Walk N’ Roll disability awareness fair to take place Oct. 15

Asians and Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California (APIDC), a nonprofit organization, will present “Walk N’ Roll,” a fun interactive disability awareness fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, at The Alhambra, 1000 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra.

The 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 run and walk at 10 a.m., registration at 9 a.m.; 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 people to preregister for the event online, 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 Jennifer Kumiyama, singer and actor and former Miss California Wheelchair. The Honorary Event Chair is former Alhambra Mayor Gary Yamauchi.

Event sponsors to date include Southern California Gas Company, NBC Universal, 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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May 2019


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