"You don't think about where you are going to lay your head at night when you have a baby in the NICU. You aren't thinking of yourself - but, you have to take care of yourself in order to take care of your baby. That's why the Ronald McDonald House is so important."
"The help that the House gives to families in need, as well as our family, is an inspiration to us all and has already taught my six-year-old, Rena, how important it is to give open heartedly to those in need."
The Williams Family
"Staying at the Ronald McDonald House allowed me to be at the hospital at a moment's notice during Mason's stay in the NICU. I honestly share my story with tears of joy; the Ronald McDonald House has allowed us to be a family."
The Lung Family
"During my stay at the House there were days when I was sick and wanted to be alone, but then there were days where we had a great time all piled up in the living room."
Judith, Cancer Patient
"My favorite thing about volunteering is the opportunity to listen to the families' stories. This seems to provide great comfort to them and their courage is inspiring to me."
"When we came to the House, we sat with the families and realized how the comforts of home can impact a child's healing process. Our donations are our way of showing we care for these families in need."
Dustin DeGoursey, General Manager of La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries, Lexington
Red Shoe Run
Lace Up! Bundle Up! And get ready to run!
Join us for the 9th Annual Red Shoe Run on Saturday, January 24, 2015. This flat and fast USATF Certified 10K run and Palmetto Grand Prix 5K run/walk through the beautiful Shandon Neighborhood benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities of Columbia, SC.
Pre-register online at www.strictlyrunning.com by January 5, 2015 to receive an early registration rate and be guaranteed an event shirt. Race day registration will take place from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. The 10K run will begin at 8 a.m. and the 5K run/walk will begin at 8:15 a.m.
For more information about the 2015 Red Shoe Run visit our Facebook or Twitter, or email Jessica@rmhcofcolumbia.org.
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, donor or volunteer for next year's event, please contact Jessica Albert, Marketing and Communications Manager at Jessica@rmhcofcolumbia.org.
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