Two Events Support Children

July 15, 2019

We’re excited to announce that the 2019 CHOC Walk in the Park website is now live and ready to accept registrations at The CHOC Walk event benefits Children’s Health Orange County. Please join us on Sunday, August 11, 2019, for a unique fundraising experience at the one and only walk to take place inside the Disneyland Resort (1313 Disneyland Drive, Anaheim).

CHOC meets the needs of children and families with first-class care and state-of-the-art facilities. It is part of an extensive healthcare system that features a main hospital in the city of Orange, a second hospital in Mission Viejo, 14 primary care health centers and multiple community clinics and mobile health vans — ensuring that every child in Orange County has access to outstanding care. More than 220,000 children were cared for in 2018 through programs that included music therapy and support for kids with autism.

Early bird walk registration is $85. Late registration is $95. Walkers have the option to donate or fundraise for their registration fee until 4 p.m.PST on July 29.

Returning participants:

• Click the register button.
• Enter previously registered email address and click "Next."
• Enter previous password (to reset password click on “Forgot Password.”
• All personal details will carry over except team affiliation.
• To register someone under your account, click "Register another member" on the second page of registration.

Returning teams:

• All team captains will need to create a new team.
• Teams consist of six or more walkers.
• The first person to register the team will be responsible for customizing the team name and details.


EVENT TWO: Read along with The Little Green Monster Project

Matt Rodriguez, IT Systems Engineer, Carrington Mortgage Holdings, is co-hosting a free local event on August 1, 2019, to support children affected by cancer. From 4 to 6 p.m. that Thursday in the auditorium at the Fullerton Public Library (353 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, CA 92832), volunteers will read The Little Green Monster: Cancer Magic! and sculpt clay monsters with children to express emotions about cancer and other difficult journeys. There will also be craft tables and information about cancer from local organizations. You can RSVP here, and walk-ins are welcome.

The Little Green Monster: Cancer Magic!, written by cancer survivor Sharon Verner Chappell, asks a number of important questions: What happens when someone you love is diagnosed with cancer? How can you talk to and support that person? What can you expect while the loved one goes through treatment? While science does its work, what can love and everyday magic do to help?

In Chappell’s inspiring story, the Little Green Monster helps a girl named Marie and her family survive and thrive through her mother's cancer treatment. The Little Green Monster flies with Marie and provides companionship and joy during this difficult time. The book also includes definitions of medical terms and suggests arts activities to help families talk about what is happening when someone they love receives cancer treatment.

The Little Green Monster Project supports the well-being of families impacted by cancer and engages children’s imaginations to thrive during the cancer journey.