Sherman Oaks, CA (PRWEB) September 12, 2013
Shane’s Inspiration, recognized as the world’s leader in Inclusive Playgrounds and Programs, hosts their 16th Annual 5K/10K Walk & Roll in Griffith Park on Sunday, September 29, 2013. Hundreds of inspirational children in Los Angeles (many using wheelchairs or walking aids) lead teams on a Walk & Roll around Griffith Park to prove that kids with disabilities can do. Star of the CBS hit show, “The Big Bang Theory,” Kaley Cuoco serves as event Grand Marshal and interacts with children. Marine turned fitness model Alex Minsky will lead warm-up. Shane’s Inspiration announces Military Playground Initiative to build Inclusive Playgrounds at military bases. Little Miss Wheelchair California 2013, Lourdes Mack, will also be participating in the Walk & Roll. Lourdes has been an ambassador for Shane’s Inspiration for the last ten years. There is no registration fee to participate in the Walk & Roll.
This event brings together people of all abilities to raise funds for Shane’s Inspiration, whose mission is to foster a bias-free world for children with disabilities through inclusive playgrounds and programs. “Kaley has one of the biggest hearts in Hollywood, and we're so grateful to have her championing our cause,” says Founders Catherine Curry-Williams and Scott Williams (Co-Executive Producer, “NCIS”). Founder Tiffany Harris will announce Shane’s Inspiration’s Military Playground Initiative. Joining Kaley and leading the warm-up will be Alex Minsky, a Marine who lost his lower leg in Afghanistan. Military personnel from Camp Pendleton and Los Angeles Air Force Base have been invited to join in the event as well. Event features a 5k/10k, Resource Fair, refreshments, prizes, goodie bags for the children and more. This event is sponsored by Wells Fargo Capital Finance.
About Shane’s Inspiration
Headquartered in Los Angeles, Shane’s Inspiration is an international non-profit dedicated to fostering a bias-free world for children with disabilities through inclusive playgrounds and programs. To date, they have opened 44 Inclusive Playgrounds in the U.S., Mexico and Canada. In the next year, Shane’s Inspiration playgrounds will be opening across the U.S., Ecuador, Israel, and Russia (in partnership with McDonalds for the 2014 Olympics). The impact of their Together, We Are Able® ability awareness education program and My PlayClub® community outreach program, which bring children of all abilities together at their inclusive playgrounds, has impacted the lives of over 30,000 children.
Marci Moran, Director of Community Outreach & Special Events