June 25, 2010

Be a Chili's Champion for Jarred!



Jarred Smith was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia this May. He is a rising 3rd grader at the Downtown Elementary School and enjoys football, basketball, and swimming.

Please support Jarred and his family by dining for lunch or dinner at ANY Winston-Salem Chili's location on:


Wednesday, June 30th

Chili's 100 Stratford Common's Court
&
Chili's 348 East Hanes Mill Road

Print this Post (make sure the Chili's flyer pictured above prints!) and take it with you to lunch or dinner. 10% of all sales will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House in Jarred's honor.

June 22, 2010

So, what’s been happening around the House lately…?


A LOT!

Our volunteers have been busying moving furniture around the House as the expansion gets closer to completion:






We have had several lovely surprise visits including one from a sweet young lady named Salem:


Salem, her mom, and baby brother stopped by with a wonderful surprise for RMH families! Salem raised money for the House at her birthday party this year, collecting a total of $167 for the House. We are so honored that she would think of RMH families on her birthday!


And last but not least, Watson has been very busy overseeing cabinet installation:


So busy in fact that he said had to call in Wilma for assistance.

However, I suspect that Watson’s true reason for asking for help has nothing to do with lack of time but rather lack of height. You see, Watson, who is 15 inches tall in bare paws, is having a bit of trouble inspecting the top drawers… ;)

-Laura

June 17, 2010

Ryan's Rock N' Roll Run is this Saturday!


Ryan

Ryan's Rock N' Roll Run was started two years ago in memory of Ryan Glenny. This year, a portion of the proceeds will go to the Ronald McDonald House of Winston-Salem.

We would love to see you this Saturday at the Boone Greenway Trail in Boone, North Carolina. The run starts at 9:00 am and there will be live music!

For more details visit the event website here.

June 11, 2010

Little Miracles

Have you ever met a miracle? If you come by to visit to Ronald McDonald House you are bound to meet one, we see miracles practically every day here at the House! One of these little miracles came back to visit us the other day, please allow me to introduce you to Miracle M.!


Miracle was born in October 2006 weighing only 1 pound and 2 ounces. She spent four months under the watchful care of the doctors and nurses of Brenner Children’s Hospital here in Winston-Salem. While Miracle was at the hospital, her mom Renita stayed as a guest at the Ronald McDonald House.


Miracle is now a bubbly, smiley, healthy four-year-old who loves Happy Feet, the Lion King and playing with friends in her pre-k class!


If you are interested in helping the families of other little miracles please visit our website to learn about volunteer opportunities with the House or our two hospital Family Rooms.
-Laura

June 1, 2010

Download RMH Wallpaper Today!

Does your computer desktop need a little sprucing up? Has it been looking kind-of boring lately?

Why not brighten up your screen with new Ronald McDonald House of Winston-Salem downloadable desktop wallpaper!



Download in seconds!
1600 x 1200 (wide screen) click here
1280 x 1024 (standard) click here
800 x 600 (small) click here


We will be introducing a new desktop wallpaper during the first week each month so be sure to check the blog frequently and give that boring ol’ computer screen of yours a colorful new look. :)

-Laura

A Special Birthday Gift

The staff here at the House was very touched recently when we received a call from a Taylorsville, NC family.


Rachel raised $500.00 for The House in celebration of her 6th birthday! She received gifts of money for the House in lieu of presents. Rachel’s friends and family were thrilled to help raise the money for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Winston-Salem!


Rachel shaking my hand as she delivered
her generous birthday present to the House!



The Birthday Girl and Ronald

Thank you Rachel for your thoughtful gift to Ronald McDonald House families and happy birthday!

-Laura