Walk for Kids 2023 - Los Angeles

Walking on Sunshine

Dear Generous Family and Friends,

As many of you know, I have been on the Board of the LA Ronald McDonald House for over seven years. I recently decided to make my two-year term as President of the Board into a one-year term and become Past-President for two reasons - (i) I luckily partnered up with an amazing colleague, Kim King, that was ready and willing to take on the Presidency, and (ii) this annual email last February was the impetus of me starting an amazing new adventure with the San Francisco 49ers thru my friend, Len Perna, that has been a major focus the last eight months.  This is a very personal cause that means a lot to Lily, Daly, JB, and me, and we would love for you to consider supporting the LA Ronald McDonald House.

The Mission of the Ronald McDonald House is to provide hope, comfort, care, and support to children and families.  Our biggest fundraising campaign is our Walk for Kids which will be live this year on Saturday, April 29, 2023, at the Rose Bowl.   Our organization serves families from Southern California, other states and countries around the world.  Our families with sick children all speak the same language and they are in the right place.

The LA House helps families stay close when a child is undergoing treatment at nearby hospitals.  We provide private rooms, kitchens, free laundry, and much more to serve up to 75 families every night, every day of the year.  This provides children with their support system in very distressing times.  Sometimes the best medicine is having your family by your side. I raise money for the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House so that critically ill children can have their parents by their side when they need them the most.

Please consider supporting this mission with a donation and/or by joining us that morning to walk.  All are welcome and Lily, Daly, and I may be walking some of our neighbor dog friends in honor of Charlie.  The money you help raise will go to support the children and families served by the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House.  Last year, many of you generously helped our team, Walking on Sunshine, raise over $24,000 for which I am amazingly grateful.  This year, I would like to match or beat that goal.  Any amount is appreciated and joining our team would be excellent, too.

Please click below to donate and/or join Walking on Sunshine 2023:

Donate and/or Join Team Walking on Sunshine!

Below is a link about how important and touching our mission is at Ronald McDonald House:
Helping families feel at home | RMHC

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Peter Wilhelm
Past-President, Board of Trustees
Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House

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