IMPERIAL COUNTY, Calif. - It was Red Shoe Day throughout all parts of the Imperial Valley on Wednesday.
Red Shoe Day is an annual drive which helps raise funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities who assists Imperial Valley families when they are in need.
Imperial Valley residents make up more than 20 percent of the guests at the San Diego Ronald McDonald House each year.
We caught up with one special guest in front of Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District and we also spoke to a family who says Ronald McDonald House Charities was there when support was needed the most.
“It’s raising money for Ronald McDonald House Charities which is a home away from home that families can stay at if they’ve got children in need, it’s right across from Rady’s Children's Hospital in San Diego,” said Ronald McDonald.
“I'm here on behalf of the memorial for baby Daniel, baby Daniel is my friend Lorraine's little boy, little son that passed away from brain cancer,” explained Rosalind Servin, a resident of Brawley.
News 11 was informed that Daniel spent five months in the Ronald McDonald House and now his family wants to help raise money in his memory to help other families.
This is the seventh year the fundraiser takes place in the Imperial Valley where over 400 volunteers gather to collect donations.