Saturday, November 8, 2014

Walk for Kids Growth, Los Angeles to Increase Awareness of Growth Disorders and Funds for Research and Support

Children's Hospital of Los Angeles Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism together with the Human Growth Foundation will host a 4.8K Walk for Kids Growth community event on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Griffith Park, in Los Angeles. Walk for Kids Growth will increase awareness of childhood growth disorders, early diagnosis and treatment, and raise funds for research, education, patient support and advocacy. Individuals of all ages and groups can register to participate online at

Walk for Kids Growth is co-hosted by award-winning TV/film actor/comedian Mark Christopher Lawrence ("GLEE," "Chuck," “Heroes”) and KCAA Radio host Dr. Tony O'Donnell. Live entertainment will be provided by pop sensation Mandy Rain, singer/actor Kenton Duty, and all girl teen pop stars Urban Xtreme. Walk for Kids Growth participants will enjoy a 3-mile, scenic fun walk, take a step into the next galaxy at the Star Wars pavilion, and get a chance to meet some of Hollywood’s brightest stars at the celebrity meet and greet arena. The fun-filled, community event will also feature display booths, refreshments, and giveaways.

Registration fees are $10 for youth under 18 and $15 for adults. Each registered participant will receive an event tee shirt.

Walk for Kids Growth is notable for its unique mission and also for its diversity. People of all ages, races, and backgrounds come together in a massive, powerful and inspiring demonstration of compassion in action.

This year's event sponsors are (as of November 07, 2014): Starbucks®, EMD Serono, Lilly, KCAA 1050 AM, Hudson Audio Works, Kangen Water®, Brentwood Wilshire Chiropractic Center, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Elfenworks, Abbvie, Genentech, Alexion, Dexa Percy, NPS Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer, CVS Caremark, and Tour Vision.

"We need community-wide support to increase awareness of childhood growth disorders so children do not have to suffer from undiagnosed and untreated growth disorders that can last for a lifetime. Children deserve to grow and lead healthy, happy lives," said Dr. Duke Pitukcheewanont, president of Human Growth Foundation and pediatric endocrinologist at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

For more information about Walk for Kids Growth, to sponsor, donate or talent submissions, contact