Welcome to Tess' RMHC Team Page
On October 9th, I will be representing Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) at the 2022 Bank of America Chicago Marathon! As a member of Team RMHC, I will be training, fundraising and ultimately running 26.2 miles to help keep families together.
Did you know RMHC helps millions of families each year? RMHC helps families cope better and focus on the needs of their sick child, allowing them the ability to spend more time with their child, to interact with their doctors, and to make important decisions about their child’s care.
It costs approximately $100 to give a family one night of comfort and support. Your donation, of any amount, will not only help me achieve my goal, but will help children stay close to their families when they need it most!
I have seen firsthand the positive impact the RMHC has had on countless families during some of the most difficult times. In my first few years as a pediatric nurse, I would care for children whose families had to travel well over 500 miles to get the specialized care they needed. Not only were these families facing thousands of dollars in medical bills for their child’s treatment, they also had to worry about where they would stay during the child’s hospitalization. Imagine the lodging expenses that goes along with taking care of a sick child in a place that isn’t close to home.
RMHC helps families by allowing them to focus on their sick child, allowing them the ability to spend more time with their child, to interact with their care team, and to be present in order to make important decisions about their child’s care
Please help me in this effort with a donation that will make a significant impact on many families. It will not only help me achieve my goal, but more importantly, it will help keep children close to their families when they need them the most.