2019 Holiday Friendship Activity at LA Live

Friendships and Families Ice Skating Together

On December 7th 140 members of the Walk With Sally community came together for ice skating, movies, and fun to celebrate the holidays!

The day began with an ice breaker where we got into groups and shared what we are most grateful for this year and our goals for 2020. After we got to know each other, we started skating out on the rink around the beautifully decorated tree. For many of our mentees, it was their first time on the ice, but they laced up their skates, took the hand of their mentor, and had a great time trying something new!

Mentor and Mentee ice skating at a Walk With Sally Friendship Activity at L.A. Live in Los Angeles

 

After we finished skating, we enjoyed a burrito lunch provided by Sharky’s Hollywood. We had all worked up quite an appetite from skating all morning!

Walk With Sally volunteers hand out lunches to families impacted by cancer in Los Angeles

Movie Time

Once everyone finished lunch, it was time to head to the theater for the second half of our holiday Friendship Activity.  As they headed across L.A. Live, mentees received a bag of holiday goodies from Kilroy Realty filled with water color kits, coloring books, and holiday treats!

Walk With Sally friendships, mentors, families impacted by cancer join together for a Friendship Activity at L.A. Live in Los Angeles

Once everyone arrived at Regal Cinemas, we started off with a Q&A session with 2 of our mentors who work in animation. Olney Atwell and Kamy Leach shared their experiences and career insights with our mentees, mentors, and their families and answered some behind-the-scenes questions about animated films.

Walk WIth Sally mentors answer questions about animation for the audience in Los Angeles

Finally, it was time to settle in for our private screening of Frozen 2 filled with lots of laughs from the audience!

Overall, it was an amazing day filled with family, fun, and an incredible community filled with cheer to bring in the holiday season. We are so grateful for everyone in our program and this event was the perfect way to finish our 2019 together. Thank you so much to LA Live, the LA Kings, Regal Cinemas, Sharky’s, Kilroy Realty, and our volunteers for making this day so special.

 

To learn more about our mentoring program, visit our website at www.walkwithsally.org

 

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