Located in Orange, California, just minutes from Disneyland, is one of the most state of the art children’s hospitals in the nation. CHOC Children’s Hospital and Disney have an amazing relationship that dates back to February of 1960. At that time, Walt Disney himself joined a committee dedicated to fundraising in hopes of developing a much needed hospital that specialized in children’s medicine. Four years later, The Children’s Hospital of Orange County opened its doors. Since day one, Disney has supported this amazing place, and each year their historic relationship grows stronger.
The annual CHOC Walk in the Park Presented by Disneyland is the hospital’s biggest fundraising event of the year. Patients, family, friends, caregivers, and more participate in this amazing 5K event that takes you on a stroll through the Disneyland Resort. Unfortunately, many of the patients at CHOC are too ill to attend the walk at Disneyland, so this year, Disneyland brought the walk to them. I was fortunate enough to attend the Minnie Walk on the second floor of the hospital’s new Bill Holmes Tower. Scroll through the photos below to see this heartwarming event.
The 23rd Annual CHOC Walk in the Park will take place on October 13th & it’s not too late to walk. More information on walking and supporting this great event can be found on their webpage.