Children's Cancer Research Fund Announces National Spokespersons' Team for 6th Annual Kids 4 Kids 5K Run/Walk

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

Kids 4 Kids 5K National Spokespersons' Team member Landon Donovan

Kids 4 Kids 5K National Spokespersons' Team member Landon Donovan

“I am very passionate about making a difference in the lives of children. The Kids 4 Kids RUN/WALK is a fantastic way not only for myself but for all of us to support and increase awareness of CCRF’s fight against cancer,” said Landon Donovan.

The Kids 4 Kids 5K RUN/WALK and “All Star” Carnival benefiting Children’s Cancer Research Fund (CCRF) announces its National Spokespersons' Team*. Sports luminaries leading the cause to De“FEET” pediatric cancer include: 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)

“The Children’s Cancer Research Fund is doing incredible work to give kids a chance for a better, longer, healthier life,” said Gasol. “It is a privilege to support this worthy cause as they strive to put an end to cancer in our lifetimes.”

The Kids 4 Kids 5K RUN/WALK empowers participants of all ages to take immediate action to help children with cancer while bringing together friends and family for a fun day of activity and entertainment. Scheduled for Sunday, April 17, the “All Star” Carnival will include finish line entertainment, rides and game booths staffed by celebrities and athletes.

“I am honored to be a national spokesperson for the Children’s Cancer Research Fund,” Donovan said. “I am very passionate about making a difference in the lives of children. The Kids 4 Kids RUN/WALK is a fantastic way not only for myself but for all of us to support and increase awareness of CCRF’s fight against cancer.”

The Presenting Sponsor and Team Owner is TOYOTA and the Team Manager is AEG. The event will take place at L.A. LIVE (across from STAPLES Center) at Chick Hearn Court (11th and Figueroa) in downtown Los Angeles. Event registration begins at 8:00 a.m. while the Radio Disney “Warm-Up” takes place from 8:00 a.m. to 10 a.m. The race starts at 10:00 a.m. The “All Star” Carnival opens at 10:30 a.m. and the “Yum 4 My Tum” Food Court opens at 11:00 a.m.
There will be free parking before 11:00 a.m. in the West Garage/Lot W at 1005 West Chick Hearn Court.

Participants of all ages are encouraged to register in advance at http://www.ccrf-kids.org. Advance registration fees are $10 (under 18) and $25 (18 and over). On-site registration will be available on race day for $20 (under 18) and $35 (18 and over). To learn more about Children’s Cancer Research Fund, visit http://www.ccrf-kids.org. Become a Facebook fan at: http://www.facebook.com/CCRFKIDS. Follow us on Twitter: @ccrf_kids, event hashtag: #K4K5K.

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. Monies raised from the 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. For more information, visit http://www.ccrf-kids.org.

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