Marianne Sharbel Legacy Society 
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Announcing the Marianne Sharbel Legacy Society

We are so proud to announce the naming of our legacy giving society: The Marianne Sharbel Legacy Society. When RMHCA Co-Founder Marianne Sharbel worked for the Children’s Hospital Oncology Department in the 1970s, she saw firsthand the desperate need families had to stay together in a comfortable, safe place while their child received medical treatment.…

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Get the shirt and do the #RoundUpReceiptChallenge for Day of Change

Day of Change n. \ˈdā ˈəv ˈchānj \ October 15, 1974 is the anniversary of the first Ronald McDonald House to open in the world. A celebration of the impact that McDonald’s crew and customers make for families with sick children through the RMHC Donation box and Round-Up programs at McDonald’s. #DayofChange Order. Round Up. Smile. When…

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Bar ‘Tal Family: A world away from home

Your support for RMHCA has given children and parents like Omer and Yahav Bar ‘Tal the strength to face a terrifying medical situation. Yahav has hoped and dreamed for years of having a child of his own. As a staff, we are amazed by his spirit, determination and love — his partner, who started the…

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Red Shoe Run: Rockin’ 5K 2021

The rain couldn’t keep us down at the 2021 Red Shoe Run: Rockin’ 5K, presented by McDonald’s! RMHCA staff and volunteers are so grateful to every participant who ran in-person on Saturday, April 24. And of course we have to shout out all of our virtual participants who rocked the streets in their neighborhood! This…

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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…

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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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