Frequently Asked Questions

Do all participants need to register for Walk and Play L.A.?

Yes. Every person in attendance (including children of all ages) must be registered.

Can families register together?

In order to keep track of all participants and monitor capacity, each walker needs to registered separately and according to age. The parent or guardian has the capability of adding family members on the registration form.

How much does it cost to register for Walk and Play L.A.?

The following registration fees help cover event costs and ensure we can maximize support for CHLA:

Individual walkers: $35

Children (under 12 years): $15

Virtual walkers: $25 (What's this?)

Can I choose a specific part of the hospital to support through my fundraising page?

Yes. To designate your fundraising, choose the name of the division, department or program from the “Designations” drop-down menu during the online registration process. Please note that registration fees are not subject to designation.

If I join a team, may I support an area special to me, even if it is different from the team captain’s chosen area?

No. All members of the team support the fundraising cause and goal set by the team captain. Keep in mind that any interested participant can create his or her own team and designate support from the drop-down menu provided.

Do participants have to choose an area of the hospital to support?

No. Participants don’t have to choose an area of support. If no designation is selected, money raised will go to the Children’s Fund, which ensures that CHLA is able to provide critical, lifesaving care to every child the hospital treats.

Who can I contact if I have trouble with the registration process or questions about the event?

Contact the Walk and Play L.A. planning team at walk@chla.usc.edu.

Is there a fundraising minimum? What’s a good fundraising goal?

While there is no fundraising minimum, we strongly encourage all registered participants to set a fundraising goal of at least $250.

If I can't attend the event, can I still fundraise?

Yes. You can register as a Virtual Walker, receive an official Walk and Play L.A. T-shirt and qualify for the fundraising prizes. Learn more about becoming a virtual walker.

How do I create a fundraising page?

A personal fundraising page is created automatically for you when you register to participate, whether you register as an individual, team member, team captain, or virtual walker. Visit your Participant Center to customize your fundraising page with a unique name or URL, tell your story, set a fundraising goal, upload videos and photos, send emails and updates to friends and family and collect donations online.

Can donations be made by check?

Yes. All checks should be made payable to Children's Hospital Los Angeles and can be mailed to 4650 Sunset Boulevard, MS #29, Attn: Walk and Play L.A., Los Angeles, CA 90027.

My supporter needs a tax-receipt letter. How do I get one?

A tax receipt is automatically generated for supporters who give online through your personal fundraising page. For gifts made by cash or check, donors must provide their complete name (first and last names) and mailing address. We will mail them a letter and tax receipt when their gift has been processed.

How are teams created?

Anyone can create a team by selecting that option on the registration process. Then simply choose a team captain who will manage the fundraising page, recruit team members, set a fundraising goal and designate the area of the hospital the team will support. It’s important to stay in touch with team members and encourage them to reach the team’s fundraising goal.

How do I join a team?

As you complete the registration process, select the “Join a Team” option. Search for the team you are interested in joining and click to join.

Do participants have to be on a team in order to participate in the event?

No. Participants can register to participate as individuals.

Are all participants and teammates encouraged to fundraise?

Yes. Walk and Play L.A. is a community fundraising event and all participants, including team members, are encouraged to fundraise in support of CHLA. Check out some helpful fundraising tips to get started.

What is the distance of the walk?

Our walk is a 3k loop in and around the Santa Monica Pier.

Is the walk course handicap-accessible?

Yes. The event was designed to accommodate participants with disabilities. Participants will be able to complete the walk in wheelchairs, with strollers and at a pace that is comfortable for them.

Can I bring my pet to the walk?

Due to event insurance coverage, we are not permitting walkers to bring their pets to Walk and Play L.A. This is fairly typical for events of this nature, especially when small children are expected to attend.

What happens if it rains?

Walk and Play L.A. will take place rain or shine.

Where should I park on event day?

Parking will be complimentary for all registered participants. Detailed instructions will be emailed to you prior to the event and will be added to the Event Updates page.

My employer will match my donation to Walk and Play L.A. What do I need to do?

If your company has a matching gift program, please request a matching gift form from your Human Resources or Personnel department. Bring the matching gift form and donation to the walk.

For your reference, CHLA’s Tax ID Number is: 95-1690977

If you have questions about matching gifts, please email us at walk@chla.usc.edu