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Show Your Stripes Pop-Up in Support of Ronald McDonald House

Event date: 12/18/2021 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Export event

Show Your Stripes Pop-Up in Support of Ronald McDonald House

McDonald's Red River Road

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO  ~~~~~  December 13, 2021 (LSNews)  Show Your Stripes has travelled all the way to Thunder Bay for the first time this year!  We are inviting you and your community to help support the families from Northern Ontario with seriously ill children calling Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwestern Ontario® (RMHC-SWO) their “home-away-from-home”. All the highly anticipated Show You Stripes 2021 merchandise will be available for purchase at the Red River McDonald’s location in Thunder Bay. From RMHC signature red and white striped socks and knit mitts, to a NEW plush monkey named Cookie, 100% of proceeds from all #SYSSWAG merchandise will keep families close.

The shop will be located in the McDonalds dining room on December 18th.  Cash sales only, while quantities last!  Please note:  masking and safe distancing measures will be in place to ensure everyone’s safety.

December 18th, 2021,
11:00 am – 2:00 pm

McDonald’s Restaurant
853 Red River Rd.

THE NEED
• Canada has 16 pediatric health care centres and 65% of Canadians live outside a city with a specialized pediatric healthcare facility, making families travel away from home necessary to heal their sick child.
• Without RMHC Programs, many parents of sick children are forced to go into debt to pay for accommodation and travel costs and, in some tragic cases, sleep in their cars to be near their children receiving treatment.
• RMHC Houses provide essential social infrastructure across Canada by providing families accommodation close to pediatric hospitals while their sick child receives care.
• RMHC Houses reduce barriers and improve access to equitable care for all Canadian families through low or no cost accommodation close to pediatric hospitals.
• The need for RMHC is significant. 65% of Canadian Families live in a community without specialized children care

THE IMPACT
• RMHC Programs specifically benefit Canadian families in rural and northern communities who must travel for specialized pediatric care
• RMHC supports Canadian families at their time of greatest need by providing accessible, family-centered accommodation. Many families would not be able to stay together otherwise.
• Across Canada, families stay 13 days on average. However, many families stay longer and the length of stay is increasing
• Many families return to RMHC. In fact, 1 in 5 have multiple stays per year. • Many Houses are observing a rising acuity of condition. There is a higher proportion of families with children in critical condition.
• RMHC Helps Ease the Financial Burden RMHC saves families across Canada $48.3 million annually, in out-of-pocket expenses like lodging, food, and other essentials.

 

RMHC-SWO is an integral part of family-centred medical care in London and Windsor, Ontario. Programs create and provide comfort, support and services for families of seriously ill children who require medical care.

Ronald McDonald House® London (RMH London) provides temporary lodging, parking, meals and social programs for families who travel to Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre for specialized pediatric care.

Ronald McDonald House® Windsor extends the mission of keeping families close as Canada’s first House-Within-a-Hospital located directly inside Windsor Regional Hospital MET Campus. F A M I LY R O O M P R O G R A M The Ronald McDonald Family Room® London program extends support to any caregiver with a seriously ill child in-hospital by providing a just like home space with amenities just down the hall from their child’s hospital room.

 

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