Christian Landa and family

Run to Feed the Hungry profile: Christian Landa

Published: Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 2B

Christian Landa was pronounced dead at the scene of his motorcycle crash.

A few minutes later he was breathing. Doctors told Landa he would never walk again.

He's now walking.

The crash left Landa without memories of his family or how to perform his job as a mechanic.

But Landa says the love of his family makes him stronger each day and he wants to be involved more than ever in the lives of his wife, Joyce, and their children.

He finds support at Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services' parent education program and its classes on positive parenting.

For 19 years, Run to Feed the Hungry has generated money for programs of the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services. Between now and Thanksgiving, we'll bring you stories of local folks who benefited from Food Bank & Family Services programs.

THANKSGIVING DAY RUN TO FEED THE HUNGRY

Start time: 10K – 8:30 a.m.; timed 5K – 9 a.m.; untimed 5K and walkers – immediately after the 5K run.

Where: The J Street entrance to California State University, Sacramento.

How far: 5K (3.1-mile) run/walk and 10K (6.2-mile) run

Expected number of participants: 25,000-28,000

Register: Go online to www.runtofeedthehungry.com until 11:59 p.m. Tuesday or register in person at the REI at 1790 Expo Parkway, Sacramento, Saturday through Wednesday.

Cost: Preregistration for adults: $35 untimed; $40 timed. Kids 15 and under: $20 untimed; $25 timed. Registration increases by $5 on race day, with no timing available.

Pickup: Packet pickup at the Expo Parkway REI during store hours Saturday through Wednesday.

Other ways to contribute: www.sacramentofoodbank.org.

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