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News Release

Friday, September 21, 2018

Media Relations

LAPD Partners with The Sunshine Kids for a Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

WHAT:
For the 13th consecutive year, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) will partner with The Sunshine Kids Foundation to provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience for kids who are fighting cancer.

WHEN:
Thursday, September 20, 2018
9:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: *Start*
Sheraton Universal Hotel (Rooftop of Parking Structure)
333 Universal Hollywood Drive
Universal City, Ca 91608
(The Sunshine Kids sworn in as Honorary LAPD Officers)

*Finish*
Raleigh Studios
5300 Melrose Avenue
Hollywood, Ca 90038
(Activities and Lunch)

WHO:
LAPD Assistant Chief Beatrice Girmala, Office of Special Operations
LAPD Commander Gerald Woodyard, Community Engagement Group
Actor G.W. Bailey, Executive Director of The Sunshine Kids Foundation
Sunshine Kids from around the United States

WHY:
During the event, The Sunshine Kids will be sworn in as honorary LAPD Officers. The ceremony, attended by 75 active and LAPD Reserve Police Officers will also feature the LAPD's Concert Band and a flyover by an LAPD Airship.

After the swearing in ceremony, The Sunshine Kids will be transported in Black & White Police cars through the streets of Hollywood. In addition, the parade of police cars will be escorted by a team of LAPD Motorcycle Officers with lights and sirens. The "honorary officers" will be greeted by Raleigh Studios actors and staff members.


About the Sunshine Kids Foundation:

The Sunshine Kids is a national non-profit organization dedicated to children with cancer. Established in 1982, the Foundation is committed to providing positive group activities and emotional support for young cancer patients. The Sunshine Kids provides a variety of programs and events, free of charge, for kids who are receiving cancer treatments in hospitals across North America.

Media Credentials:

Event Media Credentials will be required to cover one or both activities and locations.
Please contact:

Jennifer Greene
Illuminate-Communications
Jennifer.greene205@gmail.com
770-361-2014

CONTACT:
For more information, please call Senior Lead Officer Joseph Orlanes, LAPD Community Relations Section, Office of the Chief of Police, at 213-486-7055. You may also call LAPD Media Relations Section at 213-486-5910.


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