Pasadena area kids and their parents will celebrate the annual Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Walk for Kids on Sunday, April 25, in another virtual event that will feature games, prizes and celebrity guests.
Last year’s Walk for Kids was also virtual because of the pandemic.
Walk for Kids is a fundraiser where whole families have traditionally been participating to help raise funds to help families served by Ronald McDonald House Pasadena, which provides temporary shelter and other support for families who must travel out of their own communities to access medical treatment for their critically ill children at Pasadena hospitals.
This year’s goal is to raise $110,000 from generous members of the community. Each year, RMHC’s programs support an average of more than 5,000 families who have a child with a serious medical condition.
To participate in the virtual Walk for Kids, local kids and their families are required to accumulate miles from the date they registered, or attain them at once in a safe family walk on their chosen day.
Supporters can start their own teams or join an existing team. They can also donate directly to the charity by visiting www.walkforkids.org/pasadena.
McDonald’s restaurant customers throughout Southern California can also take part by donating $1 and up at the register, or by rounding up their total order to the nearest dollar; the difference goes to RMHC.
Sunday’s virtual celebration, which starts at 10 a.m., will feature an exclusive warm-up led by Los Angeles cheerleaders, a special performance by Latin hip hop and rock band Ozomatli, and a skills and drills workout by the Los Angeles Kings.
Walkers who raise $1,000 and above will take part in a Super Walker Game Night which begins at 5:30 p.m.
To register for the Walk, visit the registration page at www.walkforkids.org/site/TR?fr_id=1308&pg=entry.
After registration, take a tour of the Fundraising Tips page to learn how you can help recruit and fund raise for the event.
For more information, visit www.walkforkids.org.