Red Shoe Walk 2015
Heartbroken that you missed last year’s walk? Well here is your 2nd chance! For those of you who had fun last year, wait until you see what we have planned for this October!
The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Charleston is presenting the 2nd annual Red Shoe Walk on Saturday, October 24th, in Hampton Park. This is sure to be an action packed event that you won’t want to miss!
And the reason is heartening:
Each night, the Ronald McDonald House has 27 families of critically ill children, who have traveled to Charleston for their child’s treatment, calling our House a ‘home away from home’. Our home offers these families comfortable beds, hot meals, and even a four legged furry friend, Gardy, all just steps from the hospital. It is through the communities support, that we are able to continue to help these families during their darkest times.
The Ronald McDonald House Charities empowers families by providing stability and vital resources so they can get and keep their child happy and healthy. By keeping families together, RMHC helps children heal faster and cope better.
Last year, the Ronald McDonald House was able to support 798 families in need. Unfortunately, due to a lack of space, we turned away on average 8 families every night. To help with that problem, we have expanded! The expansion consisted of adding 5 more bedrooms and bathroom as well as renovating the kitchen, and finished beginning of August 2015. This allows us to open our doors to 32 families every single night, who are in need of a place to stay close to their child.
So here’s the plan…
Sign up now and we will provide you with your very own pair of the Big Red Shoes! Don’t worry about the size of the shoes, as one size fits all! All participants will in fact be wearing the Big Red Shoes for a mile walk around Hampton Park. A $50.00 deposit fee is required. Between now and October 14th, we are asking each participant to raise money for our families!
We have listened to you- and are following your suggestions! This year, the fundraising will be a bit different! The more money you raise- the better chances you have on winning one of the grand prizes.
Fundraising goals will be set into 3 Tiers: Tier 3- $500, Tier 2- $1,000 Tier 1- $1,500.
Each participant who reaches the $500 goal will get 1 ticket into the drawing. Each one who reaches the $1,000 will get another ticket. The participants who reach $1,500 will get a total of 3 tickets put into the pot. Each $500 raised after $1,500 will get you another ticket!
The participant who raises the most money overall will have the chance to be featured on their very own billboard in the Charleston area!!
Who: the entire Charleston community
What: Ronald McDonald House 2nd Annual Red Shoe Walk
Where: Hampton Park: 30 Mary Murray Dr., Charleston, SC 29403
When: October 24th, 2015 11:00am
Why: We need your help to continue supporting children and families in their time of need.
Stay tuned as more information will be coming soon!
More details to come as the date gets closer! For more information please contact Rachel at Rachel@rmhcharleston.org.
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