Media Alert/Photo Opportunity: Children's Cancer Research Fund's 6th annual Kids 4 Kids 5K RUN/WALK at L.A. LIVE, Sunday, April 17, 2011

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Event scheduled for April 17 at L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles.

What: The 6th annual Kids 4 Kids 5K RUN/WALK and “All Star” Carnival, benefiting Los Angeles-based Children’s Cancer Research Fund (CCRF)

Where: L.A. LIVE (across from STAPLES Center) at Chick Hearn Court (11th and Figueroa) in downtown Los Angeles. There will be free parking before 11:00 a.m. in the West Garage/Lot W at 1005 West Chick Hearn Court.

When: Sunday, April 17, 2011, 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Why: Monies raised from the 2011 Kids 4 Kids 5K RUN/WALK will fund research in pediatric oncology as well as supplies for an art program at Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Camps.

Details: Radio Disney “Warm-Up” starts at 8:00 a.m., the race begins at 10 a.m.; "All Star” Carnival and finish line entertainment begins at 10:30 a.m. The event will end at 1:30 p.m.

Who: 2011 Kids 4 Kids 5K RUN/WALK National Spokespersons' Team*: Pau Gasol, Los Angeles Lakers; Landon Donovan, LA Galaxy; Luc Robitaille, President, Business Operations for Los Angeles Kings Hockey Club; three-time Olympic breaststroke medalist Rebecca Soni; Joel Piñeiro, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim; Dustin Brown, Los Angeles Kings and Noelle Quinn, Los Angeles Sparks. (*schedule permitting)

Featured performers: Davis Gaines (Phantom of the Opera), Twinkle Time, From the Top Productions, plus emcee Drake Kemper (iParty with Victorious, Beautiful Boy) and 27 emerging stars from film, TV and stage confirmed to staff game booths at the “All Star” Carnival.

About Children’s Cancer Research Fund: Established in 1987 by Matti Contopulos, CCRF is dedicated to providing national support for clinical research in pediatric cancer while improving the medical environment for all children. A Healthier and Happier tomorrow is the mission and promise of Children's Cancer Research Fund to children and their parents everywhere. For more information, visit


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