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Show Your Support for the Ronald McDonald House Akron

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BENEFITING: RMH OF AKRON INC

ORGANIZER: Kristin

EVENT DATE: Sep 26, 2015

Ryan Reardon

THE STORY:

Kristin Savannah wrote -

The love and support that the volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House provided for my boyfriend Ryan and his family in their time of need is just an example of why it is so important to support this wonderful home away from home. My team wants to give back to an organization who helped during one of the most difficult times of their lives. Our team will be raising money to support this non-profit organization and Samantha and I will be running the 2015 Akron Marathon in September to show our support.  Please help us in our efforts and help celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Ronald McDonald House of Akron. 

Please read below to hear Ryans story...  just one of so many supported and loved by the Ronald McDonald House Volunteers.

Ryans Story~

I won't go into great detail but many of you may know my story. When I was 12 years old I was diagnosed with a life threating illness. After what I thought would be a quick day trip to Akron Childrens Hospital for tests in January of 1985 turned into a 3 month stay and a battle for my life. Not knowing much about the area or where my parents would stay we found out the Ronald McDonald House across the street had just opened their doors a week earlier. They took my family in with open arms. 29 years ago in a unfortunate turn of events we were very fortunate to be one of the first families to stay in the house.

My mom stayed the whole 3 months with just a couple trips back home while my dad and sister came back on weekends. It was as close to being home as you could ask for. On days when I could leave the hospital for a few hours I would go across the street to the RMH and usually just sleep, but just being somewhere like home with an unbelievable staff that donates their time and cares for you like you are part of their family made a world of difference.

My amazing girlfriend Kristin and friend Samantha will be running a full Marathon in Akron in September and all the money raised will be going to the Ronald Mcdonald House to help current and future families in need of a home away from home while their child recieves the care they need. There always seems to be a fundraiser or someone in need of a donation and lets face it, we would all be broke if we gave to every cause. Please consider a donation of any amount as I know first hand how important it is and the good it will be put towards. Thank you for your time, consideration and support for an amazing cause!

Ryan

http://www.rmhakron.org/

https://www.facebook.com/RonaldMcDonaldHouseofAkron/photos_stream

 

Just a few statistics about the house from 2014

2014 Stats & Facts

* Served 12,872 individuals.
* Provided 55 families stays of over 1 month long.
* Cooked a full hot meal each night.
* Operated the House with 135 core volunteers each month.
* Covered 69% of requested nightly room donations.
* Housed families from 46 Ohio counties, 23 states, and 8 countries.

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To This Fundraiser

$185

MONEY RAISED
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  • Ryan Reardon

     

  • Rachelle and Scott

    $50

  • Ron and Sue Reardon

    $25

  • Pat Keller

    $25

  • Nancy O'Brien

    $20

  • Your fav uncle.... Jimbob

    $30

  • Alyssa and Brad Shepherd

    $25

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19% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,455 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Kristin Savannah

Amount Raised

$1,270

 

127% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ryan Reardon

Amount Raised

$185

 

19% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Alyssa and Brad Shepherd

Alyssa and Brad Shepherd

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Your fav uncle.... Jimbob

Your fav uncle.... Jimbob

DONATION: $30

For a great cause and great organization.... 2 years ago

Nancy O'Brien

Nancy O'Brien

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Pat Keller

Pat Keller

DONATION: $25

So that future generations can know comfort and support during their time of crisis. Thank you for all you do Ronald McDonald house, and thanks Ryan and Kirsten for supporting them! 2 years ago

Ron and Sue Reardon

Ron and Sue Reardon

DONATION: $25

The house that love built...the kindness and support we received at the most difficult time in our lives will never be forgotten.. It was our home away from home.. 2 years ago

Rachelle and Scott

Rachelle and Scott

DONATION: $50

Ryan, it is so inspirational to use for you to share your story and now take the time to pay it forward to the same cause through this fundraiser. We have known people personally that have benefited from Ronald McDonald houses in various states and it is truly an amazing God-send of services in the time of utmost need for many people. Good luck in your fundraising and God Bless. 2 years ago

Ryan Reardon

Ryan Reardon

This is in memory of all the friends we met far and near during our stay at the Akron Ronald McDonald House in 1985..... and to the future individuals the house will help for years to come 2 years ago