More than two dozen families will be among those to share their story on air during the radiothon, including Cindy Sharrock and her son Patrick from Rossville who were featured on the TV show “Extreme Makeover Home Edition,” along with others who have used the services of Ronald McDonald House Charities. The community is encouraged to call in to make a pledge donation.
The goal of the radiothon is to raise funds to help families at the Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Room. Both programs serve thousands of families each year. It costs $55 per night to provide a one-night stay at the Ronald McDonald House for a family. Families stay on average of 15 nights while their critically-ill or injured children are receiving care at local hospitals. A donation of $13.75 per month for a year provides a three-night stay for a family. To make a pledge donation on May 31 during the radiothon, call 423-778-8000 or 800-603-3006.
Established in 1990, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga provides a “home away from home” each year for approximately 600 families of critically injured and seriously ill children and supports programs that improve the health and well-being of children. RMHC of Greater Chattanooga is an independent, 501(c) 3 registered non-profit that operates solely on donations from individuals, businesses and foundations. The cornerstone programs are the 26-bedroom Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Family Room inside Children’s Hospital at Erlanger and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile. Ronald McDonald House Charities also offers 40 $1,000 scholarships to area high school seniors during their freshman year of college. For more information about ways you can help Ronald McDonald House Charities, visit rmhchattanooga.com or call 423-778-4300. You may also connect with the organization through Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.