Ronald McDonald WALK-FOR-KIDS - April 24th
Please Join Us!
The Ronald McDonald WALK-FOR-KIDS charity event helps fund the new Ronald McDonald Family Room at Ventura County Medical Center. The room will become the third space of its kind in the State of California!
- Sleeping Rooms
- Internet Access
- Living Room/Play Areas
The proceeds raised at the Walk-for-Kids Ventura will help directly fund the mission at the Ventura Ronald McDonald Family Room and keep families close to their seriously ill and injured children during treatment.
Why We Walk
“A family space located a few steps away from my sister’s hospital bed would have been HUGE help for my family" Angela Rosales, Very Ventura Gift Shop, Owner
“My family’s world turned upside down when my sister, Anita, was diagnosed with Leukemia. Anita was 15-years old. As a family, we began rotating between work, home, school and hospital shifts. Being at Anita’s bedside was a round-the-clock priority for the whole family. Because of the long commute to and from the hospital, sleeping in the waiting room or a cot in her room became the norm; and it also meant we weren't able to always be together as a family. By the time Anita lost her battle, long hospital stays had become the norm. We were so grateful to anyone who lent us their home where we could shower, cook a meal or just have a quiet space where we could rest, recharge and lean-on each other for a short while.”
We walk in memory of my sister, Anita, and on behalf of families who need the respite at critical times.
We ask that you join our Very Ventura team Sunday, April 24th.The walk donation starts at $25.00. Walkers who join will receive free Ronald McDonald Tee and Very Ventura custom tote.