BENEFITING: RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF NEW YORK
EVENT DATE: Nov 05, 2017
Run for Ronald, Run for a REASON.
I'm running the NYC Marathon on November 5th for the Ronald McDonald House!
RMH is an amazing charity that provides a place for families to call home while their child is sick and in hospital. The House is a supportive, caring place where families can stay together and heal together. Many families have to travel far away from home for their child to recieve the treatment they need and RMH allows families to stay together during this difficult time. The NYC house is located close to 13 major pediatric treatments centres and RMH welcomes children and families from all over the world!
When a child is sick, families should be able to concentrate on caring and supporting their family and not having to bear the added stress and finacial burden of trying to find accomodation in an unfamiliar city at the scariest time of their lives.
While staying in the House families recieve home cooked meals, private rooms and chiildrens play rooms and sibling support services.
Since founding in 1978, more than 35,000 families have called RMH New York their "home away from home."