"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
Thank you to everyone who joined Ronald McDonald House Charities of Columbia, SC for the 11th Annual Red Shoe Run on Saturday, January 21 at Hand Middle School! This year we want to thank all of our sponsors, supporters, volunteers and particpants for joining us on the unusally warm morning for our annual 5K and 10K race that benefits our mission to provide comfort and care to the families of critically ill or injured children. We had over 400 runner's preregistered for our event and an even better turn out on the day of the race! We hope that each of you will join us again next January! Stay tuned for dates for next year's race soon!
Stay up-to-date on all the Red Shoe Run updates on our Facebook page!
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, donor or volunteer for next year's race, please contact Jessica Albert, Marketing and Communications Manager at Jessica@rmhcofcolumbia.org!