Gayle Anderson was live in Rancho Cucamonga with a preview of the "WALK FOR KIDS 2010."

"WALK FOR KIDS 2010" is Sunday, April 11th at three locations: Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga, Los Angeles at the Universal Studios Backlot, and in Orange County at the Honda Center. "WALK FOR KIDS 2010" is a 5K (3.1 mile) walk to raise funds and awareness for the services and programs provided by local Ronald McDonald House chapters.

Presented by San Manuel band of Mission Indians, the Walk for Kids event at Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga benefits the Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House. In September 1996, the Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House opened and has served more than 12,000 families since then.

Registration is free, however, since this is a fundraising event, you are encouraged to make and help raise donations. You can register either online or in person on the day of the event beginning at 7:00am, with the kick-off beginning at 8:00am.

There are two additional "WALK FOR KIDS" events on Sunday, April 11th at Universal Studios and the Honda Center. The 10th Annual Walk for Kids event at Universal Studios benefits the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House. You can register online or in person on the day of the event from 7:00 am to 9:30 am. There will be an opening ceremony from 8:00 am to 8:30 am and a closing ceremony from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm. Visit the Los Angeles "WALK FOR KIDS" website to receive a $10 discount to Universal Studios theme park, valid through December 31, 2010. In addition, $3 of each of your tickets to Universal Studios will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California.

The Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House (LARMH) first opened on Fountain Avenue in 1980 as the third Ronald McDonald House in the world. In 1994, an expansion increased the capacity to accommodate 35 families. In the spring of 2008, the 40 room Lyman Place building opened enabling LARMH to accommodate 75 families, making the LA House the third largest House in the United States. For more information, visit the LARMH website: http://larmh.org/index.php.

If you can't make it out to Rancho Cucamonga or Universal Studios, come out to the Honda Center to support the Orange County Ronald McDonald House. Since 1989, the Orange County Ronald McDonald House has provided more than 10,000 families from all over California, the U.S. and other countries with a comfortable and affordable place to stay. For more information about the Orange County Ronald McDonald House, visit the website at: http://www.ronaldhouseoc.org/.

Registration at the Honda Center is from 7:00 am to 8:00 am. The Walk begins at 8:00 am. The Honda Center will also have a Kids Zone and entertainment from 7:00 am to 10:00am and an awards ceremony from 9:30 am to 10:00 am.

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) began in Philadelphia in 1974, with the establishment of the first Ronald McDonald House. In 1984, Ronald McDonald House Charities is officially established in memory of McDonald's founder, Ray Kroc, who was a strong advocate for children. Designed as a temporary residence for families with a child who is being treated at nearby hospitals and medical facilities, the Ronald McDonald House provides comfortable and affordable accommodations for those families who have travelled great distances to get the medical attention they need. In many cases, hospital treatments may last a day, a month or more than a year, which makes the need for affordable accommodations vital. Thanks to the generosity of volunteers and donors, families pay a small fee of up to $25 per day, depending on the house. The RMHC Global Policy is that families are never turned away if its not possible to pay and in many cases, the fee is waived. RMHC is located in 52 countries and regions.

For more information, contact:

Sunday, April 11th
8am
WALK FOR KIDS 2010
Victoria Gardens
12505 North Mainstreet
Rancho Cucamonga 91739
(909) 558-8323
www.KTLA.com
http://llrmhwalkforkids.kintera.org