Los Angeles, CA- On Sunday March 20th, 2022, Trisha Paddock, a volunteer charity runner for AADAP (Asian American Drug Abuse Program) passed away shortly after completing the Charity Challenge Half Marathon in the 2022 Los Angeles Marathon. She was transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills by paramedics and passed away later in the evening.

Trisha was an avid supporter of causes that championed inclusivity, diversity, and equity, and was passionate about participating in charitable efforts that she believed in. She was known by everyone to be incredibly caring and compassionate and will be remembered for her warmhearted demeanor and community volunteer work.

“Trisha Paddock believed in the mission of AADAP and was so excited to be a part of our team.  The Charity Challenge team members met together on Sunday morning before the start of the race, and everyone was enthusiastic to be participating in this event. We are all stunned that she is no longer with us.  Our hearts go out to her husband and children, who loved her dearly,” said Dean Nakanishi, Chief Executive Officer of AADAP.

Trisha was a loving wife to husband Ryan Paddock, and mother to 3 children (ages 14, 18, 20). In addition, she was deeply cared for by everyone she interacted with in the workplace and elsewhere.  AADAP will always consider the Paddock Family as “Ohana” or family and extends our deepest sympathies for this tragic loss. We ask our supporters to join in sending thoughts and prayers to them at this difficult time. A GoFundMe Page has been set up to support the family with medical bills and other critical expenses: https://gofund.me/b1298ce7.

Media Contact: Paulina Hong, phong@aadapinc.org; (323) 293-6284