Ronald McDonald House Charities® of New England develops, supports and provides programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. We fulfill our mission by supporting families of seriously ill children and creating programs such as the Ronald McDonald House at Boston Harbor and Ronald McDonald House Providence, which keep families close to each other and to the vital health care services they need.
Our Falmouth Road Race Team raises critical funds to support 15 families who will stay at RMH Boston Harbor this coming year. Your support helps fund private, one-bedroom apartments provided at no cost to families traveling to Boston. Each apartment costs RMH Boston Harbor roughly $180 per night to lease and operate. This amount includes the cost of rent, utilities, cleaning, cable, wifi, as well as the expenses incurred by keeping the units furnished and stocked with food and games, and the cost of hosting activities for our guests to enjoy together.
Families travel from all over the world to receive treatment often leaving behind family and friends to seek out the medical care which they feel will give their child the best chance at survival. When families make the decision to travel for medical care, they must find solutions to three major questions:
Where will we find a comfortable, family-friendly place to stay?
How will we afford this place for six weeks or longer?
Who will help us to find our way around this new, strange city?
Your support of our Falmouth Road Race Team helps answer these questions and allows families to spend additional time with a sick child, eases financial burdens, provides a sense of normalcy and keeps families together during times of medical crisis.