2 How many of you have ever been sick? First…How many of you have ever been sick?
3 What We Do…We help children who are very sick and receiving care at the hospital have their families close by their side.
4 Our 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
5 Our HistoryAt the same time, the Philadelphia Eagles were fundraising in support of player Fred Hill’s daughter Kim, who was battling leukemia.
6 Our 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.
7 Our 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.
8 The first Ronald McDonald House - right here in Philadelphia! Our HistoryThe first Ronald McDonald House - right here in Philadelphia!
9 Our Two HousesChestnut StreetChestnut StreetFront & Erie
10 Our Houses Offer: Support & comfort for families right by the hospital Comfortable RoomsHome-Cooked MealsIndoor Play SpacesOutdoor Play SpacesPlaces to RelaxFun Activities