(OKLAHOMA CITY) – The inaugural Walk for Kids, benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Oklahoma City, is slated for April 12. The family-friendly event is a celebration of the thirtiethbirthday of RMHC-OKC as well as an opportunity for the community to come together to make a big difference in the lives of seriously ill or injured children and their families.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. and opening ceremonies at 9 a.m. at the Dell Oklahoma City campus, 3501 S.W. 15th Street in Oklahoma City. Participants will meet celebrity guests including Ronald McDonald, Rumble and the Thunder Girls and can enjoy games, face painting, birthday cake and family fun.
“We are excited about the Walk for Kids and the opportunity to celebrate this milestone birthday with our supporters, volunteers and the community,” said Susan Adams, president and chief executive officer of Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Oklahoma City. “Our goal is to raise $30,000 in honor of our thirtieth birthday to continue to provide a home away from home every day of the year for families in need.”
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.