SHANE’S INSPIRATION’s “WALK & ROLL” TAKES PLACE AT GRIFFITH PARK ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18TH
-- Actor Jon Cryer named Grand Marshall of 19th annual fundraiser
that builds inclusive playgrounds for children with disabilities --
Emmy award-winning actor
(“NCIS”, “Two and a Half Men”)
will serve as Grand Marshal at
Shane's Inspiration 19th Annual
Walk & Roll
on Sunday morning, September 18, at Griffith Park in Los Angeles, CA.
The annual fundraiser sees hundreds of inspirational children, many using wheelchairs or walking aids, and their families, leading
teams on a 5k Walk & Roll
around Griffith Park to raise awareness and promote the need for inclusive play and social inclusion
for children with disabilities. Scott Williams
, Shane’s Inspiration Co-founderand Executive Producer of the hit series “NCIS”,
will emcee the event.
Participants will get a chance to meet Grand Marshal Jon Cryer during the morning’s festivities and receive refreshments, goodie bags,
raffle tickets, and time to play on the Shane’s Inspiration playground. Stars coming out in support of the Walk & Roll include
(“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”), Brian Dietzen
(“NCIS”), Madison McLaughlin
(“Arrow”), Steve Valentine
(“The Walk”, “Crossing Jordan”), Ravi Kapoor
(“Crossing Jordan”), and Meera Simhan
(“Miss India America”), among others.
Shane's Inspiration Playground in Griffith Park
4800 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Sunday, September 18, 2016
6:30am ~ Registration begins
7:30am ~ 5k/10k Trail Run begins
8:30am ~ Stage ceremony with Grand Marshal
9:00am ~ 5K Walk & Roll
Participation in the Walk & Roll is free – just get sponsors through
. Fee for 5k/10k Trail Runis $35/$40
. Trail Run is chip-timed.
is dedicated to creating inclusive playgrounds and educational programs that foster a bias free world for children
with disabilities. Scott and his wife
founded the organization in memory of their son Shane, who
passed away in infancy from Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Realizing that their son would have spent his life in a wheelchair
with a disability that would have prevented him from playing on a playground with other children, the Williams decided to
create the first fully inclusive playground in the western United States as a tribute to their son.
To register and obtain additional information visit:
is recognized as a world's leader in Inclusive Playgrounds and Programs that unite children of all abilities.
Its mission is to foster social inclusion for children with disabilities through the vehicle of inclusive playgrounds and
education programs. Shane’s has directly served more than 35,000 children through their education and community outreach
programs. The international nonprofit has helped raise millions of dollars to build, design and program over 60 universally
accessible playgrounds around the world. Shane’s Inspiration is partnered with the Too Small to Fail Initiative to promote
early childhood literacy through play.