BENEFITING: RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY INC
EVENT DATE: Oct 01, 2016
MARCIA Biata wrote -
2016 marks the 9th year of Team Carter. This year we will be coming together to run the George Eastman Museum Photo Finish 5K to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey. This team celebrates Carter Biata and the organization (RMH of SNJ) that helped his family give him a chance to improve the quality of his life after being diagnosed with Spina Bifida during a routine ultrasound in 2003. The RMH gave the Biata family a place to stay and thrive for three months after Carter's mother, Marcia, endured in-utero surgery to improve Carter's long term quality of life. The family has also stayed at the RMH of SNJ countless times in the past 12 years as Carter needs to return regularly to CHOP to receive treatment and care. Over the past 9 years, Team Carter and its supporters have raised enough money to furnish and decorate a Phillies-themed room in the RMH, and make it a “Give 365 Room.” This means that the room is available for families to stay in at no charge all year long. In addition, they have assisted with countless other purchases including computers, playground equipment, etc. In 2016, we would like to continue to allow families to enjoy the Team Carter room at no charge and help the Ronald McDonald House with all the various other needs that come with turning the RMH into a home for numerous families. This support offered by the RMH is dependent on the generosity of others. Team Carter’s goal is to create awareness and support for this organization that turns family’s tragedies into memorable experiences. The staff, volunteers and other families at the RMH help families find the strength and character needed to bear the unbearable. With your donation, you can be part of the next miracle and help the RMH continue to be an oasis of strength and support for families facing unimaginable hardships. Thank you for your ongoing contributions and dedication to our cause! God Bless!