There are two things in October that you can count on to happen at the Disneyland Resort, Halloween Time and CHOC Walk in the Park. CHOC Walk is CHOC Children’s Hospital’s annual 5K walk throughout the Disneyland Resort. As the largest and most unique single fundraising pediatric walk event in the nation, last year’s walk raised more than $2.5 million dollars for the hospital’s KidsCare Fund bringing the quarter-century total to over $26 million.
CHOC Walk Ambassadors’ Luau on Saturday, October 29
To add to the excitement of this year’s walk, a festive and exotic Polynesian-themed event has been added to create a weekend of CHOC Walk fun. The CHOC Walk Ambassadors’ Luau will feature exciting traditional dances, hula lessons and cuisine inspired by the Pacific Islands starting at 2:30 p.m. on the Adventure Lawn of the Disneyland Hotel. Tickets are available on the CHOC Walk website.
CHOC Walk in the Park on Sunday, October 30
Beginning at 6:15 a.m. on October 30, fundraising CHOC Walk participants will walk approximately three miles through Disneyland® Park and Disney California Adventure® Park to celebrate the life-saving, compassionate care CHOC provides Southern California’s children while taking in the magic of the Disneyland Resort. The event culminates in the resort’s Downtown Disney® District where sponsors, hospital support groups, shops and restaurants have special offers for participants at the CHOC Festival.
U.S. News & World Report has named CHOC Children’s one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals in the 2016-17 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. CHOC is also consistently named to the Leapfrog Group’s annual list of Top Children’s Hospitals, distinguishing CHOC’s commitment to providing the safest, highest quality health care. CHOC is one of only 12 children’s hospitals in the nation and only two in the state to earn the respected award.
“Dating back to when Walt Disney himself provided initial support for the creation of the hospital, the Disneyland Resort continues to be a proud supporter of CHOC Children’s,” said Michael Colglazier, president of the Disneyland Resort. “We’re proud to once again present and host their largest fundraising event, CHOC Walk in the Park, and we look forward to another spectacular fundraising event.”
Event and registration information can be found at www.chocwalk.org, and real-time event information can also be found on Facebook,Instagram and Twitter. This year’s social media hashtag is #chocwalk.