Every day, in the early hours of the morning, there are families at Ronald McDonald House who have been up all night. They are safe, comfortable and cared for so they can give their child all the love and support they need.

Ronald McDonald House is an essential service for thousands of families with seriously and critically ill children. Some need us for a night, some for over a year. Our mission is to keep families together during the most difficult of times. We believe children are stronger and brighter together with their family throughout their medical journey.

We provide quality accommodation, professional family support officers, learning programs for toddlers to teens, a business centre for parents to work remotely, meals, and a range of complementary health and wellbeing services and fun! It is a very special home away from home.

We couldn’t exist without the support and generosity of our fellow West Australians. Our community deeply understands the challenges for regional and remote families with sick kids. Together, we are a community that helps families from all walks of life because being together is the best medicine of all.

This overnight marathon walk, starting after dark and ending at dawn, places you in the shoes of the parents who stay with us at Ronald McDonald House.