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Community Comes Together in Memory of Marathoner

A La Crescenta man was planning to run this weekend’s L.A. Marathon for charity.

Following his tragic death last week, his loved ones are going to help him finish that race.

Amir Teymouri has been prepping for a while now, getting ready to run the L.A. Marathon on Sunday. He was running for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

His family has a long history of raising money for the cause ever since his cousin Dan was diagnosed.

Mom, Dad, sister Sonia and brother Saeed all ran marathons supporting the cause.

It was now Amir’s turn.

He had run the San Diego Rock n Roll marathon last year, but vowed to run for his hometown of Los Angeles.

At 35 with a wife and two kids at home, Amir tragically died in a car wreck last Thursday.

Friends and family of Amir decided to get together and run the marathon on his behalf.

Six different people running different legs, passing his jersey along the way until finally passing it to Amir’s wife and children.

They will walk the final mile and receive his medal at the end of the race.

The financial need for Amir’s wife and daughters will be great in his absence.

If you’d like to sponsor our run to raise hope, make donations by check payable to Montrose Church, with “Teymouri Family Fund” in the memo line.

You can mail your donations to Montrose Church, 2678 Honolulu Avenue, Montrose, CA 91020.

Alternatively, you can send a donation electronically through this link: http://montrosechurch.org/teymouri

–Doug Kolk, KTLA News

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