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Run-walk event to benefit pediatric cancer program at UCLA
Date: 06/08/2009
Contact: Amy Albin
WHAT:
The San Fernando Valley Bruins are marking Father's Day a week early this year with the annual Dad's Day Dash, a run/walk event in which all proceeds go to benefit the pediatric cancer program at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA. The dash will feature a 5K and 10K run/walk and a 1K "fun run" for kids. The event is presented in conjunction with the Optimist clubs of the San Fernando Valley and Westwood/UCLA Hospital.
 
WHEN:
7:30 a.m., Saturday, June 13
 
WHERE:
Warner Center Park, 21820 Califa Ave., Woodland Hills, Calif. 91367
 
INFORMATION:
For more information, to register, or to make a donation, visit http://www.w2promotions.com/.
 
BACKGROUND:
The pediatric cancer program at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA is ranked among the nation's best by U.S. News & World Report. In addition to providing ongoing treatment and support for young cancer patients and their families, program physicians are involved in cutting-edge research to find new ways to treat pediatric cancers. Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, a vital component of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, offers a full spectrum of primary and specialized medical care for infants, children and adolescents. The hospital's mission is to provide state-of-the-art treatment for children in a compassionate atmosphere and to improve the understanding and treatment of pediatric diseases.
 
MEDIA CONTACT:
Fay Bevans, San Fernando Valley Bruins, fbevans@conet.ucla.edu