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Residents enjoy Walk for Kids at Fontana Park; see photos | News

Many locals enjoyed a pleasant walk on a sunny and windy morning in Fontana to raise funds for a worthwhile cause.

Walk for Kids 2022 – The Inland Empire took place April 24 in Fontana Park, bringing in more than $ 100,000 to support the work of Inland Empire Ronald McDonald House.

Fontana resident Jack Long, founder of the Fontana Foundation of Hope, donated $ 25,000 of that total.

Fontana’s Doud family members cut the ribbon during the opening ceremony at the event. Family members, expressing gratitude for the support they received at Ronald McDonald House, have participated in the Walk for Kids every year since 2011 in memory of their young son Jacob Doud.

More than 60 teams were involved in the walk this year, said Karen Hooper, executive director of Ronald McDonald House.

“We are very grateful to the mayor and the city of Fontana for everything they do to make this event a success,” Hooper said. “We could not do what we do without our community. It takes a village to make sure the doors of the Ronald McDonald House stay open to families in need.

Since opening in 1996, Ronald McDonald House has provided comfort, care and support to children and families.

“We serve 54 families each night who have seriously ill children at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital, or even if they are receiving outpatient treatment,” Hooper said.



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