BENEFITING: RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF PROVIDENCE INC
ORGANIZER: RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF PROVIDENCE INC
EVENT: 2016 Newport Marathon
EVENT DATE: Oct 09, 2016
I am running to raise money in support of the Ronald McDonald House of Providence. The House operates largely on outside donations and provides free housing for families so they can stay close by while their children undergo medical treatment in nearby hospitals. Since 2006, when I moved to Providence, I have been fortunate to call myself a member of the affiliated Providence Ronald McDonald House Running Club. Half of our yearly club dues and proceeds from the club's Women's Classic 5K Road Race run each October have been donated to the House, which since 2006, has averaged over $40,000/year. Many club members also volunteer one Friday each month to provide and serve meals to the families in residence.
In celebration of my ten years in the club, I have the goal of raising $1000.00 for the Providence Ronald McDonald House. I've contributed the first $100 to cover the race entry cost. Donations in any denomination would be greatly appreciated. I hope you will help. Thanks, John