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

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.
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
Wilson Plaza, 308 Westwood Plaza, UCLA campus
  • 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)
For more information or to register to participate in the 5K event, please visit
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.
Michelle Barton, Run/Walk at UCLA public relations, 818-292-6888 (cell)
Media should call contact to arrange parking. 
Media Contact:
Amy Albin
(310) 794-8672
[email protected]

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Amy Albin
(310) 794-8672
[email protected]