(OKLAHOMA CITY) – The second annual Walk for Kids, benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Oklahoma City, is June 6 at the Dell Oklahoma City Campus, 3501 SW 15th St. in Oklahoma City. This family-friendly event is an opportunity for the community to come together to make a difference in the lives of seriously ill or injured children and their families.
Walk for Kids registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and opening ceremonies start at 9:30 a.m. The event will feature activities for the whole family thanks to our event sponsor, Dell, and presenting sponsor, Great Plains Coca-Cola Bottling Company. Attendees will enjoy an appearance from Ronald McDonald, carnival games, a radio remote with KMGL from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., photos with Rumble the Bison and fun family activities provided by Home Depot and the Metropolitan Library. Food will be available from local food trucks including Lalo's I Love My Taco Chop & Grill and Crepe Brewers. Merchandise from Thirty-One Gifts, Walk for Kids T-shirts and red and white striped socks will be available to purchase.
“The inaugural Walk for Kids exceeded our goal of $30,000 for our 30th Anniversary, raising $43,000,” said Susan Adams, president and chief executive officer of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oklahoma City. “We’ve raised the bar even higher this year with a goal of $50,000 to provide a home away from home every day of the year for more families in need.”
Registration for ages 13 and older is $25 and includes a T-shirt. Children age 12 and younger are free. To register as an individual or a team, please visit WalkforKidsOKC.org or call (405) 424-6873. Participants may also register the morning of the event.
Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Oklahoma City is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that benefits children by providing a ‘home away from home’ every day of the year for families with seriously ill or injured children who come to the Oklahoma City area for medical treatment. Families are offered a choice of staying at the Ronald McDonald House® or Ronald McDonald Family Room® located inside The Children's Hospital. Each provides lodging, meals and many extras, including the opportunity to share their experience with others going through similar hardships. For more information visit RMHCOKC.org.