Our Dear Family and Friends -
This time of the year, people all over America are Walking for Kids, celebrating the families and their children who depend upon, and benefit from, Ronald McDonald Houses across the world. On April 29 this year, we will be at the Walk for Kids at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, helping to raise money for the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House.
As you may know, my family stayed in a Ronald McDonald House in Minneapolis when my nephew, Jake, had a brain aneurysm in April 2016. Jake was only 16, and that day shocked our hearts. It changed our lives. And the one thing Jake's Mom (my Sister) asked is that we never forget Jake. And so it is with this spirit that we ask you to join us in remembering Jake by supporting the LA Ronald McDonald House.
This is the one time during the year when we reach out to our family and friends to help. Bret and I have started our Jake19 fundraising for 2023 with a gift of $1,000. Please join us - matching our gift in total or in part. This year, we are going bigger than ever because we believe in the possibilities and promise this new year brings. Our goal is to raise $19,000! We ask that you open your hearts, be part of our Jake19 team, and please give whatever you are able.
Thank you for your support and partnership as we do this for the kids and the families. Sending hope and love.
Kim and Bret.