PCV Murcor, through its nonprofit PCV|VRM Seeds of Hope, was proud to sponsor the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House’s Virtual Walk for Kids on April 26, 2020. Due to COVID-19, the annual family-friendly 5k walk around Shoreline Park in Long Beach, CA was done virtually this year.
In place of the event, staff from the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House hosted a Facebook Live stream throughout Sunday morning. During the live stream, the organization was able to connect to their virtual supporters who were walking, biking, roller skating, and other activities in their neighborhoods. Fundraising from the Long Beach Virtual Walk for Kids will benefit families who are caring for a child undergoing treatment for a serious medical condition.
PCV employees and their families participated virtually from the Pacific Electric Trail in Rancho Cucamonga to Bonelli Park in San Dimas to the comfort of their own homes by walking, skateboarding, and even rollerblading.
“My family and I had a great time walking to support the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House,” said Stephanie Klein, PCV Murcor’s Corporate Office Manager. “While the walk was very different this year, I think it is great that the organization altered it to be virtual. It allowed our family to walk at a time that was local and convenient while still being able to support the cause.”
Bridget Melson, Manager of Vendor Management at PCV, added: “During this time of Covid-19, it felt great to get out in nature and walk for myself and for charity.”
It’s not too late to show your support for the families and children that stay at the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House. You can donate towards their fundraising goal until June.
“Supporting organizations like Ronald McDonald House has been rewarding for me and my family,” said Marybeth Sosa, VP of Human Resources. “During trying times like these, the virtual walk offered us a chance to exercise while doing something for others.”
Since opening in 2011, the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House has provided comfort, care, and support to children and families in Southern California. They hope to create a community where children and their families embrace life and healing with a sense of hope, enthusiasm, courage, and joy by keeping families close to each other and the care they need.