Hi, My name is Teddy and I will be running the 2019 Boston Marathon to share with the world the great work of the Ronald McDonald House of Providence (RMHP), and I'm hoping to raise money for RMHP along the way!
Each year nearly 300 families stay at the Ronald McDonald House of Providence and an additional 1,900 enjoy the comforts of the Family Room. The House supports families with children from birth to 21 years old who are hospitalized or who receive major medical treatment at nearby hospitals.
During a time of need, the House provides:
- 28 bedrooms, each with a private bath
- A fully-stocked, fully-equipped kitchen
- Home-cooked meal every night
- Family room with play area
- Laundry facilities
- Fitness Room
- Linens and toiletries
- Enclosed courtyard & patio
Despite the name and blue ribbon affiliations, RMHP is a community-supported nonprofit. The community is responsible for raising about 90% of RMHP's annual operating budget. Your support matters!
The RMHP Running Club
The RMHP Running Club was formed by former Brown University coaches Bob and Anne Rothenberg and the RMHP to help spread awareness about the House. The endeavor has been an enormous success with over 300 club members to date. Club members sponsor dinners at the House on the second Friday of every month, conduct fundraising throughout the year, and host the annual Women's Classic 5k, which gives all its proceeds to the House.
Why this is important to me and why your support matters
Running has been central to my life since I started nearly 20 years ago. It brings me so much joy to belong to a tight-knit running community built around the RMHP. I love being able to use my running to contribute to a greater cause. Community is important to all of us. In times of need we hope that our communities will rally around us and help us get through. The Ronald McDonald House of Providence embodies that. It enables families to do exactly what they should be doing, focusing on a sick child.
By supporting this cause you are becoming part of the 90% of community-led support for the House.
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