Debbie's and John's Team
Welcome to our personal 2018 Walk for Kids page! I hope that you will join me in raising money for seriously ill children and their families. Be sure to check back to view my progress, and please share this page so that I can reach my fundraising goal!
For more than 40 years, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California have provided housing and support to families of children with life-threatening illnesses while their children are in the hospital. These times can last from a few days to over a year and are incredibly stressful to a family. We know that children will heal faster and more effectively when they’re surrounded by their families. Without the Ronald McDonald Houses, parents would face some very difficult circumstances over an extended period in order to try and be close, all the while continuing to maintain their ongoing financial and family obligations back at home.
These programs, tailored to meet the urgent needs of each community, can now be found in 360 locations in 62 countries around the world. Southern California has the largest chapter, with Houses in Bakersfield, Inland Empire, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Orange County and Pasadena, with nearly 200 rooms. We also operate two Ronald McDonald Family Rooms within hospitals. Finally, we operate a cost-free, medically-supervised year-around camp for children with cancer and their families, Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times, at Idyllwild in the San Jacinto Mountains.
If you are interested in joining our team, please click the red Join My Team! button to the right of the page.
Thank you for your support, and we hope to see you at the 2018 Walk for Kids!