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News Release

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Media Relations

LAPD Partners with The Sunshine Kids for a Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience NR16205ti

What:
For the 11th 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 22, 2016
9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (The Sunshine Kids Sworn in as Honorary LAPD Officers)

Where:
Sheraton Universal Hotel - Rooftop of Parking Structure
333 Universal Hollywood Drive
Universal City, California 91608

10:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Activities and Lunch with the cast of "Major Crimes")
Raleigh Studios - Set of TNT's television show "Major Crimes"
5300 Melrose Avenue
Hollywood, California 90038

Who:
Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck
Los Angeles Police Department Assistant Chief Michel Moore
Actor G.W. Bailey, TNT's TV Show "Major Crimes" and the Director of The Sunshine Kids
The Cast of TNT's Television Show "Major Crimes"
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 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 the cast and crew of "Major Crimes," watch an episode of the crime drama, tour the television set where the show is filmed and enjoy a complimentary lunch hosted by Raleigh Studios with the "Major Crimes" cast and representatives from the LAPD.

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

For more information, please call Police Officer Sara Faden, LAPD Community Relationship Division at (213) 486-6023. On the day of the event, she can be reached at (213) 841-2064. You may also call LAPD Media Relations Section at (213) 486-5910.

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