From April 4-April 30, Southern California McDonald’s locations will host an in-restaurant fundraiser enabling customers to add a $1, $2, or $3 donation to their order at the register or in the Drive Thru
100% of proceeds will help keep families with hospitalized children together and near the comfort, care and critical resources they need
LOS ANGELES – Walk for Kids, is an annual family-friendly 5k fundraising event supporting the families with critically ill children served by Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Southern California (RMHCSC), returns to in-person this year with Walk events taking place across the Southland from April 24 to May 21.
The campaign aims to raise $4 million for local programs supporting families in Inland Empire, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Orange County, Pasadena, and Ventura who must travel outside their communities to access long-term medical treatment at local hospitals. The Walk also supports the largest child oncology camp in the nation, Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times. Walk For Kids 2022 creates a community where children and their families embrace life and healing with a sense of hope, enthusiasm, courage, and joy.
“We are thrilled to host our Walk for Kids in person again this year. As Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California’s largest fundraiser of the year, the support we receive from the community enables us to keep families close when they need us most—when their child is impacted by a medical crisis,” said Fatima Djelmane-Rodriguez, CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California. “Our highest priority is the health and safety of our walkers and communities and we invite supporters to participate in the way they feel most comfortable.”
Supporters are invited to participate by: Donating at walkforkids.org, or by visiting a Southern California McDonald’s restaurant from April 4 – April 30 to participate in the in-restaurant fundraiser. Supporters may simply stop by any McDonald’s restaurant in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties to donate $1, $2 or $3 at the register, in the drive-thru and/or by rounding up their total order to the nearest dollar with the difference. 100% of proceeds will directly benefit RMHCSC.
Signing up to start, or join, a Walk team by visiting walkforkids.org. All in-person events will strictly adhere to local health guidelines and proof of full vaccination or negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event will be required for on-site participation. RMHCSC Health & Safety policies are updated based on the evolving circumstances and may change.
Sunday, April 24
- Inland Empire | Fontana Park (15556 Summit Ave, Fontana, CA 92336)
- Ventura | San Buenaventura State Beach (901 San Pedro St, Ventura, CA 93001)
Saturday, April 30
- Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times, Los Angeles, Pasadena and All Programs | Rose Bowl Stadium (1001 Rose Bowl Dr, Pasadena, CA 91103)
Sunday, May 1
- Long Beach | Shoreline Park (200 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802)
- Westside Los Angeles | TBA
Saturday, May 21
- Orange County | Championship Stadium at the Irvine Great Park (8272 Great Park Blvd, Irvine, CA 92618)
About Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California (RMHCSC)
The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California programs run on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on healing their child. The Houses give families a place to stay, a source of comfort, care and support so they may focus their energy on what matters most: their child. 100% of proceeds will benefit all six Ronald McDonald Houses (with a seventh in development in West Los Angeles), three Ronald McDonald Family rooms and Camp Ronald McDonald For Good Times®, a cost-free, medically supervised program that offers children with cancer and their siblings a traditional summer camp experience. RMHCSC helps children with serious medical conditions and their siblings rediscover childhood and develop the self-esteem and self-efficacy often lost as a result of long-term medical treatment.