LA Cancer Challenge

We hope you do too!
We hope you do too!

Marvin's Marvels

In 2008 our family established Marvin’s Marvels in memory of our beloved, father, grandfather, husband & friend Marvin Gussman. Marvin’s Marvels is a team that participates in the Annual L.A. Cancer Challenge, a 5k/10k walk or run which will benefit the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research.  Every year we look forward to seeing our family and friends join us for this fun event.

We want you to know your incredible commitment to Marvin’s Marvels means the world to us. We recognize everyone has so much going on and numerous responsibilities. You are truly the champions of Marvin’s Marvels.


Your support has helped to further research for pancreatic cancer. This year because of the seed grants given with your donations there were some wonderful advances in this area, a few examples are a new drug delivery system that reduces side effects and increases the effectiveness chemotherapy has against pancreatic cancer and a supported theory that using deuterium depleted water (which is currently being produced in the EU) can restore DNA functions to prevent or treat cancer. There are a lot of great studies happening which we don’t understand and can’t pronounce but they are happening because of your help.


This year in lieu of a team captain we felt it would be nice to acknowledge everyone as team champions. You all are awesome!                   

We hope you can be there!

L.A. Cancer Challenge

Sunday, October 30, 2016


Wilson Plaza

Westwood, CA 90095

10k starts at 7:00 am

5k starts at 8:30 am

Kids Can Cure Run & Costume Parade at 10:00am

Arrive early to pick up your fun run bag.


The LA Cancer Challenge is a great way to start celebrating Halloween and there is fun for the whole family. The Fun Family Expo has music and entertainment, food and beverages, as well as health and fitness booths.  The Halloween Kids Zone, located within the expo area will have a moon bounce, pumpkin arts and crafts, and much more. You can dress in costume and enter the Costume Contest.


Join us at the Marvin's Marvels team tent where you can visit with friends, receive your 2016 Marvin's Marvels T-shirt and have a snack.

To view photos & information from past years events go to our website : MARVIN'SMARVELS.ORG


We'd love you to join us but if  you can't be there please consider sponsoring Marvin's Marvel's with a donation. Any amount you can give will be greatly appreciated. All donations are tax deductible (Federal Tax ID #954640311) and a receipt will be e-mailed to you.


If you have any questions please email Cheryl at


With our sincere appreciation,

The Gussman Family


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