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I just received an email telling me about the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington DC’s 12th Annual Airbus KAPS FOR KIDS WALK-A-THON, scheduled to take place on April 18th.  

I wanted to post it here for a number of reasons. From a THN perspective, this is a cool way to meet a Redskins player, hang with the Hogettes, and do a great thing while you are at it.

Much more than that, though, I wanted to post this to help this great cause. Last April, my son was hospitalized for a kidney infection. This infection persisted for days at the local hospital, would not give a positive culture to identify the cause of the infection,  and would not respond to antibiotics. The local hospital ran out of options, so they sent us to Children’s Hospital in DC, where we spent five days. The Ronald McDonald House saved us.

For anyone in that situation, the last thing you want to worry about is where you are going to stay. The family liason at Children’s called the Ronald McDonald House for us. We drove over and registered and that was it. It was a nice, safe place to stay. It was a community house filled with people all going through the same thing we were going through. Best of all, it was $10 a night. We gave more because we could, but if you can’t, you don’t have to.

This is a great charity, and I ask you all to remember them when you have something to give.

Here’s the email I received:

Ronald McDonald House Charities
of Greater Washington DC’s
12th Annual Airbus
on April 18th. . . it’s the Place to Be !

Want to help families with seriously ill children? Want to have fun? Want to do the hula with the Hogettes, walk with Redskin Linebacker Rocky McIntosh, and make a difference in a child’s life?

Come to Ronald McDonald House Charities’ Annual Kaps for Kids Walk-A-Thon from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 18th at Tysons Corner Center. This event was started by kids for kids and has grown into an exciting community event that gives everyone the opportunity to help families going through a traumatic time in their lives.

Bring your friends, co-workers, and entire family to:
Bid on unique “collector’s” items,
Enjoy children’s activities,
Participate in the scavenger hunt,
Win prizes,
Save while shopping — discounts for registered walkers,
Be ready for surprises!

Cost: $25 to walk and get this year’s Kap.

For more information, call 703.698.7080,
visit “Special Events” on our web site at,
or e-mail

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One Response to “Join Hogettes, Rocky McIntosh At Kaps For Kids Walkathon”

  1. Wish I could be there – but hope someone from THN can at least represent!!

    … and thanks for sharing Jackson’s experience JF – its always great to hear about a special charity like Ronald McDonald House in action.


    THNers… Get out there, have a blast, and support a fantastic cause!!!!