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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.”
Diane Techam - $10
1/24/2019 - Run Bernie Run!!!
Heather Yu - $100
2/3/2019 - Everyday you do amazing things for everyone. This is no different.
Maria Huerta - $10
2/5/2019 - What can't you do, Bernie? Gooooooo!!!
Andrea Jenoff - $50
2/13/2019 - Go Team!
Mercedes Erazo - $10
2/15/2019 - Go Mr. Park!!!!!!!
Angela Park - $100
2/16/2019 - You're an inspiration, in so many ways! I love you, my big brother!!
Jeanette Paek - $100
2/18/2019 - You got this! Go Bernie!!
Jennifer Yang - $100
2/27/2019 - Heard you can run like an Energizer Bunny. So you won't need my luck. Have fun!
Judy Shim - $50
2/28/2019 - GO BERNIE!!
Clara Choe - $100
3/7/2019 - Good luck!! Run Bernie, Run!!! Jose Pedroza - $10
3/8/2019 - Thank you for your great personality and help, go for, God bless you and your family.
Cynthia Ayala - $20
3/8/2019 - Mr. Park!! I'm one of your former students from class of 2008! Thank you for teaching me math! You rockkkkkk! Jamie Park - $100
3/13/2019 - Good luck! Nicholas Park - $100
3/13/2019 - Thanks for being such an insiration for many! Christopher Park - $100