Last year, my wife Karen and I participated on “Team Ronald” for the 42-mile, 5 Boro Bike Tour, and with your help, we raised nearly $4,000 for the Ronald McDonald House of New York City. On May 1, 2011, we are doing it again.
This year, we’re starting a couple weeks earlier, and we’ve raised our fundraising goal to $5,000. In addition to riding and raising funds, my company is also a sponsor of Team Ronald (via DogWalker.com and DogGroomers.com). RMDH is a great organization, and we are going to do what we can to support it.
If you aren’t familiar with this non-profit organization, the Ronald McDonald House provides support and care for families who have children battling cancer. The people at Ronald McDonald House help make the lives of child cancer patients and their families better (and easier) when they need it most – as they fight cancer.
According to the RMDH website, the organization’s mission is to “support each family and coordinate emotional and physical services, psychological care, ministry support, wellness programs, tutors, music, art, transportation, activities for siblings, holiday and birthday parties and camaraderie for parents struggling with their child’s cancer diagnosis.”
I ask you to please consider making a donation to the Ronald McDonald House of New York to help us help them. No donation is too small (or too big!). I know they will really appreciate anything you can give, and I personally appreciate your generosity and kindness.