Last year I had the great privilege of participating in CHOC WALK. What is CHOC Walk? It’s one of the most amazing events that happens in OC. CHOC “Walk in the Park” is a one-of-a-kind 5K walk that takes place at the Disneyland Resort. The walk takes you all throughout Disneyland and Disney California Adventure and ends at Downtown Disney.
The Walk is a time when families express their thanks to the doctors and nurses that cared for their children, and share their memories with other families. The vibe when you’re there is simply amazing. Well, first of all, you’re at Disneyland. Second, you get a firsthand look at the impact Children’s Hospital of Orange County has had on the community. I should know! My kids have been patients there. As you walk through the parks, you’ll be joined by some of Disney’s favorite character and friends! This year, CHOC Walk is on October 11, 2015 and CHOC Walk will commemorate its 25th silver anniversary! Combine that with Disneyland’s 60th anniversary, and you’ll get the most magical time at the resort. Learn more at www.chocwalk.org.
There are three ways you can help with CHOC Walk!
Well, you can walk! This is us, last year. As you can see, my daughter was in a wheelchair. 2 weeks before the walk, she fell at home and fractured her ankle. The services provided at CHOC were amazing. I knew she was in the best of hands there. So, I walked and she sat. If you’re local, and would like to participate, there’s still time to gather friends and family and walk! Read this for more information. Oh, and there’s a special discount if you wan’t to stay and play at Disneyland, later in the day! That is something you don’t want to miss!
As part of this year’s event CHOC Children’s is hosting its first CHOC Walk Ambassador’s Luau on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the Grand Ballroom of the Disneyland Hotel. The CHOC Walk Ambassador’s Luau promises to be a fun-filled afternoon for the whole family that will take place the day before the CHOC “Walk in the Park,” presented by the Disneyland Resort.
Another way for people to support the event is to register for the Walk as a “Sleeping Bear.” This special designation allows CHOC supporters who cannot make it on Walk day to still raise money and support CHOC Children’s. “Sleeping Bears” receive a CHOC Walk T-shirt and are eligible to earn prizes from their fundraising efforts.
The possibilities are endless and the rewards are many. Sign up today!
This is not a paid post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.