can be found on the In-Person 5K page ➤.
The Candy Land Kids Zone is a magical experience for children of all ages who enjoy participating in the LA Cancer Challenge. Decorated with giant life-sized lollipops, chocolate kisses and gum drops, this whimsical play space includes Halloween crafts, face painting, bounce houses and snacks for kids and parents. Children are also invited to show off their Halloween Costumes early and take a photo in front of our giant lollipop display. The Candy Land Kids Zone is a fun and interactive Halloween playground where kids can get an early start celebrating this fun holiday.
Bring your little ones or big kids (ages 2-11 years) to participate in our LACC Kids Costume Parade! They’ll enjoy a moment in the spotlight and get to show off their creative Halloween attire. Kiddos should meet at the main stage at 10:15 am. After the parade, Adults can show off their most thrilling, fantastical, or dazzling costumes and enter the LACC Costume Contest! Join us at the main stage at 10:30 am, where our LACC audience will be the judges and prizes will be awarded.
7-under, 8-10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+
Custom Winners Medals will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in each age category for the 5K. In addition to our medals, overall 1st - 3rd place male & female winners for the 5K will receive prizes.
1st Place Male & Female = $50 Big 5 Sporting Goods Gift Card
2nd Place Male & Female = $35 Big 5 Sporting Goods Gift Card
3rd Place Male & Female = $25 Big 5 Sporting Goods Gift Card
In addition to the individual running awards, we also award plaques to the fastest 3 teams in the 5K. Team scores are based on the fastest combined time of the top 5 finishers per team. There are additional team contests for fundraising.
The LACC Honorary Medical Chair position is awarded to a professional whose exemplary work in pancreatic cancer has benefited both medical and patient communities.
Johnese Spisso, MPA, joined UCLA as the President of UCLA Health, CEO of UCLA Hospital System and Associate Vice Chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences in 2016. Nationally recognized as an esteemed healthcare leader, Johnese came to UCLA with decades of experience building collaboration among hospitals, academic medical centers and community clinics in Seattle, WA. Under Johnese’s tenure, UCLA Health has thrived; it is a pleasure to have her serving as our Honorary Medical Co-Chair and leading the UCLA Health team.
John C. Mazziotta, MD, PhD, has been Vice Chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences and CEO of UCLA Health since 2015. A member of the David Geffen School of Medicine faculty since 1983, Dr. Mazziotta has served in numerous capacities, helping UCLA Health hospitals earn a consistent top ranking in the honor roll published by U.S. News & World Report. We applaud Dr. Mazziotta’s commitment to excellence, it is a privilege to have him as our Honorary Medical Chair and helming the UCLA Health team.
The LACC Honorary Starter is a special honor we bestow each year on a pancreatic cancer survivor who has shown great courage, strength and positivity throughout their cancer journey.
Denise Dador is the Eyewitness News Health Specialist whose “Circle of Health” reports can be seen on ABC7 Eyewitness News at 3 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Since joining ABC7 in 1998, Denise’s mission has been to help Southern Californians improve their lives with timely medical information and advice. Through her reports, L.A’s top medical experts become accessible and relatable. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, her stories played a pivotal role in helping Angelenos navigate their changing world. Besides volunteering to help groups that fund medical research and patient care, Denise also represents KABC in her work with various Asian Pacific Islander and Filipino- American community organizations.