Why We Walk

At Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times, we know that healing happens together. When you Walk or Donate to the Walk For Kids, you are allowing families the opportunity to recapture hope, enthusiasm, and love of life in a medically and psychologically safe environment created especially for them.

The Walk for Kids is a beloved community event supporting children and families who rely on the life-changing programs provided by Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times. Together, we create a community where children and their families embrace life and healing with a sense of hope, enthusiasm, courage and joy.

Meet The Alaniz Family

2021 Ambassador Family
Our Ambassadors for the 2021 Walk for Kids are the Alaniz Family (Yoleita, Felipe Jr., Teresa, Felipe, and Lauretta). Since Teresa was 1, she has undergone treatment at CHLA for a rare diagnosis impacting her hands, feet, and facial features. As a family staying at the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House, the Alaniz’s were introduced to Camp in 2019 when they attended the first ever RMHCSC Family Camp.

After 10 years of being in and out of the hospital, this was a much needed family getaway where their kids felt they could just be themselves. Prior to this, Yoleita and Felipe had never felt comfortable with sending their children to Camp.  But the program put them at ease as soon as they saw how staff and volunteers offered activities designed to accommodate all campers, whatever their abilities.

When asked what it means for their family to know that supporters will rally together to raise funds for the Walk for Kids, Yoleita shares “It’s important for families like ours who have a child in the hospital. We appreciate the support, when we went to Camp, our children were able to get outside. We welcomed Teresa back to nature and the reality around her after her time in the hospital. RMH and Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times has been a family through the hardest times, the love we have received has been astonishing.”  

Please show your support of the Alaniz Family and the thousands of families served each year by Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times by joining us in registering or making a donation to the Walk for Kids.

About Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times

Since 1982, Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times® has helped thousands of children and their family members by bringing the comfort, care, and support needed to reclaim life beyond childhood cancer. Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times® offers a variety of camp program opportunities for cancer patients, their siblings and parents all year long!