AbilityFirst’s Stroll & Roll Event Raises $600,000

(Photos courtesy AbilityFirst) - Personal Branding Group CEO Tim O’Brien and his family

First published in the Nov. 17 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.

Attendees recently came together in support of AbilityFirst’s 2022 Stroll & Roll event, presented by Comerica Bank, at the Santa Anita Park in Arcadia.
The event raised $600,000 for programs empowering children and adults with disabilities and featured a behind-the-scenes walk around the track and infield, live music and entertainment, two dozen interactive exhibitors showcasing their products and services, from innovative solutions for the disability community to carnival games and a beer garden hosted by Golden Road Brewing.
“It was thrilling to be back in person after a two-year hiatus, and we loved seeing so many familiar and also many new faces enjoying the glorious weather and all the activities and entertainment available for participants, after the walk,” AbilityFirst CEO Lori Gangemi said.

  • Celebrity ambassador Jaclyn Smith
  • The Stroll & Roll attendees enjoying the Santa Anita Park infield.