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Get a free entry to the 2022 Chicago Marathon by joining Team RMHC!

Are you serious about running? Dream about completing a marathon? Then you’re invited to register for FREE for the 2022 Bank of America Chicago Marathon! On October 9th, 2022 we will run with hundreds of other RMHC supporters! As a members of Team RMHC, we will be training, fundraising and ultimately running 26.2 miles to…

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RMHCA to recruit 20 new House Heroes for Giving Tuesday

We have a super way to celebrate Giving Tuesday on Tuesday, November 30, 2021! For the fourth year, Truitt Insurance & Bonding is offering a $5,000 for ALL donations made for Giving Tuesday. This makes Giving Tuesday the perfect time to join our league of monthly givers, the House Heroes! We hope to add at…

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Round-Up raises $312,000 and counting for RMHCA

You ordered. McDonald’s crew asked you to Round-Up for RMHC and now we all smile! We SMILE because the families served at the Ronald McDonald House have some worries removed. We SMILE because you impacted families in communities all over the state of Alabama and beyond. We SMILE because we all make a difference every…

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Helping families feel at home

One of the best ways you can help our guest families right now is by providing a meal or donating items from our Holiday Wish List! And of course, we always appreciate a financial donation if you are moved to make one. Visit our Provide a Meal page to pick a date and learn about…

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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…

Photos of Juanakee holding her infant son, Zayden.

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…

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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…

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