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1 Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House

2 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 History Dr. Audrey Evans of The Childrens 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 History At the same time, the Philadelphia Eagles were fundraising in support of player Fred Hills daughter Kim, who was battling leukemia.

6 Our History Eagles GM Jimmy Murray met with Dr. Evans and committed to supporting her dream for a house. He approached their advertiser McDonalds for support.

7 Our History McDonalds 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 Our History The first Ronald McDonald House - right here in Philadelphia!

9 Our Two Houses Chestnut Street Front & Erie

10 Our Houses Offer: Comfortable Rooms Home-Cooked Meals Indoor Play Spaces Outdoor Play Spaces Support & comfort for families right by the hospital Fun Activities Places to Relax

11 Helping Families…


13 Our Family Rooms Offer: Chestnut Street Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplant Cardiology A place to relax away from the hospital room

14 Our Camp Offers: Ronald McDonald Camp for Oncology Patients & Siblings The opportunity to experience the joys of summer camp

15 You Can Help!

16 Read for Ronald Do you like to read?

17 Read for Ronald Ask your family to sponsor you for how many minutes you read in the month of February.

18 Read for Ronald Keep track of how many minutes you read and collect your pledges at the end of the month.

19 Read for Ronald Everything counts!

20 Read for Ronald You can win prizes for reading!

21 Thank You… On behalf of all of the families you are helping by reading.

22 Now For A Very Special Guest…

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