Sarah's Donation Page
I think just about everyone has heard of the Ronald McDonald House; but, if you're anything like me, I didn't really know what it did or who it helped. That was until a few years ago when I met my boyfriend's cousin, Julia. She and her parents stayed at the RM House while she was receiving her treatments at Advocate. Ronald McDonald House provides a very homey place to stay right on campus at Advocate and even provides homemade meals for the families that stay there as well. But most importantly, the sense of family and comradery that exists there is an unparalleled support system for the little community staying there. There are so many unique stories within this "home", and every single one of them calls for continued support. All of this is provided to patients and their families through the fundraising and donations from events just like these.
Please consider helping me reach my goal to support this phenomenal cause that has supported my family through Julia's journey. She is just one of so many that are deeply grateful for this organization, so I want to do what I can to help give back. Below is the "Running for Hope" spiel that has some more concrete facts if you're interested. Thanks for checking out my page and helping me give back!!
Thank you for being part of this year’s Running for Hope event! Supporters like you are the heart and soul and true success of this great event. Running for Hope is all about bringing families and friends together to help raise money to benefit two great causes. 100% of the proceeds from this run goes directly back to the Ronald McDonald House® near Advocate Children’s Hospital and Advocate Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn.
These two beneficiaries impact the community in a positive way day in and day out. Advocate Children’s Hospital (ACH) is the largest network provider of pediatric services in Illinois and among the top 10 in the nation. The hospital is staffed by more than 400 pediatricians and 230 pediatric subspecialists who offer a wide range of specialized services for children. This year specifically, our funding will go to help benefit the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Division. Many families are affected by cancer every day, and unfortunately, some of those fighting the true fight are kids themselves. In honor of all those who have fought cancer, we will recognize National Cancer Survivors Day at our event.
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