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Charles Ducharme holding his daughter, Madalayna
June 13, 2017
To my husband on Father's Day
At Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto, we keep families close. Few bonds are closer than between a father and daughter. Though we bring light and normalcy to the lives of our families...
A golf ball on a tee
June 12, 2017
Fore our families
Working for Canada’s largest private mortgage insurer means Genworth Canada employees know a thing or two about what makes a home. Even they are impressed by the “home away from home...
Mitchell Vendrov beside the RMHC Toronto sign
June 12, 2017
A talented teen
Mitchell Vendrov is a busy guy. On top of his grade 12 studies, he plays piano, is on the debate team, serves on student council, volunteers at his local hospital and dabbles in poetry writing...
Owen and Oliver Allard sitting on their lemonade stand
May 17, 2017
Allard Brothers lemonade stand
Families who have been supported by Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto often find creative ways to give back. Or in the case of the Allard family, from Whitby, Ont., three different...
Arthur Caparelli, Jorge Venancio and Jennifer Caparelli
May 17, 2017
Making life easier
In August 2016, our son, Arthur, was born with a heart condition. At one and a half months old, Arthur had heart surgery at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). His recovery took six months...
Michelle Palmer giving a woman a foot massage
May 17, 2017
Taking some "me" time
Families staying at Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto can now treat themselves to a spa visit without ever leaving the House. Michelle Palmer, owner of Toronto’s Pause Beauty...
Ronald McDonald high-fiving a bowler
May 17, 2017
McBowl goes national
“When you have a personal connection, you put more of your heart into it.” Ed Sousa has put his whole heart and a great deal of his time into launching McBowl, a fundraising event...
Lillian and Elizabeth Boyd
May 17, 2017
Grandma's girls
Brenda Lariviere believes that Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Toronto provides “the biggest support you can get” for a family with a seriously ill child. She knows this all...
Tara and Jacob Gelinas
May 11, 2017
Together on Mother's Day
Jacob Gelinas gets nervous around doctors and sometimes cries when he needs a blood test. That’s not surprising. The normally happy little boy from Capreol, Ontario has had more medical...
Shane Evelyn and Aleasha Shorts with twins Koa and Nora
April 19, 2017
Double the love
When Aleasha Shorts and Shane Evelyn left their house on Nov. 3, 2016, they never could’ve anticipated that it would be six long months before they would return. Despite having only...
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