LAPD Partners with The Sunshine Kids for a Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience NA19130ml

September 18, 2019

WHAT: For the 14th 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: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 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 Chief Michel R. Moore LAPD Commander Gerald Woodyard, Community Engagement Group Actor G.W. Bailey (The Closer, Major Crimes, M*A*S*H, Police Academy

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 (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.