NBC4 Southern California is once again the Media Sponsor for AbilityFirst's Stroll & Roll 5K event to raise awareness and funds for people with disabilities. NBC4's "Today in LA" Anchor Whit Johnson and Meteorologist Shanna Mendiola will host the event, which takes place on the Universal Studios Backlot on April 2, 2017.
More than 2,000 participants are expected to stroll, walk or run through the Universal Studios Backlot and enjoy meet and greets with Minions and other characters. There will be an expo with resources, food trucks, games and other vendors present to add to the experience of the walk.
AbilityFirst has named actress Lauren Potter, best known for her role as the spunky cheerleader ‘Becky Jackson’ on the hit TV show, “Glee” as the 2017 Celebrity Champion. Potter will join longtime honorary chairs, actress Jaclyn Smith of “Charlie’s Angels,” actress and model Lee Meriwether, Miss America 1955, actress Jane Kaczmarek of “Malcolm in the Middle,” along with special guest Heather Langenkamp, actress in “A Nightmare On Elm Street.
AbilityFirst is a nonprofit organization based in Pasadena serving children and adults with disabilities. To learn more about AbilityFirst and Stroll & Roll, visit www.strollandroll.org.