CHOC Walk 2019 Kickoff!
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: This post is NOT sponsored in any capacity.
We do NOT make any money from anything related to CHOC (Children’s Hospital of Orange County) or their events. The CHOC Walk in the Park is a fundraising effort to benefit the children of the hospital - a cause that we feel personally attached to, invested in, and touched by, and we are grateful for the opportunity to participate while bringing awareness to the mission of CHOC.
It’s that time of the year again that Jenna & I always look forward to — time for CHOC Walk in the Park 2019!
The Walk isn’t until August, but the festivities and fundraising for the Children’s Hospital have begun!
We recently attended their Kickoff Event that was held at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa here in Southern California at the Disneyland Resort (one of our personal favorites) and it was full of familiar faces. We’ve had the pleasure of meeting a lot of amazing people over the last two years of us participating in The CHOC Walk in the Park. It’s always nice to catch up with everyone, continue where our conversations last ended, and talk about what we’re going to do this year to raise more money, but more importantly, how we can raise more awareness about what The CHOC Walk in the Park does.
A Note from Jenna :
If you’re not familiar with The CHOC Walk In The Park, please take a moment to keep reading about this hugely important charitable event that Nick and I participate in every year. “CHOC” stands for “Children’s Hospital of Orange County” and they are a major player in bringing care to children here in Southern California. The CHOC Walk is an event put on by the hospital to raise funds in order to afford research, programs, equipment and care to the children of the region. The event itself is a literal walk through the happiest place on earth, Disneyland Resort (here in Anaheim, CA) to show support for the hospital, their staff and the many children who pass through CHOC’s doors. WE DO NOT MAKE MONEY FROM THIS! It is NOT sponsored in any way. In fact, we donate our own money to the cause because we believe IT IS SO IMPORTANT!
We hope you’ll join us in spirit by registering as a “Sleeping Bear” on our team (meaning you won’t be present at the Walk but still want to show support) or even walk with us at the event, and spread the message/cause with your friends and loved ones! (YES, you can totally join our team and walk with us at Disneyland in real life!!!)
Being our 3rd year of working closely with CHOC, the first CHOC Walk event held of the year is such an exciting moment -this is when they introduce their CHOC Walk Ambassador; highlighting a child that has benefitted from the brilliant doctors, staff, & medical treatment that CHOC (Children’s Hospital of Orange County) provides. This year, they shared the story of Ella Boyle & the Boyle Family — Ella was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 4, but through the incredible medical treatment she received at CHOC, she beat cancer and has been living cancer-free for over 2 years now. Her story is inspiring to all of us. It’s WHY we walk. Raising money for CHOC Children’s Hospital directly affects children & families in ways we simply can’t imagine.
The most important part to us with attending CHOC Walk events leading up to the main event is hearing these stories firsthand; truly realizing the impact that is made through being a part of the CHOC Walk. Hearing all the goals that were achieved the previous years and just wanting to exceed those goals, to help better people’s lives. Listening to a physician who works at CHOC speak and hearing about the advancements that continue to be made in modern medicine though research efforts funded by events like the CHOC Walk. How CHOC Children’s is one of the leading health care facilities in the world that specializes in the treatment and care of children.
We are eager & ready for CHOC Walk in the Park this year! We’ve got our fundraising page up for Team Much Love which you can join & be a part of! We really would love to exceed our fundraising goal from last year, so with your help, we are hoping we’ll get there. Every penny counts and goes directly to CHOC Foundation!
Even if you can’t join us and walk with us, you can still donate to our team and make a difference. Like I said, every penny counts.
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