Run Tofu, Run!

Lauren Downey has pledged to run the Monument Avenue 10K in Richmond, Virginia on April 13th, dressed as a block of tofu, if she meets her fundraising goal of $2,500 to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Click here to make a donation in any amount.

Watch the March 9th episode of Saturday Night Live that inspired the pledge here, or Google “SNL Veganville” to find a video of the original comedy sketch, featuring Justin Timberlake as a dancing, singing block of tofu.


Lauren is raising money to fund life-saving blood cancer research with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training. She will complete four months of training and fundraising on April 28, 2013, when she will run the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in Washington, D.C.

Please help her reach her goal by making a donation, then stay tuned for photos and video of Lauren sporting an attractive tofu costume at the Monument Avenue 10K, two weeks before the big race.

If Lauren raises. . .

$2,500 – she will wear the block of tofu costume on April 13th at the Monument Avenue 10K

$3,500 – she will perform one of JT’s songs from the SNL sketch at the finish line of the Monument Avenue 10K

$5,000 – she will officially “bring it on down to Veganville” and go vegan for 28 days

The deadline for donations is April 12, 2013. Donate today!