Welcome to my Jake 19 Walk for Kids page! In honor of my nephew, Jake, I will be walking the 5k (3.1 mile) event at Exposition Park (near the USC campus) on Sunday, April 7, at 8 am. Also, I have kicked-off the Jake 19 team with a personal donation of $1,500.
Join us! Join the Jake 19 team! The goal is to raise $5,000 to benefit the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House.
Why for Jake? At the age of 16, Jake (my Sister's son) died from a brain aneurysm. While a horrifying, sad, and very trying event for my family, one bright light during Jake's hospital stay was the Ronald McDonald House. While there are no words to express how important "a bed, a meal, and a place to stay close to Jake” was for us then, when I returned to Los Angeles I decided to put my gratitude into action.
Why donate and join us for the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House? I have been a board member for the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House for 3 years. We are a "Home away from Home" for the families of seriously ill children who are patients at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and other local hospitals. We have 75 guest rooms in the LA House, and are 90% full at all times. The average stay for a family is more than 40 days, many have more extended stays, and most families stay at the LA House without charge to them. We need your help. While the McDonalds organization supports our charity, generously, the majority share of our operating requirements (90%) must still be raised from other sources.
If you are interested in making a secure online donation to support the Jake 19 teaml, please click the red Donate Now button to the right of the page.
Thank you for your support! We hope to see you at the 2019 Walk for Kids!