2How many of you have ever been sick? First…How many of you have ever been sick?
3What We Do…We help children who are very sick and receiving care at the hospital have their families close by their side.
4Our HistoryDr. Audrey Evans of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia had an idea for a place where families could stay close by their children in the hospital.“I wanted parents to have a place to sleep in a comfortable environment.”- Dr. Evans
5Our HistoryAt the same time, the Philadelphia Eagles were fundraising in support of player Fred Hill’s daughter Kim, who was battling leukemia.
6Our HistoryEagles GM Jimmy Murray met with Dr. Evans and committed to supporting her dream for a house. He approached their advertiser McDonald’s for support.
7Our HistoryMcDonald’s agreed to provide money for the house through sales of their Shamrock shakes, and on October 15, 1974, the first Ronald McDonald House was born.
8The first Ronald McDonald House - right here in Philadelphia! Our HistoryThe first Ronald McDonald House - right here in Philadelphia!
9Our Two HousesChestnut StreetChestnut StreetFront & Erie
10Our Houses Offer: Support & comfort for families right by the hospital Comfortable RoomsHome-Cooked MealsIndoor Play SpacesOutdoor Play SpacesPlaces to RelaxFun Activities