Walk for Kids™ is an annual fundraiser to support families receiving comfort, care and support from Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California.

We invite you to join our new concept hybrid Walk for Kids on Sunday, May 1st at Long Beach Convention Center (Back Lot & Rainbow Lagoon).

8:30am-9:30am: Drive-thru parade

9:30am-11:00am: Virtual event broadcasted live on Facebook at facebook.com/rmhlongbeach

9:30am: In-person festivities & Opening Ceremonies

9:55am: Walk your own route as a team, or workout with Naples Fitness

10:50am: Closing Ceremonies

 

 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 Long Beach (LBRMH), 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. Children under age 18 are always free. 

What will the hybrid Walk for Kids look like? Everyone who wishes to participate in this year's Walk for Kids can do so based on their own individual comfort levels. Options to participate include a drive-thru parade, walking your own route as a team, to staying home and watching the festivities via live-stream. 

We will have vendor booths onsite, a socially distanced work-out with Naples Fitness, and will be handing out Walk t-shirts and fundraising incentives on the morning of this year's event also. 

 8:30am-9:30am: Drive-thru parade

9:30am-11:00am: Virtual event broadcasted live on Facebook at facebook.com/rmhlongbeach

9:30am: In-person festivities & Opening Ceremonies

9:55am: Walk your own route as a team, or workout with Naples Fitness

10:50am: Closing Ceremonies

What Health guidelines will you follow? Our highest priority is the health and safety of our walkers and community. We continue to monitor COVID-19 guidelines with our City partners and will continue to update participants with developments and additional details as we get closer to the date of the event.

In order to participate in any of the in-person festivities, you will be required to show proof ofvaccination against COVID-19 or proof of a negative test taken within 72 hours of the event.

In the case that our hybrid event must be canceled 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 LBRMH Special Events Coordinator, Kait Ahlschwede at KAhlschwede@rmhcsc.org to learn more.

Interested 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 contact LBRMH Special Events Coordinator, Kait Ahlschwede at KAhlschwede@rmhcsc.org to learn more.

 


 

 

Contact Info

Kait Ahlschwede
Ronald McDonald House Long Beach (LBRMH)
562-285-4301
KAhlschwede@rmhcsc.org 

Mailing Address:
Attn:Kait Ahlschwede
Ronald McDonald House Long Beach (LBRMH)
ATTN: Frank Duncanson
4560 Fountain Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029