Why We Walk For Ronald McDonald House Los Angeles


Meet The Watson Family

At Ronald McDonald House Los Angeles, we know that healing happens together. By participating in Walk for Kids: Los Angeles 2022, you create a community to support families like the Watsons. Together, children and families can embrace life and healing with a sense of hope, enthusiasm, courage, and joy. 

The Watson Family first stayed at the Ronald McDonald House in 2018 while seven-year-old Alanna Watson was being treated for medulloblastoma, a form of brain cancer. The House was able to keep the Watson family close to one another, and close to Alanna's much needed medical treatment. 

Near the completion of her treatment, Alanna was able to visit Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times. During her Camp session, Alanna enjoyed the chance to have fun with children her own age, after the isolation she’d experienced in the hospital.

Stephen, Emilee, and Alanna have found a community of support through the Ronald McDonald House and Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times.
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Children playing at a House or Camp will experience a sense of normalcy in the face of stress and medical trauma. Stress and financial burden are reduced for families while far from home or if their child is facing a medical challenge By keeping families close, they’re able to cope better with the support of family members and other  families. Enable current and past families to connect virtually and through telehealth.


The Walk for Kids is a beloved community event supporting children and families who rely on the life-changing services and programs provided by Ronald McDonald House Los Angeles. Together, we create a community where children and their families embrace life and healing with a sense of hope, enthusiasm, courage, and joy.
We are a “home-away-from-home” for families with critically-ill children, keeping them close to one another, their doctors, and needed medical care. The House is built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of their child not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal where they will lay their head at night to rest. 
Ronald McDonald House Los Angeles is a program of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California. No one corporation fully funds our House, we rely on the generosity and commitment of our community to keep our doors open for families. Through gifts of time, talent, and financial support, Ronald McDonald House Los Angeles is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for families and their critically ill children. For more information, please visit our website at www.rmhcsc.org/LosAngeles