Inland Empire Ronald McDonald House Rallies Community Support For Families With Critically Ill Children As Walk For Kids Returns

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Inland Empire Community Comes Together for the Annual Fundraising Event

WHAT:

Inland Empire residents and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California (RMHCSC) will lace up their shoes and join together in support of critically ill children and their families at the  annual Inland Empire Walk for Kids, a fun, family-friendly 5k (3.1 miles) event that raises funds for the life-changing services provided by the Inland Empire Ronald McDonald House. With a fundraising goal of $250K, 100 percent of the money raised goes directly to serving local families right here in the community, continuing its mission to provide a “home away from home” when it’s needed most – enabling families to stay near their hospitalized child at little to no cost. No eligible family is ever turned away due to inability to pay.

This year’s Walk will also offer on-site experiences including family-friendly carnival games, activities, Kids Zones, food, music and more.

ATTENDEES:

• Karen Hooper – Executive Director, Inland Empire Ronald McDonald House

• Inland Empire Walk for Kids Ambassador Families

WHEN:

Sunday, April 8 2018

6:30 a.m. Registration Opens

8:00 a.m. Opening Ceremony

9:00 a.m. Walk Begins

WHERE:

Fontana Park

15556 Summit Ave.

Fontana, CA 92336

WHY:

Now celebrating over 40 years of service, RMHCSC has been dedicated to improving the health and well-being of children and families across Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Through its six Ronald McDonald Houses® in Bakersfield, Loma Linda, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Orange and Pasadena and two Ronald McDonald Family Rooms®, the Chapter helps families with critically-ill children stay together while connecting them with others facing similar challenges. The Chapter also operates the cost-free, medically supervised Camp Ronald McDonald For Good Times®, helping ill children and their siblings rediscover childhood and develop the self-esteem and self-efficacy often lost as a result of the disease. Learn about these programs and more at www.rmhcsc.org or on Facebook.com/RMHCSoCal andTwitter.com/RMHC_SoCal.

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