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Developing Leaders with NAIOP Inland Empire have pledged to raise $15,000 for the upcoming Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House Walk for Kids™ 5K fundraiser starting at 8 a.m. at the Citizens Business Bank Arena, 4000 East Ontario Center Pkwy in Ontario, on Sunday April 7.

The chapter’s Developing Leaders Chairman Steve Haston and his co-captain Eloy Covarrubias of Lee & Associates, Ontario have registered Team NAIOP to help support the event’s effort to raise funds and awareness for the services provided to special-needs children and their families. NAIOP Inland Empire event chairs Paige Fullmer and Summer Coulter are also assisting in coordinating the chapter’s participation.

“We all feel privileged to be working with such a noble charity,” said Haston. “We hope our local connections and NAIOP’s rich network will earn more donations than the Ronald McDonald House has ever seen. It’s been a great experience to see how eager the chapter’s membership and the industry is to give back to the community.”

NAIOP Inland Empire is reaching out to the community for walking participants, donors and event volunteers. Volunteer opportunities include set up, check in, road guards, crowd control, snack/ water stations, kids zone and first aid. Learn how to get involved at: http://www.walkforkids.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=1052014&lis=0&kntae1052014=984F429240724424A66C5C84559533B4&team=5382626

This year Loma Linda Ronald McDonald House hopes to raise $305,000 with the help of the local community. Registration starts at 7 a.m. followed by the walk at 8 a.m. and an awards ceremony at 9:30 a.m.

The Walk for Kids™ is an annual event organized for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California. The event will also take place in Los Angeles, Orange County, Long Beach and Bakersfield. For more information visit www.walkforkids.org.

As part of its effort to enrich the inland community, NAIOP Inland Empire participates in numerous charitable activities throughout the year.

About the Ronald McDonald House Charities
The Ronald McDonald House is dedicated to supporting the health and well-being of children, by providing a “home away from home” for families of seriously-ill children who are receiving care in southern California. For more information visit www.rmhc.com.

ABOUT NAIOP Inland Empire
NAIOP Inland Empire is a regional chapter of the national commercial real estate development association, and covers both Riverside and San Bernardino counties. As the leading professional organization for local developers, owners and brokers in the office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate sectors, NAIOP Inland Empire aims to represent and advance the interests of its members by providing networking activities, business development opportunities, educational programs, charitable programs, government affairs representation and legislative resources. For more information visit www.NAIOPIE.org.

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