BENEFITING: RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF PROVIDENCE INC
ORGANIZER: RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE OF PROVIDENCE INC
EVENT: 2016 Newport Marathon
EVENT DATE: Oct 09, 2016
Each year nearly 300 families stay at the Ronald McDonald House of Providence and an additional 1,900 enjoy the comforts of the Family Room.
The house supports families with children from birth to 21 years old who are hospitalized or receive major medical treatment at nearby hospitals.
The Ronald McDonald House of Providence provides programs that directly improve the health and well-being of hospitalized children and their families. Our programs allow families to spend additional time with a sick child, help ease financial burdens, provide a sense of normalcy and keep families together during times of medical crisis.
I am running the Newport Marathon in October and 100% of the donations I recieve are going to the Ronald Mcdonald House of Providence, a charity I have been connected with for about 2 years.
I lost my brother Jeff in mid-July. I would like to run this race in his honor. Our family has a history of cancer and heart problems. I think that giving back to my community in this type of way would make him proud.