CHOC Walk at Disneyland Resort 2017

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We had the most amazing time being a part of 2017’s CHOC Walk in the Park at Disneyland! What an honor to participate in the only fundraising event that happens inside Disneyland for such a great cause – to support the children of CHOC Children’s Hospital. This year, the CHOC Walk raised $2.3 million to continue to provide the best care for patients and their families!

This is the first year we were able to participate with our own Magic Kingdom Mamas team! Our team was seriously amazing and together, we were able to raise almost $13,000 for the CHOC Foundation – yay team MKM! You can still donate to our team until September 27, 2017! All donations will go to the CHOC Foundation.

The CHOC Walk is such a fun morning with lots of people supporting a great cause and fun Disney moments!

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We had the honor of participating in the CHOC Walk as Disneyland media, which allowed us to capture the opening ceremonies right up front! Some of you may have watched the opening ceremony on our Instagram Live the morning of, but if you missed it, we have some photos below to take you through what we experienced!

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Enjoying an empty Main Street at 5:00 AM!

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We had no idea our name would be under the “Social Media Influencers” section – so happy we spotted it!

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The fun stage before the opening ceremony! There was a DJ spinning all the good tunes!

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We were up on the side walk as they let the first big group of walkers come forward – this was seriously a tear jerking moment! So much support and love for the kiddos at CHOC!

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The walkers completely filled Main Street and out the front gates – they let everyone start the walk in groups! SO many people!

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Jordin Jackson’s (CHOC Walk 2017 Ambassador) team in the very front!

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2017-2018 Disneyland Resort Ambassadors Mikey Trujillo and Alexa Garcia

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KTLA News Anchor Henry DiCarlo

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CHOC Walk Ambassador Jordin Jackson and her family!

Read Jordin’s incredible story here.

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Jordin and her family were greeted with some encouraging words by Captain America!

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The President of Disneyland, Michael Colglazier and President of CHOC, Kimberly Chavalas Cripe

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Mickey and Minnie in their cute workout gear!

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Goofy and Pluto joined!

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The DJ, Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Pluto leading everyone in a group stretching session!

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Getting ready to start the walk!

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Each time a group started the walk, there was a major confetti party! So fun!

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It was so awesome to see all the signs and shirts walkers had to show their support for a child at CHOC. These baby balloons were also just too cute!

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Characters

During the CHOC Walk, there are so many fun and rare characters that are out and available for photos along the walking route! See below for some of the characters that were out this year!

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Jessie and Bullseye!

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Bert and Mary Poppins riding King Arthur Carrousel!

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Storm Troopers!

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Boba Fett!

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Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White!

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Newsboys and Chip ‘n’ Dale!

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Princess Dot and Flik (not pictured)!

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DJ!

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Mr. and Mrs. Incredible!

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Prince Eric and Ariel!

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Princess Elena of Avalor!

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Mr. Fredrickson, Russell and Dug (our faves)!

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The World of Color water fountains were turned on and so pretty!

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We made it to the finish line in Downtown Disney!

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Our team’s TOP TWO fundraisers, Shannon Laskey (right) and Pauline Profett! They also happen to be best friends! 🙂 If you’re looking for the CUTEST ever Disney shop (and Disneyland guide book!!!), you MUST see Shannon’s work! She is SO talented.

We already can’t wait until next year’s CHOC Walk in the Park! We had such a blast and felt so inspired by the stories we heard. We feel so grateful that our kids are currently healthy, but as with life, we know that could change. For that reason, we are so thankful for places like CHOC and their dedication to children and their families.

Also, you can also donate to our page by shopping with Keep Collective! Our friend Nicolina Alves has set up a design page for our team and its supporters…click here to shop one of these adorable interchangeable bracelets! The ENTIRE Keep Collection is available through this link…not just the Disney collection. So many fun things to choose from!

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Thank you again to all who supported Team MKM this year! As we said before, you can still donate to our team until September 27, 2017! All donations will go directly to the CHOC Foundation.

Happy Tuesday!


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