MICKEY MOUSE AND FRIENDS CHEERED ON THOUSANDS OF WALKERS IN
THE CHOC WALK IN THE PARK, PRESENTED BY THE DISNEYLAND RESORT
19th Annual Event was a colorful, unique celebration of children
Anaheim, Calif. (October 18, 2009) – Thousands of participants, including community members, corporate teams, and current and former patients and families of CHOC Children’s, walked a 5K route through Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure theme parks before they officially opened for the day in the 19th Annual CHOC Walk in the Park, presented by The Disneyland Resort. Walkers enthusiastically held banners and signs, and donned colorful t-shirts to celebrate the health and well being of children, and to memorialize those children who bravely lost their battle against serious disease or illness.
Along the route, participants were encouraged by Disney friends, and celebrated the event’s conclusion in the Downtown Disney District with a variety of live entertainment, food and fun. Proceeds from the annual event will support research and education at CHOC Children’s, and will also support the Kids Care Fund, which helps provide medical care for all children regardless of their family’s ability to pay.
AllEars® blogger Lisa Berton particpated in the CHOC Walk!
About CHOC Children’s
CHOC Children’s is exclusively committed to the health and well being of children through clinical expertise, advocacy, outreach and research that brings advanced treatment to our patients. CHOC’s regional healthcare network includes two state-of-the-art hospitals in Orange and Mission Viejo, several community clinics, a residency program that trains tomorrow’s pediatricians, and four centers of excellence – The CHOC Children’s Heart, Cancer, Neuroscience, and Orthopaedic Institutes.
CHOC earned the Silver Level CAPE Award from the California Council of Excellence – the only children’s hospital in California to ever earn this distinction, and was awarded Magnet designation – the highest honor bestowed to hospitals for nursing excellence. Recognized for extraordinary commitment to high-quality critical care standards, CHOC is the first children’s hospital in the nation to earn the Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence from the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.
For more information about CHOC Children’s, visit www.choc.org.