We are thankful for the hundreds of RBC Race for the Kids participants, donors and volunteers who are joining in the effort to celebrate and support Ronald McDonald House Charities, Upper Midwest! The RBC Race for the Kids and the RMH Family Walk were celebrated on August 20, but teams and individuals are carrying on virtually through the end of October.
Event proceeds directly support programs and services that provide a home-away-from-home for families during a child's serious illness or injury.
The RBC Race for the Kids and RMH Family Walk are continuing virtually. Run, walk or participate in any way that works for you until next year, when we can meet up again.
Why fundraise for Ronald McDonald House?
In addition to AWESOME fundraising prizes, you can be assured every dollar raised has a direct impact on the families who need your support.
Last year, RMHC-UM served thousands of families at our four Twin Cities locations and our new Duluth house. By asking friends and family to join your RBC Race for the Kids team and/or support your fundraising efforts, you will directly enable "The House That Love Built" to provide lodging, meals, and a caring community of support to families dealing with a child's health crisis.
Our commitment to serving families never wavered throughout the pandemic, despite the pause of our 10,000 person volunteer force – including meal program volunteers who bought ingredients, prepped, and served meals seven days of the week. Despite that, we expanded the program to three complimentary meals each day, thanks to the generosity of our community. From large in-kind donors who contributed ingredients and food service supplies to individuals who raised funds or collected goods on our behalf, the outpouring of support we've received – and the gratitude expressed by families – has been truly heartwarming. Thank you.
Fundraising efforts are continuing! If you are a registered participant, watch your email for some additional fundraising prize opportunities. It's not too late to sign up as a participant or join a team.
Declan's Avengers have been one of the leading fundraising teams at RBC Race for the Kids & RMH Family Walk for the last 2+ years. The Leehan family says, "We love coming down to the walk to see old friends and to support such a great organization. I will forever be grateful for the community, support, conversation, and love that was provided by the Ronald McDonald House. It became a place where we were able to be together as a family." Click the link above for more information on how and why Declan's Avengers are champions for the Ronald McDonald House.
We're putting the fun in FUNdraising with lots of opportunities to win some great prizes! Achieve certain fundraising milestones, and you can win the prizes below. Click the link above for more details. But keep checking back and watching your email for more opportunities for additional prizes! Just because the in-person Family Walk is done, doesn't mean you need to be!