Ronald McDonald House® Orange County (RMHOC) celebrated its 15th Walk for Kids™ on Saturday, at Championship Soccer Stadium in Irvine, CA.   

With over 1,000 walkers and nearly 1,000 more donors from the community, over $335,000 was raised to support families who rely on the services, support, and programs provided by RMHOC. View photos from the Walk

Featured walkers included the family who inspired the founding of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) - Fred and Fran Hill, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California (RMHCSC) Board Chair Doug Kanner, and RMHOC Board Chair Steve Tomassi.  

During the opening ceremony, Executive Director Noel Burcelis recognized families in attendance who have benefited from RMHC saying, “With each person who came out today, we're saying to you that we see you, we see support you, we’re here for you, and we’re supporting a charity that looks to care for you." 

The top McDonald’s Owner-Operator Team Award, led by McDonald’s Frisbie Management, raised over $13,000. Team Kim Hill, led by RMHC’s inspiration family, received the Top Community Team award with over $31,000 raised. For the second time breaking the six-figure mark, Talonvest Capital won the award for Top Corporate Team, raising over $110,000. 

Over 150 community and corporate volunteers supported the Walk, allowing participating walkers to enjoy music, activities, and food thanks to generous sponsors:  

  • McDonald’s 
  • Coca-Cola 
  • Orange County Soccer Club 
  • Fred and Fran Hill 
  • Cargill 
  • Talonvest Capital 
  • Assurant, Inc. 
  • Advantech 
  • Ventura Foods 
  • Zenith Insurance 
  • Morgan Stanley 
  • Widdicombe Enterprises, Inc. 
  • The Hale Corporation 
  • New York Life 
  • JR van Dijs, Inc. 
  • Renewal By Andersen 
  • James Howard, An Accountancy Corporation 
  • Harmless Harvest 
  • Dave & Buster’s 
  • MegaMex Foods, LLC 
  • The Mommy Center 
  • Mad Hippie 
  • Orange County Parrot Head Club 
  • PSQ Productions 
  • DJ Robert Reyes 
  • Anaheim Ducks Street Team 
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes 
  • Jurassic Parties  
  • Acme Balloon Company 
  • Alpha Delta Pi 
  • Kids Can Cosplay 
  • Aspire Bakeries 
  • Southern California University of Health Sciences 
  • Ingardia Bros. Produce Inc. 
  • Family Comes First 
  • West Coast University 

Donations will continue to be received until June 15, 2024, at www.walkforkids.org/orangecounty.