Hooray!! This past weekend was Walk for Kids. Walk for Kids (5K) is a yearly event that benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California and Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times!
As some of you may know, I’m a camp counselor for Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times (CRMfGT). It’s a program I truly, super believe in, and that I love, love, LOVE.
You’ve probably heard this a thousand times before, especially if you follow me on social media outlets, but CRMfGT is really a place where magic happens.
It’s a place where new friends are made, life-long friends formed, old friends united, where healing happens, and where a kid can be a kid.
Because often times, when you are robbed of your childhood due to cancer…a little camp magic is needed.
Every kid arrives to camp on day 1 as an individual, and leaves camp as a part of a family.
You can read more about CRMfGT at: www.campronaldmcdonald.org
In preparation for Walk for Kids, us camp counselors formed a team. We decided to bring camp down the mountain by dressing up as “anything camp.”
As a team, we raised over $56,000!! Holy s’mores! That is enough to send MULTIPLE kids to our cost-free, medically supervised camp!!! I’m so proud to say we were the top team with the largest amount fundraised, AND we were the most spirited (because our costumes rocked, yes).
Below are some highlights from the Walk. I hope you enjoy!
…and just in case you were curious…I dressed up as a unicorn…because did you know that a magical unicorn lives up at camp? ;)
My unicorn costume is not shown below…but if you’re really curious, you can head over to Instagram (PirouettePhotog) to take a peek.