in Pacific Palisades has been known to hold "" for and . This week, shop owners Kevin Sabin and Clive Lewis are also raising money for the Wendy Walk by way of a Facebook "charitable check-in."
The Landes children, Ali, Matt and Jackie, founded the Wendy Walk after their mother, Palisadian Wendy Landes, was diagnosed with liposarcoma, a rare form of cancer. The foundation works to raise money for liposarcoma research and awareness.
The third annual Los Angeles Wendy Walk will be on May 6 at 9 a.m. and will begin at the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica. But, thanks to The Yogurt Shoppe, you can help raise money before the Wendy Walk even begins! From May 3-6, all you have to do is purchase your favorite frozen yogurt flavor from The Yogurt Shoppe and check in on Facebook while you're there. The shop will then donate $1 to the Wendy Walk for each check-in.
The first annual Wendy Walk was held in 2010. Organizers say that liposarcoma researchers rely on private funding because government money usually goes to well-known forms of cancer. So, the Wendy Walk, in partnership with the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative, is one of the only sources of funding for liposarcoma research. Walks are also held annually in New York and Miami.