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    FOR HELPING FAMILIES FIND STRENGTH IN NUMBERS.

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    SECURE YOUR ENTRY FOR 2015 NOW!

    Go the distance to raise awareness and donations

    Thank you for your interest in joining Team RMHC as a ‘charity runner’ in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon.
    Details about running with Team RMHC in 2015 will be sent to you by mid-February, but you can secure your guaranteed entry with us now by clicking here!

    Why Team RMHC?
    Nearly nine million children and families served by Ronald McDonald House Charities and its local Chapters are running a marathon of their own – fighting illness and injury, and looking for hope. Ronald McDonald Houses around the world are there to help, showing them that there is, indeed, strength in numbers. The same kind of strength you’ll find training with a group of runners like yourself – pushing you to dig deep when you need it, while you help raise awareness and donations for RMHC. Joining is easy, just click here to be on your way to giving the gift of togetherness!

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    Team RMHC Runners receive:

    • The opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of children around the world served by Ronald McDonald House Charities.
    • A complimentary race entry for the Marathon
    • Discounted marathon training with Coach Brendan Cournane, plus "Ask the Coach" training support and weekly training tips. Discounted marathon training is also available through Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA)
    • Team RMHC Technical Running Shirt
    • Customized web page and social media help to give family, friends and co-workers an easy way to donate and show their support for you.
    • Marathon eve pasta dinner
    • Access to the RMHC Hospitality Tent including private gear-check, pre and post-race snacks/meals, massages, DJ and entertainment.
    NOTE: All Team RMHC runners will be required to meet the fundraising minimums set by the Bank of America Chicago Marathon for ALL charity runners. The fundraising minimum is $1000.00 for all participants that register before 4/21/15, at which time the minimum will increase to $1500.00. We ask that all team members achieve their minimums by October 3rd, 2015.
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    RMHC STORIES

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      Such a Blessing to My Family

      My husband and I often talk about the miracles we would have missed if we had given in to our fears and doubts about adding to our family of six by adopting a beautiful little girl from China. Or if we had let our inexperience as parents to a special needs child keep us from bringing two more beauti... Read More

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      Helping RMHC Provide Comfort and Care to RMHC Families

      When my daughter was born at just 31 weeks last fall, we suddenly found ourselves spending day and night at the Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC). We wanted to be with Aspen as much as possible while she was in the NICU. Our family was so blessed to be able to stay at the Ronald McDonald House C... Read More

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      Heads or Tails?

      On her birthday, 14-year-old Francesca of Mantua, Italy, learned that she had myelodysplasia leukemia and needed a bone marrow transplant. She would have to leave home and stay in a hospital that was more than an hour from her home to undergo medical treatment. It was the worst birthday possible. An... Read More

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      Martin Vu

      While each Ronald McDonald House is astonishingly unique, they were all designed with one simple premise in mind – to be a warm, welcoming home away from home for families traveling to receive critical care for their child. Equipped with laundry facilities, full service kitchens, playrooms, and lovi... Read More

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      Togetherness

      It’s funny. We used to pass each other in the hallways at school all the time. We kind of knew each other, but weren’t exactly friends. Now, thanks to a special place called the Ronald McDonald House, we’re friends – very close friends.   Today, friendship means a lot more to us. While we both have ... Read More

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      Love for RMHC Runs in my Family

      When I was born, my parents learned that I had a heart defect called ‘transposition of the great vessels’ that required open heart surgery. The next day, I was flown from Tallahassee, Florida, to Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida. My parents drove the two and a half hours from Tallahassee to G... Read More

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      Forever Grateful for RMHC

      When our two-year-old daughter Avery suddenly became very ill over Labor Day weekend two years ago, my husband Ryan and I rushed her to our local hospital. The ER doctors did a CAT scan and immediately transferred Avery to Rainbows Children’s Hospital in Cleveland, OH. When the helicopter arrived to... Read More

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      Comfort, Care and Support

      After a long and difficult labor, Katie Bloodworth’s precious new baby finally arrived.  But the doctors and nurses in the delivery room began working on her urgently.  Katie and her husband had no idea what would happen next.  They were scared; baby Ellen wasn’ t making a sound. Thankfully, baby El... Read More

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      A Love Story

      Landri’s story is one of love. Pure and simple. From her adoption, to her care to the Ronald McDonald House in Camden, New Jersey that made it possible; love has helped her fight, stay strong, put one foot in front of the other and thrive. 

       

      Landri is the youngest in the Hellinga family. After ... Read More

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      Christina

      When you are 900 miles from your home, sitting in a room in the hospital, hearing that a mass was discovered in your chest and it’s Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, the first thing that pops into your head, is ‘why me?’ Soon after, when you find out that you have six months of chemotherapy and radiation ahead an... Read More

     

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