Actress Dakota Fanning to host annual 5K to benefit Mattel Children's Hospital

Media Contact

Amy Albin
(310) 794-8672
WHAT:
Actress Dakota Fanning, star of "Coraline" and "The Cat in the Hat," will host the 10th Annual UCLA 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Child Life/Child Development program at UCLA's Mattel Children’s Hospital. In addition to the 5-kilometer run/walk through the UCLA campus, the student-organized event will feature live entertainment, a silent auction, exciting prizes and activities for kids, including a bounce-ball station and face painting.
 
WHEN:
Sunday, April 5
  • 6 a.m: registration begins
  • 7 a.m.: opening ceremonies
  • 7:30 a.m.: 5K run/walk begins
  • 10 a.m.: closing ceremonies
 
WHERE:
Wilson Plaza, 308 Westwood Plaza, UCLA campus
 
PHOTO | INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:
  • Actress Dakota Fanning
  • UCLA student organizers
  • UCLA Child Life/Child Development staff
  • Hundreds of participants, including students and medical staff
  • Radio statio JackFM (93.1 FM)
 
INFORMATION:
For more information or to register to participate in the 5K event, please visit www.runwalk.ucla.edu.
 
BACKGROUND:
Proceeds will directly benefit the internationally renowned Child Life/Child Development Program at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital. Established in 1968, the program was one of the first of its kind in the country and continues to be a model for other medical centers. The Child Life program addresses the unique needs of pediatric patients — especially the critically and chronically ill — by offering play therapy, expert consultations and genuine support for the patients and their families.
 
CONTACT:
Michelle Barton, Run/Walk at UCLA public relations, 818-292-6888 (cell)
 
PARKING:
Media should call contact to arrange parking. 
Media Contact:
Amy Albin
(310) 794-8672
[email protected]