Come and kick off the 2013 Holiday season at the Ronald McDonald House at its "10th Annual Home for the Holidays" and Lighting Ceremony! Help families of seriously ill children by attending this fun and family event showcasing tastings from different restaurants, live entertainment, music, raffle and kids activities. Ronald McDonald himself will be present for the lighting ceremony of the building.
Admission $25.00 for adults. Children 12 and under free. Admission includes two drink tickets and tastings from different local restaurants.
All proceeds will help families staying at the Ronald McDonald Houses in South Florida.
When & Where
Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida
The first Ronald McDonald House opened in Philadelphia in 1974, thanks to Dr. Audrey Evans, Philadelphia Eagles’ player Fred Hill (pictured here with daughter Kim who had leukemia), Jim Murray, the Eagles’s General Manager and Ed Rensi, the McDonald’s Regional Manager. The McDonald’s Owner Operators in Philadelphia made the House possible, donating proceeds from the sale of shamrock shakes. Then in in 1984, Ronald McDonald House Charities is officially established as a world wide non profit organization in memory of McDonald’s founder, Ray Kroc, a strong advocate for children.Currently, there are now more than 310 Houses throughout the world which provide a comfortable and supportive living environment for over 6,000 families each night. Each House is independently operated by a local board of trustees and is responsible for their own fundraising.
In South Florida there are two Ronald McDonald Houses serving more than 545 families a year in a safe, and secure place they can call home while their child is receiving treatment at local South Florida pediatric hospitals.