BENEFITING: RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF NEW YORK
EVENT DATE: Mar 30, 2013
On March 30th I will be running the Two Oceans Ultra Marathon in South Africa. The distance is 35 miles. The race course begins at the Indian Ocean and ends at the Atlantic Ocean. Much of achieving this goal is based on mental focus. There is nothing that would motivate me more than knowing I will be running on behalf of the Ronald McDonald House and their familes. This is an amazing organization.
As some of you may know I hold a very special place in my heart for the Ronald McDonald House NY. I have had the great pleasure to visit and volunteer at the house. I am asking that you join me on the journey. Any donation would be very much appreciated.
Ronald McDonald House New York provides a home-away-from-home for children and their families who are battling aggressive, recurring or rare pediatric cancer. With affordable accommodations for 84 families, Ronald McDonald House of New York is the largest facility of its kind in the world and is filled to capacity almost every night. Regardless of a family’s financial situation, no family is ever turned away!
The house is a supportive and caring environment which encourages and nurtures the development of child-to-child and parent-to-parent supportive friendships. Ronald McDonald House New York is located in close proximity to 13 premier cancer treatment centers that provide life-saving, cutting-edge protocols not yet available anywhere else in the world.
In fact, Ronald McDonald House New York draws children and families from all fifty states and more than 70 countries around the world. Since first opening our doors over 33 years ago we have been a home-away-from-home for over 25,000 children and their families as they undergo treatment for pediatric cancer. The children who stay at Ronald McDonald House are kids first and kids with cancer second.
My fundraising initiatives help provide the “home away from home” with wonderful programs for the children & their families. Thank you for your support and thank you for helping Ronald McDonald House New York!