Runnin’ for the House 5K Run & Family Fun Walk, presented by McDonald’s of Greater Las Vegas, raised more than $75,000 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) of Greater Las Vegas. The amount raised far surpassed the fundraising goal thanks to the Las Vegas community coming together on Saturday, April 28th, to support families with hospitalized children. Carrot Top and Captain America led more than 1,000 runners and walkers in warm up exercises to start the morning off. Mahsa Saeidi of Channel 13 kept the crowd entertained throughout the event, while 97.1 The Point provided music for all to rock out to. Participants also enjoyed a McDonald’s pancake breakfast, UFC kids activity zone complete with a rock wall and face painting, and awards.
The Red Shoe Society, a young professionals group that supports the House, made a big splash in this event by leading the way as our top fundraising team. Southwest Medical Part of OptumCare returned with the largest running team. Lexus of Las Vegas provided a beautiful red sedan to lead runners around the course, while NV Energy participants also volunteered their time before the race to make sure everything was in tip top shape. Lastly, Hanratty Law Group joined as a sponsor for the first time and sure knew how to #RockTheSocks!
Special thanks to all of our sponsors: Presenting Sponsor – McDonald’s of Greater Las Vegas Gold Medal Sponsor – UFC Silver Medal Sponsors – Hanratty Law Group, Southwest Medical Part of OptumCare, Lexus of Las Vegas, and NV Energy School Spirit Sponsors – McDonald’s Rocky Mountain Region and Sutherland Global Team Spirit Sponsors – The Siegel Group, Coca-Cola, Iron Mountain, The Private Bank by Nevada State Bank, Vector Media, and Southwest Airlines
Other generous partners and donors: Lotus Broadcasting, CPR Tent and Events, Rugged Oaks Investment, Clark County School District, Kindred Hospital, LVAC, and Creamies
About Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Las Vegas
Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) of Greater Las Vegas is a non-profit, 501c3 organization that provides temporary housing for families who travel to Las Vegas to receive medical treatment for their children. RMHC of Greater Las Vegas also creates and supports programs that directly benefit children and families in the greater Las Vegas area.