Welcome to My Personal Page
Welcome to my personal Walk for Kids page! Please take a minute to read why I'm walking.
Once again I'm honored to be co-chairing our Long Beach Ronald McDonald House 8th Annual Walk For Kids. It is also my 8th year participating in our 5 K Walk and 10 years in supporting the House.
Our LBRM House continues to provide comfort to families in need. These are families of children undergoing treatment for cancer and other life-threatening illnesses at Miller Children's Hospital as well as Torrance Memorial Hospital. Staying at the House allows them to focus on their critically ill child and not where they'll sleep or have their next meal.
In 2018 we provided housing for 2,100 guests. Some stay for a night while others for several weeks, some even months! It's their 'home away from home' while their children are receiving medical attention.
Hot meals daily prepared by volunteers throughout the community. We offer sibling support, complimentary robes, slippers, toiletries, a locked pantry to store their personal dry goods and their own personal refrigerator. These amenities give the families a sense of being at home.
The average cost of sustaining the House is $125 per family, per night. Our House only asks families to pay $25 to $35 per night so, as you can see, there is quite a deficit. In order to make up the difference and to continue supporting families in need, our House relies on philanthropic gifts.
One of our largest fundraising events is our Walk For Kids. This year it will be held on Sunday, April 28th. Our goal this year is $275,000
I hope that you will join me in raising money so that we can continue to provide a safe environment for our seriously ill children and their families here in Long Beach and the greater South Bay area.
Be sure to check back to view my progress, and please share this page so we can reach our fundraising goal!
To make a secure online donation, to help me reach my personal goal and my teams goal, Movers and Shakers, please click the Red Donate Now button above Join Kathleen's Team to the right of my page. If you prefer, you can also send me a check made payable to L.B. Ronald McDonald House and I will personally deliver it for you.
There is no amount too small, (or too large) to donate! Every dollar counts. Thank you for your continued support! I invite you to join me and my team 'Movers & Shakers' at our 2019 Walk for Kids!