Asians and Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California’s “Walk N Roll”



Alhambra , CA United States

Asians and Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California (APIDC), a non profit organization, proudly announces “Walk N Roll”, a fun interactive disability awareness fair on Sunday October 15, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 3 at The Alhambra, 1000 South Fremont Avenue in Alhambra.

The historic event, supported by the City of Alhambra, Los Angeles County and The Ratkovich Company, is designed to be inclusive and entertaining for participants of different abilities. Walk N Roll will include a fun run/walk commencing at 10 a.m. (registration at 9:00), food, music, educational booths and resource tables. Community organizations, youth groups, schools, professional associations, employee resource groups, and families are invited to participate. The first 200 to pre-register for the event on line (http://apidisabilities.net) will receive a free hamburger meal from In-N-Out Burger, to be served only between noon and 1:30 p.m.

Special guests will include Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, City of Alhambra Councilmember Jeff Maloney, and singer/actor former Miss California Wheelchair Jennifer Kumiyama. The Honorary Event Chair is former Alhambra Mayor Gary Yamauchi.

Event sponsors to date include Southern California Gas Company, NBCUniversal, AT&T, Bank of America, and Toyota Financial Services. Community partners include Asian Youth Center, California State University Los Angeles, Japanese Speaking Parents Association of Children with Challenges, and Rio Hondo Community College.

APIDC was created in 1999 to provide a voice and a face to Asians and Pacific Islanders with physical, mental, and developmental disabilities. APIDC programs include an annual Youth Leadership Institute for college students with disabilities and major statewide conferences, the next slated for October 2018.

Information about Walk N’ Roll, including volunteer, participation and sponsorship opportunities is available at http://apidisabilities.net.

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