add chicken breasts and shake again to coat. Heat oil over medium-low heat. Add chicken and cook, turning once, until cooked through, about 10-15 minutes. While chicken is cooking, mix remaining ingredients in small saucepan. Heat gently over low. Pour apricot mixture over top of cooked chicken and serve.

  • Apple Spice Bread

    Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Spray a loaf pan (8×4 or 9×5- inch) with nonstick cooking spray. Combine flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, and clove and mix well. In another bowl, combine egg whites, brown sugar, applesauce, milk, and apples and mix well. Combine wet ingredients with the dry ingredients and mix just until combined.

  • Apple Pie Smoothie

    1/2 cup nonfat yogurt 8 ounces nonfat milk 2 tablespoon frozen apple juice concentrate dash ground cinnamon 1/2 whole green apple, seeded and cut in pieces Combine all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. You can add ice …

  • Apple Mint Julep

    Place chopped mint into cheesecloth or a coffee filter and tie with twine. Place bag of mint and apple juice in a large saucepan. Bring to boil, then remove from heat; cover and let cool for one hour. Discard cheesecloth and pour juice into a large pitcher; cover and chill. Serve fresh mint.

  • Apple Coffee Cake

    Combine apple, 1/4 cup orange juice and cinnamon in a medium bowl, stir well and set aside. Combine remaining 1/4 orange juice and milk, stir well and set aside. Gradually cream sugar and margarine together. Add egg substitute and vanilla and beat well. Combine flour, baking powder and salt and mix well. Gradually add flour mixture to creamed mixture alternately with the milk and orange juice mixture.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In medium bowl, mix cherries, apples and juice. In separate small bowl, mix together flour, sugar and cinnamon. Pour flour mixture over fruit and toss well to coat. Arrange in 9×9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Top with granola. Cover with foil and bake 30 minutes. Uncover and continue baking another 15 minutes or until apples are tender and mixture is bubbly.

  • Appalachian Whole-Grain Apple Bake

    Crust: 3/4 cup all purpose flour 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 2 tablespoons powdered sugar 2 tablespoons softened butter 4 tablespoons canola oil Filling: 2 large Gala apples, peeled, cored and cut into bite-sized chunks 2 large Granny Smith apples, …

  • Almond Pilaf

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat margarine in a large nonstick skillet, add onions and rice and cook just until rice begins to brown. Stir in spices and mix well. Place ingredients in a 2-quart casserole and stir in broth. Cover and bake about 40 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Stir in almonds just before serving.

  • Photos of the Decade: American Red Cross

    A selection of the most compelling Red Cross photos from 2000 to 2010.

  • RUN FOR YOUR CAUSE – 5k Run / Walk – Long Beach State University

    SATURDAY, MARCH 24TH – 2012 – LONG BEACH STATE UNIVERSITY – Come join us and make a difference! Unite with family, friends, and your community to SUPPORT YOUR CAUSE. Register today, this is an event that you won’t want to miss…

  • Dollar a day philanthropy adds up for non-profits

    “People like the efficiency of hearing from so many non-profits at one time,” said Ashley Harper, grants and initiatives officer at the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis. “They learn about good work they’ve heard about and others they had no idea were going on.”

  • Surprising Gym Time-Wasters: 5 Killers of a Good Workout

    Designing an effective workout regimen isn’t always intuitive. Sometimes, seemingly logical tweaks to intensify a session can have the opposite effect. If you’re aiming to improve results, or simply want to be in and out of the gym in less time, experts say don’t waste a minute on these five things: