Posted: 6/5/2021 / 9:00 PM PDT
Updated: 6/5/2021 / 9:06 PM PDT

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) – An annual tradition to help kids had a virtual makeover for the pandemic on Saturday – but the goal was the same.

The Ronald McDonald House launched the virtual edition of its annual Walk for Children. The goal is for the teams to raise $ 160,000. You have already raised over $ 110,000.

The Ronald McDonald House is a home away from home for families who need to travel because of their children’s medical needs. The house gives them a sense of normality that is not normally found in a hospital. .
Many local families – like the Sloans – have used these in Los Angeles.

“The Ronald McDonald House was there for us when we needed to be,” said Elias Sloan. “We started the walk because we wanted to show others that it is possible to be there and have a good time.”

To date, Bakersfield House has helped more than 4,000 people who have traveled to Kern County for treatment for their children.