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Bernard Park


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Let's meet Bernard! 

Bernard Park is the Technology Coordinator over at Bishop Conaty – Our Lady of Loretto in Los Angeles. It seems as if CEF has found itself with a healthy variety of runners. CEF was pleasantly surprised to hear Bernard’s response to how long he has been running, “I ran my first full marathon back in February 2010 (Huntington Beach Marathon) and subsequently ran 3 more marathons that same year; LA Marathon in March, San Francisco Marathon in July and the Long Beach Marathon in October. I also re-ran some of those in 2014 and 2015” CEF will be pulling inspiration and of course many tips from Bernard for these next few months. Bernard will be training by running 2 times a week consisting of distances between 7-13 miles and will also add a longer run of about 17 miles. “I would like to keep pace and finish the marathon around 4 hours.” Bernard’s favorite movie is Forest Gump. Bernard says, “My wife calls me Forest Gump because like Forest, I just picked up running one day and I just ran and ran-naturally and without getting winded or with major difficulties…maybe it’s a sport that fits my physique. I like running because it’s a mental challenge as well as a physical challenge. I like pushing myself to finish something I started. There is an endorphin rush when you hit that wall and then all of sudden you get that second wind. There is nothing more exhilarating than that!“ Bernard is running for CEF because, “CEF has helped many of our Bishop Conaty-Loretto family members and it was wonderful seeing a former student, who received funding from CEF herself, bring her daughter to her alma mater with the help of CEF. To be able to support generations of Conaty-Loretto ladies is something very special. CEF is a wonderful organization that supports and provides tuition assistance to the financially deserving students attending ADLA schools. I will do ALL I can to support this worthy cause.”

Join Bernard as he runs for CEF! Your donation will allow Bernard the opportunity to spread awareness of the importance of a Catholic education. Together, YOU and Bernard will be supporting the 10,000 CEF Students across more than 200 schools in the Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties!

“100% of your gift goes directly to providing tuition assistance for a child!”

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