10 Things to Know About OneLife LA 2016

OneLife LA is back again – a lot will be familiar to you: it’s still free, for the whole family and easy to get to.

What’s new?

Great new speakers and celebrities, more community partners, a later start time and shorter program, more food and drink vendors – and so much more!

We also have a big surprise to reveal in January. Make sure you RSVP today.

10. FREE!!!
Attending OneLife LA is free. You name it: Joining in the walk, hearing fantastic speakers, and jamming to sweet music are all FREE. Just bring your own lunch or cash for food! Free registration for yourself or group of family and friends is available here!

Head to OneLife LA in a number of different ways. We recommend taking the Metro to either the Civic Center/Grand Park or Union Station. If you’re coming with a large group, check out our bus registration page so you know where to park. Driving? There are several parking lots near La Placita/Olvera St. where you can park for a fee.

Bring your own signs, banners, and shirts (keep ‘em positive!) with you to the walk! Don’t have a sign? You can make one with the theme Who Do You Live For and bring it, or we’ll have some for you to carry. Pick them up at La Placita/Olvera St. and drop them off at Grand Park. You can also buy your own OneLife swag like hats, t-shirts or bracelets at Grand Park!
To Bring
Come prepared with water, hats and sunscreen to OneLife LA! No outside chairs or tables of any kind are allowed in the park, so be sure to bring your picnic blankets! Handicapped seating is available. We also have a shorter route for those who cannot walk the whole way. Our helpful volunteers can point you in the right direction so you can visit exhibitors while everyone else arrives!

Food trucks and drink vendors will be waiting for you to purchase delicious food at Grand Park when you finish the walk! We’ll have more than last year to make sure you stay nourished! Or bring your own picnic lunch to enjoy!

Did you know that OneLife LA is a family-friendly event? Embrace the dignity of all life by bringing the whole family! In addition to our compelling speakers and musical entertainment, there will be face painting, balloon animals, and other kid-friendly activities at Grand Park.

OneLife LA is on Saturday, January 23, 2016. Starting a few hours later and featuring a shorter program, doors open at La Placita/Olvera St. at 12 Noon and ends at Grand Park at 4 PM, followed by the Requiem Mass for the Unborn at 5 PM at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. The walking route for OneLife LA is just over 1 mile throughout downtown to the conclusion of the walk at Grand Park to kickoff the main event, with speakers, music performances and more! For all the details on the walk, check out our events information page.

OneLife LA proudly partners with AMAZING organizations doing good works in the community. You can give sweats, hygiene items and towels to help human trafficking survivors at the CARE 18 booth. Give diapers or sign up to help at a Valentine’s Day party for new moms at the Claris Health booth. Help the homeless by signing up to volunteer in the St. Vincent de Paul thrift store, or sign up to put on a spa day for the parents of kids from Mama Hill’s Help. Improve the life of a child with hair loss by donating your hair to Locks of Love. Sign up to visit your elderly neighbors and drive them to appointments at the OASIS booth. Or put together Easter baskets and write cards for foster kids at the Covenants for Kids booth. Check out all of our partners and show some love!

During the program, OneLife LA will feature very special speakers and musical performers from all walks of life. Our 2016 keynote speaker will be Nick Vujicic, who was born without limbs but lives a vibrant life and is now a world-renowned motivational speaker.

Additional inspirational speakers include: Jenna Gassew and Dan Haley who created a bucketlist for their unborn son Shane when faced with a terminal diagnosis. J.J. Hanson will share his courageous battle against brain cancer, and Los Angeles’ own Mama Hill will share about her incredible work helping students escape violence and go on to graduate.We’ve even gotten word that celebrities like Patricia Heaton and Karyme Lozano and a few others will be there, all MC’ed by Danny Jacobs and Lianna Rebolledo. OneLife LA will also feature amazing performances by Trio Ellas and with more musical guests to be announced!

Mother Teresa once said, “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” Let’s make the world a better place by living for others and performing works of mercy. In this way, we can build up a culture of life in Southern California and in our world. We hope to see you on Saturday, January 23 to show the world who we live for!

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