Walk for Kids 2023 - Westside Los Angeles

The Westside LA Ronald McDonald House
The Westside LA Ronald McDonald House

UCLA Mattel Pediatrics

Welcome to our UCLA Mattel Pediatrics Team Walk for Kids Page

Welcome to the Team!

We are UCLA Mattel Pediatrics. We are staff, families and friends who know, first hand, what it is like for families to be separated from their children due to illness and hospitalization. UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital is the last major children’s hospital in California without an associated Ronald McDonald House. That’s why we are walking and fundraising for the 2023 Walk for Kids and the New Westside LA Ronald McDonald House.

Having Ronald McDonald House services right here in our neighborhood would be life changing. Too often, children have to be alone in the hospital for long periods of time because there is no affordable housing for parents and siblings nearby in the West LA area. We want to change that! A West LA house would create a “home away from home” for critically ill children and their families.

We hope that you will join us in raising money to support this effort. Healing Happens Together, any amount – grand or small – makes a difference!

Be sure to check our team e-mails for info on meeting up at the Walk, incentives, and more! (Hint: all walkers who raise at least $50 will receive a UCLA Health T-Shirt!) Don’t forget to share your team page with your friends and contacts, we can do this!

See you at the Walk!

-Megan and Alisha

FAQ’s about the West LA House

Where is it? 927 Hilgard (A former hotel that is being remodeled

When will it open? Early 2025 (the more we fundraise, the closer we are to opening!)

How many families will it serve? Up to 34 families can live there at a time, serving hundreds annually

What other services do they offer? Basic needs such as meals and laundry facilities are provided, as well as therapeutic support for families in crisis, Siblings are included in special recreational activities as well

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