Celebrate 6-Year-Old Owen on May 6th!

About 2021 Red Shoe Day

We're kicking off this year's virtual Red Shoe Day fundraiser with a special Celebrate Owen challenge in honor of little fighters like Owen, and the families dedicated to their care. 

Your gift will be matched 100%, up to $25,000, for double the impact! 

A special thank you to our Red Shoe Day Sponsors, SDG&EGEICOMcDonald'sRRSA, and Bama Companies, for their match for this special boy! 

Questions? Please contact Halle Aiken at (858) 598-2447 or redshoeday@rmhcsd.org


Starts at:  June 2, 2020 8:00 AM
Ends at:  June 30, 2021 4:59 AM




Halle Aiken

Owen's Journey

Owen Abrams came into the world weighing just over a pound and spent more than two years in the hospital. Parents Nick and Darlene stayed at the Ronald McDonald House through many ups and downs, helping him develop as he could and grow strong enough to go home. Now he's thriving as a six-year-old big brother!

Our saving grace was our ‘home away from home’, literally steps away from our little Owen, who was fighting for his life. We ate, slept, worked, wept, had date nights and celebrations. San Diego’s Ronald McDonald House provided us the ability to stay close to Owen when he needed us most. It helped us to stay strong, healthy, and nourished when we all needed it most.” -  Darlene Abrams

Learn more about Owen's story here

Register For Red Shoe Day Today!

You can continue helping families other families staying at San Diego's Ronald McDonald House by registering for Red Shoe Day. 

Create a new team and invite friends and family to join your efforts to help families find a "home away from home" while their child is in the hospital. 

Or register as an individual and reach out to others to help raise money for San Diego's Ronald McDonald House.  

See below for additional fundraising ideas to get you started! 

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What your Gift Will Do

Your gift will help families find stability and peace of mind with rest, nourishment, and connections with others in similar situations. Best of all, you'll help hospitalized children benefit from the love and care of their families when it matters most. 

All money raised from The Celebrate Owen Challenge for Red Shoe Day will support the Home Fund, underwriting the core mission services of Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego. Temporary lodging, meals, and other life necessities at San Diego's Ronald McDonald House help to sustain families whose lives have been turned upside down by their child's diagnosis and treatment. By providing an unrestricted gift to our Home Fund, you are supporting our highest and most urgent needs as determined by our volunteer Board of Trustees. 

Thanks to our generous sponsors