IM5 Increases Awareness of Childhood Growth Disorders

Top Quote IM5 will perform at Walk for Kids Growth on Dec. 7, 2013 at Griffith Park in Los Angeles. End Quote
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA (1888PressRelease) October 27, 2013 - IM5, considered the nation's most popular and ethnically diverse boy band, will perform at Walk for Kids Growth charity fundraiser on Dec. 7, 2013 at Griffith Park, in Los Angeles. The event is hosted by the Human Growth Foundation in partnership with the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. It will increase awareness of childhood growth disorders, early diagnosis and treatment, and to raise funds for research, education, support and advocacy. Individuals of all ages and groups can register to participate online at

    IM5 is comprised of band members Cole Pendery, Dalton Rapattoni, Dana Vaughns, Gabe Morales and Will Jay boast their own unique style that fuses together hook driven pop melodies, authentic vocal harmonies, and full blown dance routines. Unlike some of their other boy band predecessors and peers, the band also incorporates real instrumentation into their lives sets and recordings with Dalton Rapattoni on guitar and Will Jay on piano. Founded by "American Idol" creator Simon Fuller, media icon Perez Hilton and acclaimed tour director Jamie King, IM5 was discovered on a national talent search which began in 2011.

    Walk for Kids Growth is hosted by actor/comedian Mark Christopher Lawrence ("GLEE" and "Chuck") and KABC Radio host Dr. Tony O'Donnell.

    The charitable event will also feature display booths, refreshments, auction, giveaways, and a celebrity Meet & Greet/Autograph signing tent.

    Research shows 48% of children in the United States evaluated with the two most common forms of growth failure have gone undiagnosed.

    "We honored that IM5 is helping us raise awareness of childhood growth disorders," says Dr. Duke Pitukcheewanont, Human Growth Foundation president and Children's Hospital of Los Angeles pediatric endocrinologist. "We need the entire community to join us on December 7th and be a part of this growing solution. Children deserve to grow and lead healthy, happy lives."

    Event sponsors (as of October 25, 2013) include KABC Radio, Genetech, EMD Serono, Novo Nordisk, Dexa Percy, and Puritas Organic Gold.

    For more information about Walk for Kids Growth, visit

    About the Human Growth Foundation:
    The Human Growth Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 1965 by five families of children with growth disorders.Today, the organization is composed of thousands of parents with children who have various growth disorders, adults who are Adult Growth Hormone Deficient, physicians and other interested healthcare professionals. Their mission is to "help children and adults with disorders related to growth or growth-hormone through education, research, support and advocacy." For almost fifty years they have been the leader in providing information and educational materials to healthcare providers, affected individuals and the general public. HGF's commitment to expanding & accelerating research into growth or growth-hormone disorders has contributed over $1.5 million to young investigators through their "Small Grants Program and the Human Growth Foundation Awards Program." HGF provides two Internet Support Lists-pediatic and adult on their website. For more information about Human Growth Foundation, visit

    About Children's Hospital Los Angeles' Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism:
    Children's Hospital Los Angeles is a private, nonprofit hospital that is ranked among the top hospitals in the nation for endocrinology and diabetes care on the U.S. News & World Report Best Children's Hospitals List. One of the three largest endocrine programs in the United States is operated through the hospital's Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. The Center is pioneering pediatric care through basic and clinical research programs for diabetes, obesity, growth, weight management, bone metabolism and endocrinology. For more information about the Children's Hospital Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, visit

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