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Tino’s Donations to the Run Seal Beach® Make Big Waves

Updated: Aug 15, 2023

Run Seal Beach® is “The little run with a big heart.”

Dr. Faustino “Tino” Bernadett and his wife Martha like to help many different charities. Run Seal Beach® is one of their favorites. Why? Because Run Seal Beach® (RSB®) plans, manages, and executes this fun and healthy family event with a 100% volunteer team, meaning 100% of the proceeds are given back to the community every year. How much? $1,898,064 has been given back to the community since RSB’s 2003 with the advantage of tiny overhead and big media and community support.


Why Does the RSB® Exist?

The non-profit was founded in 1999 with a charter that is “to raise funds and awareness for recreation or fitness programs or services to benefit the greater Seal Beach community, including Rossmoor and Los Alamitos.” And it’s fun for everyone!

Where Do the Funds Go?

The list of grant recipients and Director Awards (chosen by the RSB board of directors) can be found here. The awardees range from the local high school to Boy Scout troops, police events, the local animal shelter, and many community and civic organizations for their programs or scholarships. Many residents, students, service members, and more have enjoyed the fruits of the RSB’s efforts with the support of generous donors like Tino Bernadett.

How Does RSB® Fulfill the Bernadetts’ Mission and Values?

Dr. Faustino Bernadett and his wife, Dr. Martha Molina Bernadett, have dedicated their lives to helping others. Throughout their professional careers as physicians, they have devoted themselves—their time, expertise, and generous donations—to civic and public service at many entry points.

After receiving an M.B.A., Tino used his leadership skills to start and lead medical groups and an independent practice association as a physician executive. Martha has traveled many paths as her career evolved from direct patient care as a family physician in a rural town with "three stop lights and no Starbucks" to leading research, innovation, and digital transformation at a Fortune 500 health plan. Throughout her career, she has focused on providing access to care to underserved or marginalized populations.

They are unwavering proponents of healthy bodies, strong family values, and resilient communities, which they encourage through their many donation to organizations such as the Boys and Girls Clubs, 4-H, and the Aquarium of the Pacific.

Run Seal Beach® helps Tino and his wife make waves to create a better world.

Tino says, “I love this event. It’s outside. It’s great exercise. It’s for the whole family, and it helps the community.”

To donate to the RSB, please click here. And if you want a good time, come on out for next year’s event on March 16, 2024.

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