“Your child is seriously ill…”
For parents, these are among the most terrifying words they could ever hear. Imagine the fear, anxiety and stress families face as they cope with their child’s illness. Imagine them facing that struggle alone, in an unfamiliar place far away from home.
Ronald McDonald House® British Columbia provides accommodation and support for out-of-town families who must stay in Vancouver for weeks, months, or even years while their child receives medical treatment at BC Children’s Hospital.
Those who walk through the front doors of Ronald McDonald House® British Columbia enter into a world unlike anywhere else they have been before. Our home is magical and nurturing, filled with laughter and joy, delightful aromas wafting from our kitchen, and most importantly, families and children from throughout British Columbia whose lives are measured not by years, but by moments.
Ronald McDonald House British Columbia provides a comfortable and hopeful space, where families can come together and share in their experiences while leaving their worries behind.
It is because of the generosity of organizations like BMO Vancouver Marathon that families with children facing life-threatening illnesses in BC can celebrate these moments together. Families at Ronald McDonald House BC are full of life and hope, all due to the ongoing support of our wonderful and generous donors!
“I don’t know what we would have done if it wasn’t for Ronald McDonald House BC,” says Jenn, a mother who stayed at the House while her one-year-old daughter received specialized treatment for cancer in Vancouver. “We will never be able to thank the House and the incredible people who reside in it enough – for the financial burden they lifted, for the stability they provided, for enabling us to keep our family together. The support, love and understanding the House provides is simply immeasurable.”
Visit www.rmhbc.ca to learn how you can help us build a new House and serve hundreds more families each year.
Margaret Buttner, Board Member of the Vancouver International Marathon Society presents donation cheque to Rupeela Gill, Annual Fundraising & Events Coordinator at Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon. Funds were raised at the 2012 BMO Vancouver Marathon.
Runners donated nearly $5900 to the Ronald McDonald House as part of the BMO Vancouver Marathon 2012 event. The cheque represents part of the nearly $800,000 raised for charity through our event in 2012.
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