We know that a lot of you have expressed interest in contributing to our CHOC Walk team! We’re so grateful that you have the same compassion and desire to support these kids as they continue to walk through their life struggles and it only supports our reason on why we’re equally eager to have you participate in the Walk with us or contribute a donation to our team.
Now we know that some of you are a little hesitant in donating or contributing your hard-earned money to a cause and rightfully so! You want to make sure that the money you give goes to a good cause and gets spent wisely, right? Well, we are happy to say that your funds do go to a good cause and do get spent on great programs that help these kids both physically and emotionally.
All financial contributions raised by the CHOC Walk participants go directly into the CHOC Kids Care Fund which serves the greatest needs of Children’s Hospital of Orange County. Although these needs vary, they have been spent on helpful programs that include:
- The Hyundai Cancer Institute’s leading-edge treatments and care programs, including an adolescent and young adult program that provides older patients with pediatric cancers the specific treatments they need while being mindful of the unique needs of this age group by providing education and guidance on fertility, relationships and other issues of importance. This is a very underserved population nationally, and CHOC Children’s Dr. Sender and his team are pioneers in this area of care.
- The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, which features a small baby unit for micro premies.
- The Tidwell Procedure Center, featuring some of the most technologically advanced operating room equipment available.
- Child Life Specialists, who work with patients and siblings throughout CHOC Children’s to make the overall hospital experience, both inpatient and outpatient, less stressful and more enjoyable.
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As you can see with just this small part of a larger list of where the CHOC Walk money goes to, your donations and your support go a long way with these kids walk to full recovery. We want to see these kids go through their own “walks” of life in an ordinary way again and with your help, you can trust that they have that opportunity!
So please join us for the CHOC Walk this Sunday, October 13 by either walking with us (register with Team DisneyExaminer) and/or contribute to our team by donating directly to CHOC by clicking HERE. The deadline for both is this Saturday, October 12, so don’t delay!
Thanks in advance for your support and we hope to see some of you on Sunday morning!