My family, my law firm and I are long-time supporters of the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House, and I am honored to serve on its Board of Trustees as past President.
The 75-guestroom LA House near Children’s Hospital LA provides a nurturing residence and community for families with seriously ill kids during what can be long and scary hospitalizations and treatment for child cancer, heart problems, birth defects and other major issues. Most of us cannot really imagine what it means to be in their shoes. These uncertain times amplify their worries.
The LA House is a home away from home to the families who need us. The average stay for a family is over 40 days, many have more extended stays. And most every family stays at the LA House without charge to them.
Our annual Walk for Kids is the cornerstone event that funds House operations, which includes extra health precautions brought on by the pandemic. Because we cannot have a physical walk on April 25, 2021 Walk, we will have a virtual Walk.
Our mission to help protect and heal “our families” at the House cannot be cancelled or postponed. Please donate and join our team by clicking the Join My Team! button at the top of the page.
We’re all in this together. Many thanks.
Mark Terman - Partner, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP