Lam Employees Run with Their Hearts and Soles
Lam employee runner
Mar 23, 2018

Teaching children good health and fitness habits is a gift that will set them on a path for success all throughout their lives. That’s why Lam is proud to collaborate with the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation for the Lam Research Heart & Soles Run, which is dedicated to helping local children learn about making healthy lifestyle choices. The fifth annual run/walk event was held on March 24, 2018 at the historic Mission Santa Clara on the campus of Santa Clara University. This scenic course featured both a 6K and 10K route and welcomed more than 2,200 participants. The contributions from this event will support many outstanding local causes that help kids get a better start in life.

Started in 2014, the Heart & Soles Run initially set a three-year goal to improve school nutrition by putting salad bars into local K-12 schools. Under this project, nearly 200 schools received funds for new salad bars that serve approximately 150,000 kids. With this initial goal achieved, the following charities have been added for 2017-2019, all of which promote physical activity as well as healthy food choices for children:

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of North San Mateo County (youth guidance)
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Cruz County (youth guidance)
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley (youth guidance)
  • San Jose Earthquakes Community Fund (exercise for kids)
  • Santa Clara County Office of Education (running for kids)
  • Specialized Foundation (youth health and safe cycling)
  • YMCA of Silicon Valley (healthy eating and physical activity standards)

The photos below show just how much fun it can be to stay fit while supporting our local youth.

Heart and Soles Collage