2022 Walk for Kids Event Information

Walk for Kids™ is an annual fundraiser to support families receiving comfort, care and support from Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California. This fun, family-friendly event calls on volunteers, companies, and donors within their local community to keep families close when they need it the most.

We invite you to join the Walk for Kids in-person on April 24th at Kern County Museum3801 Chester Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301.


 Program FAQs

If I participated last year, will my information be saved in the system?Yes! All your information from last year can be carried over to this year's event. 

If you are a returning participant, Log In using your username and password from the previous year. The system will recognize your account and request your previous password. If you forgot your password, click on Forgot Password to reset it. You will then be asked to register for this year's event with your previous information auto filled for a quicker registration process.   

What does "goal amount" mean? 
During registration, you are asked to enter a goal amount for your Walk for Kids account and/or team account. This is the fundraising goal that you set for yourself or your team to appear on your fundraising page. This is the number you aim to strive for during your Walk for Kids fundraising, but you will not be held accountable for this amount and it can be changed at any time in your Participant Center.

Why should I register?
Your registration will provide providing care, comfort, and support to families, staying at the Ronald McDonald House Bakersfield (BFRMH), so that they can focus on what’s most important—the health of their child.

Is my registration fee tax deductible?
The IRS does not consider registration fees for charity walks to be tax deductible, as you are receiving entry to the event, as well as merchandise, in exchange for your contribution.

Does my registration fee count towards my fundraising total?
Yes it does! Although your registration fee is not tax deductible as explained in the previous question, it does count towards your fundraising total.

If I am already registered, do I need to register my spouse and children?
Everyone who wishes to participate in the walk, must register individually. Child registration are always free. 

What Health guidelines will you follow?
Our highest priority is the health and safety of our walkers and communities. Walk for Kids gatherings are scheduled to take place across Southern California at in-person locations; supporters are invited to participate in the way they feel most comfortable. Proof of full vaccination or negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event will be required for on-site participation

In-person events shall be presented in accordance with applicable public health conditions as of the date of the event and which may change at any time as determined by federal, state, or local government agencies. Our Health & Safety policies are updated based on the evolving circumstances and plans and mandates may change. We will continue to update this page with developments and more details closer to the Walk for Kids.

In the case that the in-person event must be cancelled for any reason, Walk for Kids will take place virtually.

Fundraising FAQ's

This is my first-time fundraising—do you have any tips?
Whether you are a newbie to fundraising or have been doing this for several years, you can get tips and ideas to make the most of your efforts by visiting our Fundraising Tips page.

My company is interested in becoming a sponsor. What do I do?
Please contact event manager,Scarlett Sabin at SSabin@rmhcsc.org to learn more.

Intrested in Volunteering.
I would like to Volunteeer to help with the Walk for Kids,  Who do I contact?

We are always looking for help before, day of, and after the Walk for kids.  Please Click Here on the link to our voluteer team.




Contact Info

Scarlett Sabin
Ronald McDonald House Bakersfield (BFRMH)

Mailing Address:
Attn:Scarlett Sabin
Ronald McDonald House Bakersfield (BFRMH)
ATTN: Frank Duncanson
4560 Fountain Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029