Welcome to my Walk for Kids page!
Dear Family and Friends,
As many of you know, I have been actively involved with the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House for many years. For years, I served as the Chair of the annual Walk for Kids - the organizations biggest annual fundraiser. Over the past three years, I also had the pleasure of serving as the President of the Board of Trustees of the LA Ronald McDonald House, which is one of six houses, plus camp, in the Southern California Chapter of the Ronald McDonald House.
There's no doubt that the past two years have been anything but normal. It's like everything that used to be "normal" has been turned on its head, whether for individuals or businesses. But sadly, the need for the services that the Ronald McDonald House organization provide have not changed in the least, if anything, the needs have increased. Children still get very ill and require urgent medical attention at hospitals around the world. The Ronald McDonald Houses serve a critical role in the support system of those families, and now more than ever, we have to make sure we can continue to keep our doors open.
When you donate to support me as I Walk For Kids, you are providing care, comfort, and support to thousands of families in the local area so that they can focus on what’s most important – the healing of their sick child. Know that when you support me and the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House, you are making these moments possible by providing a "home away from home" to families while their children receive medical treatment at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, and other nearby hospitals.
As opposed to the past two years, the plan for this year is to have an in person walk, which I'm very excited about. That said, I have been "walking" since January 1 and will do so until April 30th, the official day of the Walk. Just like last year, I hope to achieve my goal of virtually "visiting" all of the Houses in our Chapter as well as Camp, which is a 563 mile route; last year I walked over 700 miles from January 1 until the official day of the walk. My goal is to raise $15,000 as I continue to walk for this amazing cause.
If you have the heart and the means, I would love to have you sponsor me on my Walk journey by clicking the yellow Donate Now button at the top of the page. And if you'd like to join my team (and hopefully walk with me and my family on April 30th), please do so by clicking on the yellow Join Lena's Team also at the top of the page.
Thank you in advance for your support!