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

Media Contact

Amy Albin
(310) 794-8672
WHAT: 
Actress Dakota Fanning, star of "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" and "The Runaways," will host the 11th annual UCLA 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Child Life/Child Development program at UCLA 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, prizes, and activities for kids, including a bounce-ball station and face painting.
 
Additional celebrities scheduled to appear include Tyler Williams ("Everybody Hates Chris"), Josie Loren ("Make It Or Break It"), Max Burkholder ("Parenthood"), Jackson Rogow ("Dude, What Would Happen") and Lucas Till ("Hannah Montana: The Movie").
 
WHEN: 
Sunday, May 23
 
• 6 a.m.: registration begins
• 7:10 a.m.: opening ceremonies 
• 8 a.m.: 5K run/walk begins 
• 11 a.m.: runner awards
 
WHERE: 
Bruin Plaza, 308 Westwood Plaza, UCLA campus
 
PHOTO | INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES:
 
• Actress Dakota Fanning
• Additional celebrity participants 
• UCLA student organizers 
• UCLA Child Life/Child Development staff 
• Hundreds of participants, including students, medical staff and patients
 
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:  
Lauren Wada, Run/Walk at UCLA Public Relations, [email protected], 650-906-7653 (cell)

PARKING:  
Media should call contact to arrange parking.
Media Contact:
Amy Albin
(310) 794-8672
[email protected]