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Trumpeter Goes the Distance for a Cause


This week trumpet player and Local 47 (Los Angeles, CA) member Roy Wiegand will put his strong lungs to good use. On June 14, the ultra long distance runner will lace up his shoes to run more than 100 miles (four marathons) for the Michael Hoefflin Foundation (MHF) for children’s cancer. Many Los Angeles area musicians plan to join him for sections of the 30-plus hour run that will take him from Market Place Park in Santa Clarita to Westfield Valencia Town Center Drive.

This is Wiegand’s eighth solo charity run. This year’s he run is in memory of 12-year-old Christopher Wilke who died of cancer in 2014. A family friend, Wilke was in Boy Scouts with Wiegand’s son. “These ultra runs turn something I love to do, into something much bigger than a personal goal,” says Wiegand. “It’s the children who inspire me.”

The MHF is a nonprofit organization that assists children diagnosed with cancer and their families. The aim of MHF is to ensure families have what they need so that their child can concentrate on getting well. Visit or to learn more about Roy’s Run and make a donation.