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Zayden’s Story

When Zayden was born early at 29 weeks, weighing 2 pounds, it was mid-November 2020 and his family was facing a daunting holiday season. His mom, Juanakee, needed care herself and was stressed by the idea of having to drive 2 hours each way from Demopolis to Birmingham to hold, feed and love on Zayden while…

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Fill the House “With Love” this Valentine’s Day

The Ronald McDonald House is installing a special wall in our lobby and we need supporters to help fill it up with hearts before Valentine’s Day! It will be a beautiful representation that we are all rooting for the patients and families going through a stressful medical journey. Supporters can send in a note of…

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Giving the Livingston family relief

Jacob and Ashleigh Livingston have called the Ronald McDonald House their home for the last 82 nights, following the premature birth of their daughter, Harper. Harper made her entrance at just 23 weeks gestation which is stressful for any family. Added to this ever-changing situation, her parents found themselves 2 hours away from home and…

Baby in a hospital bed

Madelyn’s Story

Jenelyn and John C. of Decatur, Ala. were overjoyed when they found out Jenelyn was pregnant. Jenelyn says everything was going well in her first trimester, with no serious nausea or discomfort. Then the couple received some shocking news at a regular ultrasound appointment. Doctors told Jenelyn and John that their little girl wasn’t developing…

Charlene Baily Team

Date announced for the 2021 Red Shoe Run: Rockin’ 5K

Are you ready to rock? Turn up your favorite song, lace up those running shoes, and let’s get moving!    Red Shoe Run 2021: Rockin’ 5K is Saturday, April 24, 2021 at Homewood Central Park.  This year will feature a socially–distanced start line for the in-person 5K and 1 mile and a virtual option to rock…

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Liberty Park Middle School raises $9,566 for RMHCA

Wow, what a week at Liberty Park Middle School! As part of school Spirit Week, students get behind the charitable movement dubbed 1 Rebel 1 Cause. This year, they chose Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama as their beneficiary! In all, students shared the message of our mission and came together to raise $9,566 —…

3 ways to change lives for Day of Change

  You provide something invaluable—keeping families together during a medical crisis can improve quality of life for all members. And it helps keep parents focused on their child’s care instead of worrying about where to sleep or how to pay for groceries. Day of Change is not just about the change in your pocket, but…

Charlene Baily Team

2020 Red Shoe Run: Rockin’ 5K raises $76K

Wow! Our first-ever virtual Red Shoe Run: Rockin’ 5K “brought down the house” and YOU made a huge impact for Ronald McDonald House families. Thank you so much to the 504 participants who raised more than $19,000 for our mission. Overall, Red Shoe Run: Rockin’ 5K raised $76,839 which will help cover 615 nights of…

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You help support childhood cancer patients like Aaron

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Sanders Family: Celebrating Tripp’s birthday by helping families

We’re Blake and Jessica Sanders, and this is our family’s RMHC story! On August 29, 2015, I was rushed from Dothan to Birmingham due to preeclampsia. I was taken back for an emergency c-section and our first baby, Michael Tripp, was born weighing 2 pounds, 10 ounces and was 15 inches long. He was immediately…

Red Shoe Run: Rockin' 5K is going virtual!

Red Shoe Run: Rockin’ 5K is going VIRTUAL!

Hello friends! Due to continuing COVID-19 concerns, this year’s Red Shoe Run: Rockin’ 5K will now be held as a VIRTUAL 5K Run and Walk! We appreciate your support and rockin’ attitude as we make this event the best as possible! Here are some answers to questions you might have: What is a Virtual Run/Walk?…

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You give families access to important care!

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Help design the 2020 Day of Change t-shirt!

Change is good. Not just the change in your pocket, but the life-long change that will impact the lives of every guest family that calls Ronald McDonald House home. RMHCA celebrates Day of Change in October to commemorate the opening of the very first Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia in 1974. To celebrate we rally around Donation…

How to watch the Heart of the House Party livestream August 7

Hi friends! Tonight is the big night — it’s our virtual Heart of the House Party live stream! We hope you have enjoyed bidding on items in our auction and following the virtual stories on our Facebook event page. If you would like to join the auction, please first head to rmhca.org/hohparty to register. You’ll…

Registration is OPEN for Heart of the House Party!

Registration is open for the Heart of the House Party! To protect the health and safety of our community, we’re changing the way we hold our annual gala and turning into a virtual Heart of the House Party! Instead of an in-person event, RMHCA will host an exciting silent auction online and “gather” virtually on Friday, August…

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